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Today is a New Beginning

Today is a New Beginning

Are you feeling tired? I am. Some days it is difficult to get up and face the reality that is now. So what do you do? You get up. You smile. You put one foot in front of the other. You do whatever good you can do. You speak a kind word. You reach out to those in need. You treat yourself with kindness. You do whatever good you can do. That is all that is required. For. this. day….

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Season for Non-Violence Day 5: Believing

Season for Non-Violence Day 5: Believing

Listen to yourself. Listen to the words you say. Do you believe them? Do you practice them? I love this Gandhi quote, and it is so true. “To believe in something and not to live it is a lie.” It’s worth taking time to take a look (or a listen) to your words compared to your actions. And while we’re on the subject of belief, let’s talk about non-violence. If you believe in it, do you practice it? In action?…

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Don’t Do It!

Don’t Do It!

The end of the year is a great time to to take a look at where you are in life — to pay attention to what asks to stay and what begs to go. The beginning of the year is also a great time to do this. And so is today. We don’t need a special occasion or holiday to look at where we are in life and decide if it’s where we want to be. Today is as good a…

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3 Practices to Raise Your Gratitude Expression

3 Practices to Raise Your Gratitude Expression

Quick! Tell me the difference between thankful and grateful. Can you do it? These two words are pretty much used interchangeably, so I decided to find out. For me, their meanings seem to be similar, but somehow being grateful seems warmer, maybe a bit more heartfelt, more appreciative than being thankful. What do I know? I went to the professionals at dictionary.com, and here’s the verdict: thankful – feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative grateful – warmly or deeply appreciative of kindness…

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3 Questions to Ask Before You Speak

3 Questions to Ask Before You Speak

Have you noticed lately the way people speak to one another? I suppose I am what you would call old school, but I still have a great appreciation for respect and kindness. I don’t hear much of that these days. People constantly blurt out all manner of comments, remarks, and insults, then shrug and explain that they have no filters. I guess that is one way of looking at it; maybe just not what I would call it. Without getting…

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Hey you!

Hey you!

Thanks for stopping by my page. As you might guess, I’m new around these parts — just moved in, so the furnishings are pretty sparse. I hope you’ll stop back by soon to see what I do with the space. The welcome mat is always out for you! Enjoy your day, and don’t forget to start where you are! Starting, Steph Marks Writer