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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Sunday Inspiration #67
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” - Socrates About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

posted 7:53:10pm Jan. 24, 2015 | read full post »

Faith: Live It. Give It!
"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark." - Rabindranath Tagore It can be easy to lose your way sometimes. Disappointment. Feeling like you’ve failed. Not measuring up in your mind. These things can deliver a punch so powerful it can feel like you can’t breathe.

posted 10:26:53pm Jan. 21, 2015 | read full post »

How to Keep Your Love Alive in a Crazy and Sometimes Cruel World
"Let your love be like the misty rains, coming softly, but flooding the river." - Malagasy Proverb You have probably heard the statistics about marriage—more than half will end in divorce. You don't marry the person you fell in love with intending to divorce down the road. You fell in love for

posted 10:26:41pm Jan. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration #66
Today’s Sunday Inspiration: "Learn from the past and let it go. Live in today." - Louise L. Hay About Alex Blackwell Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

posted 8:46:42pm Jan. 17, 2015 | read full post »

5 Ways to Slow Down and Enjoy Life More
"The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit." - Moliere Do you sometimes feel like you are on a racetrack? Everything you do, you are in a hurry. It is normal in society today. People are so busy, they don't take time for themselves. Food is done within seconds, the Internet is faste

posted 1:04:20am Jan. 16, 2015 | read full post »


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