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Enjoy the View

Angie Awareness, Insight, Inspiration, Mindful, New York City, Notice, Perspective, Present 2 Comments

“Making an effort to be mindful and present is not always enough. Action over effort triumphs each time.” Dear Universe, Last weekend David and I headed to New York City for a quick getaway. While we were there, we would see family and go to the Big East Championship game—which has now become a bit of a tradition. When we …

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Don’t Rush Your Joy

Angie Gratitude, Happiness, Intentions, Joy, Mindful, Purpose 0 Comments

“Your joy is your purpose.  Your purpose is to recognize and honor your joy.” Dear Universe, Lately I’ve been thinking more and more about what it means to be joyful.  It could be because I work closely with a student whose middle name is Joy.  Our weekly meetings somehow always meander back to the idea of being happy—being joyful. I …

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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 …

A Little Idea; A Whole Lot of Gratitude

Angie Abundance, Giving, Gratitude, Messages, Mindful, Soul, Spirit, Thankful, Thanksgiving, Traditions 0 Comments

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”  ~William Arthur Ward Dear Universe, There are so many times I find myself inspired by an idea.  I hear about a book someone’s read, and I want to read it. I hear about a spiritual practice, and I want to try it. …

Sand and Sandcastles: The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of

Angie Beach, Beginnings, Believe, Dreams, Faith, Insight, Inspiration, Lessons, Manifesting, Mindful, Patience, Trust, Try 0 Comments

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” ~Vincent van Gogh Dear Universe, Yesterday I arrived at the beach nice and early, which is one of my favorite things to do. It turned out I wasn’t the only one who likes to beat the crowds. There on the beach was an older gentleman putting the final touches on a …

Little Gives, Big Gets

Angie Abundance, Appreciation, Generosity, Giving, Gratitude, Inspiration, Joy, Life, Love, Mindful, Receiving, Spirit, Thankful 0 Comments

“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone’s day.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich Dear Universe, We’ve all heard the joy in giving is in receiving.  When you give from your heart you receive such a complete feeling of joy in return. And that’s true. Unfortunately, we sometimes think we have to give big to make it …