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If you can’t say something nice – look harder

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“If you can’t say something nice,
don’t say anything at all.”

My Mom used to say this when I was a kid,
and I was again reminded of it the other day
while on the phone with someone who
had very little nice to say.… —-> Continue…

NO GOOD DEED goes unpunished… Really?

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I was reminded again tonight of something
that my brother said to me not too long ago.
“No good deed goes unpunished.”

I’ve heard that phrase before, but
haven’t really understood the meaning.

So tonight, as all good Americans do – I checked The Internet!… —-> Continue…

MOVE…

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“We can wish things were different,
and we all too often wallow in our pain,
our misery, our anger, pity, and shame.
Meanwhile, time marches on, the world turns
—and Life moves on without us.

If you want to keep up—
if you want to conquer,
you’ve got to get up
and put one foot in
front of the other
—and move.… —-> Continue…

Take That First Step…

staircase350x350dOver the weekend I ran across this
quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You don’t have to see
the whole staircase,
just take the first step.”

When I read this, I pictured a spiral staircase -
one that quickly turned out of sight as it twisted upward.… —-> Continue…

Let me hear your Song; play me your Music…

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I’m at the Salvation Army thrift store
standing in line to purchase a small
dresser I’d found to help organize
what is my clothing chaos.

And I see him.
If one were to judge him by appearance,
they might say he had run out of luck
long ago and spent much time amongst the
out of work and possibly even the homeless.… —-> Continue…

Are you STILL laying on the nail?

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It’s hard to know where to begin.
Then again, it usually is – and that’s
the very reason I’m stopped so
many times from writing you.

So much to say – and so much in the way…
If it weren’t for that nail, tonight would be just another
missed opportunity to talk with you.… —-> Continue…

Don’t Just Show Up in Life…

Don’t just show up in Life
S H I N E
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