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Greetings, Kittens!

I was prepared to jump in with another Halloween themed thirteen this week but something else caught my attention and I couldn't help but shared. While making a wallpaper with the quote from Marianne Williamson's A Return to Love for a friend, I realized the segment I was using consisted of exactly 13 sentences. I took it as a sign that someone out there needed the words this week more than anything else I could come up with instead. So here you are, 13 Inspirational Sentences To Carry You Through The Day And Beyond.


13 Inspirational Sentences

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of Creation*.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of Creation* that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 

*I know I usually number things like this for those of you compelled to count otherwise, but I didn't want to break up the flow. The italics are mine; the quote is verbatim save for the use of Creation instead of God, to be as inclusive as possible. Also I know that the quote has been attributed to Nelson Mandela's 1994 inaugural speech but I couldn't confirm that with any copy of the speech I found online and so refrained from crediting him.)

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Hello Lovelies,

When you don't have something inspiring to say on a given day, you should turn to someone who does. Embedded here is The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. It is the title of both the lecture and the book about the lecture. Professoe Pausch was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given six months to live. "The Last Lecture" was given as a chance to cover all the things he'd want to say to his students if he had only one last lecture left. It's a wonderful piece I've viewed several times and I encourage you all to take the time to take it in and see what a life lived fearlessly can free you to do.




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