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Old 05-13-2019, 06:04 AM   #21 (permalink)
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From my "treasures", first shared by Tomsteve, I believe...

6 LITTLE STORIES" - well worth the 30 seconds to read!

1**
Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.
On the day of prayer all the people gathered,
but only one boy came with an umbrella.
That's FAITH.


2**
When you throw babies in the air,
they laugh because they know you will catch them.
That's TRUST.


3**
Every night we go to bed
without any assurance of being alive the next morning,
but still we set the alarms to wake up.
That's HOPE.


4**
We plan big things for tomorrow
in spite of zero knowledge of the future.
That's CONFIDENCE.


5**
We see the world suffering,
but still we get married and have children.
That's LOVE.


6**
An an old man's shirt was written a sentence
'I am not 80 years old;
I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.'
That's ATTITUDE.


Have a happy day and live your life like the six stories.

When I was a child, I thought nap time was punishment. Now it's like a mini-vacation.

"GOOD FRIENDS ARE THE RARE JEWELS OF LIFE...
DIFFICULT TO FIND AND IMPOSSIBLE TO REPLACE"
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:31 AM   #22 (permalink)
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LOVE those, Ann. The short ones keep my attention.

Have a beautiful day. Thank you everyone for these great posts.
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I love that post Ann, very much. Thank you.

Don’t forget you’re human.
It’s okay to have a meltdown, just don’t unpack and live there.
Cry it out and then refocus on where you are headed.
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I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am. You take away my conscience, my ability to empathize, my intuition, my creativity, my deep appreciation of the little things, my vivid inner life, my keen awareness of others pain and my passion for it all.
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I don't know who came up with the idea that it was good to be tough. "Tough" doesn't see, doesn't hear, doesn't feel the messages that nature and the universe sends. I will take sensitive any day.

Thanks, Daisy.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:03 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Another classic...Walking with grace today.

The river of tears flowed through my heart more times than i can tell you my friend

Silent tears, roaring tears, tears which would fill oceans,

tears of the heart which were so much more than salty water

But today in the gentle glow of morning,

I turn my head to the river bank and there a stone has washed ashore

Bright and sparkling

I have not seen it before, and yet I know its name

Grace

I will go pick it up and put it in my pocket

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Thank you Ann and let me just say that 'walking with grace' is a poem that means a lot to me.

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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Like Zip, I forgot the new name. I enjoyed catching up though! Wonderful stuff.
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A little voice deep inside me said, "Hello, I am here." It was a small voice, & sounded as if it were buried underneath the cushions of my couch. It was my soul...I had forgotten it.

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yeah hev, she's a tricky one! (...)
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yeah hev, she's a tricky one! (...)


I did, by the way, provide a link to the new thread at the end of the old one.

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Tricky Ann eh! Who knew? Lol. xx

This is one I need to take note of......

Compassion dissolves anger.
Understanding why someone behaves the way they do allows for forgiveness when they have mistreated you.
Maybe they are insecure, or in pain, or maybe they even suffered some type of abuse in their lifetime, and you can see why they are the way they are.
But when your compassion extends to excusing them for treating you poorly, over and over, it not only damages your self-worth, but prevents them from healing as well.
Refuse to allow it to continue, for everyone’s sake.


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Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath, relax and let things go.
Focus on what matters to you and who matters in your life.
The rest will all work itself out.
Just take it one step at a time.


Goodnight lovelies. xxx
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I desire neither earthly kingdom,
nor even freedom from birth and death.
I desire only the deliverance from grief
of all those afflicted by misery.
Oh Lord, lead us from the unreal to the real;
from darkness to light;
from death to immortality.
May there be peace in celestial regions.
May there be peace on earth.
May the waters be appeasing.
May herbs be wholesome and
may trees and plants bring peace to all.
May all beneficent beings bring peace to us.
May thy wisdom spread peace all through the world.
May all things be a source of peace to all and to me.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

hindu peace prayer - mahatma gandhi


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Be there.
Be open.
Be honest.
Be kind.
Be willing to listen, understand, accept, support, and forgive.
This is what it means to love.


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A Prayer for God's Grace Daily

Lord, thank you for your abundant, abounding grace.

Thank you that we don't have to earn a drop of the mighty river of
grace that flows freely for us today.

Thank you for the unexpected, unmerited favor you've showered
on my life.

Help me put myself in the path of your love and grace.

Help me not neglect the disciplines I need to meet with you
regularly and to drink from the water of life.

Thank you for your rich love.

Amen.

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Sigh.....I knew something was all wrong in my life.....I lost this thread on the 8th.

NOW my day is going in the right direction. s
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Awww you were missed Venuscat. \it's good to have you back. xx

I guess the real fact of the matter is, we don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring and the only thing we really have is right now.
So, don’t stay angry for too long and learn to forgive.
Love your friends and family with all your heart.
Have fun and live your life the way you want to live it.
Most of all, don’t worry about people that don’t like you and enjoy the ones who do.
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One for me to think about today. xx

Life is too short.
Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
Laugh when you can.
Apologize when you should and let go of what you can.
Take chances.
Give everything and have no regrets.
Life is too short to be unhappy.
You have to take the good with the bad.
Smile when you’re sad.
Love what you got and always remember what you had.
Always forgive but never forget.
Learn from your mistakes but never regret.
People change and things go wrong, but always remember, life goes on.
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Life is too short.
Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
Laugh when you can.
I have made my peace and become friends again with my once estranged brother. I made the move and I have never regretted it.

I wish my two brothers would do the same, each is waiting for the other to make the first move...and we are all growing old as we wait. Stubborn mules, both of them.

Thanks Daisy, I may send this to them both.
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Give over thine own willing;
give over thine own running;
give over thine own desiring
to know or to be anything;
and sink down to the seed
which God sows in the heart,
and let that grow in thee,
and be in thee,
and breathe in thee,
and act in thee,
and thou shalt find by sweet experience
that the Lord knows that,
and loves and owns that,
and will lead it to
the inheritance of life,
which is its portion.

~isaac pennington - 1661
Excerpt from, The Works of Isaac Penington,
"Some Directions to the Panting Soul."
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