Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for November 15, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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To-night the winds begin to rise
And roar from yonder dropping day:
The last red leaf is whirl’d away,
The rooks are blown about the skies.
-Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)

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Spiritual Unite: Palm Tree Symbolism – Masculine And Feminine Energy

To many of us, palm trees summon up summer holidays and brilliant weather.
While this is not too far off – after all, the palm tree is a sun symbol – there is far more to it palm tree symbolism than that!

Read more…

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MBG: 6 Gifts That Give Your Bedroom New Life, According To A Feng Shui Expert

The bedroom is one of the most private spaces in the home, and according to feng shui educator Anjie Cho, it’s the one room that represents us—and affects us—the most.

Read more…..

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ThoughtCo: Working With the Gods and Goddesses

There are literally thousands of different deities out there in the Universe, and which ones you choose to honor will often depend significantly upon what pantheon your spiritual path follows. However, many modern Pagans and Wiccans describe themselves as eclectic, which means they may honor a god of one tradition beside a goddess of another. In some cases, we may choose to ask a deity for assistance in a magical working or in problem solving. Regardless, at some point, you’re going to have to sit and sort them all out.

Read more….

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Individuologist: Chakra Chart: An Introductory Guide about the 7 Chakra

Did you know that our bodies have built-in funnels in it? Yes! The 7 chakra points in our bodies…

Read more…..

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Elephant Journal: A Morning Ritual to Reclaim Ourselves.

For as long as I can remember, I have felt like I have to hit the ground running the moment I open my eyes.
There has always been something to deal with, obsess over, solve, do, or overthink. Life doesn’t take a break because we’ve been getting some z’s.

Read more….

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MNN: Will pink noise help you sleep better?
Ambient noise can help mask sounds at night, but some ‘colors’ may help you more than others

Want to get a better night’s sleep? You may just need more noise. While that may sound counterintuitive, it’s scientifically proven that certain types of noise can help you catch some zzz’s

Read more….

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EarthSky News: Watch for the moon and the Twins

On November 15 and 16, 2019 – before going to bed, look for the moon in your eastern sky. It’ll be a bright waning gibbous moon, and you might notice two bright stars in its vicinity. These stars are noticeable for being both bright and close together on the sky’s dome, and that is why – in legends of the sky – they often represent Twins.

Read more….

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Patheos-Pagan: Earthing the Holidays – The Metaphysics of Staying Sane

During my early morning walks with my dog, I watch the decorations around me change. The spiderwebs and ghosts are coming down, the zombies have moved to warmer climes for winter and the pumpkins no longer bear faces. New decorations are appearing

Read more…..

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Inner Journey:

PROBLEMS OR SOLUTIONS?

“If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.”
— Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Stop and be aware! Have you been thinking about what you want or what you don’t want?

It’s so easy to lock our minds onto problems rather than opening to receive solutions. But what we think is what we get. This is so important! If we continually focus on problems and negatives, that’s where we’ll stay.

“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.”
— Helen Keller

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A Note from the Universe

Basically, change comes from thinking thoughts you’ve never thought before and showing up to meet them down streets you’ve never walked before.

You ready for some firsts? Are you?

Yodeling,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Hot Chocolate-Inspired Cookie Cups

Perfect for little bakers, try this recipe for hot chocolate cookie cups. Inspired by a steaming hot cup of cocoa, these mini chocolate chip cookies are topped with marshmallows and finished with a pretzel “handle.”

Read more…..

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
November 15, 2019

Sincerity

“Individuals are considered sincere when there is little or no discrepancy between the goals they seek and those they claim to be seeking.”

-Leonard W. Doob

This is basically talking about the difference between what we say and what we do. And this is where I think a lot of politicians get themselves into trouble – and how politicians in general have gotten their reputation of being insincere! We wonder what their true motives are. We wonder if they’re just telling us what they think they want us to hear. Trying to sort out the real from the fake, or the sincere from the insincere is a big job. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could really just take each person at his or her word? Unfortunately, I think the world has a long way to go in that area. But by understanding the need for sincerity, and practicing it ourselves, we’re making a difference that in time will make a big impact.

-Lissa Coffey

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Daily Tarot: The Fool

This is one of those days when everything is up in the air and you doubt that you could do much even if you tried. Nonetheless, things can go well when some unexpected good luck comes your way. Your carefree attitude can attract some unexpected help to keep you going and to make things interesting if not fun. Uncertainty can be inspiring in its own way.

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily posts are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 2019

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 26, 2019

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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Dog Days bright and clear,
Indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain,
For better times our hopes are vain.
-Proverb

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Spiritual Unite: Number 60 Meaning – Nurture The Young

The number 60, meaning derives from its numerological essence and other factors to do with its numerology analysis.

This powerful number relates primarily to nurturing instincts, especially around the family.

https://www.spiritualunite.com/articles/number-60-meaning/

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ThoughtCo: Chakra Symbols and Sanskrit Names

Chakras are our energy centers. These openings allow our life energy to flow into and out of our aura. The seven major chakras are associated with our physical, mental and emotional interactions. The first chakra (root) actually hangs outside of your body. It is located between your thighs, about halfway between your knees and your physical body.

https://www.learnreligions.com/chakra-symbols-and-sanskrit-names-4051813

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MBG: 5 Ways To Detox Your Frazzled Mind & Feel Totally Refreshed

We always hear messages about the importance of periodically detoxing our bodies, but when was the last time someone urged you to detox your thoughts and mind? Probably never. It’s my goal to change that. As a holistic psychologist, I’ve seen how our mental well-being is completely connected to our physical well-being, and how mentally cleaning house can be incredibly rejuvenating and beneficial for overall health.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-to-detox-and-clear-your-mind-to-feel-balanced-refreshed

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Daily Good: Wild Imagination

“Anguish over the diminishment of our world, the destruction of Earths life support systems, and the extinction of species is deep in our shared human psyche, though largely unexpressed. So many of us can only dimly imagine our way through the psychic and physical debris to a regenerated, thriving, Earth community. Yet the mysterious human imagination itself may be our best resource for experiential recovery of a vibrant, participatory, and wildly sacred Earth.” Geneen Marie Haugen shares more. { read more }

Be The Change

Experiment with the practice suggested at the end of the article shared above.

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Elephant Journal: A Sacred Morning Ritual that leaves us Grounded AF.

Mindful ritual is an important aspect of daily life.
It is centering, and it transports our consciousness to realms of expanded possibility.

Many spiritual traditions emphasize ritual—it is a matter of connection to what powers us, inside out.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2019/07/become-grounded-empowered-af-with-this-sacred-morning-ritual-monika-carless/

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Today’s Deity: Khnum

Khnum (Khnemu, Khenmu, Khenmew, Chnum) was one of the most ancient gods of Egypt, whose worship is thought to have been popular as early as the Predynastic Period. References from the Pyramid Texts of Unas confirm that his worship was long established even at that early stage and the Old Kingdom pharaoh Khufu (the builder of the Great Pyramid) was actually called “Khnum-Khufu” (“Khnum is his Protector”).

https://ancientegyptonline.co.uk/khnum/

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EarthSky News: Delta Aquariid meteors peak around now

This week presents the nominal peak of the Delta Aquariid meteor shower. That supposed peak comes during the predawn hours on or near July 28, 2019. Should you set your alarm and get up to watch the shower? Maybe. However, the Delta Aquariids are a long, rambling shower, stretching out out for weeks beyond their nominal peak

https://earthsky.org/tonight/delta-aquarid-meteors-peak-in-late-july

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Patheos-Pagan: Druid in the City: Refresh Yourself

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Inner Journey:

WHAT IS LOVE?

“When mystics use the word love, they use it very carefully — in the deeply spiritual sense, where to love is to know; to love is to act. If you really love, from the depths of your Consciousness, that love gives youa native wisdom. You perceive the needs of others intuitively and clearly, with detachment from any personal desires; and you know how to act creatively to meet those needs, dexterously surmounting any obstacle that comes in the way. Such is the immense, drivingpower of love.”
— Eknath Easwaran

“Therefore, when I say that ‘I love,’ it is not I who love, but in reality Love who acts through me. Love is not so much something I do as something that I am. Love is not a doing but a state of being – a relatedness,a connectedness to another mortal, an identification with her or him that simply flows within me and through me, independent of my intentions or my efforts.”
— Robert A. Johnson

“When you are aware that you are the force that is Life, anything is possible. Miracles happen all the time, because those miracles are performed by the heart. The heart is in direct communion with the human soul, andwhen the heart speaks, even with the resistance of the head, something inside you changes; your heart opens another heart, and true love is possible.”
— Don Miguel Ruiz

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A Note from the Universe

Having a dream is awesome.

Having a dream and showing up every day, even when nothing seems to be happening, is priceless.

But having a dream and showing up every day, while sauntering, winking, and hugging everyone, is when the floodgates begin to tremble.
Hugs,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chinese Mustard Greens and Shrimp Soup

This week’s soup contains shrimp, mustard greens and aromatics like garlic and onion. To make it more hearty, add rice or noodles for a complete meal.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Week-29-Chinese-Mustard-Greens-and-Shrimp-Soup.html

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Magical Correspondences for Friday

Intentions: Love, Pleasure, Affairs of the Heart, Romance, Marriage, Sexual Matters, Physical Beauty, Friendship and Partnerships, Strangers, Peace, Healing, Beauty, gentleness and Women’s Issues.

Incense: Strawberry, Sandalwood, Rose, Saffron, Verbena and Vanilla
Planet: Venus
Sign: Libra and Taurus
Angel: Ariel
Colors: Green, Pink, Aqua
Herbs/Plants: Pink Rose, Ivy, Birch, Heather, Clematis, Sage, Violet and Water Lilly

Stones: Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline, Peridot, Emerald and Jade
Oil: (Venus) Cardamom, Palmrosa, Rose, Yarrow, Apple Blossom, Musk, Ambergris

Goddesses: Astarte, Aphrodite, Erzulie, Aida Wedo, Eve, Venus, Freya, Diana, Aset [Isis], The Witch Of Gaeta, Chalchiuhtlique

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Daily Wisdom
July 26, 2019

Luck

“How can you say luck and chance are the same thing? Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterwards.”
-Amy Tan, The Kitchen God’s Wife, 1991

We need to be ready and willing to take that chance when it comes along – seize the day – take hold of the opportunity! And then, see what happens! Whether or not it turns out the way we had hoped, maybe that has something to do with luck. But we’ll never know unless we try. And we’ll learn and grow and stretch ourselves by taking those chances – and isn’t that lucky anyway?

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Daily Tarot: The Lovers

The world may seem to be working overtime to baffle or confuse you, but you don’t have to take the bait. If you’re offered something that seems too perfectly tailored to your tastes or desires, it’s OK to be graciously skeptical. You can appear cautious rather than distrustful. Keep things simple today and minimize getting upset by torn or unsettled feelings.

astrology.com

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/

Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 2018

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Cat’s Morning Bits for July 19, 2018

Good Morning Beautiful Souls, grab a cup of your favorite morning brew and start things off with “Today’s Inspirations”. I hope you find something here that will make you feel good or help you on your path today.

Blessings, Cat

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this is the garden: colours come and go,
frail azures fluttering from night’s outer wing
strong silent greens serenely lingering,
absolute lights like baths of golden snow.
this is the garden: pursed lips do blow
upon cool flutes within wide glooms, and sing
(of harps celestial to the quivering string)
invisible faces hauntingly and slow.
-e. e. cummings (1894-1962)

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Thoughtco: Lammas History: Welcoming the Harvest

At Lammas, also called Lughnasadh, the hot days of August are upon us, much of the earth is dry and parched, but we still know that the bright reds and yellows of the harvest season are just around the corner. Apples are beginning to ripen in the trees, our summer vegetables have been picked, corn is tall and green, waiting for us to come gather the bounty of the crop fields. Now is the time to begin reaping what we have sown, and gathering up the first harvests of grain, wheat, oats, and more.

https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-lammas-harvest-celebration-2562170

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MBG: A Mantra To Help You Own Your Feminine Energy (Regardless Of Your Gender)

Real talk: I don’t think the future is female.

Hear me out. This catchy phrase implies implies that there’s an inherent imbalance between female and male, and such labels and categorizations serve to only further divide us. Truly positive change can come only when we are all-encompassing rather than exclusive.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/a-mantra-to-help-you-own-your-feminine-energy

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Daily Good: A Heartmindfulness Revolution

From a young age, the current mode of education encourages us to develop our intellects and to find success by getting a prestigious job, making large sums of money and acquiring things. But what happens when the mind is sharp but the heart is neglected and becomes numb? The unfortunate outcome is seen all around us in a culture rife with attitudes and technology that dehumanizes our most basic sense of goodness.

http://www.dailygood.org/story/2051/a-heartmindfulness-revolution-pancho-ramos-stierle/

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Elephant Journal: A Ritual for those Impossible Mornings. 

Every morning was a surprise.
In another life, not so long ago, the journey from my sheets to the coffee pot seemed impossible.
Morning was a foggy mystery full of unwelcome clues from the night before and too much wine. Sunlight was an aggressive force against the slicing pain between my eyes. Every day felt like a continuation of confusion from all the nights before. I did not feel real. I could not seem to step into myself and start my day effectively. Something needed to change.

https://www.elephantjournal.com/2018/07/a-morning-ritual-for-those-impossible-mornings/

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MNN: This tiny fern could help fight climate change

A fern with leaves no larger than a gnat could be one of the most important plants on Earth.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Azolla filiculoides, a bright green fern with a long history, and they’ve discovered the genes that give the fern some incredible abilities: It’s able to “fix” nitrogen on its own, to ward off insects and to be a carbon sink.

https://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/stories/tiny-fern-could-reduce-climate-change

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EarthSky News: Tonight  Altair and Aquila

You’ll recognize Altair for the 2 fainter stars on either side of it, as if the 3 were “walking the Milky Way hand in hand and three abreast.”

Read more……………

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Patheos-Pagan: Tarot, Snakes & Ladybugs; or, What the Hell, Universe

The day I decided to pursue the idea of witchcraft, a ladybug nestled into the tread of my shoe.
This, I think, will be the title of my autobiography. Ladybug in My Shoe: a memoir by K. C. Alexander. People will wonder why there’s not enough sex in it. I’ll tell them ladybugs aren’t my type. They will look at me oddly. I will smile.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/kacealexander/2018/06/tarot-snakes-ladybugs/

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Inner Journey: 

FEEL YOUR EMOTIONS

“The key is to not resist or rebel against emotions or to try to get around them by devising all sorts of tricks; but to accept them directly, as they are.”
— Takahisa Kora

Emotions are energy in motion. They bring us information if we are willing to experience them. Unfortunately, many of us are afraid of the energy of emotions and so we automatically resist them. And when we refuse to experience our emotions, we block them up. They become trapped and that entrapment drains our energy and brings continuing discomfort.

Don’t let emotions push you into action or reaction. Just STOP and PAY ATTENTION. Allow them to be and to speak to you. Oncem they are acknowledged, their energy is released.

“Instead of resisting any emotion, the best way to dispel it is to enter it fully, embrace it and see through your resistance.”
— Deepak Chopra

“We have to become more conscious of our feeling-world. By learning to identify the ‘emotional baggage’ and manage our feeling-world reactions, we can view life based on current information instead of being held captive by our past.”
— Doc Childre

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.”
— Audre Lorde

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A Note from the Universe 

Go for it, not once, but again and again and again. Whatever it takes. Because in the end, with arms held high in the winner’s circle, beaming with joy, as light as a feather, crying your eyes out, you’ll see how fantastically disproportionate the rewards are for the effort expended, the risks taken, and the price paid – no matter how many false starts you endured. And you’ll be astounded by how quickly you made it, even though, when the going got tough and your spirits ebbed, you thought you’d never, ever, ever, “see the day.”

Tallyho,

The Universe

tut.com

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Today’s Recipe: Chocolate Black Bean Blender Muffins

You will taste the chocolate, but not the beans that give these muffins a lot of protein. I used mini semi-sweet chips instead of bittersweet and Truvia Nectar instead of honey.

https://www.thriftyfun.com/Chocolate-Black-Bean-Blender-Muffins.html

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Magical Correspondences for Thursday

Intentions: Luck, Happiness, Health/ Healing, Religion, Legal Matters, Male Fertility, Treasure and Wealth, Honor, Riches, Clothing Desires, Leadership, Public Activity, Power and Success, Trade and Employment

Incense: Cinnamon,Henbane Nutmeg and Sage

Planet: Jupiter
Sign: Sagittarius and Pisces
Angel: Sachiel
Colors: Purple, Royal Blue and Indigo
Herbs/Plants: Cinnamon, Beech, Buttercup, Coltsfoot, Oak
Stones: Sugilite, Amethyst, Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and Sapphire
Oil: (Jupiter) Clove, Lemon Balm, Oakmoss, Star Anise

Goddesses: Juno, Hera, Kwan Yin, Mary, Cybele, Tara, Mawu, Mlaba Mwana Waresa, Ishtar, Nuit

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Daily Wisdom
July 19, 2018

Enthusiasm

“The measure of an enthusiasm must be taken between interesting events. It is between bites that the lukewarm angler loses heart.”

-Edwin Way Teale

Can’t you just picture this scenario? A fisherman who LOVES to fish doesn’t just love those moments when he actually lands one – he loves the whole process. Similarly, an actor with an enthusiasm for his craft is just as happy doing a part in a community theatre play as he would be starring in a feature film. What makes for an “interesting event?” What compels us to hang in there? It’s the whole process that generates enthusiasm when we truly love to do what we do.

-Lissa Coffey

coffeytalk.com

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Beliefnet: 5 Ways to Create Lasting Change in Your Life
When you think about how hard it is to make changes in your life, you’re tempted to give up before you even start. It’s easier to coast through a good enough life. Everywhere you look, another…

Read more……………….

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About Cat’s Morning Bits: These daily post are reblogged from various email newsletters that I receive each day.

I invite you to check out my websites!

The Desert Path: The dusty ramblings of a desert pagan. https://thedesertpath.com/

Cat’s Treasure Trove …. an eclectic collection of jewelry & gifts! https://thedesertpath.com
Sacred Spirals (the place where all paths meet)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SacredSpirals/