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Quiet bravery is often the most noble of all

Dear Courageous Girl, Some people might say that walking away from a battle is the cowardly thing to do. But very often, it is the best and bravest thing you could ever do. How do we know when it’s time to walk away from a battle...whether it is a conflict in a...

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Spread Kindness and Goodness Today

There is a great misconception in life that we can only spread kindness and goodness under the right conditions... or only when it is given to us or returned back to us. Sometimes it is called weak or even looked down upon to be kind and compassionate instead of...

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You have the right to protect yourself

Dear Goodhearted Girl, A difficult fact of life that we must learn to accept is that not everyone has the best intentions. Some people make mistakes, but others act in flat-out intentionally terrible ways that hurt and threaten to destroy us. Not everyone has your...

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Here’s where my heart is…….

Hi friends....thanks for being here with me....the internet is a busy place, lots to see and do...thanks for stopping here to read this. I'm kinda spilling my heart. I wanted you to know where I've been and what's been happening. Here’s where my heart is… 1. My...

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You get to decide…always always always

Dear Doing-Your-Best Girl, Because there are only so many hours in a day, and because we are all simply human, and because there is just no possible way that we can ever do everything that we want to do, and especially do EVERYTHING well -- we must make choices....

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The World Needs You

Dear Optimistic Girl, The world needs you. Keep encouraging others...keep encouraging yourself... ...and keep believing that there is always something to be absolutely thankful for, giddy with excitement about, and definitely always someone else you know who could...

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Choose the Good Stuff

Dear Choosing Girl, Every day there are a million choices competing for your time, your brain space, and your commitment. It's so important to look for the good instead of the bad, and to see all of the wonderful little things all around you rather than letting...

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The Words We Speak Are Like Invitations

We really can create so much of our own experience with the thoughts that we think and even with the words that we say. Words have so much power. When we allow negative words and thoughts to cross our lips, those words can act as commands to lead our lives in the...

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Jealousy Steals Joy

Dear Soulful Girl, Jealousy is a vicious beast that can steal your own joy away. You see, what we often do is compare our 'worst' parts to everyone else's 'best' parts in life, creating a situation that has no good ending. Comparing hardly ever has a good ending,...

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Look Around

Dear Magnificent, Marvel of a Girl, If ever you doubt that you are important or that you are loved -- or that you matter -- or that you are known -- or that there is a plan for you -- please dear girl, look around for beautiful evidence of all of it all and you...

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