Become Alive


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I may not have all the money in the world or the fanciest house or car right now… and to me that is OK because I feel I am happy and grateful with everything I already DO have in my … Continue reading

Past-Present-Future of the Now


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I keep coming across old photos of myself from 2007 — so I ask myself what is the significance of this year. Then I thought back to how I was in a huge transition of ‘waking up’ and realizing I … Continue reading

Grateful For This Experience.

Photography by Dianne Furphy. Embrace all of life experiences. Welcome all that has to come into your life: the good, the bad, the ugly, the grief, the happiness, the joy, the love. Whatever it may be, know it is OK to keep going; everything always works itself out. Have belief in just that and watch how your life unfolds. Sometimes we even have to stop to face our own inner demons we have inside of us in order to make it out of the complete darkness. Once we accept all of us, our past, our memories, who we are today, we can begin to transform and create the real us. Explore yourself, internally and externally, know you are beautiful for all you have been through and for the person you are today. We are each very special gifts placed on this earth, let’s express our gratitude for being alive this very instance.

Today and always, I am grateful to be able to experience this life I am living. I am grateful to take on whatever it may be and all I have been through. I accept, release and let go all of my pain I have kept bottled inside of me, and I fill myself up with love, light and laughter. I allow experiences into my life to strengthen me as a person and I am open to experience all I do for my growth and development. I am grateful to have the choice to be able to choose what I feel is right for me in any given moment. Thank you beautiful life; for I am most grateful for being alive.

“Your body is free but your heart is in prison. To release your heart, you simply reverse the process which locked it up. First you begin to listen for messages from your heart—messages you may have been ignoring since childhood. Next you must take the daring, risky step of expressing your heart in the outside world. . . . As you learn to live by heart, every choice you make will become another way of telling your story. . . . It is the way you were meant to exist. If you stop to listen, you’ll realize that your heart has been telling you so all along.” -Martha Beck

Love, Peace and Blessings,
Dianne Furphy


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Life Is…

“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it.”
-Mother Teresa

All Rights Reserved. Photo taken by Dianne Furphy, 2012, Morris Arboretum, PA.

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Attitude is Key.


“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than success, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on one string we have, that that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our Attitudes.” –Charles R. Swindoll

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There is always something in Life to Celebrate.


“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”       –Oprah Winfrey

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