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     Everyone who reads my blog knows I focus on “Living Life to its Fullest.”  And, almost everyone who receives the blog has been able to ride out this recession relatively well.

      But all of us could use a pick-me-up, so please take time to absorb some of the following words of inspiration, hope and encouragement. I’ll start with the quote I used in my very first blog, “A Beautiful Day”:

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that lets the light get in.” – Leonard Cohen

     Another one of my favorites comes from Alcoholics Anonymous. Even if you don’t fall in that category, the ‘Serenity Prayer’ is meaningful for all of us: 

“God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.”

    Here are some others, some of which are anonymous:

 “No matter what situations life throws at you…No matter how long and how treacherous your journey may seem…Remember there is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

 “Never give up. No matter what is going on. Never give up. Develop the heart. Be compassionate. Not just to your friends, but everyone. Work for peace, and I say again, Never give up.” – excerpt from Tenzin Gyatso 

 “A happy heart makes the face cheerful.” – Proverbs 15:13

 “If I could, I’d comb the sky and collect the stars, quickly pile them into a basket until it overflowed with silvery light. And then I’d give the basket to you, because all things precious and beautiful should be yours today.”

“Life isn’t what you want it to be, it’s what you make it become.” – Anthony Ryan

 “It really is the little things that mean the most of all. The “let me help you with that” and the “I’ll be glad to do it” things…make your cares much lighter, The “laugh with me, it’s funny” things…make your outlook brighter”  — Mary Dawson Hughes

“There is no such thing in anyone’s life 
as an unimportant day.” –
Alexander Woollcott

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending” – Maria Robinson

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” – Muhammad Ali

“Do not go where the path might lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein

“Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
Keep me safe all through the night,
And wake me in the morning light.” – Childhood prayer

“Just one song can spark a moment. One tree can start a forest. One bird can herald spring. One smile begins a friendship. One handclasp lifts a soul. One sunbeam lights a room. One candle wipes out darkness. One laugh will conquer gloom. One step must start each journey. One word must start each prayer. One hope will raise our spirits, and one touch can show you care.” – Unknown

“Today is the first day of the rest of my life.” – Cortland Anderson (my father)

 Please feel free to put your favorite inspirational quotes  in the comments section below!

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