The world is not flat…

by Jan on October 28, 2011

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, (…)

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Say “yes”!

by Jan on October 27, 2011

I don’t always read the newspaper, but on Tuesday morning something really caught my eye. A little story about one of our local judges and dying man’s wish to be married to his partner of many years. It’s so heartwarming (…)

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A second chance at 2 weeks old

by Jan on October 25, 2011

I’m sure you have already seen some of the amazing rescues from the earthquake in Turkey last Tuesday. Yesterday there was an article on Huffington Post of a two week old baby girl pulled to safety and then wrapped in (…)

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It’s a Puzzle. How to do it? Inch by inch.

by Jan on October 24, 2011

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve (…)

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Kiss and tell

by Jan on October 23, 2011

The Smooch! Project website has thousands of images of people giving and getting smooches. What do smooches have to do with hope? I don’t think we ever get enough lovin’, there’s always room for more. A friend of mine was part (…)

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This little light of mine

by Jan on October 20, 2011

“Hope is like a nightlight in a very dark house.” ~ Rhoda Rubin I’m very lucky. Wise women are abundant in my life. One of these women is my friend Rhoda. In a recent visit she told me that she had (…)

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Your dream is inside you. Let it out!

by Jan on October 17, 2011

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~Neale Donald Walsch I’ve discovered that most of us have dreams.  Little things mostly – things that we’d love to have happen without any real expectation that they actually could. Sometimes (…)

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What Steve Jobs can teach us about girl energy. 

by Jan on October 11, 2011

“Your time is limited; so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.  Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.  Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner (…)

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iHope

by Jan on October 6, 2011

“You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, karma, whatever… Follow your heart.”  ~ Steve Jobs I recently wrote about Steve Jobs and I’m thinking about him again today—as is the rest of the world. In fact, I’m writing (…)

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Beauty in transitions

by Jan on October 3, 2011

Here is the way life looks to me today. I see hope in beauty. I see beauty everywhere. I see hope everywhere. I see hope in the beauty of fall colors.  The yellows and reds are hard to take for (…)

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