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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

January 25, 2024

The focus for today is:

To increase my strength, I choose joy, love, and acceptance of others.

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

We often think our strength comes from physical things like exercise, food, vitamins, and maybe even coffee. Yet is that really the case? Does our strength perhaps also come from the inside... from our attitudes, our beliefs, our moods. Those may have more affect on our strength than the things we do and ingest.

There are cases of people eating poison, or being exposed to life-threatening diseases and devastation, and they are not affected. So, clearly the externals are not what kept them safe, but perhaps their internals... their attitude and beliefs. Our strength can also be diminished from the same sources... from the inside. 

So ask yourself... What is affecting my strength? And am I feeding or draining my strength, from the inside, right now? When we reside in a balanced state of joy, love, and acceptance of others, we are much stronger than when we come from an unbalanced place of misery, hatred, and of criticizing everything and everyone. 

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Where Is Your Strength? and How Can You Enhance It?
     Written by Marie T. Russell.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, co-publisher of, wishing you a day of joy, love, and acceptance (today and every day)

Our focus for today: To increase my strength, I choose joy, love, and acceptance of others.

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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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