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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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  • Choosing To Be Happy

    Everyone wants to be happy. Whether it comes from fulfillment in our work, contentment in our relationships, pride in our ... Read more

    Choosing To Be Happy
  • The Simplicity of Tea

    "Tea is an act complete in its simplicity." —Thich Nhat Hanh When I drink tea, there is only me, and the tea. The ... Read more

    The Simplicity of Tea
  • On Aging

    I was at a wedding Saturday with a lot of women in their 20s and 30s in sexy dresses, their youthful skin aglow. And even ... Read more

    On Aging
  • Making Lemonade

    You know the old saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. It’s relatively easy to be positive, motivated, and ... Read more

    Making Lemonade
  • 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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Sad, but True

This morning the clouds looked like mountains on the horizon. They were hanging low and appeared to be a deep purple haze of mountains against the winter sky. Seeing them reminded me of our trip out west and the Rockies looming ahead in the distance. I had felt a sense of peace on that trip. Standing on a ... 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
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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