Words - the Power in their Presence and in their Absence

Words – the Power in their Presence and in their Absence

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. The girls in the group were speaking in whispers about one of their friends. “I heard she…” And so began the denigration of one person’s character and reputation. Her best friend was standing […]

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Giving Means Showing Up

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” ― Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet They scrubbed the profanity off the wall left by vandals. She collected bags of trash alongside the road. He cooked a feast for the people with no meal of their own. […]

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Giving out of Your Excess

“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” ~Lao Tzu “For those who don’t know, we save our spare change all year long then combine it and cash it in. Then we pick a restaurant that’s open on Christmas Eve. […]

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A Lasting Touch

“The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said. The lawn cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.” ― Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 His smile was evident behind the voice on the phone. We were having […]

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IMPACT is the word

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.  Jane Goodall Sitting in the coffee shop enjoying a quiet moment before the day really begins, I notice the way the […]

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