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Daring to Live Fully is a blog dedicated to helping you get the most out of life. You can get a free ebook, "1250 Ideas for Your Bucket List", and subscribe to "Daring to Live Fully." provides resources for living in the gentle power of gratefulness, which restores courage, reconciles relationships, and heals our Earth. Website features include "Light a Candle" where you can keep a virtual candle lit for someone and watch it flicker and dwindle over days, like a real candle. Subscribe to "Word a Day" for inspiration, send an e-card for free, meet the Angel of the Hour any time of your day for guided meditation, and find more resources.

Henri Nouwen Society offers a free Reflection of the Day emails. At the website, click on the "Sign up for resources" button. (I love that his home is illustrated with artwork by Van Gogh.) Here is a quote of his on caregiving: "The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." --Henri J.M. Nouwen, in Out of Solitude spreads optimistim with its fun t-shirts and other gear, and also gives back to the world through its Playmakers program and Life is good Festival raising money to help kids overcome life-threatening challenges.

Magnetic Poetry Play with making your own poetry using their online interactive area, or buy some for your fridge: I recommend the "Healing Words" kit. ® "Magnetic Poetry Kit" is the registered trademark of Magnetic Poetry, Inc.

Spirituality & Practice by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat is a vast collection of reflections, e-courses, and recommendations on books, audio, film, including myriad topics like hope, grief, and gratitude.

The Universe Knows offers colorful pigment-dyed t-shirts, hoodies and caps embroidered with words of wisdom, such as "Cherish the Journey" and "Live in Wellness" just to name a few.

And a bit of science thrown in:

The Positive Psychology Website: Authentic Happiness is the homepage of Dr. Martin Seligman, Director of the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania and founder of positive psychology, a branch of psychology which focuses on the empirical study of such things as positive emotions, strengths-based character, and healthy institutions.
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