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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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  • 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
  • Pretty

    Feeling pretty has never been a priority in my life. Feeling smart, talented, adventurous, capable, interesting, witty, etc., ... Read more

    Pretty
  • An Awakening

    Sometimes you have to go far away from home before you can understand why what you have may be too much. Several years ... Read more

    An Awakening
  • 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
  • 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

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

Poems on Life, Living, and Love

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True Wealth

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Because

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After Love

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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