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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
  • What to Do When Your Relationship is Not Working Out

    “Relationship” is defined as ‘the way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.’ It ... Read more

    What to Do When Your Relationship is Not Working Out
  • 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
  • Pretty

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

    Pretty
  • 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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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

Native Ground

Those Who Love

New Sea

Bonds

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