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Sunday Inspiration

Sunday Inspiration: Your Gift

“The meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away.” –Pablo Picasso In this season of giving I can’t help but feel anxiety and tension about what to give to whom and how much to give to how many — not to mention what I want for…

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Sunday Inspiration: St. Andrew’s Day Blessing

Did you know that yesterday was St. Andrew’s Day, which is an official national holiday in Scotland? In case you’re wondering, Saint Andrew is represented in the New Testament to be the disciple who introduced his brother, the Apostle Peter, to Jesus. So whether you have Scottish blood or not, whether the bagpipes make you tear…

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Sunday Inspiration: Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into…

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Sunday Inspiration: Constant Kindness

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes the ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” -Albert Schweitzer We live in a world in serious need of kindness. While most of us probably can’t manage “constant kindness,” I bet the more we think about kindness, the more we can manage. So…

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Sunday Inspiration: “Today I choose life…”

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” -Kevyn Aucoin

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Sunday Inspiration: Are Grudges Keeping You Awake?

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” -Martin…

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Sunday Inspiration: Autumn

“It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!” -Winnie the Pooh As the leaves begin to burst into color here at Chautauqua, I feel like following Pooh’s suggestion to leap into the leaves — or perhaps better yet to treat…

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Science Knows No Country

Science knows no country,  because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch that illuminates the world. . . Louis Pasteur We had the good fortune to spend a morning at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on University Circle last week with our oldest grandson. Here he is, immersed in “science.” I hope Liam continues…

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Sunday Inspiration: Literary Lots

How inspiring is this: a woman who takes abandoned lots in Cleveland and turns them into playgrounds based on children’s books, or literary lots as she calls them. Check out the article here for all the details. What books would you choose to build a literary lot?  

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Sunday Inspiration: Aloha

“Aloha… I believe in Aloha and Kindness, ’Ohana first, meaningful Friendships, counting my Blessings, and Giving to others. I choose to see the good in life even during times of struggle. I am Grateful for the life I have and for all the wonderful people that make this journey worthwhile.” — author unknown I’ve been…

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