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KathyS
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dhaupt wrote:

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend

 

here's our Sunday Thought

It reminds me of the many friends I have met through this venue, many of have never or will never meet but the closeness I feel with you is no less real because of the distance.

 

 

VALUE OF FRIENDS

Give me kind friends, true friends in need,
Who don no idle, winning wiles,
And who will be true friends, indeed.
If storms abound or fortune smiles.

I care not for lavish praises
That oft come from the vacant mind.
Nor the empty, studied phrases
Which leave the heart and soul behind.

True friends will more than press my hand,
And more than cheer in time of bliss,
And more than empty words extend
When multitudes grow cold and hiss.

Trustworthy friends will help and cheer,
Will make the timid spirit brave.
Will light the path, though dark and drear,
Which leads from sorrows to the grave.

Give me true friends and let me be
Throughout this life, from day to day,
As true to them, as they to me—
What pangs of anguish ‘twould allay!

Our joys increase as friends increase—
They cause us more to love mankind,
And joy and gladness ne’er will cease,
If we ourselves in friendship bind.

~ Bernhart Paul Holst
(1861-1940)


All  I can say is, Amen.  Thank you Deb, for these nice words to all, on this Sunday morning.  My wish is, oh that I could spread this around the world today, and always.

:heart:

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Jefferson_Thomas wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend

 

here's our Sunday Thought

It reminds me of the many friends I have met through this venue, many of have never or will never meet but the closeness I feel with you is no less real because of the distance.

 

 

VALUE OF FRIENDS

Give me kind friends, true friends in need,
Who don no idle, winning wiles,
And who will be true friends, indeed.
If storms abound or fortune smiles.

I care not for lavish praises
That oft come from the vacant mind.
Nor the empty, studied phrases
Which leave the heart and soul behind.

True friends will more than press my hand,
And more than cheer in time of bliss,
And more than empty words extend
When multitudes grow cold and hiss.

Trustworthy friends will help and cheer,
Will make the timid spirit brave.
Will light the path, though dark and drear,
Which leads from sorrows to the grave.

Give me true friends and let me be
Throughout this life, from day to day,
As true to them, as they to me—
What pangs of anguish ‘twould allay!

Our joys increase as friends increase—
They cause us more to love mankind,
And joy and gladness ne’er will cease,
If we ourselves in friendship bind.

~ Bernhart Paul Holst
(1861-1940)


Wow, Debbie; awesome thought!!  The world could use more like it!

 

Jeff


Thanks Jeff, the world sure could

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dhaupt
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KathyS wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend

 

here's our Sunday Thought

It reminds me of the many friends I have met through this venue, many of have never or will never meet but the closeness I feel with you is no less real because of the distance.

 

 

VALUE OF FRIENDS

Give me kind friends, true friends in need,
Who don no idle, winning wiles,
And who will be true friends, indeed.
If storms abound or fortune smiles.

I care not for lavish praises
That oft come from the vacant mind.
Nor the empty, studied phrases
Which leave the heart and soul behind.

True friends will more than press my hand,
And more than cheer in time of bliss,
And more than empty words extend
When multitudes grow cold and hiss.

Trustworthy friends will help and cheer,
Will make the timid spirit brave.
Will light the path, though dark and drear,
Which leads from sorrows to the grave.

Give me true friends and let me be
Throughout this life, from day to day,
As true to them, as they to me—
What pangs of anguish ‘twould allay!

Our joys increase as friends increase—
They cause us more to love mankind,
And joy and gladness ne’er will cease,
If we ourselves in friendship bind.

~ Bernhart Paul Holst
(1861-1940)


All  I can say is, Amen.  Thank you Deb, for these nice words to all, on this Sunday morning.  My wish is, oh that I could spread this around the world today, and always.

:heart:


Thank you Kathy, consider them spread 

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Happy Monday :smileysad:

 

here's our Monday thought, now excuse me while I grab a cuppa :smileyhappy:

 

When it’s all over,
it’s not who you were.
It’s whether you made a difference.

~ Bob Dole
(1923-)

 

 

Robert Joseph Semore “Bob” Dole (born July 22, 1923) is an American attorney and politician. Dole represented Kansas in the United States Senate from 1969 to 1996, was Gerald Ford’s Vice Presidential running mate in the 1976 presidential election, and was Senate Majority Leader from 1985 to 1987 and in 1995 and 1996. Dole was the Republican Party presidential nominee in the presidential election of 1996, but he lost to incumbent Democrat Bill Clinton.

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Well we made it through Monday (barely)

here's our Tuesday thought

 

 “If Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed
were to bump into each other along the road
and go have a cup of tea or whatever,
I think we all know
they would treat one another far different and far better
than a lot of their followers would.”

~ Brian D. McLaren

 

 

*Brian D. McLaren

Born 1956

A prominent Christian pastor, author, activist and speaker and leading figure in the emerging church movement. McLaren has written more than 20 books, and he is a principal figure in the Emerging Church, a Christian movement that rejects the organized and institutional church in favor of a more modern, accepting community.

*Source 

 

 

be sure and check out my exclusive interview today with #1 NY Times bestselling author Sandra Brown coming to a thread near you :smileyhappy:

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Well said, Deb.  
Muse
dhaupt wrote: 

Well we made it through Monday (barely)

here's our Tuesday thought

 

 “If Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed
were to bump into each other along the road
and go have a cup of tea or whatever,
I think we all know
they would treat one another far different and far better
than a lot of their followers would.”

~ Brian D. McLaren

 

 

 

A really good book is much like an artichoke. As you peel back each page of the of the book, you get closer and closer to the succulent heart of the story.
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Mountain_Muse wrote:
Well said, Deb.  
Muse
dhaupt wrote: 

Well we made it through Monday (barely)

here's our Tuesday thought

 

 “If Jesus, Moses, the Buddha and Mohammed
were to bump into each other along the road
and go have a cup of tea or whatever,
I think we all know
they would treat one another far different and far better
than a lot of their followers would.”

~ Brian D. McLaren

 

 

 


Thanks Muse, good morning to you :smileyhappy:

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Morning all!!!
How is everyone?
The best surprize is one left untold.
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writerfire wrote:
Morning all!!!
How is everyone?

Hi Holly!!!!!

How's school

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Happy Hump day

 

here's our thought

 

Doubt is a pain too lonely
to know that faith is his twin brother.

Khalil Gibran
(1883-1931)

 

 

 

*Gubran Khalil Gubran

 

Born: January 6, 1883 Bsharri, Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Syria
Died: April 10, 1931 (aged 48) New York City, United States

A Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known for his 1923 book The Prophet, a series of philosophical essays written in English prose. An early example of Inspirational fiction, the book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is considered to be the third most widely read poet in history, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

*Source 

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dhaupt wrote:

Happy Hump day

 

here's our thought

 

Doubt is a pain too lonely
to know that faith is his twin brother.

Khalil Gibran
(1883-1931)

 

 

 

 


How true, my friend.  For if one has doubt in themselves what hope do they have for the day?  For it takes faith to have hope for the morrow.  And hence is born true loneliness.

 

Muse

A really good book is much like an artichoke. As you peel back each page of the of the book, you get closer and closer to the succulent heart of the story.
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Happy Thursday peeps

first a quote from one of my fav singers Barry Manilow

"We almost made it"

 

here's our thought for the day

 

Thought for the Day

“Do you know the difference between education and experience?
Education is when you read the fine print;
experience is what you get when you don’t.”

~ Pete Seeger
( 1919 – )

 

 

 

*Peter “Pete” Seeger

Born  May 3, 1919

An American folk singer and an iconic figure in the mid-20th-century American folk music revival.

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This is a story I saw on the news this morning, it's better than any thought for the day, it's a real love story and it deserves to be told, so please pass it on

It's about an wounded warrior and his warrior princess who continues his battles when he came home severely injured. 

A Love Story in 22 Pictures

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Photographs from Tim Dodd Photography

http://www.buzzfeed.com/txblacklabel/true-love-in-pictures-only-28m7

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dhaupt wrote:

This is a story I saw on the news this morning, it's better than any thought for the day, it's a real love story and it deserves to be told, so please pass it on

It's about an wounded warrior and his warrior princess who continues his battles when he came home severely injured. 

A Love Story in 22 Pictures

enhanced-buzz-4189-1347677311-5.jpeg

Photographs from Tim Dodd Photography

http://www.buzzfeed.com/txblacklabel/true-love-in-pictures-only-28m7


Thanks so much for sharing this true love story.  I have already sent the link to others.

 

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TarHeelGirl00 wrote:

dhaupt wrote:

This is a story I saw on the news this morning, it's better than any thought for the day, it's a real love story and it deserves to be told, so please pass it on

It's about an wounded warrior and his warrior princess who continues his battles when he came home severely injured. 

A Love Story in 22 Pictures

enhanced-buzz-4189-1347677311-5.jpeg

Photographs from Tim Dodd Photography

http://www.buzzfeed.com/txblacklabel/true-love-in-pictures-only-28m7


Thanks so much for sharing this true love story.  I have already sent the link to others.

 


Doesn't this just make your day

Thanks for sharing :smileyhappy:

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Deb,
Thank you so very much for the inspiring story of the day!  I have such deep respect for our returning warriors and even more for our returning wounded warriors.
On that thought, a quote by Hellen Keller passed across my FB page today.  I was introduced to her when I was in about 4th or 5th grade.  She immediately became my heroine.  I wanted to be as brave as her, to be as smart as she was (she had to be brilliant to achieve what she did inspite of her restrictions in life).  I wanted to see the world from her eyes and would put kerchieves over my eyes and plug my ears so I could walk around and understand what it was to live life through the world of touch.  I even got the books from the library and taught myself basic sign and then would sign into my other hand.  She fascinated me.  I admire these returning warriors in this same way.  They are finding ways to tear down their barriors and Live.  In doing so their lives are lived more fully than many of our ever are with our full capacities available to us.
But one of the things Helen Keller said that struck me (which is what I saw today)  and I have found that I have spent my life following is:
"I am only one, but still I am one. 
I cannot do everything, 
but still I can do SOMETHING 
and just because I cannot do everything...
I will not refuse to do the something 
that I can do!."
~Helen Keller~
 
Muse
 


 

A really good book is much like an artichoke. As you peel back each page of the of the book, you get closer and closer to the succulent heart of the story.
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The Weekend is here, whatcha doing

 

here's our Saturday thought

 

 

 

Thought for the Day

“Always learn poems by heart.
They have to become the marrow in your bones.
Like fluoride in the water,
they’ll make your soul impervious
to the world’s soft decay.”

~ Janet Fitch

 

Janet Fitch (born November 9, 1955) An american writer, teacher and lecturer, most famously known as the author of White Oleander, which became a film in 2002.

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dhaupt wrote:

The Weekend is here, whatcha doing

 

here's our Saturday thought

 

 

 

Thought for the Day

“Always learn poems by heart.
They have to become the marrow in your bones.
Like fluoride in the water,
they’ll make your soul impervious
to the world’s soft decay.”

~ Janet Fitch

 

Janet Fitch (born November 9, 1955) An american writer, teacher and lecturer, most famously known as the author of White Oleander, which became a film in 2002.

Source [2


Amen to that, Deb!

 

AND Poetry must not be silent, tt must be heard.  The melody, rythmn and meter dance in tandem with the majesty of the script, creating a composition that envelops one's soul in the music of the written word.

~Muse  (2012)

A really good book is much like an artichoke. As you peel back each page of the of the book, you get closer and closer to the succulent heart of the story.
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Happy Sunday and Happy Second day of autumn

 

here's our thought for the day

 

 

“Shared joy is a double joy;
shared sorrow is half a sorrow.”

~ Swedish Proverb

 

 

 

Enjoy your day