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Inspiration

Mind Veil ~ A Poem

March 31, 2014
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If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to Very Smart Girls RSS feed or Email. Thanks for visiting!Mind Veil by Jo-Ann Downey One minute you think you are beautiful The next minute you think you are imperfect Your mind cannot be trusted My home, my job, my time All will pass Beyond wobbly and […]

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Quotes by Edith Wharton

December 26, 2013
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Edith Wharton (1862/New York City-1937/France) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. Wharton was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1921.  According to Wikipedia, she was one of the few foreigners in France allowed to travel to the front lines during the First World War. Throughout […]

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Happy 4th Birthday Very Smart Girls!

July 27, 2013
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Four years ago today Very Smart Girls was launched ~ Happy Birthday! As I enter my fifth year of writing, I am thankful and grateful to my readers, my process, and my learning orientation to life!  As set forth in 2009, the intention of Very Smart Girls is to provide you with practical skills, tools, and wisdom […]

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Quotes About Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

June 27, 2013
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Every day for the last month I have proactively stepped outside my comfort zone and I have experienced many blessings.  It is my intention to gracefully and joyfully step outside my comfort zone every day for at least one year.   I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone every day for at least 33-days and […]

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Individuality

February 26, 2013
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Enjoy! “If I’m going to sing like someone else, then I don’t need to sing at all.” Billie Holiday (1915-1959) “A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose.  It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses.”  […]

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Quotes by Great Artists

July 28, 2012
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“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.” Auguste Rodin “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.” Edgar Degas “Art washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may […]

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Peace on My Mind

May 17, 2012
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Peace on My Mind by Jo-Ann Downey No smothering details Ignoring who, what, when, where, why, how, how come Absent of assumptions, expectations, fears, past, future I invite infinite time and space Welcoming the divine sweetness that I do not know as I jump into peace I welcome you to enjoy these quotes. “The only true wisdom is […]

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Quotes about Compassion

April 19, 2012
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Self-compassion is the first step in cultivating compassion.  To be conscious of your own divine humanness, to accept yourself, and to be unconditionally kind to yourself evokes the inner peace necessary to extend compassion outward.    What a way to live! Enjoy these quotes about compassion. “What comes from the heart goes to the heart.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge “A good […]

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Quotes about Actions Speaking Louder Than Words

December 14, 2011
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Enjoy! “Well done is better than well said.”  Benjamin Franklin “Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.”  Baltasar Gracian “The shortest answer is doing the thing.” Ernest Hemingway “Action is eloquence.”  William Shakespeare “The vision must be followed by the venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps – we […]

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Quotes about Money and Life

October 16, 2011
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Enjoy! “Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it.  The more a man has, the more he wants.  Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) “Man…Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious […]

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