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    I thought it might be nice to have a thread where we could post favourite inspirational thoughts ... a place to come and read and share words of encouragement when we feel we just need a little lift ..... I pray you find peace ....


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    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
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    I love Sue's signature line .... I have it printed and stuck to one of my cupboard doors .... I think it speaks to all of us ... and it inspires me to keep pluggin' along ....

    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

    Obieone
    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
    Jane Siberry

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    I like this one.... (it's a little long)

    One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

    Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.

    At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyon'e amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up.

    As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

    Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!

    Shake it off and take a step up.

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    I am not religious, but I have always found this Gaelic blessing to be both beautiful and peace of mind bringing:



    May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back.

    May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields.

    And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.



    (Sorry...the formatting is all messed up in this message due to me pasting the verse from somewhere else)
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    I've always loved that OJ.

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    I got this from a friend the other day:

    This woman
    talks to me
    in a warm language
    between her feelings
    and mine.
    She has no whip
    in her talk,
    no snarling teeth;
    She does not need to
    see the color of my blood
    to know me.
    This woman,
    seeing the gap
    in my fence,
    walks through it
    knowingly; and I,
    I let her stand in my
    fleld,
    unharmed.

    the writer is C. Anatopolsky

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    "Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him." - ALDOUS HUXLEY

    "Do not hide from darkness. Only in balance is truth to be found."
    -NICK FROST

    C.

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    These are the Reiki precepts ...... not always easy to follow but something I aspire to ... very similar to the AA prayer I feel ...

    JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL RELEASE ALL ANGER

    JUST FOR TODAY, I WILL RELEASE ALL WORRY

    WITH GRATITUDE

    I WILL LIVE MY LIFE HONESTLY

    AND BE KIND TO ALL LIVING THINGS

    Obieone
    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
    Jane Siberry

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    INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS.................

    The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

    Bertrand Russell


    The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.

    DR Wayne W. Dryer


    Staying positive is hard enough without enduring life's troubles.


    J

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    And of course this thread wouldn't be complete without .... you know who ....


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    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
    Jane Siberry

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