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I've been thinking... : reflections, prayers, and meditations for a meaningful life

by Shriver, Maria (Author)

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Presents a book of reflections for those seeking wisdom, guidance, encouragement, and inspiration on the road to a meaningful life. Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • I am who I choose to become
  • Seeing the jewel inside
  • Working on "intestinal fortitude"
  • Life is yours to create...and to re-create
  • What I learned about power from a community of nuns
  • The power of peace starts from within
  • the power of gratitude
  • The power of positive thinking
  • The power of the mind
  • The power of women
  • The power of presence
  • The power of the pause
  • The power of listening
  • The power of empathy
  • The power of letting go
  • The power of thank you
  • The power of motherhood
  • The power of laughter
  • The power of faith
  • The power of prayer and meditation
  • The power of forgiveness
  • The power of your story
  • Chasing the illusion of perfection
  • Why acceptance is the path to finding peace
  • Why it takes courage to care
  • An omen from God
  • I've learned to deserve
  • Bring joy into your home
  • When life throws you a curveball, do this
  • When is it time to move on?
  • Faith keepers
  • What is love?
  • Loving motherhood
  • Talk of love, not hate
  • We're in need of a social kindness movement
  • Go back to move forward
  • I'm giving up on complaining
  • Six family truths I've learned along the way - We all have mental health issues. Here's why it's okay
  • Why we should stop trying to "go it alone"
  • Looking for the light in the cracks
  • One person can make a huge impact on you
  • Men and kindness
  • A message from my mother I will cherish forever
  • Finding peace in your decisions
  • Why we need time to think and reflect
  • Mother's Day every day
  • We're all in this together
  • "We are the ones we've been waiting for"
  • Something to focus on other than your lips, thighs, and eyes
  • Reflections on a whirlwind week
  • My Easter reflections
  • A time to rest
  • What I'm grateful for this Thanksgiving
  • What I'm carrying with me into each New Year
  • Don't call me an empty nester
  • Sixty life lessons for my birthday
  • Hope
  • Epilogue
  • Oh! and one more thing : the power of reevaluating.