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Life

November 27, 2011

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It seems this is going to get recycled and passed around some.  I just saw this video over at Sarah’s blog and it is lovely, so I found I needed to repost it.  Very inspiring.  If you want to do something, do it.  Make connections with your fellow human beings.  Be something your 13-year-old self […]

I’ve Learned…

November 22, 2011

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Within my lifetime, I've learned many things... especially over the past 6 years. Life will mess a person up. If you don't sit back and think about things, you can spend the rest of your life frustrated and confused. Here are a few things I've gleaned from my observances and interpersonal experiences.

A Word on Gratefulness and Mindfullness

November 21, 2011

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As humans, we usually will go through most of our days on automatic pilot, not really paying attention to the mundane. But in doing that, you could actually be missing out on some really amazing and/or important things.

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx

November 16, 2011

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I discovered reading again in 2008, after many years of avoiding it.  When I was a child, I was an avid reader and eagerly anticipated the days my mother would take me to the library where I could peruse the new arrivals and check out a stack to take home and devour. Somewhere along the […]

Do No Harm

November 8, 2011

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Hippocratic Oath. 1 Thessalonians 5:13.  Ahimsa.  Shalom.  ☮.  Codes of various professions’ conduct.  These beliefs and systems all contain a common root – to cause no harm. This mutual vein is something I have been contemplating a great deal recently.  I haven’t been thinking about it in the conventional sense: the concept of peace and […]

My List

November 3, 2011

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As long as I can remember, I’ve avoided making goals for myself.  Why?  Because I don’t want to fail.  Having a goal and not achieving it is worse than having no goals at all.  Goals are too big commitments.  I can just drift aimlessly and see where life takes me.  That way, at least I […]

Hold Fast

November 2, 2011

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You know how... when you have been awake for waaaay too many hours and you get to that point of "everything is hilarious"? This week of studying brought me to something similar, except ... everything was "a-okay" and "awesome". Nothing phased me. And I had this weird calm.