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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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Picturing The Ladder. Another Take On The Generous Cop Story.

“Teachers hold the ladder. Students climb” — Unknown It’s now-famous picture. The cop and the shoeless guy on a cold night in New York. Snapped by a passerby and posted on the New York City police website, the picture went … Continue reading

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What If The Letter D *isappeare*?

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” — *alai Lama What if this letter *isappeare*? The *ays of the week woul* be shorter. *enmark, *jibouti, an* the *ominican Republic woul* … Continue reading

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No Ruts About It

“New roads; new ruts.” — G.K. Chesterton It doesn’t take much to create a rut. While my family was fortunate to enjoy some holiday downtime at the beach, it created a bit of a dilemma. Though I looked around online and … Continue reading

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I Wonder

“Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.” — Bernard Baruch I wonder what would happen if … … listening was taught in schools. … sleeping on a park bench all night would change my view of the world. … Continue reading

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Generosity Rarely Knocks At The Door

“If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape?  No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love.” — Mark Twain Last night millions … Continue reading

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Ever Wonder?

“How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortune of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of … Continue reading

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