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December 9, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2018
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“Prayer enables you to tap into God’s wisdom anywhere,
anytime,
no matter what’s going on.”
Elizabeth George 
Prayers to Calm Your Heart:
Finding the Path to More Peace and Less Stress
 
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“God authors desires in your heart,
then fulfills His Will
by enabling you to realize those desires.”
Edwin Louis

“The beauty of obedience
is that what God expects you to do,
He also enables you to do.”
Jim George
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December 7, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018
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 On December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,
the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked …
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war,
banished from the earth.”
George Washington

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“More than just an end to war,
we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Written April 11, 1945 on the night before he died)

“War is what happens when language fails.”
Margaret Atwood

“Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

December 6, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018
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“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
Henry David Thoreau

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 “Want more blessings?
Collect the ones that already exist,
and celebrate them daily.”
Jennifer Hough
The Wide Awakening

 “We are all born to be a blessing. “
Rachel Naomi Remen

December 5, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018
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“The way you perceive your Self
is what enables, or disables, you.”
The Truth AD Infinitum
 
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“Find, then follow the path that enables you
to live the life you want to live.
Don’t be blown by the winds of fate.
Don’t be a creation of circumstances.”
Steven Redhead
The Solution

“We can control our lives by controlling our perceptions.”
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.

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December 3, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018
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International Day of Persons With Special Needs
 
BEATITUDES FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
 
BLESSED ARE YOU who take time to listen to difficult speech,
for you help us to know that if we persevere we can be understood.
 
BLESSED ARE YOU who walk with us in public places,
and ignore the stares of strangers,
for in your friendship we feel good to be ourselves.
 
BLESSED ARE YOU who never bid us to “hurry up” and, more blessed,
you who do not snatch our tasks from our hands to do them for us,
for often we need time rather than help.
 
BLESSED ARE YOU who stand beside us as we enter new and untried ventures,
for our unsuredness will be outweighed
by the times when we surprise ourselves and you.
 
BLESSED ARE YOU who ask for our help and realize our giftedness
for our greatest need is to be needed.
 
BLESSED ARE YOU who help us with the graciousness of Christ,
for often we need the help we cannot ask for.
 
BLESSED ARE YOU when, by all things,
you assure us that what makes us individuals
is not our particular disability or difficulty
but our beautiful God-given personhood
which no handicapping condition can confine.
 
REJOICE AND BE EXCEEDINGLY GLAD for your understanding and love
have opened doors for us to enjoy life to its full
and you have helped us believe in ourselves as valued and gifted people.”

 
Andre Masse, C.S.E.
NAMR Quarterly, 1968.

December 2, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018
Hanukkah begins at sundown
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Thoughts for Hanukkah in gratitude for the light!
On the evening of December 2, Jews around the world light the first candle of the menorah to commemorate the miracle of light in the Temple in Jerusalem.
And whether you are observant or not, whether you are Jewish or not,
this is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude for the light in your life,
and all of life’s miracles.

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“Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
Blessed is the flame that burns
in the secret fastness of the heart.”
Hannah Senesh

“Never fear shadows. 
They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.”
Ruth E. Renkel

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path
without brightening our own.”
Ben Sweetland

December 1, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018
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“Ah, distinctly I remember
it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember
wrought its ghost upon the floor.”
Edgar Allan Poe

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“December’s wintery breath is already clouding the pond,
frosting the pane, obscuring summer’s memory…”
John Geddes
A Familiar Rain

“I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December,
A magical thing,
And sweet to remember:
’We are nearer to spring
Than we were in September.’”
Oliver Herford
“Hope,” in The Century Magazine
January 1914

November 30, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018
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“Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm –
it comes from becoming still –
in order to reflect and meditate
on our inner wisdom and receive answers. 
A peaceful heart
is one that is free from worry and trouble.
It’s becoming quiet so we can look at things quietly
so we can more clearly understand them
and thus come up with creative solutions.
It is learning to live in the present.”
Author Unknown
 
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“Looking for peace
like looking for a turtle with a mustache:
you won’t be able to find it.
But when your heart is ready,
peace will come looking for you.”
Ajahn Chah

“Peace is the beauty of life.
It is sunshine.
is the smile of a child,
the love of a mother,
the joy of a father,
the togetherness of a family.
It is the advancement of man,
the victory of a just cause,
the triumph of truth.”
Menachem Begin

November 29, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2018
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The Peace of Wild Things
 
“When despair grows in me
and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
Wendell Berry
 
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“And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees,
books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones,
and good in everything.”
William Shakespeare

“Today I think
 Only with scents,—scents dead leaves yield,
 And bracken, and wild carrot’s seed,
 And the square mustard field…
 It is enough
 To smell, to crumble the dark earth…”
Edward Thomas (1878–1917)

“Digging”

November 28, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2018
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“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable,
to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments,
shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.”
Salman Rushdie

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“The terms of poetry –
some simple, some complicated,
some ancient, some new –
should bring us closer to what we’re hearing,
enlarging our experience of it,
enabling us to describe what we’re reading,
to feel and think with greater precision.”
Edward Hirsch

“Poetry should…
should strike the reader
as a wording of his own highest thoughts,
and appear almost a remembrance.”
John Keats

November 27, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018
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“The ability to observe without evaluating
is the highest form of intelligence.”
Krishnamurti

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“True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation
of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information”
Winston Churchill

“If anything the essence of intelligence
would seem to be in knowing when to think and act quickly,
and knowing when to think and act slowly.”
Robert J. Sternberg, psychologist

November 26, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2018
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“A rumor goes in one ear, then out of many mouths.”
cherrysam

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“Gossip is like a nasty virus. 
If you learn to cover your mouth
you won’t spread the germs.”
Audrey Harvey
The Up Side, Guideposts January 2013

“We are masters of the unsaid words,
but slaves of those we let slip out.”
Winston Churchill

November 25, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018
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“Prayer enables you to tap into God’s wisdom anywhere, anytime,
no matter what’s going on.”
Elizabeth George
Prayers to Calm Your Heart:
Finding the Path to More Peace and Less Stress

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“God authors desires in your heart,
then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.”
Edwin Louis

“The beauty of obedience
is that what God expects you to do,
He also enables you to do.”
Jim George
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November 24, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2018
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“The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows,
spectacular skies and serene lakes.
It has enough lush forests,
flowered fields, and sandy beaches.
It has plenty of stars
and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day.
What the world needs more of
is people to appreciate and enjoy it.”
Michael Josephson

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“The universe is full of magical things
waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”
Eden Phillpotts

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life
is the foundation for all abundance.”
Eckhart Tolle

November 23, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2018
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The Full Beaver Moon
 
The full Beaver Moon crests on Thanksgiving night,
Friday, November 23 at 12:39 A.M. EST. 
For some Northern Native American tribes this was the month to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs.  The November full Moon was also called the Full Frost Moon by other Native American tribes.
The Farmer’s Almanac

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“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.”
Alfred Wainwright

[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is….
No longer the canvas and the pigments,
but the marble and the chisel. “
John Burroughs
“The Snow-Walkers,” 1866

“Snowmen fall from heaven… unassembled.”
Author unknown

November 22, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2018
THANKSGIVING DAY
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“I am grateful for what I am and have. 
My thanksgiving is perpetual. 
It is surprising how contented one can be
with nothing definite –
only a sense of existence. 
My breath is sweet to me. 
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. 
No run on my bank can drain it,
for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”
Henry David Thoreau
 
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“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G.K. Chesterton

“Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.”
Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

November 21, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2018
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“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation,
creativity and change.”
Brené Brown
 
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“Being vulnerable to the entire Universe
not only lets more wisdom in,
it also lets more of your light out.
Both are blessings.”
Jennifer Hough

“When we were children,
we used to think that when we were grown-up
we would no longer be vulnerable.
But to grow up is to accept vulnerability…
To be alive is to be vulnerable.”
Madeleine L’Engle

November 20, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018
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“The brain is like a muscle.
When it is in use we feel very good.
Understanding is joyous.”
Carl Sagan
 
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“Bring the mind into sharp focus and make it alert
so that it can immediately intuit truth,
which is everywhere.
The mind must be emancipated from old habits,
prejudices, restrictive thought processes
and even ordinary thought itself.”
Bruce Lee
Tao of Jeet Kune Do

“The man who acquires the ability
to take full possession of his own mind
may take possession of anything else
to which he is justly entitled.”
Andrew Carnegie

November 19, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2018
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“There are books so alive that you’re always afraid
that while you weren’t reading,
the book has gone and changed, has shifted like a river;
while you went on living, it went on living too,
and like a river moved on and moved away.
No one has stepped twice into the same river.
But did anyone ever step twice into the same book?”
Marina Tsvetaeva
 
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“When you reread a classic
you do not see more in the book than you did before;
you see more in you than was there before.”
Clifton Fadiman

“These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper,
but minds alive on the shelves.
From each of them goes out its own voice…
and just as the touch of a button on our set
will fill the room with music,
so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it,
one can call into range the voice of a man
far distant in time and space,
and hear him speaking to us,
mind to mind, heart to heart.”
Gilbert Highet

November 18, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2018
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“I do not believe in God,
for that implies an effort of the will –
I see God everywhere!”
Jean Favre 

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“What is God?
The eternal one life underneath all the forms of life.
What is love?
To feel the presence of the one life
deep within yourself and all creatures;
to be it!
Therefore, all love is the love of God.”
Eckhart Tolle

“We humans have been gifted
with powers seldom contemplated.
One such should become apparent
when we consider that all things that exist
must first have existed in the mind of God.
Then, spend some time each day
the beauties of nature
and you will be……… reading God`s mind!
Powerful, indeed.”
Donfucius Say

November 17, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018
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“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.”
William Shakespeare
Henry V
 
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“To listen to your body and respect how it feels
is a powerful act of self-love.”
Sonia Choquette

“I have known friendship love, parental love,
romantic love, family love
and unrequited love in my life time,
but the only love that made a difference was self love.
You don’t need confirmation from the world
or another person that you matter.
You simply do matter.
When you finally believe that truth and live it
then you can do amazing things with your life!”
Shannon L. Alder

November 16, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018
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“There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job,
a life stage, or a relationship is over —
and let it go.
It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity
or its past importance to our lives.
It involves a sense of future,
belief that every exit line is an entry,
that we are moving up, rather than out.”
Ellen Goodman
 
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“There is always more after the ending.
Always the next morning, and the next.
Always changes, losses and gains.
Always one step after the other.”
Ann Leckie
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“Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change,
an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different,
and the stubborn wisdom to use the past
to make the future what the past was not.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

November 15, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018
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“Human ability to survive and flourish
is driven by the struggle of human spirit
through conflict into transformation.
Transformation and adaptation
are our greatest human skill.
Adversity is just a change
that we haven’t adapted ourselves to yet.”
Aimee Mullins
 
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“Times of great calamity and confusion
have ever been productive of the greatest minds.
The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace,
and the brightest thunderbolt
is elicited from the darkest storm.”
Charles Caleb Colton

“When adversity strikes,
that’s when you have to be the most calm.
Take a step back,
stay strong,
stay grounded and press on.”
LL Cool J

November 14, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2018
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“There’s a loneliness that only exists in one’s mind.
The loneliest moment in someone’s life
is when they are watching their whole world fall apart,
and all they can do is stare blankly.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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“Everyone at some point will suffer a loss –
the loss of loved ones, good health, a job. 
It’s your desert experience –
a time of feeling barren of options, even hope. 
The important thing is not to allow yourself
to be stranded in the desert.”
Patrick Del Zoppo

“Shock is a natural reaction to change.
It’s the first stage of grief which gives us a cushion
while we slowly adjust to accepting the change.”
Doreen Virtue

November 13, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018
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“Stress is not what happens to us.
It’s our response to what happens
and response is something we can choose.”
Maureen Killoran
 
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“In times of great stress or adversity,
it’s always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.”
Lee Iacocca
 
“My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears.
Both are cleansers of stress.”
Mahogany SilverRain

November 12, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018
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“Why stay in our heads to protect ourselves,
when we can emanate love out and all around
and transform anything!”
Jennifer Hough

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“To feel the love of people whom we love
is a fire that feeds our life.”
Pablo Neruda

“In the end, only three things matter:
how much you loved,
how gently you lived,
and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
Buddha

November 11, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018
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“Someday, after mastering the winds,
the waves, the tides and gravity,
we shall harness for God the energies of love,
and then, for a second time in the history of the world,
man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
 
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“All shall be well, all shall be well…
For there is a Force of love moving through the universe
That holds us fast and will never let us go.”
St. Julian of Norwich (ca. 1342-1416)
 
“Man is so made that when anything fires his soul,
impossibilities vanish.”
Jean de La Fontaine

November 10, 2018
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THOUGHTS FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2018
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“I can think of no more stirring symbol of man’s humanity to man
than a fire engine.”
Kurt Vonnegut
 
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“When a man becomes a fireman
his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished.
What he does after that is all in the line of work”
Edward F. Crocker

“In the heat of the battle you don’t remember very much.
You don’t think very fast.
You act by instinct, which is really training.
So you’ve got to be trained for battle
so that you will react exactly the way you did in training.”
Admiral Arleigh Burke, USN

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“A life lived by choice is a life of conscious action.
A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction.”
God as told to Neale Donald Walsch
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“A responsible choice is a choice that creates consequences
that you are willing to assume responsibility for.”
Gary Zukav

“Life is all about choices.
Choices define us, sculpt us.
What will your choices say about you?”
Sheena Hutchinson
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“Repose, leisure, peace,
belong among the elements of happiness.
If we have not escaped from harried rush,
from mad pursuit, from unrest,
from the necessity of care,
we are not happy.
And what of contemplation?
Its very premise is freedom
from the fetters of workaday busyness.
Moreover, it itself actualizes this freedom
by virtue of being intuition.”
Josef Pieper
Happiness and Contemplation
 
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“Usually, when the distractions of daily life deplete our energy,
the first thing we eliminate is the thing we need the most:
quiet, reflective time.
Time to dream,
time to contemplate what’s working and what’s not,
so that we can make changes for the better.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy

“Begin doing what you want to do now.
We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand –
and melting like a snow flake”
M.B. Ray

November 7, 2018
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“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities
and purify your character and sensibilities,
and in time of care and sorrow,
will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 
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“Yoga is like music.
The rhythm of the body,
the melody of the mind
and the harmony of the soul
creates the symphony of life.”
BKS Iyengar
“Light on Life:
The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace, and Ultimate Freedom”, p.xxi

“Every sound perceived by the acute ear
in the rhythm of the world about us
can be represented musically.
Some people wish above all to conform to the rules,
I wish only to render what I can hear.”
Claude Debussy

November 6, 2018
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“Don’t let your struggle become your identity.”
Ralston Bowles
 
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“People can get addicted to the adrenaline
and the stress hormones,
and they start using the problems and conditions
in their life to reaffirm their emotional addiction,
so they can remember who they think they are.
The bad circumstances, the bad relationship, the bad job,
all of that is in place because the person needs that
to reaffirm their emotional addiction.”
Dr. Joe Dispenza

“We are betrayed by what is false within.”
George Meredith

November 5, 2018
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“We live in a wonderful world
that is full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
Jawaharlal Nehru

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“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless,
as it extends into the world around us,
it goes an equal distance into the world within.”
Lillian Smith

“And you?
When will you begin your long journey into yourself?“
Rumi

November 4, 2018
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The end of Daylight Saving Time

“Clocks were invented to warn us.
Tick (time is passing).
Tock (time has passed).”
Kamand Kojouri
 
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“To think too long about doing a thing
often becomes its undoing.”
Eva Young

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
John Lennon

November 3, 2018
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“We have to slow the rhythm of rush in our lives
so that the best of who we are can emerge.”
Lysa TerKeurst

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“After the leaves have fallen, we return
To a plain sense of things. It is as if
We had come to an end of the imagination,
Inanimate in an inert savoir.” *
Wallace Stevens
The Plain Sense of Things, 1952

“The rhythm of life is intricate but orderly,
tenacious but fragile.
To keep that in mind is to build the key to survival.”
Shirley Hufstedler
 
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November 2, 2018
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All Souls’ Day
Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos)*

“Man is immortal,
not because he alone among creatures
has an inexhaustible voice,
but because he has a soul,
a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.”
William Faulkner
 
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“The ideal of your soul,
the thing that it yearns for,
is not more knowledge.
It is not interested in comparison,
nor winning,
nor light,
nor ownership,
not even happiness. 
The ideal of your soul is space, expansion, and immensity,
and the one thing it needs more than anything else
is to be free to expand,
to reach out and to embrace the infinite.”
Wayne Dyer
Wishes Fulfilled

“The soul is shifting our relationship focus
from form to content,
from rigidity to flexibility,
from containment to expansiveness,
from our emotional needs to love.”
Daphne Rose Kingma

*Day of the Dead consists of two distinct holidays, the Day of the Innocents (“Día de los Inocentes”) or Day of the Little Angels (“Día de los Angelitos”) on November 1 dedicated to infants and children, and the actual Day of the Dead on November 2. Celebrations often start on October 31. The three days of festivities are collectively referred to as Day of the Dead.

November 1, 2018
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All Saints Day

“What is it about tears that should be so terrifying?
The touch of God is marked by tears…
deep, soul-shaking tears, weeping…
it comes when that last barrier is down
and you surrender yourself to health and wholeness.”
David R. Wilkerson
 
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“Wholeness and longing are as common as breath,
so much a part of the fabric of our being
they often remain unseen.
They meet us everywhere,
setting direction, not detail.
All we do is answer their call.
The shapes we build about them
become a life lived, unique in time.’
Michael Bratnick, poet

”If you look closely at a tree
you’ll notice its knots and dead branches,
just like our bodies.
What we learn is that beauty and imperfection
go together wonderfully.”
Matthew Fox

October 31, 2018
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HALLOWE’EN!!!!

“It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights
when the veil between the worlds is thin –
and whether you believe in such things or not,
those roaming spirits probably believe in you,
or at least acknowledge your existence,
considering that it used to be their own.
Even the air feels different on Halloween,
autumn-crisp and bright.”
Erin Morgenstern
 
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“I love Halloween, and I love that feeling:
the cold air, the spooky dangers lurking around the corner.”
Evan Peters

“Proof of our society’s decline is that Halloween
has become a broad daylight event for many.”
Robert Kirby

October 30, 2018
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“You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. 
Just relax.  Master the day. 
Then just keep doing that every day.”
HealthyPlace
 
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“You can’t change the beginning,
but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
C.S. Lewis

“You have a new story to write
and it looks nothing like your past.”
Author Unknown

October 29, 2018
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“Sometimes the only way
you can take a really good look at yourself
is through somebody else’s eyes.”
From the television show Scrubs

“You will never disserve your relationship – nor anyone –
by seeing more in another than they are showing you. 
For there is more there.  Much more. 
It is only their fear
that stops them from showing you. 
If others notice that you see them as more,
they will feel safe to show you
what you obviously already see.”
God, as quoted by Neale Donald Walsch
Conversations with God: an Uncommon Dialogue

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”Oh, the comfort –
the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person –
having neither to weigh thoughts
nor measure words,
but pouring them all right out,
just as they are, chaff and grain together;
certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping,
and then with the breath of kindness
blow the rest away.”
Dinah Craik
A Life for a Life, 1859    

October 28, 2018
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“No one wants to die.
Even people who want to go to heaven
don’t want to die to get there.
And yet death is the destination we all share.
No one has ever escaped it.
And that is as it should be,
because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.
It is Life’s change agent.
It clears out the old to make way for the new.”
Steve Jobs

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“Heaven is not a place,
it is a state of being that we emanate
and infuse into the world around us.”
Jennifer Hough

“Heaven is in the presence of God. 
Where God is, there is heaven also.”
Dr. Rob Oberto
Intimacy With God

October 27, 2018
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“Trust yourself.
Create the kind of self
you will be happy to live with all your life.
Make the most of yourself
by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility
into flames of achievement.”
Golda Meir
 
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“A bird sitting on a tree
is never afraid of the branch breaking,
because her trust is not on the branch
but on its wings. 
Always believe in yourself.”
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“If you believe in yourself,
anything and everything is possible.”
Domonique Bertolucci

October 26, 2018
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“Rock bottom has built more heroes than privilege.”
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“When everything feels like an uphill struggle,
just think of the view from the top.”

“I didn’t come this far to only come this far.”
Via Home Bunch

October 25, 2018
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“All human beings have three lives: public, private and secret.”
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: a Life

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“In every case,
who you believe yourself to be at your core
is what you will seek to validate
from your experiences in the world.”
Howard Falco
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“In order to love who you are,
you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you.”
Andrea Dykstra

October 24, 2018
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Full Hunter’s Moon
“The Hunter’s Moon is always the first full Moon after the Harvest Moon
(which is the closest full moon to the autumnal equinox). 
The Hunter’s Moon rises right around sunset—and sets around sunrise.
It’s the only night in the month when the Moon is in the sky all night long.”
The Farmer’s Almanac
“It gets its name because it is the preferred month to hunt summer-fattened deer and fox
unable to hide in now bare fields.
Like the harvest moon, the hunter’s moon is also particularly bright and long in the sky,
giving hunters the opportunity to stalk prey at night.
 Other names include the travel moon and the dying grass moon.
nationalgeographic

“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.”
Charles Dickens

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“the clanging chains
of geese are harnessed to the moon:”
Roy Campbell

“To witness that calm rhythm of life
revives our worn souls and recaptures
a feeling of belonging to the natural world.
No one can return from the Serengeti unchanged,
for tawny lions will forever prowl our memory
and great herds throng our imagination.”
George Schaller

October 23, 2018
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“Raise your words, not your voice. 
It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
Rumi

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“You will never reach your destination
if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”
Winston Churchill

“Don’t do something permanently stupid
just because you’re temporarily upset.”
The Funny Beaver

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“I dreamt-marvelous error!-
that I had a beehive here inside my heart.
And the golden bees
were making white combs
and sweet honey
from my old failures.”
Antonio Machado

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”Our greatest glory is not in never failing,
but in rising up every time we fail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Only when we are brave enough
to explore the darkness
will we discover the infinite power of our light.”
Brene Brown

October 21, 2018
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“I observed,
“Love is the fulfilling of the law,
the end of the commandment.”
It is not only “the first and great” command,
but all the commandments in one.
if there be any virtue, if there be any praise,”
they are all comprised in this one word, love.”
John Wesley
 
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“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime;
therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense
in any immediate context of history;
therefore, we are saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore, we are saved by love.
No virtuous act is quite as virtuous
from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own;
therefore, we are saved by the final form of love,
which is forgiveness.”
Reinhold Niebuhr

“Forgiveness is the giving, and so the receiving, of life.”
George MacDonald

October 20, 2018
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“Almost everything will work again
if you unplug it for a few minutes…
including you.”
Anne Lamott

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“And suddenly, you know:
it’s time to start something new
and trust the magic of beginnings.”
Meister Eckhart

“What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.”
T. S. Eliot

October 19, 2018
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“Yelling at living things does tend to kill the spirit in them.
Sticks and stones may break our bones,
but words will break our hearts.”
Robert Fulghum

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“Among my most prized possessions
are words that I have never spoken.”
Orson Rega Card

“The mouth speaks what the heart is full of.”
Luke 6:45
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