Forgiveness is for the Forgiver

When I participated in Deepak Chopra’s meditation for compassion this past week, he said several things which really resonated with me. I think one of the most important for people to hear was his response to a question about forgiveness: “Forgive not because the other person deserves it, but because…

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Witness and be Thankful

Gratitude is feeling joy for something. Feeling joy for something should compel you to be grateful for that which brings you joy, but it’s important to remember that joy is not only in the big things. It is also found in the smallest of things like a smile, or hug…

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Dog Lesson 5: LOVE and SERVICE

I was reading something online (and now I can’t remember where or by whom), but it talked about service and love being synonymous. The timing is perfect in my life for this message. My grandmother is ill, and my family has rallied around, ensuring she is well-taken care of. She…

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The Internet Can Be So Much More (So Can You)

A friend recently posted on Facebook a video of a man on trying to break a board on his head because he believed in himself. He didn’t do it and got very upset.  I’m not a doctor, and I am in no way qualified to diagnose anything; however, I know…

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How Do You Respect?

Showing respect for yourself tells the world you are worthy of respect. While some think people should simply respect each other, it can be hard to respect another human who most obviously doesn’t show respect for the self. When that happens, when a person is disrespectful toward themselves, it typically translates…

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Better Children. Better World.

This meme is based off the Carlos Slim quote: “It’s important to give a better country to your children, but it is more important to give better children to your country.” I’m a big proponent of “thought in conception”. We would hate to think the gods of our faiths created us…

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