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No One is as Free as One Who Loves / 27 Amazing Personal Safety Tips That Will Change Your Life / Shakespeare Play

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The Key
to unlocking
the Treasure Chest
of your Heart,
may be found
in
the precious Heart of
another.
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for someone
other,
will provide a dimensional shift
that feels like a Euphoric Utopia
that lets your Spirit
free.

So choose Freedom.
No one

is as Free
as one who
Loves.
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Your Sacred Heart
is amazingly Beautiful
and can sing like an
Angel.
It can make Life
immensely more meaningful
and profound.

Your Spirit
can be Floating in a State
of perpetual Freedom.
So,
choose to be
Free.
.

YOU
are one of many Beautiful,
Magical Moments
in Today
and Tomorrow
and Forever.

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Let Time stand
still.

The Stars
in the Skies,
are the same
in your Eyes.
.
One of the most Beautiful days
in Life
 comes when you are Grateful
for the Time and the Love 
of others,
and of God.
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Dear Lord,
for so many Wonderful Blessings
given to those who are responsible
for our Bliss.
Beautiful
Blessings
come from God.

Coming to know
the Love of God,
makes us feel like
we are in Paradise,
and every Story
is a Love Story.

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Close your eyes.
See with your
Heart.

Breathe deeply
and feel the flow
as Life and Love
move through you,
as you enter into
a World of Inner
Peace.

You
can escape your worries
and gently drift
to a Beautiful Place.
You can become One
with your Creator
and everything Created.
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and see your World
at Peace. 

Feel the connection
of Love and Life.
  Feel
the most Glorious feeling
you can feel.
Feel complete
and whole.
.
Yes,
feel who you are,
and you will put yourself
where Love flows
throughout Life.

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Life is brief.
Love is rare.

But Memories
can be Sweet.
Cherish them,
like your next
breath of air.

God
Creates endless Beauty
and Natural Wonders,
like YOU.

Life is about
LOVE.
Love keeps our World
together.
Your Heart
keeps you together.
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The World
that once seemed merely
charming,
is bursting with Life,
and LOVE.

The feeling of Love
is so strong,
that we all connect
together.

Prayer
is the most Beautiful way
to keep God in our
Heart.
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 It is so easy to overlook 
the deep and abiding expressions
of God’s Love
 in all of His
Beautiful Works
of Natural Art.

Life
is not to do with
anything,
other than Love.
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When Life
is filled with Love,
it is Beautiful
and touches the Soul.
Happiness is reachable
and Life is celebrated
every Day.

If you don’t feel Beauty
in Life and Living,
it just takes a little effort
to find it.

You
may have to venture into
the unknown to set your mind
free,
to choose Hope
and choose your own
destiny.

Search for and find
what makes you
Happy.
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You are 
a blooming Blossom
that will someday burst
with the brightest colors.
Trees whisper
and Flowers shout.
Life
is abundant in the gentle sway
of the leaves,
as t
he wind carries the language
of Love.

Words 
are black and white,
but Life
is not.
We should never
forget.
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and Eternally Loved.
You have the Key
to unlock the Future.
Be willing to use the Key
to unlock your Love. 
Be yourself,
Love yourself
and accept who you are.
.
Your precious Life
can create such a Beautiful flow
of soft and soothing emotions.
.
Your Love
can bring Peace and strength
through the gentle and careful way
you share your Life.
Your Compassion
can be Blessing
each one of us.

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 One
small act of Kindness,
a Smile,
a positive vibration that we send out,
can have an exponential effect
 for someone else,
we may never come to know.
.
These expressions and gestures
are like the
Butterfly Effect,
by which small changes
can lead to large-scale variations
in the Future.
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Your Love
will uplift and fill your Soul
with Beauty.

Your Kindness
touches the Heart
and helps you to feel
more.
You
Breathe Life
into it.

You
can give Life
meaning.
Never tire of trying
to do your best
for those around you,
in this moment.
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Close your tired eyes. 
Forget everything in Life
that does not really matter.
(Very LITTLE does.)
   F
eel the deep feeling of Love
which emanates from your chest
and runs everywhere
in your Body.

Let your awareness
and positive energy
inspire you.
Wherever you may go,
bring your own Sunshine.
To let Light
come into your Life,
stand where it is
shining.

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There is Beauty
beyond what words
may describe.

Listen
each and every day
to the tranquility and quiet
 in the World of Nature,
the forest, trees, and birds.
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that it flows smoothly
and transitions ones conscience
to make perfect Harmony with it all.
Such awareness
will inspire you
to search your Heart
for the Sacred Space
within yourself.

Your Journey in Life
can Bless you
with Peace and Serenity
and Love.

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You
are a Magical Child
of God,
a Beautiful Masterpiece
of the Universe.
You
are a shining Light
of Happiness, Health, abundance
and Joy.
.
You
are not one in a million.
You are one in
Forever.
There is only one of you
in all Time.
.
You are unique
and very extraordinary
in your own unique
and remarkable way.
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Life
is all about celebrating and cherishing
each and every moment.
You were in Love
with Life,
as a Child.
Fall in Love again,
  with Life.
It is Beautiful.

From the depths of your
Soul,
listen to the Song
of Life,
and appreciate the tenderness
of each note.
.
Paradise
can be found
on Earth.
It resides in your
Heart.
It has no description,
except the sound
that is found
in the quiet, tranquil and Peaceful
beat of your Sacred
Heart.
Your Spirit soars
to Heavenly Universal Places
that touch the
Heart.
.
Love
is the sensation
of soothing sounds
in each note of Life.
It is impossible
for anyone to cause you
suffering or pain
without your permission.
YOU
must recognize them,
and give permission
for them to enter
your Heart
and mind.
.
In its simplicity,
Love washes away
all negativity that dwells
within.
Forgiveness
is that powerful.
.
Goodnight.

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Everything is Temporary but God’s Love / The Do Not Call Registry / Midsummer Night’s Dream

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There are graveyards
of broken Dreams.
There are
feelings as empty
as the void of deep space.
Many
a sad melody
has been played
and echoed in the Human
Heart.

Words
could never express
our deepest emotions.
But God,
My Dear Friend,
can bring
Life and Healing
to your mind and Heart.
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can draw you closer
to God.
He
feels your need
for Love.
.
Life
can Bloom with Blossoms
of Beautiful Dreams.
Your Dreams
can carry you far, far
away.
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Dreams are
precious.
They point the
way.
They paint our World
with Hope,
while they freely roam in the
mind.
.
Ask
the Lord
to Journey with
you,
while you Dream,
and Dream
this Life
away.

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My Dear Friends,
there is so much Beauty
that we hold in our
Hearts.
.
God will show you
how to Love Life
again.
 For even in the darkest of minds,
there is still
Beauty.
Through Prayer,
will can emanate Grace
instead of sorrow.

Our Lives
can became a story of
Hope and Joy.
.
Yes,
the most broken of Hearts
are also the most Healing.
Pray,
Dream, Believe,
and Truly Live.

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Go
to God in Prayer.
Our Heavenly Father
will shield you from Harm.
He
will allow the transmutation
of dark energy,
into Light energy
and Love.
.
He will ease the pain of this
World,
and bring Peace
to all Mankind.
And YOU
will be Blessed.

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You
will find yourself transported
to a Place
you were not even searching for.
Prayer
will introduce you
to the Serene Beauty
that envelops your Soul.
.
And as you share
your Love,
you will no longer be
a stranger to others,
but a Kindred Spirit.

Capture the perfect
Peace.
Experience
the Light
of God’s Love.

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Drops of dew
are the gems of a Beautiful
Morning.
.
But to some of us,
they are the tears
of a sorrowful night.

The distinction prevails
in our thoughts
.
.
But the Love
of God
expresses that which cannot be said,
on which it is impossible
to be silent.

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Beauty,
like the rays of the Sun,
covers your Heart
with a Light Veil
and touches you deep
inside.
Our Beautiful W
orld
is reflected in
you.
 
.
We all Journey
along a small path
in a large park.
And,
as a warm and gentle breeze
touches your face,
the green leaves are gently
swaying,
in tune with your fragile
thoughts.
.
A delicate Flower
of our desire
slowly unfolds to meet the
Light.
The flow of Joy
fills you with energy
and delight.

And as you smile,
you come to realize
that here and now,
is the meaning of
Life.
.
The Source
of your Inspiration,
is the Infinite and Beautiful World
within
your Sacred Heart.

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The Precious Gift
that God gave our World,
is you.
How Blessed we are
to have been given
such a precious Gift.
.
As the World
seemingly spins out of control,
let us Thank our Lord
for soothing our Spirits
with the God Given Gift of
you.
.
THANK YOU.
.
Goodnight.

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The Do Not Call Registry
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Since 2003, Americans have been able to opt out of receiving most telemarketing calls by putting their phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry, and millions of them have done so. The Registry now has more than 221 million telephone numbers on it, giving these consumers a little more peace and quiet during their dinner hour. Not only is the Do Not Call program wildly popular with consumers, but it also helps telemarketers operate more efficiently by screening out consumers who do not want to be contacted.
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The DNC Registry website is www.donotcall.gov.     A Spanish-language version is also available.    The Registry only contains phone numbers, no other personally identifiable information, and we do not keep a record of whether the numbers are land line or cell phones.
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A Deep Yearning To Feel More Love / Stress Relievers: Tips to Tame Stress / School Calendar

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Life
is more Beautiful
than anyone is aware.
 And,
it may be Lived
even more Beautifully,
when Lived in
the Heart.
.
“It is Beautiful
to express Love
and even more Beautiful
to feel it.”

Dejan Stojanovic

 You can hear
Beauty,
as the wind gently whistles
through the Leaves,
and in the Songs
of the Beautiful Birds
in the Trees.
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a deep yearning
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My Dear Friends,
no other Love
can warm the Human Heart,
like the Love
of God.
.
As you Give
to God,
He Gives
to you,
Love
Forever True.
Lives that intersect
with the Beauty of the Living
found all around,
know Love
as the feeling of what can
be found.
And what can be,
is,
and has always
been.
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You know
 the feeling of what can be.
It has been
felt,
as a Child,
and Loved more than
Life.
.
 Life
can be Beautiful,
because
it is.

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Just
open your Heart
and Truly enjoy being part
of this Beautiful Life
that was Gifted to us
from the start.
.
Psalm 104

is magnificent
in telling of the Divine Plan of Nature,
to God’s organization of all things:
.
“Thou dost cause the grass to grow for the cattle, and plants for man to cultivate . . . .
Thou hast made the Moon to mark the seasons;
the Sun knows its time for setting . . . .
O LORD, how Manifold are Thy Works!
In Wisdom hast Thou made them all;
the Earth is full of Thy Creatures”

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How wonderful
is the World God Created
in His Perfection,
in His Love.
.
Our Divine Artist
Created everything
Beautiful and Wonderful.
The Beautiful Life memories
stay with you
Forever.
.
Thank You
Lord.

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The feeling
of Love
always shows us
the way.
Our wait
for Love,
is the brake
to a highlight of Hope
.
.
With enough Love,
everything
will fall into place.

Life is a Gift.
Treat it as a Blessing.
Be Grateful.
Open the Gift,
by opening your Heart.
Live in Joy.
Joy is your True
Nature.

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History
acclaims our Heavenly Birth,
Beautifully Chosen
with Happiness and Harmony,
blended with sorrow
and pain.
.
Life
is like the waters
that flow.
Still or not,
they quench our thirst
for a longing to be.
There is a shimmering Light
for all Hearts filled with grief.
It charts the course
past uncertainty
.
And that Light is
Love.

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Everything God Created
is Beautiful
and touches the
Heart
.

You
can feel the Love 
you need
and have been seeking 
your whole Life.
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is Graced to all of God’s
Creations.
.
Let us Pray
that we stay
on our Journey
to know the Love
of God.
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as we dance in the wind
and witness the awesomeness 
of the Beauty that surrounds us,
and listen to the sounds of Nature
all around us,
let us be grateful
to God Above.

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Your Prayers
affect the subconscious, 
and put you into 
an emotional-meditative state. 
.
They are a
Divine Way
to achieve Inner Harmony,
with yourself,
with the Lord,
and with the World around you.
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Life
can become
a Heart-warming Melody.
How very special
Life becomes
with Love.
Like Beautiful Art,
Life becomes
such an outstanding Creation
when it is filled
with Love.

Thank the Lord,
and Thank each other,
for sharing all the Tenderness
and Compassion
our Sacred Hearts
can behold.

Worries and stress
subside in the boundless Serenity
and Peace of Nature.

With Spring
comes Beautiful and bountiful
colors and fragrances.
And the Birds are singing
and everything is coming
back to Life.
The Trees are blooming
and the Flowers
are in blossom.
.
It is sad
that we who live amongst
the bountiful Beauty of Nature,
do not Live in Peace,
and come to Love each other
without condition.

We
are much like the Birds
that fly over all this Beauty.
Let us take the Time
to Thank the Lord
 for so much Beauty
in Life.
Breathe deeply
and relax.

Notice the Love of God
all around,
and you will feel
Healing begin.
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The Power of
Prayer,
engages our Heart and mind
in a such positive way.
It attracts our unconscious
Being
to thoughts Positive
from the Unseen.

Beauty
is both Timeless
and Ethereal.
.
Goodnight.

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Stress relievers: Tips to tame stress

Stress getting to you? Try some of these tips for stress relief.

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Is stress making you frustrated and irritable? Stress relievers can help restore calm and serenity to your chaotic life. You don’t have to invest a lot of time or thought into stress relievers. If your stress is getting out of control and you need quick relief, try one of these tips.

Get active

Virtually any form of physical activity can act as a stress reliever. Even if you’re not an athlete or you’re out of shape, exercise can still be a good stress reliever.

Physical activity can pump up your feel-good endorphins and other natural neural chemicals that enhance your sense of well-being. Exercise can also refocus your mind on your body’s movements, which can improve your mood and help the day’s irritations fade away. Consider walking, jogging, gardening, housecleaning, biking, swimming, weightlifting or anything else that gets you active.

Eat a healthy diet

Eating a healthy diet is an important part of taking care of yourself. Aim to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.

Avoid unhealthy habits

Some people may deal with stress by drinking too much caffeine or alcohol, smoking, eating too much, or using illegal substances. These habits can harm your health.

Meditate

During meditation, you focus your attention and quiet the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. Meditation can instill a sense of calm, peace and balance that can benefit both your emotional well-being and your overall health.

Guided meditation, guided imagery, visualization and other forms of meditation can be practiced anywhere at any time, whether you’re out for a walk, riding the bus to work or waiting at the doctor’s office. You can also try deep breathing anywhere.

Laugh more

A good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, but it can help you feel better, even if you have to force a fake laugh through your grumpiness. When you laugh, it not only lightens your mental load but also causes positive physical changes in your body. Laughter fires up and then cools down your stress response. So read some jokes, tell some jokes, watch a comedy or hang out with your funny friends. Or give laughter yoga a try.

Connect with others

When you’re stressed and irritable, your instinct may be to isolate yourself. Instead, reach out to family and friends and make social connections.

Social contact is a good stress reliever because it can offer distraction, provide support and help you tolerate life’s up and downs. So take a coffee break with a friend, email a relative or visit your place of worship.

Got more time? Consider volunteering for a charitable group and help yourself while helping others.

Assert yourself

You might want to do it all, but you can’t, at least not without paying a price. Learning to say no or being willing to delegate can help you manage your to-do list and your stress.

Saying yes may seem like an easy way to keep the peace, prevent conflicts and get the job done right. But it may actually cause you internal conflict because your needs and those of your family come second, which can lead to stress, anger, resentment and even the desire to exact revenge. And that’s not a very calm and peaceful reaction.

Try yoga

With its series of postures and controlled-breathing exercises, yoga is a popular stress reliever. Yoga brings together physical and mental disciplines which may help you achieve peacefulness of body and mind. Yoga can help you relax and manage stress and anxiety.

Try yoga on your own or find a class — you can find classes in most communities. Hatha yoga, in particular, is a good stress reliever because of its slower pace and easier movements.

Get enough sleep

Stress can cause you to have trouble falling asleep. When you have too much to do — and too much to think about — your sleep can suffer. But sleep is the time when your brain and body recharge.

And the quality and amount of sleep you get can affect your mood, energy level, concentration and overall functioning. If you have sleep troubles, make sure that you have a quiet, relaxing bedtime routine, listen to soothing music, put clocks away, and stick to a consistent schedule.

Keep a journal

Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be a good release for otherwise pent-up emotions. Don’t think about what to write — just let it happen. Write whatever comes to mind. No one else needs to read it, so don’t strive for perfection in grammar or spelling.

Just let your thoughts flow on paper — or computer screen. Once you’re done, you can toss out what you wrote or save it to reflect on later.

Get musical and be creative

Listening to or playing music is a good stress reliever because it can provide a mental distraction, reduce muscle tension and decrease stress hormones. Crank up the volume and let your mind be absorbed by the music.

If music isn’t one of your interests, turn your attention to another hobby you enjoy, such as gardening, sewing, sketching — anything that requires you to focus on what you’re doing rather than what you think you should be doing.

Seek counseling

If new stressors are challenging your ability to cope or if self-care measures just aren’t relieving your stress, you may need to look for reinforcements in the form of therapy or counseling. Therapy also may be a good idea if you feel overwhelmed or trapped, if you worry excessively, or if you have trouble carrying out daily routines or meeting responsibilities at work, home or school.

Professional counselors or therapists can help you identify sources of your stress and learn new coping tools.

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If Tomorrow Never Comes / What Really Matters – The 7 Most Important Things in Life / School Calendar

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If Tomorrow never comes,
will those you Love
ever know
just how much
you Loved them?
.
And as this thought
crosses your mind,
ask as you may,
did I try every day
to let them know
in every way
that my Heart
belonged to them.
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My Dear Friends,
as we go strolling
through the valleys of our emotions
and climb up the mountains
of our Dreams,
 the veil of uncertainty
is lifted
in each and every Day,
as we Pray.
.
The Wonderful Knowing
that gives us strength,
provides Peace
to our Hearts
and calm
to our minds.
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And when we gently wake 
in the morning Light,
doubt will dissolve
and Love
will be the only
way.
 .
We are Blessed
to be here on our Sacred
Earth.
But regardless of how long,
it never seems to be
long enough.

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 Life
is so special.
As we feel the energy
of Living
 Day to Day,
our precious Lives
radiate
Love and Compassion.
.
Let us Believe
in Life
and Love.
Let us feel it
and Truly
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Over hill and dale
we come.
.
And the difference
we make,
depends upon how we
march,
and to the beat
of which drum.
The World will change
for something new and different.
Will it be
for what the Lord
Wills?

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Yes,
Life is incredible.
 And each Life
is unique.
.
My Dear Friends,
we are
Loved.
And we are
Blessed.
And we can face
anything in Life.
 We
have the strength
to overcome any obstacle,
any loss
or any situation. 
We
are not alone. 
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in this precious Life.
Open your Heart
and open your mind.
The positive vibrations
are all around.
Live your Life
to the fullest
by sharing your Love
with everyone.

Be guided
by the Holy Spirit
and feel the Beautiful
Love.

It is Truly
a Wonderful Life,
if you let it
be.
 What really matters
are the people we Love,
and the people
who Love us.

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Give Thanks
for the Peace
in your Sacred Life.
And,
give Thanks for the Love
in your Heart.
.

Let us
be Grateful
for the laughter in Life
And,
if these things have not manifested
in your Life,
give
Thanks to the Lord,
and they will.
You can have
what you Believe
in your Heart
.
.
Goodnight.

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What Really Matters –
The 7 Most Important Things in Life
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Life is short and in a world of chaos, social media and divisiveness, precious things can easily become lost. Sometimes, circumstances out of our control cause loss, and sometimes our own choices cause us to lose the things that mean the most. We all have different needs and priorities in life, but we share one thing in common: the absence of certain things in life causes us to feel incomplete. While our lives and priorities may differ, there are some things vital to living a life of fulfillment… things we need to fight for… things that really matter. Never lose sight of these 7 critical things in life.
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Rule #1, Protect your Peace. I used to become really affected by my surroundings. If my space was negative, I had to work hard not to spiral into a negative mindset. The truth is, life isn’t easy, and remaining in our quaint comfort zones doesn’t open the window for change. The more confident you grow in the love you have for yourself, the more you realize that you are strong enough to walk in a room where the tension is thick and maintain your internal peace.

When you protect your peace, you can then balance your emotions and manage relationships and stressful situations effectively. This will help you develop self-confidence and come to terms with yourself so that you can achieve inner peace and cultivate a more positive attitude towards life.

Do yourself a life-changing favor and love yourself enough to put your peace first; love yourself enough to treat yourself. This is not selfish, it is self-preservation and self-love. You don’t deserve to feel “less than.” You don’t have to measure up to the expectations others put on you. Love yourself enough to protect your peace.
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So many of us take our health for granted until something life-changing happens, and our health becomes at risk. With good health, anything is possible. Without it, you cannot live life to its fullest. It is vital to take care of your mind, body and soul. Pay attention to what your body is telling you. Take control of your overall health. Eat healthy and exercise daily to minimize preventable illnesses and the stress that may be keeping you from enjoying life.

Focus on your health and remember to practice self-care. Though we may be caregivers or breadwinners for others, we need to focus on our own health – and mental health. In fact, the more we can look after our own well-being, the better equipped we are to be of service to others.

Being more present, eating well and making time to decompress will enhance your mental health and overall well-being. Practice being kinder to yourself by taking time to reset mentally and prioritize all aspects of your health.
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Family & Friendship

Our relationships are our foundation. They are truly the things that make our lives richer and more complete. We must prioritize time with friends, family and loved ones to foster our relationships. Being busy is normal, but why not try to be busy with the people that mean the most to us?

Having people in your life that you can call family is priceless. Knowing that you have someone who cares for you and will always be there for you is the type of support we all need, even if we don’t always admit it. But it is so easy to forget just how much family means to us. They’re the people we typically take for granted because at the end of the day, we know they will still be family. Always remember, your family is irreplaceable. You must devote time, love and energy to nurture your family relationships – not just for the sake of your family, but for yourself.

You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends and make them members of your family. If you know a person you can call your best friend, then consider yourself blessed. Make the most out of your time with your friends and, more importantly, be the best friend you can be.

The unconditional love of family is an indescribable feeling and although you may not always see eye-to-eye, respect each other’s uniqueness and do your best to show your love more often.

Purpose

Purpose is our “why.” It drives our every action and fuels our passion. It encompasses our work, our relationships, and our approach to living our best lives. Our purpose wraps around everything we do in our lives. To live a fulfilling life, we must have a purpose – a goal, an outcome we want to achieve as we walk this Earth. I feel like I truly started living when I found my purpose. It’s a never-ending journey that I wake up excited about every single day. You can call it your dreams, career aspirations or your own definition of success, but if you really want to make a change in this world, you have to begin with yourself. So, dig deep to find out what you’re passionate about and how that passion can make a positive impact on those around you, then go after it with vigor for the rest of your life. It means living your life in an intentional way. Ultimately, it becomes your legacy.

Time

Time is a limited resource; once it is spent, it’s gone forever. We cannot ever get time back, but we can be intentional with the time that we have.

We all have the same number of hours in our day, hours that are filled with responsibilities and obligations. Managing time often comes down to choices. The problem is, we say “yes” far too often. This is where we lose balance. Each time we say “yes” to something, we are saying “no” to something else. Instead of feeling in control of our schedule, we feel our time is not our own. We rush from one commitment to the next, never feeling truly present at any of them. We cram more into our days but feel we have less and less time to do the things we really want to do or to see the people we want to see. We have less space left for ourselves.

We can take control by saying “yes” to less and appreciating the blank space in our diary. We can protect our precious time, saving it for the activities and people that give our lives the most meaning and joy.

Learning

Life is a gift and it is our responsibility to get the most of out of it. It is critical that you always invest in developing your knowledge and skills. One day I think I am an expert in an area, and the next day I am faced with a challenge that teaches me otherwise. It is to our benefit to approach challenges as a learning opportunity. Discover and cultivate your talents through continuous learning and you will add great depth and meaning to your life.

I made a very conscious decision to go back to school to attain my doctorate this fall. Though very supportive, I had mentors and colleagues tell me that to achieve my career goals, going back to school was unnecessary. Though that may be true, my unwavering desire to learn has pushed me on this path. I decided that opening my mind to new concepts in education and coupling that science with my experience was too exciting to pass up. As B.B. King so eloquently stated, “The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.”

Our human worth transcends formal education and professional development, of course. It is a sum of everything we experience, accomplish, face, and overcome. The more you expand your learning, the more invaluable you become.

Love

I have always said, we were put on this earth simply to love. Love one another, love what we do, love the Earth, and love each moment we are blessed to experience. Love is the most powerful force in the universe.

The real mark of greatness is shown through love’s actions of kindness, compassion, helpfulness and caring. Even if you don’t love your life itself, through loving things or people in your life you can still find meaning and purpose.

Learning how to love your place in the world helps create a positive, healthy attitude toward life. Through love we receive understanding, mercy, joy and forgiveness. Through love most of our emotional needs are met. Through love we feel worthy and valid. Through love we serve a higher purpose and unite in a higher calling.

The energy of love is the highest energy we can experience and acts of love raise our consciousness of the world. Our ability to approach the world with love sets an example for others to aspire to while teaching compassion, forgiveness, tolerance and peace.

Just imagine a world where every action is rooted in Love. I know I do!

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The Most Important Part of Life / Facts About Life You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Already Know / School Calendar

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Love
soothes the mind.
It is
the most important
part of Life.

Everything we do
is coloring the World
and echoing throughout the
Universe.
Our Love
travels throughout the World
and touches the Heart
and mind
and Spirit.
It
whispers
in the wind.
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Our Father 
in Heaven Above
wants us to Truly
Live.
We can find Him
in the Beauty of Nature,
and hold His Precious Spirit
close to our Hearts.
Mother Nature
never ceases to amaze us
with its magical Creations
inspired
by the Love of
God.
.
He
will come to be with you,
as you venture forth
in the Wilderness of His
Love.
Allow His Love
to move through you,
to flow over you,
and Live in you.
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There is nothing
as Healing
as the music of the Leaves
rustling through the Trees.
.
There are
countless Pathways to follow
in searching for the Love
of God.
They are
Sprouting in all directions,
like a Beautiful Spring Tulip.
They are so Beautiful,
as they expand deeper into the
unknown.
They are there
to explore.
They are there
for you.

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We
are drawn to a certain Time,
this moment.

Today we need to bathe
in Nature. 
It helps us
to enter into the Healing power
of our own Nature,
which is not separate from
the Nature of our precious
Earth.
.
We
are one.

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Be Happy
My Dear Friends.
.
To be here
and be able to Travel
on this Spectacular Journey
of Life,
is a Gift.
Let the Beauty
that is all around you
melt your stresses and worries
away.
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Make the Castles
of your Dreams
be high and Beautiful.
Let them reach
upward to the Sky.
.
  Do not lose 
the simple Faith
in Love,
in the Love of
God
.

You
can be on a slowly drifting
Cloud
of Blessed Dreams.
.
Life
is better
with Trust
and Faith
in our Precious Lord.
We can Live His Dream
of Life.

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You
are a Sacred and Beautiful
Work of Art,
Created by God,
 with Artistic Grace,
  fashioned by Love
and Beautifully Crafted,
with hues more colorful
than a Rainbow.
.
As we travel through
Time,
a little part of each of us 
is shaped by those
who Love us.
We are
what Love determines us
to be. 
So let us
be Eternally Grateful.

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Everything
is temporary,
except the Love
of God
.
.
My Dear Friend,
you are Blessed.
Thank the Lord
for the Blessing of Being,
and allow others to feel
Blessed
by sharing your Life
with them.
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You
can make your Heart,
and the precious Hearts of
others,
feel the Love of God
by sharing your Loving presence,
and by Praying
for Love
.
.
Live
the Life you want.
Live
in Love.
.
Goodnight.

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50 Facts About Life
You Won’t Believe You Didn’t Already Know
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From practical tips to amazing facts, these are the things everyone should know—including you.

With unlimited access to information at our fingertips at any given moment, it can be hard to keep up. Sometimes, the constant noise of social media and the 24-hour news cycle can even seem unescapable. The good news – which we could all use right about nowis that some things are worth knowing a lot more than others. From practical tips to tidbits that can help you out a your cocktail party, or virtual happy hour, here are 50 facts everyone should know. So read on to feel your quality of Life rise.

1
 
You should throw away the cotton in your medication bottles.
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Believe it or not, that little ball of cotton that comes in your bottle of pills, which is there to keep pills safe during shipping, is meant to be removed. It can collect moisture because of its absorbent nature, which makes your pills deteriorate faster.

2
 
It’s easy to calculate a tip without a calculator.
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Assuming you want to tip 20 percent for good service, move the decimal point one digit to the left and then double that number. It’s that easy! For example, if a bill is for $35.50, you move the decimal to the left, which gives you $3.55. Double that number, and you’ve got $7.10—a 20 percent tip calculated in seconds.

3
 
You’re tallest first thing in the morning.
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If you’re feeling a bit on the short side, measure yourself when you first wake up. According to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, This phenomenon may be due to gravity compressing cartilage in our spine and in other parts of our bodies, such as our knees when we stand up or sit down throughout the day. “While we are lying down in a resting position, the spine is said to “spread out” or decompress, so when we wake in the morning we are taller after lying in bed all night.”

4
 
You should sleep with your door closed.
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Sleeping with your doors closed will help protect you from smoke and toxic fumes in the event of a fire. And for more information on how to rest better at night, check out these 50 Tips for Your Best Sleep Ever.

5
 
Sleeping in a cold room can help you slim down.
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Just a single month of sleeping in a 66-degree room helped increase subjects’ fat-burning ability by as much as 10 percent, according to research from Commonwealth University.

6
 
You’ll yawn more often than you eat breakfast.
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Over the course of a lifetime, you’ll yawn approximately 250,000 times, according to one expert on the subject. If you live to 70, that’s about 10 yawns per day.

7
 
You can’t breathe and swallow simultaneously.
 
“This is because the food and fluids we swallow and the air we breathe in both travel down the same part of our throat,” according to registered psychiatric nurse James Steinmetz.
8
 
Fake smiles can hurt you.

It turns out that faking happiness can hurt your health. For a 2011 study published in the Academy of Management Journal, researchers looked at the behavior of bus drivers – a profession where people are required to have many friendly interactions throughout the day – and discovered that these people withdraw from their work while putting on a smile for show, and that that could have long-term deleterious health effects.

9
 
Babies don’t have kneecaps.

Well, they do. It’s just that they aren’t made of bone. They’re little bits of cartilage that have yet to ossify into bone. And for more on how to know when kids are being honest, check out 50 Lies Kids Say That Parents Always Fall For.

10
 
The color you see in pitch darkness has a name.

If you close your eyes in a completely dark room. When you open them, the color you see is called eigengrau, which means intrinsic gray. It’s the shade of dark gray people see when there’s no light.

11
 
The smell after it rains does, too.

It’s called petrichor. It comes from an oil plants exude that dries on the ground. When it rains, the oil combines with a byproduct from a type of bacteria to produce the smell.

12
 
Craving ice is a symptom of iron deficiency.

If you like crunching ice after you finish your soda, you might be suffering from anemia. Also known as “pagophagia,” the compulsive eating of ice may not just be a nervous tick, but a way of cooling inflammation in the mouth caused by a lack of iron, according to the Mayo Clinic. So if you like chomping down on those cubes, get thee to a doctor, stat.

13
 
Sharp knives are safer than dull knives.

Sharp knives aren’t actually as likely to cut you as dull ones. Because a sharp knife easily slices through food, you only have to apply a small amount of pressure when using them. This means that you’re more likely to cut the item you’re intending to cut, and not your hand.

Dull knives, however, can’t cut through food easily, and often cause injuries when resistance between the dull blade and the food’s surface suddenly gives way, at which point the knife flies out of control. Since you have to use so much pressure to cut with a dull knife, they often cause deep cuts and gouges, as opposed to the minor nicks a sharper knife might inflict. Keep your knives sharp and hone those skills for maximum safety.

14
 
Tomato juice won’t fix getting skunked.

Instead of dousing yourself in V8, make a mixture of dish soap, peroxide, and baking soda. The skunk spray is an oil, which your grease-fighting dish soap will take care of. Peroxide and baking soda add plenty of oxygen to the mix to help get rid of the smell.

15
 
Wikipedia is downloadable.

You can actually download the entirety of Wikipedia and keep it on a USB drive. Here’s the link, if you’d like to eliminate the middle man and own the source.

16
 
And it can act as your tour guide.

If you allow Wikipedia to know your location, it can provide you with pages about subjects relevant to where you are using its “Nearby” function.

17
 
There are more Life forms on your body than people on earth.

You are a planet teeming with microbes. Trillions of them inhabit your body. In fact, 90 percent of the cells in your body are actually composed of microbes.

18
 
And microscopic mites live on your face.

Don’t freak out, but your face is crawling with eight-legged, spider-like creatures. Fortunately, they are microscopic and impossible to see – but, according to the BBC, they’re mites with long, worm-like bodies residing in hair follicles and pores or sebaceous glands.

19
 
The size of your social circle is related to the size of your brain.

A scientist at Oxford discovered that the size of a person’s “orbitomedial prefrontal cortex” (the part of a brain that identifies other people’s moods and personalities) can predict the size of that person’s social circle. The average prefrontal cortex averages out to around 147.8 friends in a social network.

20
 
And people with friends live longer.

People with active social networks and close friends they talk to live longer than people who rely only on family, according to researchers at Michigan State University. So, whenever possible, make time to see the members of your social circle, even if it’s just for a coffee.

21
 
Your hair growth may have to do with your ethnic background.

While human hair generally grows at a rate of about six inches per year, there is some difference in growth rates based on ethnicity. According to research published in the International Journal of Dermatology, people of Asian descent tend to have faster-growing hair than those of other ethnic backgrounds.

22
 
Young adults are more likely to be living with their parents than on their own.

Don’t have the cash for rent or a down payment? You’re not alone. For the first time in over 130 years, more people between 18 and 34 are living with their parents than on their own or with a partner.

23
 
Taking aspirin during a heart attack may save your life.

Taking an aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack can be a lifesaver. The drug inhibits platelets from forming a clot that can block and artery and cause a full-on heart attack. For the fastest relief (and time is of the essence), chew the aspirin instead of swallowing it.

24
 
Most spreadsheets don’t spellcheck.

Before you hand off that important spreadsheet, be sure to run a spellcheck manually to spare yourself any undue embarrassment.

25
 
Women can give birth after they die.

It’s very rare, but it has been known to happen. Called “coffin birth,” it’s a phenomenon that occurs when a pregnant woman delivers a child spontaneously after her death – due to gases that built up in the abdominal area, putting pressure on the mother’s uterus and forcing the baby out the birth passageway. One example of this was discovered in 2010 in the grave of a medieval woman who was buried in Italy, according to Smithsonian. (With modern embalming techniques, this doesn’t really happen anymore.)

26
 
And men can get aroused post mortem.

Called priapism, it’s most often seen in the corpses of men who have died by hanging and it’s due to the pressure on the cerebellum created by the noose.

27
 
Shakespeare invented the name Jessica.

Well, it can’t be proven that he invented it, per se. But the first written instance of the name is found in the Bard’s 1596 play The Merchant of Venice: Shylock’s daughter, an Anglicization of the biblical name Iscah, is named Jessica.

28
 
High heels were first designed for men.

Though closely identified as a female fashion staple today, high heels were first designed for men. At the end of the 16th century, Persian-inspired style was all the rage in Europe, according to the J. Paul Getty Museum, and heels were seen as being virile and masculine – and a great way to boost your height a few inches.

29
 
The Exorcist film set was haunted.

Based on the book by William Peter Blatty, The Exorcistreleased in 1973, stirred up quite a bit of controversy in the years surrounding its release. For starters, the set used as the home of Regan MacNeil burned to the ground when a bird flew into a circuit box. The only room left standing was the one used for the exorcism.

Even creepier, not only did actors suffer multiple injuries during the filming of the movie, two of them actually died shortly after filming wrapped—actors that played characters who died onscreen. To make matters worse, according to CBS News, when the film premiered in Rome, lightning struck a 400-year-old cross atop a nearby church.

30
 
There’s a mental phenomenon that causes you to see monsters in mirrors.

Called the Troxler effect, and discovered as long ago as 1804, it causes those who experience it to think they see something fearsome in the mirror just on the periphery of their vision – whether they say “bloody Mary” three times or not.

31
 
There’s a brewery in Japan that makes beer from elephant dung.

The brewery, Sankt Gallen, produces a beer called Un Kono Kuro, made with coffee beans that have passed through an elephant. It’s a huge hit, according to Fox News.

32
 
Snow is a terrible way to stay hydrated.

When it comes to snow, it’s water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. It requires a lot of energy for your body to convert something from a solid to a liquid, and while snow will provide a tiny amount of hydration, it will also lower your body temperature in the process, making you more prone to hypothermia.

33
 
Blue cheese can change your dreams.

Having strange dreams? It’s time to skip the blue cheese on your salad. According to research from the British Cheese Board, eating blue cheese is particularly associated with vivid dreams.

34
 
You can request a DMV examination for senior citizens.

In some states, you can request that the DMV re-examine a senior citizen. So if Grandpa Joe isn’t taking the hint that he’s not safe behind the wheel, you can put the responsibility for nagging him about it solely on the shoulders of the DMV.

35
 
Dishwashers need washing, too.

If you’ve never cleaned your dishwasher, it might be time. Look up some instructional videos or hire a professional, and get that thing in tip-top shape. It will greatly improve your machine’s performance.

36
 
The universe has a color.

Researchers at John Hopkins University took the average of light from over 200,000 galaxies. It turns out the universe is, on average, kind of beige. They named the color “cosmic latte.”

37
 
Women have more pain receptors than men.

They also have a higher tolerance for pain than men do, according to Time.

38
 
You can use Amazon for charity.

Use Amazon Smile instead of plain old Amazon, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchases to a charity of your choosing.

39
 
Many phones attach GPS data to your photos by default.

Many phones, including iPhones, track your location and attach that information to every picture you take by default. You can turn it off in your settings, but that doesn’t remove the information from pictures you’ve already taken.

40
 
“I.e.” and “e.g.” are not the same thing.

I.e. is an abbreviation of id est, which means “that is,” but you can remember what it means with the phrase “in essence.” E.g., on the other hand, stands for exempli gratia, which means “for the sake of example,” but can easily be remembered as “example given.”

41
 
You only have to be in line before the polls close in order to vote.

You don’t have to cast your vote before the polls close. As long as you’re in line, you’re legally allowed to vote.

42
 
You can leave everything you own to your pet.

Don’t have any close friends who feel like good choices to inherit your fortune? Not a problem. Your pets can be listed as the beneficiaries of your will. However, as was the case with famed hotelier Leona Helmsley‘s prized pooch, their total payout may be reduced if your heirs contest the will—her pup only got $2 million of what was supposed to be a $12 million inheritance in the end.

43
 
Water won’t put out a grease fire.

Water will make a grease fire much, much worse. Instead, starve the fire of oxygen by completely covering it and removing it from heat, if possible. Baking soda will also help put out a grease fire, as will a class B fire extinguisher.

44
 
You can (probably) mute your microwave.

Most modern microwaves come with a mute option. Sometimes it’s as easy as finding the button that has “mute” written on it in small letters and holding that down for a while. Otherwise, check your owner’s manual and exponentially improve your quality of life.

45
 
Finishing your antibiotics is crucial.

If you stop taking antibiotics before you’re supposed to, any bacteria that didn’t get killed can develop an immunity to that antibiotic and become a super-strain that’s much more difficult to kill in the future. So keep taking your pills, even if you feel better.

46
 
You can blur your house on Google’s street view.

Go to your house, click on it, and then click “report a problem” at the bottom of the screen. You can also do this for your face or your car.

47
 
You can cancel free trials before they expire.

Instead of accidentally getting duped into a membership to a service you don’t want, simply cancel during the free trial period. With most free trials, you can cancel immediately after you sign up and still enjoy the entire trial period.

48
 
Escalator etiquette is real.

In the United States, it’s customary to stand right and walk left on stairs and escalators, even if it’s not posted anywhere.

49
 
There’s a trick to foil and plastic wrap.

There are perforated spots on either side of a box of aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Punch those tabs in, and they hold the foil or wrap in place, and you never have to deal with accidentally flinging a roll across the kitchen ever again.

50
 
Air isn’t mostly oxygen.

Air is actually 78 percent nitrogen. An over abundance of oxygen can actually make you feel kind of high. That’s why oxygen bars started to become a thing for a bit in the late ’90s and early ’00s.

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If we only learn to Smile,
to spark a Hope, 
to give of our abundance,
to forward Kindness,
and share our Happiness,
we can begin to Truly Live
Life.

 You can be amazing,
and your words deliver a message
that will bring Joy
into someone’s precious
Life.
Your Love
will touch their Soul.

You
can let others know
that they are Loved,
and they are needed.

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Let us stop
worrying about the Future
and remember a Time
in the past,
when our thoughts were so
Happy.

Relax
and teleport your mind
into a different World,
a REAL World.
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Close your eyes
and remember a Tomorrow
that was Yesterday.
You
will be able to find Life’s meaning
and purpose.
It did exist,
and can exist
again.

You are special.
Great things are coming to you
When you Pray,
you can feel the Flow
of God’s Energy.

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane ...

“What we achieve inwardly
will change outer reality.”

  – Plutarch

Our conscious, Living Being
responds more vigorously
to our feelings,
than our thoughts.
So,
let us speak in the Language
of the Heart.

“Prayers
not felt by us
are seldom heard by
God.”

– Philip Henry
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Lose yourself
in the energy of your
feelings,
your yearning to help
another.
.
“The more willing you are
to surrender to the energy
within you,
the more power can flow through you.”

Benjamin Franklin

Your feeling
is the Prayer.
.
“For the beauty of the Earth, For the beauty of the skies For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies Over and around us lies Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise For the beauty of the hour Of the day and of the night Hill and vale and tree and flower Sun and moon and stars of light Sun and moon and stars of light Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise For the joy of human love Brother, sister, parent, child Friends on earth and friends above For all gentle thoughts and mild For all gentle thoughts and mild Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn of praise For each perfect gift of thine To our race so freely given Graces Human and divine Flowers of earth and buds of heaven Flowers of earth and buds of heaven Lord of all, to thee we raise This our joyful hymn, our joyful hymn of Praise This our joyful hymn of Praise.”

John Rutter

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Let your Song
join the One that never ends
.
Let the Sea
of your imagination
rush through your mind
and Heart.
Escape this reality.
Hope
lies just beyond
the horizon of illusions
that are Life.
.
Knowing
comes from awareness
that God is Real
and that He Lives
within.

 To grasp Reality,
go the Lord
in Prayer.

The Stars in the Sky
are a mirror.
Listen to your
Heart.
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 We can learn
how to Love God,
and draw closer to
Him.

 Amazing Love
can fill your whole Being.
Listen,
Pray
and Believe.

The Songs and the Stories
of Love and Life
are so emotional and so
exquisite.
Someday
Love and Life
will meet again.
Someday
it will be Spring
again.

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Let your Light shine
everywhere,
and let it Bless those
in need.

God
has been so good to you.

Be Grateful.
The Best Way
 to Praise the Lord
and Express His Love
is to
invite Him
into your Life
and follow in His
Path.

Healing
is in the meditation
of calming the mind
and feeling the Infinite Energy
that exists within.
You can feel
your mind,
your Being
and your Spirit
in each Sacred Breath.
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You can inspire others
to share your passions with the World.
And they will thank you
for making this World
a better place.

Life
passes by
and nothing is permanent.
We Live each day,
lost in the worries and troubles
 of the moment.
We don’t notice
Time passing by.
Why
did Time pass by so
quickly?
Perhaps it does not
exist.
Perhaps,
it too
is an illusion.
.
Our Hearts
ache for simpler Times,
for the days when we
were Children.
They exist in our
precious memories.
And YES,
they can exist
again.

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Love
is what darkness
fears the most
.

Close your eyes.
You will see
Peace.
You Heart
is ready to forgive
and to forget

and to send Love
into the Lives of others
all around you,
and all over the World.

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It is so inspiring
to know that people all around
this Beautiful World
Love each other
unconditionally.
And through Love
we are all connected.
We are
one
.

The dark
was never meant
to rule the Earth.
Our Destiny
is the Light,
and the Love,
and the Peace
of our Lord.
.
Let the Vibration
of your Life
be Kind to each other,
be accepting of 
one another.
 The darkness
wants to separate us.
But the Light
of Love,
will bring us
together.

Clear your mind.
Let the Energy of Love
flow into the Fiber
of your Being
through Prayer.
You are Love,
and you are
a Divine Child
of God.
.
With Faith
you will become
EVERYTHING
God wants you
to be.
Believe in yourself,
and Believe in God.
This your moment.

Goodnight.

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Unexpected Carcinogens

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Today, we’re featuring a blog post by S. Adams.  As many of you know, I’ve been interested in the environmental impacts that cause cancer.  Today’s entry touches on one aspect of that.  Thank you for contributing this very important perspective.

Developing cancer can be one of the most devastating things that can happen to a person. The instant your doctor utters the words, “You have cancer” your mind runs an emotional gamut.  Fear, uncertainty, sadness, hope, love, anxiety, anger, despair. Cancer is the nightmare no one wishes to wake up with. The resolve to fight for your life, and live it to it’s fullest becomes your focus.  There are many unknowns about cancer, and gradually scientists are learning more about what may cause cancer, and how to treat it.  While a cure for cancer is still being researched, we as individuals must do what we can and avoid those things which we know can cause cancer.

Carcinogens are cancer causing chemicals. The most well known carcinogens are cigarette smoke, asbestos, benzene, and formaldehyde. These chemicals are found in everyday items such as building materials, glues, detergents, plastics, pesticides, lubricants, paper products, cosmetics, air deodorizers, carpets, and more.  It may be hard to avoid items with these chemicals, as they are chemicals used in so many products, and you may not realize how much you are being exposed to them.

With what is known about causes of cancer, it will come as a shock that there are prescription drugs, commonly prescribed medicines, that have been shown to cause cancer in animals.  Yet, they are still readily available.  One reason they are likely still available is that the big drug makers, with their monetary ties to the FDA, insist more research has to be done on these medicines before they should be considered being labeled with extraneous warnings.

Millions of women experiencing menopause have taken HRT (hormone replacement therapy) to ease their symptoms. HRT boosts estrogen levels, which can promote both breast and uterine cancer development.  How many women have used this to relieve their menopausal symptoms, only to develop some form of cancer as a result?  We will never know.

 Drugs that have been found to cause cancer in rats range from heartburn medications to blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs.  Prilosec (heartburn), Aldactazine, Aldactone (both blood pressure meds), Zocor, Lopid, Mevacor, Lescol, and Pravachol (cholesterol lowering drugs) have all been found to be a cause of cancer in animals, and have been linked to increased occurrences of cancer by patients who have taken these drugs. 

 Do the benefits of these drugs outweigh the risk? The risk of developing cancer is not one to take lightly!  The fact that there are even more prescription drugs being researched as being the causes of cancer is disgusting.

There is research being done after scientific research has determined pancreatic cancer to be a Januvia side effectJanuvia is a billion dollar money making diabetes drug produced by Merck, and being the big money maker that is, Merck defends the drug against naysayers, saying more research needs to be done to back up these claims. With similar diabetes drugs, Byetta and Victoza having been found to increase the risk of cancer, expedited research should be required. Are the manufacturers of these drugs hiding research results for the sake of increased profit?  With so many drugs being questioned, this certainly seems, sadly, a possibility.

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The FDA warns against using the topical eczema ointments Elidel and Protopic in children under two as these medicines are associated with lymphoma and skin cancers.  The warning goes on to include that “the long term safety of these drugs is unknown.”  As you can read here, the maker of the drug found no reason for a warning to be added to the medicines. 

As a consumer, it is in your interest to know the risks associated with prescription drugs that you are taking.  Sites like DrugNews.net issue safety alerts, FDA recalls, and important medical industry news that can keep buyers aware of news that may be happening outside mainstream media. Being informed about the side effects and risks associated with medicines is another way to be be prudent in avoiding health risks.

 People taking medicine trust their doctors and they trust the makers of the drugs they are taking.  It is absurd that so many medicines have been linked to increasing the risk of cancer development, and the FDA should require more research into these drugs, quantifying the risk, instead of asking consumers to ignore the risk completely. Cancer should not be a risk that should be given or taken so lightly.

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Love is the Poetry of Life / Sugar Is Definitely TOXIC, a New Study Says / April 15 and 18 Good Friday and Easter Monday Holidays

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To focus 
Pure and Loving thoughts
for someone else,
is Healing
for everyone.
.
God
is always near
to guide you
and care for you.
.
 With Prayer,
He will Create Love and Light
and Healing Delight
in Living every Day
and every Night.

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If pain
is happening in the Lives
of those you care about,
there will be something
you can do.

It is simple,
but powerful.
It is the Beautiful Art of
sharing
all of the Beautiful Light
and Love
within your Heart.
.
Sharing
your Precious Love
is an Act of
Divinity,
Oh, Child of God.
It connects God’s Children
through Threads of Love,
where Miracles and Infinite Solutions
to our daily problems
can occur.

“As long as there’s a Sun that sets
Primroses will have their glory.
As long as there are Violets
They will have a place in Story.”
Wordsworth
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Sharing
the energy of Love
and Compassion and Joy
will help anyone
in need.
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My Dear Friend,
Miracles happen all the Time.
 It takes your
Love
to help others to be released
from the past,
to have Faith in the Future,
and to be Healed
in the present.

Sending the Light
of your Love
is the most vibrant thing
you can do
for someone in need.

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Meditation
can return lost memories
to help us with our Lives.

It is incredibly
simple
and can be done
wherever you are.

Do not
get weighed down
by the worries and problems.
Instead of letting them
adversely affect you,
simply,
and I do mean simply,
radiate
the Love and the Light
in your Sacred Heart.

Love
makes us feel at Peace
in such turbulent Times.
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to Peace of mind
and Tranquility of the Heart,
is to Live
in the bright Light
of Love.

Research shows us
that the Human mind
is capable of thinking
ONLY one thought
at any one moment.
And
what a Blessing,
because
YOU
control that thought.
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According to
the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
at the University of Southern California,
the average brain generates
48.6 thoughts per minute

This adds up to a total
of 70,000 thoughts
per day.
.
My Dear Friends,
that is
too many.
The way to reduce this
dangerous and toxic burden,
is to focus
upon one LOVING
thought,
for as long as you
can.
.
Think about it.
When you think of nothing
but
someone with YOUR Love,
Life becomes
a treasured
Blessing.

By the way,
the Human brain,
which contains roughly
86 Billion Brain Cells,
is far more powerful
than any existing computer.

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your mind
and the Light of your 
Love
in the present moment,
enables you to see only the best
in yourself,
 in other people
and in all situations.

Send
Positive feelings,
Healing Compassion,
and your unique vibration.
Love,
and you will see
the Light.

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Enjoy
every moment that God has given
to us.
See His Blessing
and His Beauty
in everything.
.
The Lord
Truly Loves us.
 His Holy Spirit
Dwells within us.
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be done.
God 
is always near to the
brokenhearted.
He Comforts the Heart,
Heals and Restores.
.
There is nothing
our Heavenly Father
cannot do
  Thank the Lord
for all He has done.
He has done
much more
than we are aware of.
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may not understand
Today.
But Blessings abound.
And they may be
found.
Our Journey of Life
may be filled with laughter, Joy
and Peace.
.
Despite everything
that is going on,
we may be courageous and encouraged.
The choices
are ours.

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is the Poetry of Life.
And as we get older,
the waters move slow 
over the rough rocks,
to smooth places in the years
and slow the tears
and let us go forward
in this World.

The waters
of our precious Time
lick the pebbles on our path,
and nurture the Forests of our thoughts,
and the hills and valleys
of our emotions.
They pay Tribute 
to our Visions of Beauty,
 to our very Human Nature,
to the flow of Time.
.
These waters,
above and below our awareness,
resonate like in a Dream,
in our corner of the Earthly Paradise
in which we Live.
.
Love it all.

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If
you listen easy,
you can hear God calling.
These Beautiful Harmonies
become Beautiful
Memories.
.
Just
let it be.
.
Trust
in the Lord.
Walk barefoot by the stream
of Living, Loving waters,
that flow through
our precious Lives.
.
.
Life
is so Wonderful
holding the Hand
of God.

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Goodnight.

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Sugar Is Definitely Toxic, a New Study Says

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By Alice Park

Fat was the food villain these past few decades but sugar is quickly muscling in to take its place. As rates of sugar-related disorders such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease climb, many experts believe that when Americans rid themselves of fat, they simply replaced it with sugar in all its forms.

But proving that the rise of the chronic diseases was actually linked to higher sugar consumption is a challenge. Dr. Robert Lustig, from the department of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, who has made a name for himself publishing books and research addressing the question of sugar’s effects on the body, wanted clearer answers. Now, he and his colleagues believe they have come up with the definitive evidence that sugar, as Lustig says, “is toxic.”

In most lab studies, the doses of sugar that scientists test are quite high; they want to see what the effect is quickly and, depending on the research, they may not have time to wait to study the more gradual effects that might emerge. And in studies where people reduce the amount of sugar they eat, for instance, those people end up eating fewer calories overall, so it’s difficult to know whether any changes are due to the removal of sugar or to the drop in calories.

Lustig and his colleagues think they’ve produced the “hard and fast data that sugar is toxic irrespective of its calories and irrespective of weight.”

MORE: FDA Wants Nutrition Labels to Include More Detail on Added Sugars

Lustig’s confidence comes from the unique study, described in Obesity, of 43 Hispanic or African-American children aged eight to 18 years old. He collected detailed food questionnaires from each of the adolescents to get an idea of the average amount of calories they ate per day, then designed a special menu for each of them for nine days that matched the total numbers of calories they would normally eat. The only difference in the nine-day diet was that most of the sugar the children ate was replaced by starch — the overall number of calories remained the same. The children weighed themselves daily, and if they were losing weight, they were told to eat more of the provided food in order to keep their weight the same throughout the study.

“Everything got better,” says Lustig. Some of the children went from being insulin resistant, a precursor state to developing diabetes, in which the body’s insulin levels can no longer keep up with the pace of breaking down sugar that’s coming in from the diet, to insulin sensitive.

MORE: Artificial Sweeteners Aren’t the Answer to Obesity: Here’s Why

“We took chicken teriyaki out, and put turkey hot dogs in. We took sweetened yogurt out, and put baked potato chips in. We took pastries out and put bagels in,” says Lustig. “So there was no change in [the children’s] weight and no change in calories.”

After nine days of having their total dietary sugar reduced to 10% of their daily calories, however, they showed improvements in all of these measures. Overall, their fasting blood sugar levels dropped by 53%, along with the amount of insulin their bodies produced since insulin is normally needed to break down carbohydrates and sugars. Their triglyceride and LDL levels also declined and, most importantly, they showed less fat in their liver.

MORE: 7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

Because some of the children lost weight, to convince themselves that the effects weren’t due to the small amount of weight that some of the children lost, Lustig and his team compared those who lost weight to those who didn’t during the study, and found similar improvements in both groups.

“Up until now, there have been a lot of correlation studies linking sugar and metabolic syndrome,” says Lustig. “This is causation.”

The diet he provided the children isn’t considered ideal from a health perspective — starches are still a considerable source of calories and can contribute to weight gain. But Lustig relied on the starches to prove a point in a scientific study — that the effect sugar has on the body goes beyond anything connected to its calories and to weight. “I’m not suggesting in any way, shape or form that we gave them healthy food,” he says. “We gave them crappy food, processed food — and they still got better. Imagine how much even better they would have gotten if we didn’t substitute and took the sugar out. Then they would have gotten even better yet. That’s the point.”

MORE: The Trouble With Sugar Free Kids

Not everyone is convinced that the results definitely prove sugar, and not weight loss, is the culprit, however. Susan Roberts, professor of Nutrition, USDA Nutrition Center at Tufts University notes that because some of the children lost weight, it’s still possible that shedding the pounds helped their metabolic measures to improve. She also points out that the children self-reported their initial diet, which can often be inaccurate. “We know that a healthy diet and weight loss cause good metabolic changes, and although this study tries to attribute its effects to low fructose, in fact it is impossible to do that because of the study design.”

Some experts are concerned for other reasons. They’re worried that the findings may shift attention away from what they consider to be the more fundamental issue — that overall, we’re eating too much. “Too much calorie intake is still the biggest problem,” says Dr. Mark Corkins, professor of pediatrics at University of Tennessee Health Science Center and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics committee on nutrition. He notes that the study involved children who were obese already and consuming too many calories. “It’s an important study, and the facts coming out of it are very important. It means we need to look at sugars, and at the type of sugars and sugar intake. But I worry that people are going to hang everything on this when we still need to reduce consumption.

Lustig hopes that won’t happen as more data emerges that details how sugar is altering the body in unhealthy ways outside of its caloric contribution. That wasn’t the subject of the current paper, but he promises follow up studies based on this work that will address that. This study does hint however, at what might be happening. While there has been a lot of attention on the presence of belly fat and its connection to metabolic syndrome, the fact that the children saw improvements in the amount of fat in their liver suggests that might be an important way that sugar is contributing to chronic disease. Obese children and those with diabetes often suffer from fatty liver, a condition normally associated with alcohol abuse but increasingly common among non-drinkers who gain excessive amounts of weight.

This new view of sugar could change the advice that doctors and government health officials give about eating the sweet stuff. Lustig’s hope is that the information is considered as the U.S. Department of Agriculture finalizes its latest Dietary Guidelines, expected by the end of the year, which delineate recommendations for what, and how much of different types of foods and nutrients Americans should eat.

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You Are Never Alone / Four Healing Beliefs / School Calendar

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You are never alone.
In the dark of moments,
the Light and Love
of God
is always near.
Wherever
you may be,
His Beauty surrounds you.
.
Yes,
He is always near.
He cannot be
closer,
than within.
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As Prayer
draws you closer to God,
you will feel His Presence
enveloping you
in His Loving Arms.

Let us Praise
the Lord
for His never failing
Love.

“And remember,
I am with you always,
to the end of the age.”
Matthew 28:20

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Yesterday
is History,
and T
omorrow
a mystery.
But Today,
this precious moment,
is a Gift
.

GOD is so Great
and Wonderful
in all His Works.
And among His Greatest Works
of all
is YOU.
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Such awareness
takes you far from
yourself,
from this World
and its trivial
illusions.
.
It is 
as if one leaves the body
and travels over the Horizon
and wakes up the subconscious.
.
God’s Love
is a totally different World
that will embrace you
Forever.
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Such a Journey
reminds us that we are all going
somewhere.
.

It lets us focus
on the essential Path
to Love
which lies in the very depth
of the Human Heart,
and mind,
and Soul.

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God
is here for you
in Prayer.

Seize the Day
and make it yours.
Life
has so many questions,
and fewer and fewer
answers.
.
So
just Be,
and just Live,
and Love.
There will Blossom
a reason for your Day,
just as wonderful
as you are.

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The Lord
understands your past,
Believes in your Future
and accepts you
and Loves you,
on this Day
and everyday,
just the way you are.

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There is a sense
of being alone. 
But you can find
comfort and Healing
in knowing that you
belong.

It comes from the feeling
of Loving
all
Living Things.
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 The pain of Life
disappears
when we reconnect
with the Love of God.
Such Love
enables us to go
where we find Beautiful Inner
Peace.
This Beauty of Love
heals everyone who 
feels it.

And 
in sharing your Beautiful Gift,
you send Light and Love
to an Eternity
of God’s Children.
.
To save one,
is to save
the Children,
their Children
and on,
and on,
and on.

Love
is Eternal.

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I wish you Peace
and I hope you will find
Life’s meaning and purpose.
.
And always remember,
you are deeply
Loved.

Goodnight.

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You Are Never Alone: A Global Safety Net.

Four Healing Beliefs
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When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.

By Deepak Chopra, MD

The most basic need in anyone’s life is to feel safe. All other attainments are built from this baseline. If you usually feel safe, you are likely to be more productive in your life. But we can all remember times when there were serious setbacks. Then a downward spiral can develop. Whatever the emotion that overtakes us – feeling weak, unwanted, desperate, dejected, or anxious – there is one common element: We feel isolated and alone.

To provide the necessary support at such moments requires a safety net, but it is shocking that the vast majority of people can count on little or no support. Then the spiral downward becomes a crisis. Someone has to reach out before the human spirit gets broken.

In that spirit, the Chopra Foundation has started the Never Alone Initiative. It is based on the simple principle of people helping people, using social media, online videos, personal contact, and in crisis situations the intervention of trained professionals who can offer immediate therapy.

When support is offered, people seize upon it, but the situation in many countries is so dire that short-term remedies are just a first step. An entire mindset must be turned around. This involves changing four toxic beliefs into healing beliefs.

Four Toxic Beliefs

No one cares about me.

I don’t matter.

I am weak and powerless.

I am destined to be a victim.

There is abundant data to show that being poor, uneducated, and embedded in an unstable or hostile social network leads to enormous struggle for almost everyone. But toxic beliefs, which are “in here” rather than “out there,” have been studied much less. Yet everyone’s future is determined by what happens
In here” – the fact is undeniable. Living in a rich, stable country without political strife is not a secure protection.

As the rise in prescription drugs – tranquilizers, antidepressants, and opioids – indicates, countless people spiral into toxic beliefs despite leading advantaged lives.  The way out is through Healing the Human Spirit The Never Alone Initiative focuses on four healing beliefs that are necessary for a sense of well-being.

Four Healing Beliefs:

I am safe.

I matter.

I am Lovable.

I can achieve.

Even small steps in the direction of these healing beliefs can dramatically alter someone’s future. Going further, to identify with these beliefs can take a person out of personal struggle and suffering.

Taking someone in crisis out of danger has been a major success of the Never Alone program. The focus has been on suicide prevention, offering immediate support through a hotline that includes professional intervention if someone’s suicidal impulses are serious and immediately threatening. To date thousands of potential suicides have been prevented.

Yet the average person who feels unsafe, alone, weak, and helpless isn’t in immediate threat. What they need is a path to Healing. The path is developed through four healing practices that anyone can offer to another person.

Four Healing Practices:

Attention

Appreciation

Acceptance

Affection

Never alone is based on the conviction that every person in the World deserves these four things, although most people, even in the prosperous West, cannot say that they experience them on a regular basis.

The connection between these Healing practices and a better sense of self has strong psychological support. Yet intuitively each one feels valid from     
in here.”

Attention validates “I matter.”

Appreciation validates “I can achieve.”

Acceptance validates “I am safe.”

Affection validates “I am lovable.”

The vision of Never Alone is to instill “I am safe” first and foremost. From there the other healing beliefs can evolve with help, encouragement, and support.

Everything begins by connecting these four healing practices with a shift in someone’s sense of self. As
E. M. Forster wrote as the single, universal message in his novel A Passage to India, “Only connect.” Make the connection with Healing, and the Human Spirit can be revived before it breaks. That is the mission of Never alone, which needs to be embraced by everyone, not just those in trouble. A healed Human Being is the vital link to a Healed Planet. To participate in the global movement for collective Healing, join us at NeverAlone.love

DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a whole health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.  Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities.  For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his latest book,  Total Meditation (Harmony Books) will help to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living.  TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”  www.deepakchopra.com

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Every Story is a Love Story / Seven Prayers for Those We Love / School Calendar

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the Beauty of Life
brings back memories of Childhood. 
 The Beautiful scenery
in Nature,
the precious Lives
of God’s Beautiful Creations,
made Living more Blessed
 when combined
with the Word
of God.

We are not
perfect.
Thank You Lord.
But we can be
Happy.
Let us cherish
our yesterdays
and years
and keep our Tomorrows
filled with Hope.
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is created for you
with God’s Love.
Allow yourself
to be immersed in our most incredible,
amazing and magical World.
Enjoy
every moment.

You
can feel every cell 
of your body waking up.
You can bring
your body back to Life.
And it will feel
really good.

The Love of God
will do that.
And His Love
is Timeless.

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For all my days in many ways
I’ll think of all I’ve Lived to see
The mountains high, clouds in the Sky
I thank the Lord for sharing them with me
The summer’s glow, the winter’s snow
Are not to me just scenery
When tree tops sway I long to say
Oh, thank you Lord for sharing them with me
Life I believe, Love we receive
We shouldn’t take too casually
For all my days in many ways
I’ll Thank the Lord for sharing them with me
.”

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As
the depths of your Heart 
cry out,
 and you feel
for
our Living, breathing Planet,
and the remarkable Life
not yet lost,
Pray
that we allow Nature
to be undisturbed
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GOD
will strengthen and keep you
in His Loving Care.
As you struggle
with issues and problems
that seem impossible to overcome,
please remember,
all
things are possible
with God.

“With people this is impossible,
but with God
all things are possible” 

Matthew 19:26

Nature
is a part of us
,
and yes,
sadly it is being destroyed
by those motivated by wealth.
But,
we are headed toward True
poverty.
It is a poverty of Beauty and Love.
We owe it to our precious Children
and future generations
to keep our World,
our Home
and our Life
intact.

Let us
NOW
believe in the Beauty of Life
again.

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Gentleness and lightness
will take us through these Times.
Love
will be uplifting
as emotions are soothed
and God weaves Peace
into our Hearts.

“Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find; knock,
and it shall be opened unto you.”
Matthew 7:7-11

Reflect
upon Beautiful memories
that you and your Loved one
shared.

Close your eyes.
Relax.
And open your
Heart
to see.

Every Story
is a Love Story.

Life
is often filled with shadows
and dark clouds.
And then
it starts to clear,
and God’s Love
and His Sun
shines downs upon
our World.

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Love
is released
with every Prayer.
.
Goodnight.

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What do you pray most often for the people you love most? The question reveals an uncomfortable amount about us (and our prayers).

First, do we pray for those we love? Prayer is one of the most powerful, thoughtful, loving ways we can love anyone we love. Yet we still often struggle to persevere in prayer for others. With countless compelling reasons to pray — to ask the God of infinite power, wisdom, and love to move in the lives of our friends, family, and neighbors — we find a thousand excuses not to. What some of us need to hear most is simply a reminder to stop and pray for the ones we love.

But if we do pray for them, what we pray really matters. And we often ask God for less than we should. At least I know that I myself have sometimes asked for less than I should — for my wife, my son, my parents, my church family. When we think to pray for others we love, our minds can default to practical, earthly concerns — that God would guard or improve their health and safety, or that he would prosper what they do at work, or that he would protect our relationship with them, or for whatever other daily or weekly needs that immediately come to mind.

Prayers like these, while good and even important, fall short of the mountain-moving prayers we might pray — prayers like the apostle Paul prayed. If we prayed more like he did, and God answered, we wouldn’t be able to keep ourselves from praying more for the ones we love.

Why We Pray for Less

Tim Keller observes, “It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul’s prayers for his friends contain no appeals for changes in circumstances” (Prayer, 20). Think about that. From his thirteen letters, we know literally dozens of ways Paul prayed for Christians, and yet he never asks God to change their circumstances. Yet that is what many of us pray for most.

Why do we default to smaller prayers for circumstances, rather than praying for the bigger, deeper, longer-lasting spiritual realities under what we see and experience? For many reasons, of course, but we can try to isolate a couple.

“Apart from the mercy of God and the prayers of others, any of us could be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.”

First, smaller prayers come easier. We naturally, even apart from knowing Christ, think (and worry) about health, work, safe travel, and relational conflict. It doesn’t take spiritual sensitivity to want a sick person to get well (or a healthy person to stay healthy). Even those who hate God may wish a good life for one another. Big, Paul-like prayers, however, do not come naturally. God-hating people do not stumble into prayers like these. To pray these prayers with real focus, desperation, and hope requires the Spirit to work that focus, desperation, and hope in us. He opens our eyes to the awesome and terrifying realities below our everyday circumstances.

Second, God’s answers to our biggest prayers are often slow and less visible. If we pray for someone to heal, they may get better in just days or weeks. If we pray for someone to travel safely, we know how God answered in a matter of hours. If we pray for a successful interview, we can find out very soon how it went. But if we pray for God to make a brother more like Jesus, we may not see real, reliable fruit for years. If we pray for God to protect our child from Satan and all his temptations, we likely will not witness thousands of ways he has done it. If we pray for God to keep our pastor faithful through to the end, we will not know for sure if, or how, he has done it until that man finally hears, “Well done, good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:23).

Big prayers require more grace, more faith, and more effort because spiritual realities do not naturally come to mind, and because the answers to bigger prayers are often harder to recognize — at least for now. For hundreds of thousands of years to come, though, we will taste and see and witness the preciousness of the big prayers we prayed — prayers that moved mountains in people’s hearts, causing earthquakes at their spiritual cores, and changing the course of their eternities.

Seven Daily Prayers

Because Paul wrote to churches, almost all of the prayers we have in his letters are for believers. We can be sure he prayed persistently and passionately, with many tears, for the lost (Romans 9:2–3; Philippians 3:18–19). But most of what we know about Paul’s prayer life centers on what he prayed for his brothers and sisters in the faith, including these seven big prayers — prayers we can regularly pray for the followers of Christ we love most.

1. Open their eyes even wider to you.

Prayer is one of the most powerful, most thoughtful, most loving things we can do for those we love. And the most powerful, thoughtful, and loving prayer we can pray for others is that they would enjoy more of God. Again, Keller writes, “Paul does not see prayer as merely a way to get things from God but as a way to get more of God himself” (Prayer, 21). Paul prays,

Because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened. (Ephesians 1:15–18)

“With countless compelling reasons to pray, we find a thousand excuses not to.”

Because he had heard of their faith, he prayed for them to see God. Do you pray like that for believers you love? Paul knew that we need supernatural inner strength to experience the breadth and length and height and depth of God’s love for us in Christ (Ephesians 3:16–19) — not just to receive it, but to experience it, and grow in experiencing it. We need fresh grace to enjoy God again today.

2. Fill their hearts with love for others.

If God has answered our first prayer for those we love, that grace will begin to show in their love for people.

It is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9–11)

Paul appeals to God for this kind of extraordinary, contagious, full-to-overflowing love elsewhere as well (1 Thessalonians 3:11–13; Romans 15:5–6). He did not assume that followers of Christ would love one another well. He asked God to make them more and more loving.

It should be no surprise that these first two prayers echo Jesus’s two great commandments to love God and neighbor (Matthew 22:37–39). When we go to pray for our spouse, our children, our church family, our neighbors, these are two great pillar prayers: God, open their eyes wider and wider to you, and fill their hearts to overflowing with love for people.

3. Teach them the wisdom of your will.

Our prayers for one another should begin with a growing love for God, and an overflowing love for people, but Paul does not settle for those two great prayers. He climbs other mountains in prayer for those he loves. He prays for spiritual wisdom and understanding:

We have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. (Colossians 1:9–10)

We will not walk in a manner worthy of God merely because we want to. We need God to teach us how. That we want to and why we want to matter massively to God, but we still have to learn to walk. No matter how long we’ve been walking, we all are somewhere along the path to “fully pleasing,” encountering new opportunities and challenges each new day. However far along we are, the next steps require spiritual wisdom and insight, not just human discipline and resolve, so we pray and ask God for what we need to know now.

4. Give them boldness to speak about Jesus.

The commission Jesus left for us could not have been clearer (Matthew 28:19–20). We may forget it or neglect it in seasons of our lives, but it will not be because the charge is ambiguous. God calls every follower of Jesus to win followers for Jesus, and teach them to obey all that Jesus has said. To this end, Paul writes,

Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison — that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak. (Colossians 4:2–4)

“The most powerful, thoughtful, and loving prayer we can pray for others is that they would enjoy more of God.”

And he asks for prayer elsewhere “that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak” (Ephesians 6:19–20).

God acts in three miraculous ways to answer prayers like these. He first gives us words to say, then boldness to say them when we might be rejected (or worse), and lastly he opens the spiritual eyes of our hearers to see and understand the gospel of his Son. When we pray for fellow believers today, we can pray for the same gifts of grace to witness well.

5. Send them good friends in the faith.

Over and over again in his letters, Paul prays that God would allow him to be with other followers of Christ. For example:

What thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith? (1 Thessalonians 3:9–10; also Romans 1:9–10; 15:30–33)

Many of us, in the context of healthy churches, have never been so desperate for fellowship, never lingered late into the night praying earnestly to finally see believers face to face. We’re so used to seeing our church family Sunday after Sunday (and more), we may have forgotten just how vital fellowship is to the Christian life.

Apart from the mercy of God and the prayers of others, however, any of us could “be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:13) and wander off in love with this world (2 Timothy 4:10). So, one of the most important prayers we can pray for those we love is that God would give them a healthy, faithful church and a few godly, steadfast friends.

6. Protect them from enemies of their soul.

When we pray for God to grow our loved ones’ joy in him, and deepen their love for others, and embolden their words about Jesus, we need to know that they will meet resistance and hostility. Paul faced that kind of opposition everywhere he went, so he asked for prayer:

Brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men.                         (2 Thessalonians 3:1–2)

As we pray for one another, we remember that “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). Satan and his armies do not attack randomly and sporadically, but specifically and relentlessly. One of the most effective ways to pray for our loved ones is to pray against the enemies of their souls.

We pray with Jesus, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13). Not just me but us. Jesus teaches us to pray not only for our own interests — our own temptations, our own struggles, our own besetting sins — but to pray regularly and passionately for the interests of others, to count others even more significant than ourselves (Philippians 2:3) in our war against evil.

7. Make Jesus look good with their life.

Finally, pray that Jesus would be glorified in all that they do.

To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:11–12)

Paul wraps three great prayers in one. First, ask God to focus and purify their ambitions. These are not just any resolves, but resolves for good, and not just any work, but works of faith. Our prayers will help guard them from bad resolves and works of self.

“One of the most effective ways to pray for our loved ones is to pray against the enemies of their souls.”

Second, we ask God to give them not just strength for their work, but His strength for their work. If these resolves and works are going to glorify God, they must be “by his power,” not their own. We want divine energy and ability pouring through them while they work and serve.

Lastly, and most clearly, we need God to fulfill his work through them — to complete it and make it fruitful (Philippians 1:6, 11). In short, we need him to glorify himself in all that they (and we) do.
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If God answers these prayers, we will see the fruit over time — and we should thank him as often as we see it. One of the best ways to stoke the fires of our big prayers for others is to praise God for what we see him doing in and through them.

This is the prayer Paul wrote as often as any other: “I thank my God for you.” Because your faith is growing (2 Thessalonians 1:3). Because you have loved the saints well (Ephesians 1:15–16). Because of your partnership in the gospel (Philippians 1:3–5). Because he has gifted you and given you greater knowledge of himself (1 Corinthians 1:4–7). Because the gospel is spreading through you (Romans 1:8). Because you have not lost your hope in Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:2–3).

How often do we take evidence of spiritual fruit for granted, thanking God instead for smaller, more-circumstantial blessings? The greater, more valuable, more lasting works of God (like the seven above) do not fit neatly into a day or week. To notice them, we have to be looking more closely and over months and years. But when we see, really see, the hands of God at work in the heart of someone we love, few realities will inspire our faith, intensify our joy, and strengthen our prayer lives like these answers to prayer.

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Written on the Walls of Your Heart / 5 Ways to Simplify Your Life / School Calendar

You
have infinite potential within you,
to achieve anything
you deeply desire.

There is
a dense golden Halo of Light
around the most trivial of moments,
so that this moment,
along with all such moments,
can never be forgotten.
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You
Live in a Beautiful World
where the Birds are still singing,
and you can feel the freshness
of the wind
and remember Beautiful moments.
.
You
can L
ive
in a Peaceful place,
far away from the illusions
of a toxic society.
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Love,
despite the darkness.
  Even in the darkest of moments,
there is still Beauty.
Be never shamed
by following your
Heart.
.
Allow your Life
to emanate Grace
instead of sorrow.
The tragedy of Living
some of our days,
can become a Story
of Hope.
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the melody of each moment.
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Life
can be bittersweet.

But one thing is for sure –
the Peace and Tranquility
you have known
is still there,
deep in the recesses of your
Heart.
.
You know
what it feels like,
 from so many years ago,
when Life was less complicated,
and much more
simple.
It is written
on the walls
of your Heart.

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Written
in the Book of the Heart,
your Love
goes to the World
and becomes pure
consciousness.

Never
forget and take for granted,
the Love
that gave you
Life.
.
The Sun
is shining like
it always does.
But have you
ever noticed it in the Sky
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Open
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Open
your Heart
and feel the Love.
.
 No one 
can ever take the Sun
away from you.
And no one
can ever take
away the Love.
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Bring your Heart
and your Sacred Body out
into the Light.
  Let everyone see
and feel,
the Light of your
Love.

Your deepest feelings
of pain and Peace,
of Joy and longing,
help us to bear
the unbearable.
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gives us the strength
to endure
the unendurable.

His Love
goes straight to the core
of our Being
and the very Heart
of who we are.

Interwoven
into our Sacred Lives
is the Purest
Poetry.

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 The Beauty of Nature
is part of your very Heart
and Soul.
The opening of Spring
Flowers
should be accompanied
by the opening
of your Heart.

The depth of your feeling
in one way to share
 the Love that is beyond
any other –
the Love of God.
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your strength, your Joy
and your Love.
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Your compassionate voice
will
Grace many others
and lift their Spirits.
They need never
feel alone with a broken
Heart.
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Believe in Love.
 Be grateful
for all that God gives you.
The Light that shines forth
allows us
to walk in the Light of God’s Grace.
What a Blessing
to you,
that you can be a Blessing
to others.

What a Beautiful part of
Creation
are you.
What a Beautiful experience
is Life.
There were so many people
that took Truly Beautiful care
of you.
Take a quantum leap
through Heaven’s Window
and Thank God
for His Love.

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You
can feel Divine,
because you are.
The Lord
is reaching out to those
who need Him the most.

He gives Joy and Happiness
and Love
every day of our Lives.
 The Lord is reaching out
to you
in ways you are not
aware of,
yet.

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Everything is Beautiful
in Nature,
in the Natural World,
in the World
God created for
you.
Behold
the Beauty of the Lord,
for He is reaching out
to you.
Thank God
for your Life today,
 and enjoy the Beautiful scenery.
.
Remember,
to always care

wherever you may be.
  Always be there
with a smile so bright and sweet.
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Life
is never easy.
But Love
has a very special way
to make us smile
and say,
Love cannot be denied.
The Truth of Love
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Love
is what is meant to be.
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Love is all
you will feel
and see.

Goodnight.

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Make room for the things that really matter.

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I’ve spent the majority of the last two years living on a boat. Life on a sailboat has required me to think about what I actually need to be happy in life.

I discovered that having less stuff, fewer obligations, and more time makes room for the most important things. I have more space in my life for people I Love, things I appreciate, and opportunities I want to take.

And while living on a boat has lots of benefits, it definitely isn’t for everyone. But no matter where you live or what you do, you can take steps to simplify your life.

Here’s why simplifying your life is important – everything in your life takes up space. Whether it’s mental space, physical space, or calendar space, you only have so much room.

Everything you own, everything you do, and everyone you spend time with costs you something. And when you have an abundance of stuff, it costs you a lot.

Simplifying your life will give you more time, space, and energy. The more space you have, the freer you’ll be to truly enjoy everything. Here are five ways to simplify every area of your life.

1. Declutter your house.

Your environment affects how you feel physically and psychologically. Whether you waste time looking for misplaced items, or you grow overwhelmed every time you open your closet, having too much stuff wastes your resources.

A clean, organized space helps you feel more productive and energetic than when you’re living among heaps of clothes, stacks of papers, and piles of dishes.

When you have fewer items to worry about, you’ll feel lighter. You’ll also have the energy to care for the items that you keep. Start decluttering one room at a time, and see for yourself how much better you feel when you get rid of things you don’t need.

2. Get rid of bad mental habits.

Bad mental habits carry a lot of psychological weight. Feeling sorry for yourself, dwelling on the past, and giving away your power are just a few of the unhealthy habits that will drain your mental strength.

Clear the mental clutter and unnecessary chatter. Make space for healthier thinking habits – like gratitude, self-compassion, and realistic self-talk.

When you catch yourself engaging in toxic thinking habits, take a deep breath, remind yourself it’s not helpful, and proactively conjure up a more realistic inner dialogue.

3. Cut out toxic people.

Whether you have a friend who finds a problem for every solution or a cousin who calls every day to complain about how unfair the world is, negative people can take up a lot of space in your life.

While you shouldn’t cut people out of your life just because they’re going through hard times, setting healthy boundaries is important.

Even if you don’t spend much time together physically, the time you might invest into dreading a visit, combined with the time it takes to calm down after the visit, can take a toll.

Sometimes, the kindest thing you can do for yourself and for someone else is to say no or sever ties altogether. Cutting out toxic people frees up space for those who matter most in your life.

4. Take charge of your money.

It doesn’t matter how much money you have. If you’re not taking control of your financial situation, money will occupy too much space in your life.

Commit to taking charge of your money. Create a budget and establish clear goals, and your financial decisions will become much simpler.

You’ll spend less time, effort, and energy thinking about money once you’ve taken control of your income. There’s a sense of peace that comes with financial freedom.

5. Gain control of your time.

You can never earn more time. It’s your most valuable resource. Yet, it’s easy to waste time complaining, mindlessly scrolling through social media, or waiting for things to happen.

Don’t go through life being busy and passing time. Stop doing things that are wasting your precious minutes. Schedule time to do the things that matter most.

But don’t focus on doing – set aside some time for just being. Go for a walk, play with the kids, watch a sunset, and be in the moment.

Start Subtracting

Life is complicated sometimes, and simplifying things can feel overwhelming – which, of course, is exactly the opposite of what simplifying your life is all about. But you don’t have to change everything at once.

Start subtracting one thing from your Life every day. Get rid of some clutter, clear some mental space, carve an hour into your calendar – make some room somewhere so you can feel lighter and freer.

The less you own, the less you have, and the less time you invest into things you don’t want to do, the simpler Life becomes. And there’s a lot to be said for fully enjoying Life’s simplest pleasures to their fullest.

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