we live with our loved ones for
many years and never really tell
them we love and appreciate them.
Sometimes we wait too long to
communicate our feelings to them,
and have deep regrets after their
After all we do need
communication and meaning between
us, for what have we without it?
Sometimes the most honest and
truest communications are not
words, but small actions like
smiles, hugs, and the clasp of
hands which convey our love,
understanding, and caring. When
eyes meet or hands clasp they
speak a language beyond
We often get caught up in
our own world and the activities
of life and forget or neglect
those around us. Our time on this
earth is short and our
opportunities are brief and
limited to let those around us
know that they are important to us
and that we care about
a thing one never hopes to find
among civilized beings, yet it is
often found in our society. It
often rears its ugly head in the
most unlikely of persons.
and again we are appalled to find
it in our acquaintances, and even
more appalled to find it lurking
in ourselves. That cruety is a
flagrant violation of all that is
decent and right unfortunately
apparently does not prohibit
people from resorting to it all
The fact that cruelty
is an irrational and inhuman act
does not seem to deter people from
allowing it to reside in their
thoughts and in their hearts. If
only we could abide by and adhere
to the commandment in the Bible to
love our neighbor as
and the birds sing,
the day will bring?
could go wrong.
Got to hope, got
No more I'm going
Going to listen more
They comfort more
The world is good
Cast your despair
See the morning air is
The best of life is
We must now
cooperate, must work together, all
nations, all peoples toward one
common goal, survival, survival of
our earth as a habitable planet,
survival of life of all types,
large and small, those living and
those yet to be born.
island in space, earth, is not indestructible
as we once believed, but is
vulnerable just like all of us. We
have got to learn about our earth,
and be concerned about how we
We must discover the
means of giving back to the earth
as much or more than we take away
from it. A new outlook is needed,
a new way of living, a way of
living in harmony with the
For a change rather than
concentrating wholly on pleasing
ourselves, we are going to have to
start pleasing our earth. No more
can we afford to take of the
precious resources selfishly and
indiscriminately, no more dumping
into the soil, atmosphere, rivers,
and seas substances harmful to
life and toxic to our envorinment,
no more living just for today and
what we can consume, but
conserving and planning for the
I have been
previleged to view
cheer my heart,
As if sadness I
As if woe were not
of nature a part.
When in my
childhood a love did bloom
the woods around,
gentle world did loom
the beauty of nature
Always shy, reserved, and
Nature took me in,
it too a shyness doth fill,
being always withdrawn from
The rash may not intrude
Into that hallowed realm so
The Beauty In one Another
What we search for is here and now in one another. It is not tomorrow in some far distant place with someone else the bliss we seek, but here and now in the presence of those most near us.
It is a smile, a handshake, a well wish, it is merely being together and enjoying one another's company that makes life worthwhile. We seek a lifetime for happiness and all we gain is emptiness, when happiness, true happiness was ever so near, and all we had to do was to reach out and grasp it. How blind we are that we cannot see the beauty in one another.
Honoring One Another
All the blessing is in honoring others. By that means we honor ourself. Soon life will be past and our chances for bridging the gap between us and the rest of the world will be at an end.
Our friends may never know us as we are unless we speak and act sincerely, and show them we are in reality a friend. If we have a compliment to give or a token of good-will it would behoove us to do so while the thing is still fresh in our mind, and while we still have the time.
Swiftly go the days, and our opportunities to augment friendships are regretably quite rare. Thus we must not let slip the grand and wonderful chance to reveal our friendship for another, and our chance to honor another.
This Is My Moment
This is my moment. There is in this place, at this time, a link with all things, and with the all-pervading Creative Force. It is here each time I breathe, as I think.
All is known, I am known, the dangling moth caught in a spider web is known, the falling star is known, the crying baby is known. The world, and life, and I with my thoughts are whirled in this point in time.
The strands of being are fastened securely to my heart, and I am not apart, for I am tied in with the whole.
I behold the lovely flower, I feel the wind upon my cheek, I look upon the far horizon and I am. The clouds above, the skyso blue, the birds that sing, all touch my soul and we are one.
I breathe the air, I hear, I feel, and I live. No one has any more than this, their moment in the sun, their moment to look around and enjoy, their moment to be a part of all this. This is my moment.
Kindness is a word of cheer,
To lend a hand or lend an ear,
Just to let someone know
that you are there,
And that you care.
Kindness is being there when troubles rain
To help allay someone's pain
With a kind word or smile,
A card or a small gift,
Meant to cheer and uplift.
Kindness is being there in time of need,
And showing by word or deed
Your caring and support.
And kindness finally in the end,
Is just being a friend.
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