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Never Give Up

I’ve been working on copying and pasting my manuscript text into the formatted document provided by Create Space. I finished most of it this week, and have started making minor edits and fixing the endnotes. I believe I will be able to finalize my manuscript next week after which I will submit it to Create…
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karma, buddhism

Memoir Will Be Published with Amazon’s Create Space!

“Don’t be dependent on anyone – this is my sentiment. We each have to strengthen and develop ourselves through our own efforts. We must never surrender to any foe or difficulty. We must be fearless. This is the true spirit of self-reliance.”  – SGI President Daisaku Ikeda After reading this quote yesterday, I realized that I…
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Returning A Smile

Sometimes it’s easy to become discouraged. Earlier today I stopped at the post office to mail a Mother’s Day gift to my mom in Colorado. Then I took Savannah bone shopping at PetSmart. I was standing near the fish tanks looking at the kinds of ‘community aquarium’ fish I used to keep in my 10-gallon…
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happiness in this world, president ikeda, memoir, experience, happiness, buddhism

One’s Inner Determination Opens the Way Forward

I admit I am not a patient person – at least not when it comes to adults. I have an almost infinite amount of patience with children since patience is a requirement for teaching children effectively. I figure adults should know better. When I used to think of making changes in my life, it seemed…
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Speaking: Our Dynamic Voices

Last Friday I read a great quote about the importance of person to person communication; speaking to each other verbally rather than texting, emailing, faxing, Tweeting or using Facebook posts. While internet and smart phone communication is great for keeping in touch with friends and family far away, personal one-on-one dialogue can never be replaced…
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