Everyday Inspiration

Everyday Inspiration

How to Let Go of Pain and Forgive

posted by Alex Blackwell

“He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.” -Thomas Fuller

When you hold onto pain, it makes you feel validated and powerful. The secret though about holding grudges is that they do not harm the person that hurt you; they harm YOU. Here’s how to get past pain and forgive: Continue Reading This Post »

5 Ways to Feel Less Lonely

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” – Paul Tillich

Everyone craves and needs social engagement. Personal interactions are good for the mind, heart, and soul. You don’t have to be a social butterfly to feel less lonely though. There are simple ways to overcome loneliness that don’t require hosting a party.

1. Write to a pen-pal – Pen pal World or Pen Pals Now are both good, free websites for finding a pen pal to write to. Connecting in the old fashion way of writing letters, as opposed to the modern favorites of email and Facebook, will create a unique and personal experience. This classic way to keep in touch will allow you to feel less lonely in a very easy way. Continue Reading This Post »

Sunday Inspiration #07

posted by Alex Blackwell

Today’s Sunday Inspiration: Post this note on your mirror, put it on your bedside or placed it in your pocket, so you will be reminded of its powerful truth on the days you feel discouraged.

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About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is the author of Letting Go: 25 True Stories of Peace, Hope and Surrender, which includes 10 free Peace and Balance tools.
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Small Words with Big Meanings

posted by Alex Blackwell

“Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.” – Buddha

The words we use every day have the power to influence for better or worse. Even the smallest of phrases or words can impact those around you, so choose carefully! Here are a few examples of simple expressions that carry big meanings.

Thank You – Expressing gratitude to someone for something they did or said is one of the best ways to connect to a human being. This simple phrase will make the other person feel good—and it’ll make you feel good, too. Everyone enjoys a sincere thank you; it makes us feel important. Continue Reading This Post »

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Everyday Inspiration’s 10 Must Reads – Part One
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale After writing the Everyday Inspiration column for more than a year, they are a set of posts that inspire the most. These must reads offer encouragement, motivation, and most of all, inspiration to seek positive change and c

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Sunday Inspiration #41
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: When the world seems crazy and out of control, you can always choose to create your world of peace and love. About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

posted 11:35:08am Jul. 20, 2014 | read full post »

The Essentials for a Happier Life
"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." - Marcus Aurelius Your passions, life experiences, and even your personality all contribute to your happiness. You may find happiness in your career, or in your relationships – or both. But no

posted 12:34:27am Jul. 18, 2014 | read full post »

10 Beautiful Things to Celebrate about You
"Lying to others is wrong, but lying to yourself is an absolute tragedy." - Unknown Living with purpose takes faith, but even the strongest people find themselves in doubt sometimes. Pressures come from all parts of life and it’s easy to enter into destructive self-questioning patterns that ca

posted 1:28:47am Jul. 15, 2014 | read full post »


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