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“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald
As happens so many times, the artist has been lost in a series of reposts. If anyone knows, let me know in the comments so I can give credit.
I bought this book of poetry on a whim, and have been enchanted from the first page. Millen Brand reminds me of Carl Sandburg, only friendlier: The Last Families in the Cabins by Millen Brand Excerpted from Local Lives: Poems About the Pennsylvania Dutch, ©1975 At a bend in the Bally-Dale road, in a low …
“They talk about angels, but what if the angels are within, and all we need to do is unfold our wings.” ~Gabriel Andreas The quote above is available on a greeting card at the artist’s website, HERE.
“This is maybe the greatest gift we can give another human being– our undivided attention. To listen without judgement or agendas. The great psychologist Carl Rogers once described empathy as ‘looking with fresh and unfrightened eyes.’” ~Frank Ostaseski, On What to Do When the Going Gets Rough.
Small Kindnesses by Danusha Laméris The New York Times (9/19/2019), Bonfire Opera I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you” when someone sneezes, a leftover from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying. …
I just completely admire someone who goes to such lengths to get a smile. Their YouTube channel is located HERE.
The artist doesn’t share her name, and uses the online handle “Ink.” You can find her on the web HERE.
Yoko Ono’s Cleaning Pieces CLEANING PIECE I Write down a sad memory. Put it in a box. Burn the box and sprinkle the ashes in the field. You may give some ashes to a friend who shared the sadness. CLEANING PIECE II Make a numbered list of sadness in your life. Pile up stones corresponding …