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Compassion motivates and inspires me. Whether it’s compassion for animals, the environment, or people–I embrace it. I try to live a compassionate life each and everyday. It gives me purpose.

Hope Amid the Destruction of Our Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are often referred to as the “rainforests of the sea.” They are among one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems on our planet. Coral reefs provide underwater habitat for marine life, provide protection from waves and storms in … Continue reading

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The Guiding Light

Inspiration is all around us. There is so much that inspire and guide our lives. Family, friends, animals and nature are just some of the things that inspire me each day. And as my gravatar says, “compassion” motivates me. It’s … Continue reading

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Awareness Is Empowering…

Have you heard the saying, “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything?” In other words, be passionate about what you care about. And it goes without saying that I am passionate about the well-being of animals. Likewise, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to Give With Purpose

It’s that time of year again. ‘Tis the season for gift giving. Fortunately, Black Friday is a distant memory. For those who may not be familiar, Black Friday occurs each year here in the US the day after Thanksgiving. It … Continue reading

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Health Matters: An Evening With Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

Like many of you, I have a thirst for knowledge especially when it comes to making our world a better place for all of us. I try to keep up with a variety of pertinent issues that affect all of … Continue reading

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The Liebster Blog Award Honorees

I hope that everyone has read my previous post, A Sweet Surprise: The Liebster Blog Award. This is the follow-up to that post. This is where I get to nominate five other bloggers for this beloved award. Nonetheless, I know that a few … Continue reading

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A Sweet Surprise: The Liebster Blog Award

Many thanks to The World Via Standby  for presenting Words With Purpose with:                                                            The Liebster Blog Award! The World Via Standby  travels the world with her pilot hubby exploring all sorts of exciting places. Her photos are truly breathtaking and her travel stories … Continue reading

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Inspired by the Harvest Moon

Ever since I started my blogging experience with WordPress not so long ago, I have “met” some wonderful people in the blogging community. They inspire me with their blogs and kind comments. I love reading other bloggers’ posts as much … Continue reading

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Embracing Compassion for All Living Things

Each one of us is uniquely different. Yet, in spite of our differences, we share a similar bond. Specifically, we are passionate about what is “important to us.” In other words, we may not share similar interests, ambitions, or beliefs … Continue reading

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City Plans to Kill Ducks: People Outraged

One of my fondest memories as a child is when my parents would take me to the park to see the ducks. It was a relaxing way to spend quality family time together. Moreover, it was also a wonderful way … Continue reading

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Tour de Turtles: A Race for Survival

Most of us are familiar with the Tour de France whether we are avid bike riders or not. However, I’m guessing that not too many people are familiar with the “Tour de Turtles.” That’s right, not exactly a household name … Continue reading

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Addicted to Our Cars: Can We Break the Habit?

Top Five Signs That You Might Be Addicted to Your Car 5. You talk to your car. This includes using expletives. 4. You drive your car to visit your neighbor who lives next door. 3. You love sitting in traffic … Continue reading

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Heartbreak, Happiness, and a Hero

Each day is exciting to me. Some days are not as exciting as others, but still exciting. It’s not like everyday needs to be an adventure, but it sure makes life interesting. However, there are those days every once in … Continue reading

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America’s Wild Horses: Can We Save Them?

Here we go yet again. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), an agency within the US Department of Interior plans to resume another roundup of wild horses this coming winter. According to the BLM, the roundups are needed in … Continue reading

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Redefining Success: Connecting With What Matters Most

Today, we live in such a fast paced consumer driven society. Much of the time, people are motivated by “success.” In order to be successful, society often defines success as having more “things.” For example, success may be defined as … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Betrayal: Pets Pay With Their Lives

Just this past week, there was a heartbreaking story in my local newspaper here in Florida. Unfortunately, it was yet another sad story about unwanted pets being euthanized at the shelter. Only this time, it was a large number of … Continue reading

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Treeless America: The New Normal?

Has anyone noticed that there isn’t a lot of discussion around the topic of “trees?” Can one imagine texting or talking on their cell phone with the conversation around trees? It’s not like it’s the hot topic of the day! … Continue reading

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Reality Check: Compassion Versus Cruelty

First, I want to start off by saying that I am not a huge fan of reality television. I’d rather be spending my time outdoors watching nature! However, there are those times that I like to have a healthy dose … Continue reading

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Nature And Technology: Can The Two Coexist?

Today, we live in such a fast-paced society where it seems that our topics of discussion evolve around various social media such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition, text messaging has become a way of life for the young and … Continue reading

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

One of the many advantages of living here in Florida is the abundant wildlife. Yet, human overpopulation is threatening our natural resources at an alarming rate. Interestingly enough, most people move here because they want to be connected to nature. … Continue reading

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