Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

– James Joyce

Go for it, and make mistakes

How many times have we discovered a better way after blundering through and making mistakes? Making mistakes helps us discover who we truly are. We learn life lessons from our mistakes. For starters, we learn to let go of our fear. So we can go for it, and not regret not going for it.  We grow and become better because of our mistakes. Living in a cycle of evolving…learning…growing…living….

Thought for Thursday


The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.

~ R. D. Laing

Thought for Thursday


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

~ Leo Buscaglia

Thought for Thursday

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The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention.

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh

6 ways to offer our attention and connect

  1. Listen
  2. Put down our smartphone (and silence it)
  3. Look that someone in the eye
  4. Ask questions and wait for answers
  5. Be present in this moment
  6. Make a real connection


Source: Purpose Fairy

6 ways to really connect

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.


— Theodore Isaac Rubin

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When buying and/or selling a home, having “problems” is really just part of the process. Issues may pop up somewhere between the mortgage approvals, offers, negotiations, and inspections. The problem is expecting otherwise. Anticipating, planning, and doing the right thing every step of the way will solve those “problems” (or at least change their angles) before they hit you in the face.

Thought for Thursday