Laura Ingalls Wilder

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After many years of struggling and hardship, this famous author of the “Little House” series published her first book at 65. The cherished book gave birth to the famous “Little House on the Prairie” television series (1974-1982), which starred Melissa Gilbert and Michael Landon. The books went on to inspire a TV sequel, movie spin-offs, and even a recent musical.

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Words to Thrive By 06.07.13

“Have patience with all things, but, first of all, yourself.”

St. Francis de Sales

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Too often,  people beat themselves up for not discovering their passions sooner, but everyone has their own schedule. Make peace with yourself. You’ve done nothing wrong.

Don’t waste another minute wondering what’s taken you so long. Use the valuable time you have now to enjoy life and to discover what makes you happy. It’s time to forgive yourself and move on.

Rodney Dangerfield

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Famous comedian and actor who enjoyed a considerable amount of success between the late 60s and 80s.

Didn’t get his first real break until he was 44, when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Prior to this time he made ends meet by working as a salesman.

Went on to inspire other comedians, including Jim Carrey, Chris Rock and Conan O’Brien.

Words to Thrive By 05.10.13

“I look back on my life like a good day’s work, it was done and I feel satisfied with it. I was happy and contented, I knew nothing better and made the best out of what life offered. And life is what we make it, always has been, always will be..”

-Grandma Moses

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Famous American painter, Grandma Moses dedicated the first part of her life to being a wife and a mother. She started painting when she was 76 and lived until the ripe old age of 101. She is wonderful proof that it is never too late to discover a new passion.