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Today's quote was submitted by Jana

Yanni said “You need a mind open to possibility, conditioned to love the creative spirit we all have inside ourselves.” I love that. I had a teacher who said “keep an open mind, but not SO OPEN that your brain falls out!” That always made me smile! I think it is a great thing to be open minded. Today I'm so afraid of scams and people who want to rip you off. It's hard to be open minded in this day and age. I usually have my guard up on most things... but every once in a while. I find something that makes it past the goalie in my brain... and that's pretty cool!

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Today's quote was submitted by Todd

Gandhi said “Hate the sin, love the sinner.” I didn't know that was the origin of this quote. I've heard it so many times in my life. Growing up I remember this being said a time or two when someone was doing something bad. My mother is one of the kindest people I've ever met. She truly inspires me to be a better person. I grew up with two brothers and three sisters. We were a handful for sure. We tested her patience more than a few times, but she kept her cool. When did something wrong, I knew she loved me, even if I was being punished for it. I am positive I deserved it... and more!

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Today's quote was submitted by Brandon

Jacquie McTaggart said “Mom needs to remember that honey catches more flies than vinegar does.” I sure does! I've noticed that many people apparently forgot this one. If you don't believe me... spend about three minutes on facebook or twitter! I am amazed at how rude people can be when they're safely perched behind a keyboard! I've been the focus of an angry comment or two. That's OK... I've got pretty thick skin. I try to reply with a kind and thoughtful response. Sometimes that ends the conversation... sometimes it flares up their anger... and once in a great while it sparks a kind reply and we have a real conversation!

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Today's quote was submitted by Tracy

Ralph Waldo Emerson said “Friends should be like books, easy to find when you need them, but seldom used.” I agree! Do you have a friend who only calls when they need something? I try SO HARD to not be that friend. I want to give more than I ever ask for. I recently bought a trailer. I was borrowing one from a neighbor and from a brother-in-law. Now I have my own trailer. I've already loaned it out a few times too! I really didn't mind... and it felt good being the one on the lending side for once. It's good to be a friend... it's amazing to be there to help others. But make sure you GIVE more than you take!

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Today's quote was submitted by Mark

George Burns said “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” I love that. I can relate a little.... we live a few hours from MOST of our family. We see one another on special occasions and I love that. I have a friend who lives near his dad. I think it's pretty cool, but my friend said he needs a little break once in a while. His dad is still scolding him on a regular basis for things that most adults don't get scolded for. I'll bet he will miss that someday. My dad passed away in 1995. I'd give about anything for another day, even if it meant him scolding me a little. I probably have it coming