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The Distorted Map Of Generosity

“Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.” — Hans Margolius During the last election cycle, I’m sure you saw the distorted United States maps that depicted everything … Continue reading

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Freezing Hands. Warming Hearts.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama The temperature dipped below freezing, but a heart was just warming up. My daughters and I were on our way to martial arts. It was cold, … Continue reading

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“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo F. … Continue reading

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Someone Somewhere

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.  “ — Alexander Smith At any given moment, someone somewhere is smiling. At any given moment, a shut-in gets a visitor. At any given moment, a woman tries to be a little kinder. … Continue reading

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We Are All Santa Claus

“Alas! How dreary would be the world if there was no Santa Claus!… There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.” — Francis P. Church Santa sure gives a lot. He not … Continue reading

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Utter Failure

Dedicated to anyone who feels they failed to make a difference. Utter Failure I didn’t make the sun shine, There wasn’t a single ray; No matter what I do, I can’t make a sunny day. I didn’t win the lotto, … Continue reading

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Our Repetition Is Our Reputation

“Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which, repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.” — Norman Vincent Peale The police officer told me, “Graffiti draws more graffiti.” What he meant was simply that the fresh … Continue reading

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