Small Things Become Great Inspirational Printable

Today’s inspirational quote is from Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 to 1997). During her lifetime Mother Teresa became famous as the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to caring for the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta – now known as Kolkata. She set up soup kitchens, a leper colony, orphanages, and a home for the dying destitute. She treated the lepers, educated the poorest of the poor, and fed the homeless. She treated them like her family.

 

Her message to me was that you don’t have to do big or great things to help.

Small things become great when done with love.  

I love to surround myself with words and images that embrace positive attitudes and foster peace, love, and kindness.  Today’s printable is sized 12″ x 12″.

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Gather Inspirational Printable

Today’s inspirational print, Gather, is how I think of our connections to friends and family. I think when the world shut down in ealy 2020, we all missed gathering with those we care about, and sharing our thoughts, food, and space. As the world has continued in a changed state, I read many blog posts about happy reconnections as family members and friends re-connect.  My wish for all of us is a happy, healthy world where we can gather, share, and laugh.

 

 

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Give Thanks

We’re in the holiday season, and for the next few months, our lives are packed with activities. Today I’m asking you to stop and take a minute to be grateful.  It’s good for your brain, body, health, and for everyone around you.   Studies show that practicing gratitude releases positive neurochemicals, like dopamine, and engages the reward system in the brain. Your attitude of gratitude builds long-lasting reward circuits that are coupled with positive behavior and thought patterns developed through meaning and intention. The simple act of gratitude strengthens positive brain circuits allowing for greater brain power and prosperity.

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Knotty Pine and Tea, Childhood Memories

I’m in a nostaligic mood and ask your forgiveness for my need to share memories today.  Decades ago, I was born in Mobile, Alabama.  We moved to Tennessee before my 6th birthday so most of my memories in Mobile are from my toddler to pre-school years.  I’m retired so we’re talking about flashes of life back around 1950 or so. I actually remember sitting in the kitchen sink while my mother bathed me. I remember Saturday mornings sitting at the table and listening to the radio while my mother made waffles.  I remember my mother buying our first TV (without telling my dad) and standing in front of it watching my first cartoon.  Yes, I have lots of vague memories from a world that no longer exists.

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Catching Up – What I’ve Been Up To

Today I thought I would just do a little catch up with you about the last few weeks.  Life sometimes throws a curve ball and we don’t always follow the plan we make.   l am glad to share that I got my 2nd vaccine shot the first week in May.  My arm was red and sore for several days but that’s really nothing.  What surprised me was the RA (rheumatoid arthritis) pain I experienced for over 3 days following the shot. It is my observation that any stress or illness makes me hurt.  Anyway, it’s a small price to pay to protect myself from COVID.  I did not get several craft projects done but that isn’t the end of the world either.

 

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Seeking Happiness For Others

Great minds have told us for centuries that we will find happiness in helping others.   There is a Chinese saying: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”  In my childhood, I remember learning in Sunday School that it is better to give than receive. Read More