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What you do matters . . .

Dear Giving Girl, So many actions seem to go unnoticed, or seem too small or too insignificant to really be observed, even though we put our whole hearts and souls into performing them. Sometimes we even feel like giving up on our efforts. We could not possibly be...

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Difficult feelings will pass . . .

Dear Getting-There Girl, Growth, healing, change. They all come with a roller coaster of emotions. Sometimes we feel like we are up to the challenge, sometimes we forget there's even a challenge. Then, the next minute, we can be bursting into tears and overwhelmed,...

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Moving on is important . . .

Dear Ready Girl, Moving on is important . . . if we don't move forward, we stay stuck. It's like a stream . . . or a river . . . when it stops moving, it gets mucky and contaminated. We need to be constantly finding our flow . . . we need to be growing and learning...

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This is where you will find peace . . .

Dear Beloved Girl, Human beings want love more than anything in the world. We want love and we want acceptance. We want to be understood. Frustration comes when we do no accept the fact that we simply cannot MAKE others love us, or accept us, or even understand us....

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Don’t you dare give up . . .

Dear Persevering Girl, Think of a time when you almost gave up . . . almost quit . . . almost threw in the towel . . . but decided to just give it one more shot. Where did that decision take you? Maybe you had to decide over, and over, and over again not to quit at...

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Don’t be afraid to face your giants . . .

Dear Courageous Girl, Don't be afraid to face your giants. Don't be afraid to stand face to face, toe to toe with what is scaring you the most. Don't be afraid to pull the things that are taunting you in the darkness out into the light to see what they really are....

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Peace is good . . .

Dear Gorgeous Girl, Peace is good. Peace is so, so good. It is worth it to travel whatever lengths we need to go to feel peace. Often, peace is right in front of our face if we will just be silent. Then sometimes we have to make really tough choices, or go to great...

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Today is a great day to start . . .

Dear Ready Girl, Whatever "that thing" is, today is a great day to start. Even if the first steps you can take right now seem very small . . . remember that just starting is a very, very big deal. Keep your focus on today, and then when it's tomorrow just focus on...

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No one has ever been created just like you . . .

Dear One-In-A-Gazillion Girl, No one has ever been created just like you, and no one ever will be. You are a priceless, authentic, light-filled soul, and you have value far, far greater than you will ever be able to comprehend. No matter what is in the past, it is...

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