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Grit: The Courage to Continue

  Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness. – John Ortberg Grit is not just simple elbow-grease term … Continue reading

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To Light a Fire

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark. – Victor Hugo I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. – Jorge Luis Borges I declare after … Continue reading

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Sentinels and Sanctuaries

Trees are Sentinels Guarding, Nurturing, Protecting Bastions of Dignity Breathing life Providing shelter Asking for nothing Sacrificing everything – K. Earle Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the … Continue reading

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Hand in Hand

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. – Emily Kimbrough Nothing in this world compares to the comfort and security of having someone just hold your hand. – Richelle … Continue reading

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Harvest Time

We reap and we sow, an emergence of pleasure. The harvest begins. – Upon Learning, by Melissa Schwartz It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. – B. C. … Continue reading

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Water – The Essence of Life

Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and … Continue reading

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Finding Home

Home should be an oratorio of the memory,  singing to all our after life melodies and harmonies of old remembered joy. – Henry Ward Beecher Home is the nicest word there is. – Laura Ingalls Wilder Home is where, when you … Continue reading

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Art of Imperfection

Wabi Sabi is a way of seeing the world that is at the heart of Japanese culture.  It finds beauty and harmony in what is simple, imperfect, natural, modest, and mysterious. – Mark Reibstein, Wabi Sabi Wabi-sabi suggests that beauty … Continue reading

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