Monthly Archives: May 2010

Memorial Day

Originally called Decoration Day,

is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.


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It is better to wear out than to rust out.

– George Whitefield

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Simple thoughts for today

Sit quietly for a moment, and you realize how you have been foolishly running about.

Learn to keep your mouth shut, and you realize you have been talking too much.

Avoid getting involved in too many things, and you realize that you have been wasting your time in unnecessary things.

Close the door, and you realize that you have been mixed up with too many kinds of people.

Have few desires, and you realize why you have had so many ills.

Be human, and you realize that you have been too critical of others.
-Chen Chiju (1588-1639)

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In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.

– Robert Frost

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The Two Bags

EVERY MAN, according to an ancient legend, is born into the world with two bags suspended from his neck.

A bag in front full of his neighbors’ faults, and a large bag behind filled with his own faults.

Hence it is that men are quick to see the faults of others, and yet are often blind to their own failings.

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Humor helps us to think out of the box.

The average child laughs about 400 times per day,

the average adult laughs only 15 times a day

What happened to the other 385 laughs? –

unknown

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To all who have lost their beloved pets…



RAINBOW BRIDGE


Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

Author unknown…


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Individually, we are one drop.


Together, we are an ocean.

Ryunosuke Satoro

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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself.

Especially do not feign affection.

Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.


– Max Ehrmann

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