Sunday Inspiration: Forgiveness

A Prayer for Yom Kippur To those I may have wronged I ask forgiveness. To those I may have helped, I wish I could have done more. To those I neglected to help I ask for understanding. To those who helped me I thank you with all my Heart. -G’mar Hatimah Tovah Today’s quote is in…

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Sunday Inspiration: Flowers Always Make People Better

FLOWERS ALWAYS MAKE PEOPLE BETTER “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank As summer slips into the beginnings of fall here in Chautauqua, New York, I find myself saying goodbye to the beautiful flowers that have given me and so many others…

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Sunday Inspiration: The Queen

“Over the years, those who have seemed to me to be the most happy, contented and fulfilled have always been the people who have lived the most outgoing and unselfish lives.” -Queen Elizabeth II What a grand lady and inspirational world leader she was. She will be missed by many. I hope that despite tragedies…

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Sunday Inspiration: Happy Labor Day!

“A hundred times every day, I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labor of others, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give the same measure that I have received and continue to receive.” -Albert Einstein

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Sunday Inspiration: Serving Others

“Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilization in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones. But no. Mead said that the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone)…

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Sunday Inspiration: You will teach them to fly

“You will teach them to fly, but they will not fly your flight. You will teach them to dream, but they will not dream your dream. You will teach them to live, but they will not live your life. Nevertheless, in every flight, in every life, in every dream, the print of the way you…

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Sunday Inspiration: Go for broke

“Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things–childhood, certainties,…

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Sunday Inspiration: Everyone’s hero

You can’t be everyone’s hero. You can’t take away everyone’s pain, solve all their problems, and make them feel happy with themselves and their lives. All you can do is love them, and that’s all you have to do. Just love them in their messiness, their confusion, their grief. See them, hear them, and accept…

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Sunday Inspiration: Be the person who breaks the cycle

“Be the person who breaks the cycle. If you were judged, choose understanding. If you were rejected, choose acceptance. If you were shamed, choose compassion. Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you. Vow to be better than what broke you—to heal instead of becoming bitter so you…

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