Category: Quotes/Inspiration

33 Things You Can Do Today To Make Someone Smile

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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Irish For a Day

Irish Prayer

Gearing up for some corned beef and cabbage this weekend? I was disenchanted when an Irish friend told me that they don’t even eat that in Ireland. But drink, they do. This weekend you won’t see me sipping my usual while pub crawling through the city. Don’t get caught with a Budweiser or Cosmo either. …

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Time For the Elephants to Round Up Again

sisterhood- the ultimate herd

Time for the elephants to round up again. If somebody needed poster children for what it looks like to come together in a time of need, my four sisters and I would be it. We are far from perfect and have far from perfect relationships, but when a family member is in need, that mama …

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Loss Sucks

Grief Poem

I started writing earlier this week about grief and it turned into me on a soapbox about why everyone needs to attend a funeral once in a while. So I split these into two posts to give this one the platform it deserves. Loss sucks. There isn’t a simpler way to say it. It hurts, …

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Be the Change

be the change

The tradition of Lent inspired this post, but you don’t need to be religious to decide to do some good in this world. If you just want some ideas to help your community and some thoughts for your own improvement, skip to the lists. The purpose of Lent is to prepare for the celebration and …

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