Thursday Thoughts

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“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” – Rumi

I read this quote last night and for me, it translated into: everything that happens was meant to happen and you’ll be a better person because of it. Even when it hurts. And even though we may not understand the rationale behind certain life events.

I know the holidays can be tough for a lot of people for a lot of reasons but no matter what’s bringing you down this season, stay hopeful. Things always get better….if you let them. Fight for your happiness, keep your dreams alive and just keep going.

Lots of love,


Animal Lover

Juliet CatYes, I love my cat. Lol. She’s the best. There was a large part of my life where I believed I was going to be a veterinarian. And although dreams change, and futures shift and reshape themselves, there will always be a place in my heart for animals.

What did you think you’d grow up to be? And why did it change?



Inspiring Poem

The Celestial Surgeon

If I have faltered more or less In my great task of happiness; If I have moved among my race And shown no glorious morning face; If beams from happy human eyes Have moved me not; if morning skies, Books, and my food, and summer rain Knocked on my sullen heart in vain:- Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take And stab my spirit broad awake!

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Many Christmases ago, I received a children’s book of poetry. I loved it. And til this day I still think about the first time I read some of what would become my favorite poems. Have you ever been inspired by a poem?

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