"I'm smart. I know I can succeed. I just need a chance. A chance to climb out of this place I've born in. Everyone I know are angry and tired. They're trying to survive. But I know that there is a world out there that is better, that's better developed. And I want to live in it."
-Liz Murray (homeless to harvard) by lorene
lorene
lorene "I'm smart. I know I can succeed. I just need a chance. A chance to climb out of this place I've born in. Everyone I know are angry and tired. They're trying to survive. But I know that there is a world out there that is better, that's better developed. And I want to live in it." -Liz Murray (homeless to harvard)
Books Worth Reading
Does it seem like everyone you know is having a baby this year or is it just my friends?  I don't even think it's because we're also having a baby that it seems like there is a baby boom in 2015. Lots of babies means lots of handmade gifts.  I've been trying to work ahead on quilts.  I finished this quilt before the recipient was born. I think that's a new personal record. by malinda
malinda
malinda Does it seem like everyone you know is having a baby this year or is it just my friends?  I don't even think it's because we're also having a baby that it seems like there is a baby boom in 2015. Lots of babies means lots of handmade gifts.  I've been trying to work ahead on quilts.  I finished this quilt before the recipient was born. I think that's a new personal record.
wedding wishes
There is nothing more true than this statement! I know that if I never took the chance I did over a year ago, I would not be where I am today. I am so proud of that major step I took to better myself. Sure I doubted the whole challenge, but I felt like I had no other choice. My health was on a steady decline and I didn't even have enough energy to be there with my family. I was always tired and made excuse after excuse of why I had no time to by bleu.
bleu.
bleu. There is nothing more true than this statement! I know that if I never took the chance I did over a year ago, I would not be where I am today. I am so proud of that major step I took to better myself. Sure I doubted the whole challenge, but I felt like I had no other choice. My health was on a steady decline and I didn't even have enough energy to be there with my family. I was always tired and made excuse after excuse of why I had no time to
Love and the Like
Work out! I've been trying to do this since I was born.#this is me #octoberAb exercises. Good reference for mixing it up a bit! by Faty Aini
Faty Aini
Faty Aini Work out! I've been trying to do this since I was born.#this is me #octoberAb exercises. Good reference for mixing it up a bit!
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Haha there is a definite chance that I contain feels by imogene
imogene
imogene Haha there is a definite chance that I contain feels
Words to Live By
If people are going to take the easy way out in life I wish they would do it well. Tired name calling is just that...tired...and without thought. If you're going to do that then make it good enough to be worthy of a response...but I suppose if they're smart enough to do that then they're smart enough to know how stupid they sound and would avoid doing so. It's ridiculous that anybody should expect me to waste my time responding to flat out laziness. by savannah
savannah
savannah If people are going to take the easy way out in life I wish they would do it well. Tired name calling is just that...tired...and without thought. If you're going to do that then make it good enough to be worthy of a response...but I suppose if they're smart enough to do that then they're smart enough to know how stupid they sound and would avoid doing so. It's ridiculous that anybody should expect me to waste my time responding to flat out laziness.
Wedding favors
Even though I was never there for The Beatles I am the biggest fan there ever is and ever will be.  I know everyone says this but I don't know if I'm even a fan.  I wish I could have known them and become as talented as they are.  I know everyone says they're old, and there is nothing wrong with new music, except I am waiting for someone was amazing as The Beatles to start a new revolution. by pearlie
pearlie
pearlie Even though I was never there for The Beatles I am the biggest fan there ever is and ever will be. I know everyone says this but I don't know if I'm even a fan. I wish I could have known them and become as talented as they are. I know everyone says they're old, and there is nothing wrong with new music, except I am waiting for someone was amazing as The Beatles to start a new revolution.
the beasties
Everyone I know is getting married or pregnant and I'm over here like, 'Yep...just trying to become a doctor.' by batjas88
batjas88
batjas88 Everyone I know is getting married or pregnant and I'm over here like, 'Yep...just trying to become a doctor.'
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Omg this is so much better than pulling out a million envelopes! I know-- I've tried that method and I got so flustered with it that I have up. I think I'll try this one :) by carlasisters
carlasisters
carlasisters Omg this is so much better than pulling out a million envelopes! I know-- I've tried that method and I got so flustered with it that I have up. I think I'll try this one :)
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All I know is it has been following me for days. I don't know what /it/ is, or why it's following me, but I hate it. I don't even know how got here. I sprint into the camp, which I've been headed to for days on a whim-- a hope that maybe it could be a safe haven. I've heard stories: this crippled kid named Basil who I was convinced was obsessed with me had been telling me constantly to go there for the summer. That was before they took my mom, before I was alone. I don't remember any of the past two or three years, but I know that I have to get here. Out of reflex that I don't understand, I push toward the creature with my hand, and the ground moves to push it backwards. As I pass the gates, the monster tries to follow me, but it slams into some unseen force. Filled with exaustion and sheer relief, I collapse to the ground, trying to catch my breath. I feel a tap on my shoulder, and jump, grasping my knife. "Who...who are you?" I question. I'm terrified of all these faces surrounding me, but again, out of a reflex I can't explain, my voice is calm and my hand is steady. "What was that??" by LiesbethLap
LiesbethLap
LiesbethLap All I know is it has been following me for days. I don't know what /it/ is, or why it's following me, but I hate it. I don't even know how got here. I sprint into the camp, which I've been headed to for days on a whim-- a hope that maybe it could be a safe haven. I've heard stories: this crippled kid named Basil who I was convinced was obsessed with me had been telling me constantly to go there for the summer. That was before they took my mom, before I was alone. I don't remember any of the past two or three years, but I know that I have to get here. Out of reflex that I don't understand, I push toward the creature with my hand, and the ground moves to push it backwards. As I pass the gates, the monster tries to follow me, but it slams into some unseen force. Filled with exaustion and sheer relief, I collapse to the ground, trying to catch my breath. I feel a tap on my shoulder, and jump, grasping my knife. "Who...who are you?" I question. I'm terrified of all these faces surrounding me, but again, out of a reflex I can't explain, my voice is calm and my hand is steady. "What was that??"
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Okay, so... I know I've done the whole... broiled grapefruit thing, which  is pretty amazing. But, as I've found out, there are actually a lot of  people out there that cannot enjoy grapefruit for one reason or another.  Yes, even a few in my own family! Now, I looove peach season. I think that  I may have mentioned that once or twice before. So naturally, I've been  waiting rather eagerly for the prices of peaches to go down and huzzah! It  finally happened this last weekend!  I rather enthusiastically plucked a few gorgeous ones up and immediately  began planning. Though... I pretty much knew exactly what I wanted to try.  Honey roasted peaches!... by carlasisters
carlasisters
carlasisters Okay, so... I know I've done the whole... broiled grapefruit thing, which is pretty amazing. But, as I've found out, there are actually a lot of people out there that cannot enjoy grapefruit for one reason or another. Yes, even a few in my own family! Now, I looove peach season. I think that I may have mentioned that once or twice before. So naturally, I've been waiting rather eagerly for the prices of peaches to go down and huzzah! It finally happened this last weekend! I rather enthusiastically plucked a few gorgeous ones up and immediately began planning. Though... I pretty much knew exactly what I wanted to try. Honey roasted peaches!...
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I never know where I end and God begins...if that makes sense. I am tired of trying to do. I am just tired. by margie
margie
margie I never know where I end and God begins...if that makes sense. I am tired of trying to do. I am just tired.
Sewing Ideas
I have cried every single day for so long, telling myself I have the strength. Most days, I've barely made it through. I've faked smiles, put on the pretend "it's all good" just to make others feel comfortable. Today, I feel better, but I know it's always there - lurking like the predator that it is; waiting for my next vulnerable moment to pounce and devour me...another attempt to take me out of the game for good. by tabby7cat
tabby7cat
tabby7cat I have cried every single day for so long, telling myself I have the strength. Most days, I've barely made it through. I've faked smiles, put on the pretend "it's all good" just to make others feel comfortable. Today, I feel better, but I know it's always there - lurking like the predator that it is; waiting for my next vulnerable moment to pounce and devour me...another attempt to take me out of the game for good.
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Need a cookie recipe that results in sugary perfection? These Chewy M&M Cookies taste SO GOOD and freeze well too! They're an easy-to-tote addition to parties, movie nights, bake sales, etc, and almost everyone I know is obsessed with this recipe. Be prepared to hand out multiple copies to your guests! by luisa
luisa
luisa Need a cookie recipe that results in sugary perfection? These Chewy M&M Cookies taste SO GOOD and freeze well too! They're an easy-to-tote addition to parties, movie nights, bake sales, etc, and almost everyone I know is obsessed with this recipe. Be prepared to hand out multiple copies to your guests!
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Some times I feel like this also Dog, we just have to accept that there are oxygen thieves out there that are too stupid to know better. by reva
reva
reva Some times I feel like this also Dog, we just have to accept that there are oxygen thieves out there that are too stupid to know better.
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There are great ways to strengthen your knee joints! I know i'll be trying it out! by denise.su
denise.su
denise.su There are great ways to strengthen your knee joints! I know i'll be trying it out!
Just Me
8 Things You Can Send to Your Newsletter Subscribers | So, you know that having an email list is important...but you have NO clue what to actually send out to your subscribers! I've so been there. Now, with more than 6,000 subscribers and a weekly newsletter, I know what to send and I'm sharing some ideas with you! by denise.su
denise.su
denise.su 8 Things You Can Send to Your Newsletter Subscribers | So, you know that having an email list is important...but you have NO clue what to actually send out to your subscribers! I've so been there. Now, with more than 6,000 subscribers and a weekly newsletter, I know what to send and I'm sharing some ideas with you!
Just Me
I have always intuitively realized this. It definitely makes life easier when you view others in this light. Ponder what hurt them, what tragedy occurred that brings about such anger? It turns from being angry back to empathizing. Even hoping to make someone feel better by trying to see things from their injured perspective. Sometimes the angriest person you've met is the softest and most vulnerable soul you'll ever encounter. I know because I married an angry man and he really is a softie. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi I have always intuitively realized this. It definitely makes life easier when you view others in this light. Ponder what hurt them, what tragedy occurred that brings about such anger? It turns from being angry back to empathizing. Even hoping to make someone feel better by trying to see things from their injured perspective. Sometimes the angriest person you've met is the softest and most vulnerable soul you'll ever encounter. I know because I married an angry man and he really is a softie.
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this is a really FANTASTIC book for writers out there that know how to write well but want to continue to improve. i have this book (it was by CAWHS
CAWHS
CAWHS this is a really FANTASTIC book for writers out there that know how to write well but want to continue to improve. i have this book (it was
Literature
“What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so we can cross together.” by cora
cora
cora “What I do know is that if we are born again, I will meet you in another life, if there is a river, you will wait on the shores for me to come to you, so we can cross together.”
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. So after all my years of failure of getting it wrong before getting it right here's what I know... . No matter how good or bad your life is right now you're better than this! You won't always win and some days you're going to lose out big time but every time you lose you get better. . Everyday you can be a better person than you was yesterday. And everyone has the ability the gift to make someone's day better. Try it experiment just for today! Ask someone how they're doing how they're rea... by connie
connie
connie . So after all my years of failure of getting it wrong before getting it right here's what I know... . No matter how good or bad your life is right now you're better than this! You won't always win and some days you're going to lose out big time but every time you lose you get better. . Everyday you can be a better person than you was yesterday. And everyone has the ability the gift to make someone's day better. Try it experiment just for today! Ask someone how they're doing how they're rea...
things i like
Homeless man, Athens, Greece/ Homeless people make my heart hurt. I know it is a fact of life that happens but it hurts. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi Homeless man, Athens, Greece/ Homeless people make my heart hurt. I know it is a fact of life that happens but it hurts.
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When things aren't working out the way I planned, I trust that there is a better plan. #Gabrielle Bernstein #SpiritJunkie by laurie
laurie
laurie When things aren't working out the way I planned, I trust that there is a better plan. #Gabrielle Bernstein #SpiritJunkie
miracles
Gymnastics....I don't know what it is about a beach.. but everyone wants to do gymnastics there! by alisha
alisha
alisha Gymnastics....I don't know what it is about a beach.. but everyone wants to do gymnastics there!
laughter
Another "why didn't I think of that" moment.  I've been trying to figure out a way to display birthdays, without taking up a lot of space.  Duh! by meganinja
meganinja
meganinja Another "why didn't I think of that" moment. I've been trying to figure out a way to display birthdays, without taking up a lot of space. Duh!
Crafty Things
How to let everyone know that your baby was born… by Nina Maltese
Nina Maltese
Nina Maltese How to let everyone know that your baby was born…
Photography
While I'm not making any specific promises, you should know that there is a chance that these Giant Flourless... by valeria
valeria
valeria While I'm not making any specific promises, you should know that there is a chance that these Giant Flourless...
typography.
I know that needle felting is easy..you stick wool a million times and an animal comes out. There is a technique to it though. If you look closely at your felting needles you will see that there ar... by ursula
ursula
ursula I know that needle felting is easy..you stick wool a million times and an animal comes out. There is a technique to it though. If you look closely at your felting needles you will see that there ar...
Food
You know those dishes that everyone says taste even better if you make them ahead of time? This is a perfect example. The flavors continue to deepen as the braise sits, and it’s that much easier to skim the surface when the sauce has a chance to chill. by della
della
della You know those dishes that everyone says taste even better if you make them ahead of time? This is a perfect example. The flavors continue to deepen as the braise sits, and it’s that much easier to skim the surface when the sauce has a chance to chill.
things to live by
How I feel today. Treading water right now. Every morning is a struggle, every day I try to convince myself it's going to be better. Here I am, stressed out, mentally done with this. My stomach hurts so much. I'm going to fins out what it is. Because I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired. It's so hard when you're not doing anything wrong and your body is just getting bigger..... I don't know. I'm just sad today. #Padgram by Mopar Mo
Mopar Mo
Mopar Mo How I feel today. Treading water right now. Every morning is a struggle, every day I try to convince myself it's going to be better. Here I am, stressed out, mentally done with this. My stomach hurts so much. I'm going to fins out what it is. Because I'm so sick and tired of being sick and tired. It's so hard when you're not doing anything wrong and your body is just getting bigger..... I don't know. I'm just sad today. #Padgram
sayings
Everyday is a chance to get better by ivy
ivy
ivy Everyday is a chance to get better
Some Things To Be Said