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Sage advice from one of America’s best-loved writers

I admire Mark Twain not just for his wit and his storytelling skill, but because he had great insight into the human condition.cheer someone up-mark twain

Taking your focus off yourself and putting it on helping someone else isn’t just a distraction. It also reminds you that you have the potential to be a good person who makes the world around them a little bit better.

And then you get the benefit of living in that better world.

Plus, when you step out of your comfort zone and help someone else with their problems, you’re giving them the opportunity to help you with yours.

Last but not least, it gives you better perspective on your own troubles.

The second best way to cheer yourself up? If you still need some cheering after you’ve brightened someone else’s day…read a book.  🙂

Pablo Neruda on the Union of Souls in Love

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Opposites attract, right? That’s how it is with my husband and I. He’s a vegetarian, I’m an omnivore. He loves movies with lots of drama, I want action scenes and explosions. He jumps right into the deep end of the swimming pool, while I’m still testing the water with one toe.

But that’s what makes life exciting together. We each take the other person to places we never would have gone on our own.

Courage is…

John Wayne on courage

Doesn’t this orange tabby look dead-serious determined to catch those outlaws and save the ranch?

Next time you’re procrastinating on doing anything, just ask yourself, “What would Orange John Wayne Cat do?”

Then saddle up and get ‘er done.  🙂

Do Dogs Go To Heaven?

Dog Heaven Will Rogers quoteAs a kid, my best friend was Heather, a mutt who my father saved from a puppy mill. When I waded in the creek, she jumped in and splashed alongside me. When I climbed trees, she waited at the bottom for me to come back down. I’ll never forget how wonderful it was to go for a walk and know that she’d be right behind me, no matter how far I went.

Wherever she is now, that’s where I’m going when I die, too.  See you there, Will.