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My Walden Pond…my writer’s view

This is where I did a mini writing retreat last week. I call this lake “My Walden,” because I feel inspired here. My soul drinks in the quiet, the peace, the beauty, like medicine for all the ills of life. Troubles float away and I can find the place within to be still, to listen, to observe and to write.

 I hope you find your Walden, too. If not today, then soon. A room of one’s own, no matter where. 

Happy Monday my loves~Lisa 💗

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Maya Angelou, the World’s Teacher, Dies at 86

Saying goodbye to one of your teachers is not an easy thing to do. You don’t always meet a teacher in a classroom. Sometimes, you meet a teacher in a book. That was Dr. Angelou. A teacher to anyone who opened one of her books and read even a page of her beautiful words. The world’s teacher. 

Rest in peace Maya Angelou. Thank you for your amazing legacy of words & action, for leading the way, & for sharing w/ us your powerful philosophy that, “when you know better, you do better.” 

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Dr Angelou on Doing What You Love: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” 

On StoriesThere is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 

On SuccessSuccess is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” 

On Survival: “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”