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When waking in the morning, remember that whether your first thought is “What’s for breakfast?” or “I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” it’s the same thing. -Pooh

It’s always nice to hear about a party-
Knowing that they’ll be sending you down the odd-bits which got trodden on. -Eeyore


Pain

Why must I be hurt?
Suffering and despair,
Cowardice and cruelty,
Envy and injustice,
All of these hurt.
Grief and terror,
Loneliness and betrayal
And the agony of loss or death-

All these things hurt.
Why? Why must life hurt?
Why must those who love generously,
Live honorably, feel deeply
All that is good-and beautiful
Be so hurt,
While selfish creatures
Go unscathed?
That is why-
Because they can feel.
Hurt is the price to pay for feeling.
Pain is not an accident,
Nor punishment, nor mockery
By some savage God.
Pain is part of growth.
The more we grow
The more we feel-
The more we feel-the more we suffer,
For if we are able to feel beauty,
We must also feel the lack of it-
Those who glimpse heaven
Are bound to sight hell.
To have felt deeply is worth
Anything it cost.
To have felt Love and Honor,
Courage and Ecstasy
Is worth–any price.
And so-since hurt is the price
Of Larger living, I will not
Hate pain, nor try to escape it.
Instead I will try to meet it
Bravely, bear it proudly:
Not as a cross, or a misfortune,
but an Opportunity,
a privilege,
a challenge - to the God that gropes within me.

-Elsie Robinson


Is It Enough?

As the evening falls
like a curtain
on a long awaited show
I hold my daughter
just one last time this season
in the warm bath
ot the Christmas tree lights.

And I wonder...

Did the Yuletide parties
and gatherings
fill her with a sense of family?
Did the Christmas rituals unite her
in a shared commonality
with her fellowman?
Did the Music of Christmas
heal her of a cynical world
and inspire her
with hopes of something greater?
Did the gifts she shared
teach her that the greatest gifts
are received in the giving?
Did the once wrapped presents of Christmas
remind her of a greater gift
given many Christmases ago?

And I wonder...

Is there enough awe in my child,
enough magic left, to save a world?

For within my heart
I lament a great truth.
That the only promise
of childhood is that it will end.
And I wonder
what I have givern her to take it's place.

And is it enough? -Richard Paul Evans


The best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness;
To an opponent, tolerance;
To a friend, your heart;
To your child, a good example;
To a father, deference;
To your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you;
To yourself, respect;
To all men, charity.

-Lord Balfour










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