The Paradoxical commandments

The Original Version: The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you win false … [continue]

How to stay young and content

How to Stay Young and Content 1. Throw out non-essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. 2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. If you really need a grouch, there are probably family members that fill that need. 3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Just never […]

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A guiding light for the year ahead

A Guiding Light for the Year Ahead As you go through the days of the year ahead, busy with all the responsibilities the world has placed upon you, remember to keep the truly special things in mind. Keep things in perspective: Work, play, learning, living and especially our faith in Our Lord. Have happiness as […]

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Sandpaper

Sandpaper When you have to put up with mean people Think of them as sandpaper. They may scratch you, Rub you the wrong way But eventually… YOU end up smooth & polished. And t he sandpaper…? It´ll be worn out & ugly!

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quote on gratitude

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. And when life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” ― Shauna Niequist, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way

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Be careful

BE CAREFUL Be careful of your thoughts for your thoughts become your word. Be careful of your words for your words become your actions. Be careful of your actions for your actions become your habits. Be careful of your habits for your habits become your character. Be careful of your character for your character becomes […]

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Symptoms of Inner Peace

~ Symptoms of Inner Peace ~ A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than on fears based on past experiences An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment A loss of interest in judging other people A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others A loss of interest in conflict A loss of […]

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Decorate your soul

DECORATE YOUR SOUL After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul; and you learn that love doesn’t mean owning and company doesn’t always mean security; and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises; and you begin to accept your defects with your […]

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J R R Tolkien – poem

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be the blade that was broken, The crownless […]

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Lasting Peace and Happiness

Lasting Peace and Happiness The happiness we seek, a genuine lasting peace and happiness, can be attained only through the purification of our minds. This is possible if we cut the root cause of all suffering and misery˜our fundamental Ignorance. -His Holiness the Dalai Lama, The World of Tibetan Buddhism

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