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Be a Better You

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Business Etiquette Expert Jacqueline Whitmore says, “…confidence is not a static quality; rather, it’s a mindset that takes effort to maintain when the going gets rough.” So whether you failed a test, or feel insecure about the bright green converse that you’re wearing down the breezeway, one thing is for certain: everyone struggles with confidence in one way or the other. 671 more words

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Orthodox Christian Marriage: A few reflections

I am now married. I take a few moments even as I sit here writing that very sentence to attempt to grasp the fullness of its weight, its gravity, its magnitude, its joy, its depth, its meaning. 1,253 more words

Christianity

Cucumbers On Top

Me: Amanda (Just a few years ago!)

One summer we decided to visit one of my favourite places, Niagara-On-The-Lake, in Ontario Canada, for the weekend. If you get the chance to visit this lovely town, do so, because it really is one of the prettiest towns I’ve even seen. 161 more words

By Amanda Ricks

Do you plan more than you do?

Woohoooo…. I did it. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to get my motor bike license.   The difference now, is that I’m changing my wants, taking them off my ‘to-do list’ or ‘dream list’ and I’m making things happen. 937 more words

Optimism

Quote Of The Day <3

An absolute fav of mine had to share for today :D 

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” -Abraham Lincoln

Caterpillars Cocoon

Mid-way.

I am mid-way.

My body feels frozen between taking steps. One foot is behind and one in front. Neither are in the same position. There is a deeply unsettling tension which paralyses me. 485 more words

Life

I'm A Bad Friend.

I don’t think I started to become a bad friend until 7th grade. That’s when I really start to remember all the shady things I’ve done. 437 more words

Life