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Old 04-18-2019, 11:25 PM   #441 (permalink)
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Good morning on this beautiful Good Friday.

You fall, you rise, you make mistakes, you live, you learn.
You’re human, not perfect.
You’ve been hurt, but you’re alive.
Think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, and to chase the things you love.
Sometimes there is sadness in our journey, but there is also lots of beauty.
We must keep putting one foot in front of the other even when we hurt, for we will never know what is waiting for us just around the bend.
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Old 04-19-2019, 05:45 AM   #442 (permalink)
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:25 PM   #443 (permalink)
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May all the negative energy bringing you down come to an end.
May the dark thoughts, the over thinking, and doubt exit your mind right now.
May clarity replace confusion.
May hope replace fear.
May the light of your spirit shine so bright that nothing can dim your glow.


Goodnight, sweet dreams. xx
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:54 PM   #444 (permalink)
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That is just what I needed to read tonight, Daisy.
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:03 AM   #445 (permalink)
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I'm glad about that Ann, I hope you had a restful sleep. xx

Just a short quote today. xx

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive—to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.

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Old 04-20-2019, 05:17 AM   #446 (permalink)
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Amen, Daisy.

Where Peaceful Waters Flow
~Keith Burroughs

The clouds break forth the streams of light
To dance upon the earth,
And cradled in the sands of time,
Comes a newborn baby's birth.
A gentle breeze blows through the night,
It whispers through the grass,
And ripples on the water form
As rain glistens on the glass.

And you listen to the sound,
The Lord's presence all around.
He summons us to go
Where peaceful waters flow.

A rainbow arcs across the sky,
A promise is displayed.
The graceful flight of a butterfly,
It takes my breath away.
The autumn leaves in their splendor
Fall gracefully to the earth,
And stars proclaim their song at night,
What is their beauty worth?

And you listen to the sound,
The Lord's presence all around.
He summons us to go
Where peaceful waters flow.


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Old 04-20-2019, 04:47 PM   #447 (permalink)
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That's really lovely Ann and I love the photo, it looks very tranquil.

A modern goodnight quote but meaningful all the same.

Shut down your eyes;
Log on to some memories;
Download some dreams;
Save some joys;
Delete all your sorrows.
Have a restful sleep.

Goodnight. xxx
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Old 04-21-2019, 12:09 AM   #448 (permalink)
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Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter Sunday. xxx

Most of us expect far too much from ourselves and never give ourselves credit for all the things we’re doing right.
You’re trying your best, facing challenges that would likely overwhelm anyone, and learning and growing every day.
And you’re doing it while feeling a range of messy, confusing emotions and healing from pains large and small from the past.
Stop and give yourself a little credit.
You’re stronger than you know, and you’re doing better than you think.


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Happy Easter, dear Pattee and friends here. Blessings to each of you today.

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Old 04-22-2019, 04:10 AM   #452 (permalink)
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Happy Easter to you too Opi. 🐰Xx
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FROM THIS PERSPECTIVE

From this perspective where I am now,
I think of the world different somehow.
Things that I walked by and didn't see,
seem so important now to me.
All of my worries...
Clouds in my way...
Are not important, I look away.
Behind the clouds no matter how dark,
I know there is a sun with it's spark.
And if not today,
then maybe tomorrow,
I will see that spark
shining through my sorrow.


Lilian Kohann.
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Good morning, Daisy.

A little Sufi wisdom this morning, Hafiz is one of my favourites.

Hafiz
1325 - 1389

What is the difference
Between your experience of Existence
And that of a Saint?

The Saint knows
That the spiritual path
Is a sublime chess game with God

And that the Beloved
Has just made such a Fantastic Move

That the Saint is now continually
Tripping over Joy
And bursting out in Laughter
And saying, “I Surrender!”

Whereas, my dear
I am afraid you still think

You have a thousand serious moves.
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oooooooooooooooh. That is so awesome, Ann. That one is going in my Notes. I've been having to surrender over and over in the past week. I keep trying to take the reins and then chaos ensues in my head.

Thank you.
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It poked me in the ribs too, Bim.

Hafiz and Rumi have a way of doing that. I love their writings.
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Good morning, happy Tuesday.
This is one of my favourite poems, I hope you all like it

THE OAK TREE
A mighty wind blew night and day,
it stole the oak trees leaves away.
Then snapped its boughs and pulled it's bark,
until the oak was tired and stark.

But still the oak tree held its ground,
While other trees fell all around.
The weary wind gave up and spoke.

How can you still be standing oak?

The oak tree said,
I know that you,
can break each branch of mine in two.
Carry every leaf away,
Shake my leaves, make me sway.

But I have roots stretched in the earth,
Growing stronger since my birth.
You'll never touch them, for you see.
They are the deepest part of me.

Until today, I wasn't sure,
Of just how much I could endure.
But now I've found, with thanks to you,
I'm stronger than I ever knew.

Anthony Ray Ryder.
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Lovely, Daisy. I have always admired the mighty oak and its ability to endure when other trees grow old and die.
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I love the original version of this prayer with the second verse.

God, give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

the serenity prayer - reinhold niebuhr - original version
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To You, my Lord,
I complain of my weakness,
lack of support and the humiliation I am made to receive.
Most Compassionate and Merciful!
You are the Lord of the weak,
and you are my Lord.
To whom do You leave me?
To a distant person who receives me with hostility?
Or to an enemy You have given power over me?
As long as you are not displeased with me,
I do not care what I face.
I would, however,
be much happier with Your mercy.
I seek refuge in the light of Your face by which
all darkness is dispelled and both this life and the life to come
are put in their right course against incurring your wrath
or being the subject of your anger.
To You I submit,
until I earn Your pleasure.
Everything is powerless without your support.

dua at taif - prophet muhammad (s.a.w.) - 7th century
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