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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

December 27, 2023

The focus for today is:

I take the necessary steps
to make my dreams come true.

Today's inspiration was written by Marie T. Russell:

We've probably all had days when life just felt "blah". Days when there was no passion, no excitement, no emotional charge, or at least not a positive one. Yet this is part of the cyclical nature of life. We have our ups and downs, our introverted moments, our extroverted moments, our moments of feeling joy or of feeling listless.

Yet when we are not feeling passion for life, it may be time to ask ourselves "why not". Oftentimes, the passion or excitement is missing because we are living the "same old same old" and not following our dreams or intuitive guidance.

Are we waiting for our dreams to come true, or are we proactively taking steps to reach them. The passion must come from us, from the inside. No one else can infuse our life with joy and passion. We are the creator of our life, of our enthusiasm, of our joy. 

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     What If Your Life Purpose Is Simply Love and Joy?
     Written by Marie T. Russell,
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of making your dreams come true (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
As a child, in the cold winters of northern Canada, I would often stand at the window complaining that my life was boring. Yet, what I have come to realize is that I could have chosen to make it "unboring" by choosing a different activity and attitude. It was only boring because I didn't do anything about it.

Our focus for today: I take the necessary steps to make my dreams come true.

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About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

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