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A Toast To Those Who Mean the Most





To Nearest
To Dearest
To the Crew
To Cahoots
To the Ones Who’ve Been There
To the Ones Who’ll Be There
To Dropping Everything
To Saying Anything
To No Judgements
To No Doubts
To Loyalty
To Trust
To Favors
To Lifelongs
To Been Too Long
To Nothing’s Changed
To Having History
To Having Your Back
To Moving Away
To Never Too Far
To Growing Up
To Settling Down
To Your Second Family



New Year’s Tips

Spread Joy by Uplifting Hearts

I would like to wish you a glorious, fulfilling and creative new year. The striking of the clock at midnight on January 1st will signify a new beginning.
To quote one exquisite thinker, Ralph Waldo Emerson, “You have done what you could—some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

It is with this sage advice in mind that I offer up some tips to start your new year off on a joyous note:

Set Your Heart Intentions for the year.

What if your intention was to show others the best version of themselves? Perhaps you want to be open to new perspectives or reveal your adoring heart more often. There are limitless possibilities. You can discover more examples of Heart Intentions in each chapter of You Are So You! The Path to Uplifting Hearts. 

Give Intangible Gifts all year long.
Let others know what is exceptional, unique, or inspirational about them. It will help them find the person they aspire to be. When you share the qualities you admire and respect in others, you add to their happiness and your own by creating a feeling of connection and a bond of belonging.




Where does Inspiration come from and how do we recognize it?

In the case of my book, You Are So You! The Path to Uplifting Hearts, it has taken me a long time to figure out the answer to this question. When I was single, living alone and in my twenties  (it seems like the merest of moments ago), I became conscious of how important my circle of friends and my family were to me. I sometimes wondered:

Who would I turn to If…

I actually made a list of the people I would turn to: If I needed comforting, if I needed advice, if I needed someone to share my interest and enthusiasms, if I needed cheering up or encouragement… the list was long and evolving.

I do believe in drawing on my own inner strength for support, but I know from experience that having varied relationships and true connections in my life plays a major role in my well being.

Years later I saw what has become a favorite movie for me: Four Weddings and a Funeral. In one of the funeral scenes, a poem by W.H. Auden is recited: “He was my North, my South, my East and West.” It is a touching tribute to love. Hearing this poem conveyed such a tremendous emotional impact, that it altered my thinking. I began to view people not from the vantage point of need, but rather from a heightened awareness of what the people who inhabit my world mean to me. The seeds for You Are So You! sprung from this moment, but it wasn’t until much later in time, when a friend gave me a set of handwritten You Are… messages, that I finally realized I had discovered the key to writing the book I had always dreamed of.

There is more! It involves a Creativity Box that is an idea that has had a positive impact on my life. I will share Moore Ideas about it next time.

Until then, think about a project in which you have been or are currently involved. Trace the beginnings of your inspiration.



Welcome to Mooreideas!

Ideas are my motivation. Sometimes my mind is inundated with ideas, observations, and insights that I am eager to share. I love the whole idea of Ideas: brainstorming, discovering new ways of thinking and being, experimenting with unusual combinations, and searching for trends, patterns and connections. I hope my enthusiasm will inspire you to create your own Ideas. I see the world though a lens of appreciation and I am always on the look out for those energies, be it people or places, that make me feel uplifted. I hope that MooreIdeas will be one of those places for you!

Shirley Moore