Monthly Archives: November 2015

11/30/15–Your Life

“We seem to fall into living our lives, swept away by circumstance, and not making conscious decisions. If we don’t live our lives consciously, then ask yourself,  ‘Who is living my life?  And is that living?’” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/30/15

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11/29/15–Things

I was cleaning the other day, getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday, and cleaning makes me reflective. I was thinking about how our lives are controlled by things. We exchange our time, work, and money to buy things. We spend … Continue reading

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11/28/15–Simplicity

“Life can be simple, but we complicate it. We ‘adult’erate the simplicity of life.  If we simply live in love, like a child, most of our problems would vanish.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/28/15

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11/25/15–Gratitude

“Gratitude is like breath; it infuses life.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/25/15 Photo by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/11/15.  Bouquet of Ginkgo Leaves   ‪

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11/23/15–Life Mission

“Our fundamental mission in life is to make a ripple of goodness in this ocean of humanity.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/23/15

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11/22/15–The Tao of Pie

“Life is too short to eat pie crust!” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/22/15

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11/20/15–Beliefs

“Search for the truth in all matters. Don’t blindly accept ideas that align with your already established beliefs and fears. Beliefs should not be immutable things. Challenge your beliefs. Challenge your fears. Challenge yourself.  Grow.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/20/15 Lesser … Continue reading

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11/19/15–Sylvan Discovery

“I ran off to the forest to lose myself, but, in turn, I discovered myself.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/14/15

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11/19/15–Religion

“Religion, at its very best, is beautiful, and at its very worst, monstrous.  Consider carefully to what you entrust your faith.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 11/19/15

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11/18/15–Peace Perches in Our Soul

There is something called peace–it dwells in the hope of today and the dream of tomorrow. It rings in our words, rests in our hands, and aches in our bones. Maybe Ms. Dickinson was wrong. Perhaps peace is the thing … Continue reading

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