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Kindness

“Kindness is the ability to love people more than they deserve.”

~ Joseph Joubert

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Storms

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”

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Scars = Badge of Success

“The trials we face and the scars we recover are the badges of our successes .”

 

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Sit - Think

“Never be afraid to sit awhile and think.”

~ Lorraine Hansberry

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Failure

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”

~ Truman Capote

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Activating Your Light

“Activating our light and our full potential requires that we embrace our shadow. Realizing our wholeness requires us to become big enough to hold our brokenness.”

~ Derek Rydall

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I Care

“I fall too fast
Crash too hard
Forgive too easily
And care too much!”

 

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Growing and Healing

“Switch your mentality from “I’m broken and helpless” to I’m “growing and healing” and watch how your life changes for the better.”

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Life Is Tough

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you!”

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Continuing On ......

“…… and here you are, continuing on, despite how hard it’s been.”

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The Keepers

“There are rare people who will show up at the right time, help you through the hard times and stay into your best times ….. those are the KEEPERS.”

~ Nausicca Twila

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Listen

“There is a voice that does not use words. Listen!”

~ Rumi

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National Donor Day .... And Valentine's Day

“Love is only real when it’s shared.”

Organ donation is love being shared. Love that saves lives. Happy National Donor Day and Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

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Zero

“How do you write zero in Roman numerals?”

~ George Carlin

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Always Eat Dessert!

“Seize the moment. Remember all those ladies on the Titanic that waved off the dessert cart!”

~ Erma Bombeck

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Tell Me About The Song .....

“Tell me about the song that kept you alive when you felt like nothing else could save you.”

Editorial note :  Post heart transplant, the song I heard in my head over and over, both in the ICU and on the step down, was “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”, Elton John

Tell me yours ………

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Death Is A Challenge

“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time … It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.”

~ Leo Buscaglia

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Footprints On Our Hearts

“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”

~ Dorothy Ferguson

 

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Loss

“Only loss teaches us about the value of things.”

~ Arthur Schopenhauer

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Your Royalty

“Love comes from within, respect comes from within, acceptance comes from within, forgiveness comes from within; reach inside for your truth and find your royalty.”

~ Akiroq Brost

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