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Claresa Smith
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Writing about the everyday moments and stories that inspire me to make the most of life
Writing about the everyday moments and stories that inspire me to make the most of life

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Three. That’s how many times in the last few months that I heard about a loved one who took their last breath in a hospital bed. I got the first call about a great-aunt in early December and had to figure out if I could make the trip with family to say…

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Through @ChristiePurifoy and the journey her #RootsAndSky book is taking, I'm learning to how hope is born out of heartbreak

She boarded a plane headed to Hawaii to visit her sister, nieces, and nephews. It was just weeks before her own book was due to arrive on bookshelves. A book called Roots and Sky: A Journey Home in Four Seasons. However, there was no time for her to…

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A little encouragement for the day when social media makes you think you can't soar at home

I sat down to enjoy a moment to myself. Minutes later, I found myself scrolling through photo after photo on Instagram. There were beach sunsets and cityscapes I’d never seen in real life. People embracing others from different cultures, with feet deep in…

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She stands tall and strong. Her voice solid, weighty, with the message she’s been called to share. There’s a pulse to her words. They carry a steady rhythm. From time to time, she breaks it. And I break on the inside. Her words make me look at my life and…

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I never wanted to believe there could be beauty in suffering. But perhaps, there is. Two women taught me that back in March. Both died from cancer, just weeks apart. As the illness overtook their bodies, they held onto hope and continued to live--as best…

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It’s not very quiet in my house these days. My days are filled with the sounds of a rambunctious toddler calling for mommy and chatting, using sentences composed of variations of every word she’s learned until this point. Each passing hour is echoed by…

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Day 2 of my #write31days series. Looking at why I see the things that inspire me as "more than pretty"...

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Joining the #Write31Days challenge and writing my first blog post series. It kicks off today...

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It's easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others, even though we shouldn't. How I snap out of it:

I scan the internet looking at the faces of authors hitting the New York Times bestseller’s list with their new releases, and I hear about mothers with businesses doing well. It makes me so happy for them because I have similar dreams. It also inspires me…

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DJ Anomally, a Christian hip hop producer released a single called “The End”. He asked me to write a media release that would appear on his website, and be sent to various media outlets. You can read the release here.
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