The Middle East, explained.

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You can’t be stronger if life doesn’t try you every now and then.

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Break a bone, and as the broken part heals it becomes the strongest part in it.

Get hit by a virus, survive that, and supposedly it can never get you again.

Observe how your skin that gets rubbed on a surface often becomes thicker and more rough with time.

Remember how naïve you were before, and with, each incident and accident with people that you’ve had.

It brought you to the “knowing better” person you are now.

You can’t be stronger if life doesn’t try you every now and then.

And after each trial it promises a stronger, more immune version of you. – Eman Farouk

Yet another reason why I’ll never be a minister.

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789-3At church this morning, one of the hymns was “Surely The Presence Of The Lord Is In This Place.”

And of course the only thing I could think of was:

“Yes, it is… and don’t call me Shirley.”

Ain’t this the truth.




Ain’t this the truth.

Spotted at Keys Cafe and Bakery in Forest Lake, Minnesota.




Another moment of Zen

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“The most important thing to remember about housekeeping is that cleanliness is not next to godliness.

If you are a person who is kind to animals and other people and yourself and the planet and sometimes have secret thoughts in meetings about how stupid meetings are, then you are a perfectly adequate human being.

And even if your house looks like an episode of Hoarders and your socks never match and you can’t ever find the keys, it is not a reflection on your character.” – Jo from All The Blue Day

An expert agrees with me.

I love it when that happens. Further proof for The Law Of Jinx. Thinking positive thoughts and tapping into “The Law Of Abundance” may actually lessen your chances of success, and take the edge off your need to succeed. As I’ve said before: optimists never get nice surprises, and pessimists never get nasty ones. Click here for more.

Ain’t this the truth.

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