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Life is a Choice

Angie Choices, Hope, Inspiration, Lessons, Life, Open Mind, Opportunity, Try 2 Comments

“Beliefs are choices. First you choose your beliefs. Then your beliefs affect your choices.” ~Roy T. Bennett Dear Universe, The other day I had a dentist appointment. I know most people dread the dentist, and I admit it’s not my favorite place in the world to be, but I have such a lovely dental hygienist that it makes the visits …

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Choose Love

Angie Believe, Choose Love, Dreams, Gratitude, Hope, Inspiration, Intentions, Jewelry, Joy, Passion, Shop\, Work 2 Comments

“Your daydreams can be glimpses into your future, as long as you believe them to be.” Dear Universe, When I was a little girl, my mom designed jewelry. Not many people knew this as she did it as a side job to being a full-time, stay at home mom to three children.  For the years she stayed home we kept …

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The Truth About Manifesting Your Dreams

Angie Believe, Dreams, Hope, Manifesting, Miracles, Work 2 Comments

“You have to give it everything. Then you have to give it a little more. The answer becomes clear in the practice of doing the work.” Dear Universe, I’m a believer in manifesting your dreams. It’s supposed to work something like this: you have a dream, you create a vision for it, you think about it positively and voila, your …

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The Power of Powerball: Why Dreaming is Priceless

Angie Believe, Dreams, Hope, Inspiration, Lessons, Mindful, Positive, Try, Wonder 0 Comments

“I dream.  Sometimes I think that’s the only right thing to do.” ~Haruki Murakami Dear Universe, This past week the Powerball lottery reached an all-time high: $1.5 billion. And all around me, people were in a ticket-buying frenzy.  (Full disclosure: I was one of those people.) Some stood in line for hours while others superstitiously hopped from location to location …

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Realistic Resolutions: Pleasure, Not Pressure

Angie Beginnings, Changes, Expectations, Hope, Insight, Inspiration, Intentions, Journey, Joy, Learning, Life, Light, New Year, Positive, Resolutions, Rituals, Try, Vision Board, Wishing 0 Comments

“A New Year can be a time for a fresh start, but do it in a state of pleasure, not pressure.” Dear Universe, We all know that a New Year is an ideal time to start fresh, set different intentions and create better, happier, healthier habits. And we know that just as easily as they start, our old habits can …

The Giving and Receiving of Writing

Angie Appreciation, Changes, Gratitude, Guidance, Hope, Impact, Insight, Inspiration, Journal, Journey, Lessons, Life, Memories, Positive, Wisdom, Writing 2 Comments

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” ~Anaïs Nin Dear Universe, Recently I stumbled upon a writing contest on Positive Writer.  The topic, “How Writing Has Positively Influenced My Life,” intrigued me.  Though I’ve been writing for as long as I’ve been reading, this idea is something I only recently thought about. But I’ve never …

Cheer and be Cheered

Angie Appreciation, Cheer, Family, Feelings, Friends, Gratitude, Happiness, Helping, Hope, Inspiration, Intentions, Uplift 2 Comments

“The unselfish effort to bring cheer to others will be the beginning of a happier life for ourselves.” ~Helen Keller Dear Universe, The other day I sent my dear friend an email.  It was a link to a piece I had written and I wanted her to see it. She wrote back so encouragingly, so quickly, so completely excited—just like …

Make Peace Starting Now

Angie Acceptance, Advice, Blame, Blessings, Choices, Forgiveness, Guidance, Hope, Insight, Inspiration, Opportunity, Patience, Peace, Relationships, Release, Try, Worries 3 Comments

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” ~Buddha Dear Universe, I am not a fan of cemeteries. Well, I don’t know anyone who is. So it doesn’t surprise me that I never really noticed that right near my work is a sprawling cemetery I drive by almost every day. But the other day, as I stopped at the …