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If you believe yourself unfortunate
because you have loved and lost,
perish the thought.

One who has truly loved can never lose entirely.

Love is whimsical & temperamental.
Its nature is ephemeral & transitory

It comes when it pleases and goes away
without warning.

Accept and enjoy it while it remains,
but spend no time worrying about its
departure.

Worry will never bring it back.

– Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich

(photo source: visual-poetry.tumblr.com)

Love is whimsical

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Time, Energy, and Hands

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It’s Friday afternoon and there have been dirty dishes in the sink in all week long. These dirty dishes have taunted me as I ran in and out of the house all week. In from work, out for small group. In from work, out for a movie premier. In from work, out to a fictional world (via the pages of a book) while tucked in bed with a cup of tea. I just haven’t been able to shake these dishes in the sink.

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“People get scared when you try to do something, especially when it looks like you’re succeeding. People do not get scared when you’re failing. It calms them.
… but when you’re winning it makes them feel like they’re losing, or worse yet, that maybe they should’ve tried to something too but now it’s too late. And since they didn’t, they want to stop you.
You can’t let them.”
– Mindy Kaling, Why Not Me?

Don’t let them stop you

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How Long Will You Grieve?

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We’ve all come face to face with grief at one point or another in our lives. Whether we grieved over the end of a relationship, the loss of a friend or family member, the loss of anything of importance to us, a disappointment, or a failure.

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The truth about that greener grass

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Spoiler Alert if you haven’t seen the latest installment of the Divergent movie series, Allegiant (or read the books). I got a bit of inspiration from it when I saw it for Cheap Ticket Tuesday yesterday with my sis and cousin. I got to see a movie in theaters for $6.71! My mother did not delay in reminding me of a grand ol’ time when that was the standard price for movies, but I digress.

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Embracing change & escaping the trap of others’ perceptions

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As a person who’s been working on improving myself and learning from past mistakes to get better results, I’m no stranger to the perils of feeling trapped in another person’s memory of a previous version of myself.

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Preparing for the New Year: Patience, Trust, and Change

 

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As humans, we tend to get very attached to the things that we’re used to. We like the comfort and security of the familiar even if it isn’t necessarily what’s best for us.

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It’s time to date yourself

Okay, I swear I’m not getting Bishop T.D. Jakes obsessed but this guy has some important wisdom to share and I’m so glad he’s sharing it! Especially with one of my top role models, Oprah. If you haven’t already, please watch this video to boost your life!


Original video on Oprah’s website

I totally love this idea of dating yourself. As I’m on this self-exploratory journey at the moment, to find out what is really important to me and what kind of impact I want to have on the world – dating myself is vital.

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