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“Giving” – November 25, 2014 for Blake and Tracey

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Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others.

― Barbara Bush 

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“Affection – November 24, 2014

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Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

― C. S. Lewis 

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“Finding Strength” – November 23, 2014

2 days, 21 hours ago Design Talk 0

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” 

- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

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“Tolerance” – November 22, 2014 for the Intolerant

3 days, 22 hours ago Design Talk 0

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.

― Voltaire 

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“New Levels of Understanding” – November 21, 2014 for Edith

4 days, 22 hours ago Design Talk 0

Life is full of tough decisions, and nothing makes them easy. But the worst ones are really your personal koans, and tormenting ambivalence is just the sense of satori rising. Try, trust, try, and trust again, and eventually you’ll feel your mind change its focus to a new level of understanding.

― Martha Beck 

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“Happiness” – November 20, 2014 for Joan on her birthday!

5 days, 22 hours ago Design Talk 0

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.

― Unknown 

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“Patience” – November 19, 2014 for Janet

6 days, 22 hours ago Design Talk 0

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.

― Ralph Marston 

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“Anxiety” – November 18, 2014

1 week ago Design Talk 0

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

― Charles Spurgeon 

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“Empathy” – November 17, 2014

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Empathy is really the opposite of spiritual meanness. It’s the capacity to understand that every war is both won and lost. And that someone else’s pain is as meaningful as your own.

― Barbara Kingsolver 

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“Welcome to my World!” – November 16, 2014

1 week, 2 days ago Design Talk 0

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

― Samuel Ullman 

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