Forgiveness #tinyhearts

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Take a walk through the garden of forgiveness and pick a flower of forgiveness for everything you have ever done. When you get to that time that is now, make a full and total forgiveness of your entire life and smile at the bouquet in your hands because it truly is beautiful.”
― Stephen Richards, Forgiveness and Love Conquers All: Healing the Emotional Self

Life is a whirlwind of many opportunities. Choose to embrace all of them in deepest gratitude. Learn to forgive yourself and honour the heart that beats within you, as well as the head that rests on your shoulders. Learn how to believe in people again and not be judging or cynical to various beliefs.
― Michelle Cruz-Rosado

Forgiveness is a gift to the one who is hurting.  ― Josee D’Amore

What do you need to forgive yourself for today?

Gratitude #tinyhearts

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Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. It means you are willing to stop being such a jerk. When you are aware of all that has been given to you, in your lifetime and in the past few days, it is hard not to be humbled, and pleased to give back. –Anne Lamott from Help, Thanks, Wow

Here’s the first post in this series: Hearthstones.

Love #tinyhearts

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Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

 1 Corinthians 13:4–8a
(English Standard Version)

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Rest #Tinyhearts

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The Underappreciation of Rest in Our Society by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist:

Rest has become confused with laziness. We live in a society that praises those who work 60hrs/week and makes faulty assumptions about those who work 40. We have confused rest with laziness. And while too much rest may indeed be an indicator of sloth, the regular practice of finding rest is not.

Read the whole article here. Lots of great stuff!

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When Breath Meets Busy by Courtney Carver of Be More with Less:

The more I worked, the more work I had. For awhile, I thrived on busyness. Then I resented it…Eventually my busyness became unproductive in every possible way.

Read the whole article here. It includes a five-minute antidode to busyness.

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Busy Be Gone by me. 🙂 A two-minute video about being a recovering busy-aholic.

Read about the beginning of this series here.

Light #tinyhearts

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.

—Marianne Williamson

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People are like stained – glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

—Edith Wharton

To see the beginning of this series, read about Hearthstones.