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128

Sonnet 128 William Shakespeare How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st, Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds With thy sweet fingers, when thou gently sway’st The wiry concord that mine ear confounds, Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap To kiss the tender inward of thy hand, Whilst my poor lips, which …

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Plenteous

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.”  ~Calvin Coolidge

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As Good

“Don’t treat people as bad as they are, treat them as good as you are.” ~Ralph Smart

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She laughed

“She laughed at my jokes.”  ~A.A. Milne, on what first attracted him to his wife Dorothy

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The Empathy Circuit

via JoshKornbluth.com.

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Weak?

From Poems From the Sanskrit , translated by John Brough ©1977: No, but look here now, this is just absurd, The way our famous poets talk of girls As weak and winsome. Weak? Is this a word To use of those who, with a shake of curls And with the triumph of a modest glance, …

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One

Today at the used book store I bought a brittle, yellowed, paperback copy of Poems From the Sanskrit , translated by John Brough, ©1977.  It’s a collection of secular poems from India, all written between the fourth and tenth century A.D. The one below is, unfortunately, anonymous, but it’s the one that caught my eye …

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I refuse

I have a friend who’s a disc jockey on a Christian radio station, so I tune in every now and then just out of politeness. It’s not really my thing.  Too many songs try to cram an inspirational message into a tune that just doesn’t fit it, and you hear the phrase “blood of the …

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Love Is

Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always …

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Shhh…

One time a relative stopped by the house– I’ll call her “Kathy,” because that was her name– complaining that her life was seriously out of balance and she didn’t know what to do. I suggested she sit quietly. She immediately burst out into loud, sustained cackles, because the very idea of sitting quietly was so …

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