Category Archive: Quotes/Inspiration

Jan 23 2015

What if You Only Had Six Months to Live?

Close your eyes, or turn away from the screen, and ponder that question for just 30 seconds or so. What would you do? When I first heard this question asked of me yesterday as an exercise at a meeting, I felt really uncomfortable. I worry enough as it is, I really didn’t want to seriously …

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Jun 18 2014

10 Reasons to Stay in Bed Today and Just One to Get Out

Don't regret growing older

10 reasons you could stay in bed today: I’m tired I’m broke I’m single I’m married I’m lonely I’m fat I’m angry I’m sad I’m lost I’m lazy The one reason you should get up and live like crazy:   Not everybody was given the privilege to be alive today

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May 30 2014

When Life Gets Busy, Pray

When life gets too hard to stand, kneel

When life gets too busy and I feel like I am going to lose it, I hear a quiet voice asking, have you prayed lately? Chances are the answer is no. I do talk to God often and everywhere. A lot when I’m driving or when I’m lying in bed at night. But when I …

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Apr 24 2014

Be Grateful

Be Grateful

I was in a conversation with a friend where I mentioned that I envied her relationship with her mom. She recently called her mom when the frosting she was making wouldn’t thicken and since her parents lives close by, her mom said, come on over and I’ll help you. That sounded amazing. What I would …

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Apr 11 2014

You Deserve a Break

Don't spend so much time making a liviing that you have no time to make a life. For more inspiration, visit balancingthebusy.com

Working is a necessary evil. Our lives are driven by getting up early in the morning just to get ready to go into work. Often times we come home after it’s already dark. Our days are sucked away making a living. There is a good chance that even while we are not at work, we …

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Apr 04 2014

Raising a Daughter

Motherhood is not for wimps. For more inspiration, visit balancingthebusy.com

When I was pregnant with my first child, we didn’t find out what we were having ahead of time. So when the doctor delivering her said, it’s a girl, I cried the happiest of tears. I had dreamt of dressing my sweet little baby in all shades of pink and envisioned the princess tiaras and …

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Mar 27 2014

One of the Neatest People I Know

Sometimes just being there is enough

We’ve got a “day” for everything else, why isn’t there an Aunt’s Day? I guess it doesn’t have a real catchy sound to it. But my Aunt Patti is an exceptional woman and deserves to be recognized. She has an infectious laugh, an enormous heart, and nurturing wisdom that has helped me become who I …

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Mar 20 2014

Home Sweet Home

what I love most about my home is who I share it with

I love being home. My home is warm (even when cold air is seeping through old windows), home feels safe, in my home is my uber comfortable bed, and there are constant reminders that this house is well-lived in (e.g. shoes in the hall, toy cars littering the floor, mail on the counter, etc.) The …

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Mar 19 2014

Beyond Passing Judgement

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. I first heard this quote by Plato a few months after my dad had passed away. I was over-the-top-frustrated listening to a 60 year old co-worker complain daily about her aging parents. They call her too often, she has to do too much for …

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Mar 17 2014

33 Things You Can Do Today To Make Someone Smile

  My mom used to say, kind thoughts, kind deeds, kind words. And if it doesn’t apply- you shouldn’t be doing it. I often hear that voice in my head when I’m being snarky or selfish and still give the obligatory eye roll even though I know I need to reevaluate what I’m doing. In …

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