58 Phrases That Will Help You Be Your Best Self

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm

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In time I’ve listened, noted, and gathered the following; a collection of sayings, bits of advice, stories, confessions, etc. The following are all things a very dear friend wrote or said. His words have given me more than he’ll ever know; hope, inspiration, encouragement, love, and so much more. Here’s to you, my dear friend, thank you, thank you for turning simple words into beautiful expressions.


1. Strength in adversity is a form of greatness.

2. If you don’t want to waste you life, start loving more people. A life was never wasted doing so, I’m sure.

3. Evil cannot be justified. The only thing we can do with the things that have hurt us is learn, defeat bitterness, and become more beautiful.

4. Honesty: being a slave to your fear is pitiful and so unattractive. You can’t find respect if you’re always running away. Be brave.

5. The…

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20 Cheap (But Awesome) Holiday Gift Ideas For Broke People

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Quite helpful especially since I don’t even have that much money to spend on myself. HAHA.

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Mass produce a specialty condiment

Most people no longer have relatives that make things like homemade jam, pickles, mustard, or salsa. You can whip up a huge batch of one of these items and buy a carton of pretty jars to give to everyone you know. It will only take a few hours of baking on afternoon and the gifts will end up costing less than $5 each. For larger gifts, make your own set of three different flavors of something like jam or mustard. Here’s a massive list of other cheap gifts you can make with jars.


Who doesn’t need a stiff drink after months of family get-togethers and awkward holiday parties? You can buy a few handles of vodka, infuse something interesting into it, and redistribute into pretty (smaller) bottles you can buy at any craft store. You could make Bloody Mary infused vodka, Skittles vodka

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6 Things I Can’t Help But Notice About Humans

In Uncategorized on December 2, 2013 at 11:47 pm

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1. We are selfish.

Though we preach charity, love, and peace, we are a selfish group. We seek reward for ourselves in so many different aspects of life even when we do not realize we are doing it. It is rare to come upon a completely and utterly selfless person. It is important to note, however, that I do not necessarily see this as an automatic negative. Sometimes it is vital that we make conscious decisions that are focused on us in order to contribute to the greater good. Like most things in life, it is a matter of balance. The perfect balance of selfish actions and an awareness of the interconnectedness of our world, that your decision in some way affects everyone, everywhere in some way.

2. We think too much.

There is never a single, solitary moment in our short lives in which at least a dozen thoughts…

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