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The Purpose of Life is Not Necessarily To Be Happy

LOVE this quote I found on Kind Over Matter.  It makes sense somehow. What do you think? [Post image: Girl in cereal by januszek on stock.xchng]

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20 Teachable Virtues

I’ve been enjoying the book 20 Teachable Virtues: Practical Ways to Pass on Lessons of Virtue and Character to Your Children by Barbara C. Unell and Jerry L. Wyckoff.  Whatever kind of parent you are, I’m guessing you (at least) want your children to learn “right” from “wrong” and how to navigate their own lives […]

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Parenting Beyond Belief

Decisions, decisions. If you have children, you will have to decide how you will raise them. How do you raise ethical, caring kids?  Will you teach them tenets of a certain religion, or will you attempt to do so without religion?  Will you model what you want to see, or simply tell them, “Do as […]

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Out of Your Own Heart

Patience, dahlings, patience.  I’ll tell you all about last night’s Susan Enan concert on Tuesday.  I need time to compose my happy thoughts (and pictures). In the meantime, I give you a gift.  Actually, the gift is none of my doing.  It’s one of Mary Oliver’s astute pieces.  Oh, how I love how she puts […]

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Keep Walking

I love Daniel Collinsworth’s post “Finding Greatness in Your Imperfection” on his blog Metta Drum. He includes a wonderful quote by Ram Dass, which I believe to be true. I would like my life to be a statement of love and compassion—and where it isn’t, that’s where my work lies.  —Ram Dass It’s hard work […]

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