week twenty

What’s your contribution? Years ago, I heard this question on a short film. I hate that I can’t remember where exactly, but it was asked in the context of basically, what are you doing for someone besides yourself? Take your job, for instance; many of us wouldn’t go to work if we weren’t getting paid, right? […]

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Fake Luxury

I’ve never spent more than $100 on a pair of shoes before so I find this so ridiculous! Yet funny. Funny because who said it’s luxury? What makes a brand or an item luxurious?Granted, some things are made with better materials and style, buuuuuttt there are stores (including Payless!) and brands that are affordable (to me) […]

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week seventeen

I think the only reason someone is jealous is because she has failed to create a fulfilling life. She thinks of and views herself in a state of lack. Anyone doing “it” or having “it” is competition instead of inspiration, a rival instead of a teacher. Healthy admiration is normal; being unpleasant toward someone because […]

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week twelve

When you dim your light to make others comfortable, who (if anyone) benefits? There is a difference between bragging and inspiring and it’s usually who’s listening. Sometimes being yourself and living your life on your own terms makes others squirm. Why would you want to be around someone who is most comfortable when you are […]

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Parenting Your Non-Children

I celebrated my nephew’s birthday this weekend; he had a few friends join him at the trampoline park and dinner. One spawn of satan kid got out of hand—talking loudly and over others. Getting up randomly. Shaking his empty cup at the server. Yelling “where’s my food?!” more than once. Not a once did I […]

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week nine

One comes to believe whatever one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be true or false. Each of us is what we are because of the dominating thoughts we permit to occupy our minds. -Ruben Chavez | thinkgrowprosper This is why I do my best to stay away from those who have a negative […]

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week four

Like beauty, success is measured by the individual. Personally, it means living life on your terms despite what anyone else thinks. This is not to say you don’t consider others’ feelings, but you don’t let them block you from your goals and joys. Success is knowing yourself and making the best of what you have. […]

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