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Welcome . . .
Inspiration for the Spirit
is all about love—not only romantic love, but also love for our fellow man
. . . love for life and its many wonders . . . and, most importantly, the love of self that comes when you are truly content with the person you are. Read more
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In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. —Buddha

Be Inspired . . .

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  • Living with a Positive Attitude

    Living with a positive attitude paints your world in bright colors and attracts positive energy. Here's what you need to ... Read more

    Living with a Positive Attitude
  • Ten Tips for a Happier Life

    When will you be happy? Will you be happy when you find the perfect partner, save up enough to take that trip, when your ... Read more

    Ten Tips for a Happier Life
  • Why I Did It

    I was a little hesitant getting on the subway that Sunday morning, the day that the New York Times magazine ran my portrait ... Read more

    Why I Did It
  • Open Mind, Open Heart

    If you want to live the peaceful life you imagine, you must start now. “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your ... Read more

    Open Mind, Open Heart
  • Slow Down to Savor Life

    I've been known to tell people that I'm so busy, I don't have time to breathe. It might be an exaggeration, but there are ... Read more

    Slow Down to Savor Life

Random Reflections — One Woman’s Journey

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The Evening Sky

In the country, the evening sky stretches as far as the eye can see. It envelopes you in shades of blue and coral awash with watercolor hues of pale lavender, vibrant orange, and fuchsia. The sun, a blinding glow in the west, sinks into the horizon. It is slow to set. You can watch it as it grows smaller ... Read more

Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be
calm in your heart.
—Lady Gaga

Poems on Life, Living, and Love


Day And Night

Almost a Whisper

Almost a Whisper


In a Garden


Ashes of Life

Home is where the heart is, and at Inspiration for the Spirit—my home on the web—you will find a heart on every page. Let each ♥ be a reminder to keep your heart open, embrace each new day and the people you know, and live life to the fullest . . . doing things always in the spirit of love. —Patricia

Quotes, Proverbs, and Other Words of Wisdom

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