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Sometimes it is better to be kind than to be right.

We do not need an intelligent mind that speaks,

. . . but a patient heart that listens.

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“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.“

 – Wayne Dwyer

 

 

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“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

Mother Teresa

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To everything there is a season

And a time to every purpose under the heaven

A time to be born, and a time to die

A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted

A time to kill, and a time to heal

A time to break down, and a time to build up

A time to weep, and a time to laugh

A time to mourn, and a time to dance

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to seek, and a time to lose

A time to keep, and a time to cast away

A time to rend, and a time to sew

A time to keep silence, and a time to speak

A time to love, and time to hate

A time for war, and a time for peace

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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I’ve learned…. That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I’ve learned…. That when you’re in love, it shows.
I’ve learned…. That just one person saying to me, “You’ve made my day!” makes my day.
I’ve learned…. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I’ve learned…. That being kind is more important than being right.
I’ve learned…. That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I’ve learned…. That I can always pray for someone when I don’t have the strength to help him in some other way.
I’ve learned…. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I’ve learned…. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I’ve learned…. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I’ve learned…. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I’ve learned…. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for.
I’ve learned…. That money doesn’t buy class.
I’ve learned…. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I’ve learned…. That the Lord didn’t do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
I’ve learned…. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I’ve learned…. That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I’ve learned…. That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I’ve learned…. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I’ve learned…. That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I’ve learned…. That there’s nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.
I’ve learned…. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I’ve learned…. That life is tough, but I’m tougher.
I’ve learned…. That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I’ve learned…. That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I’ve learned…. That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.
I’ve learned…. That one should keep his words both soft and tender,because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I’ve learned…. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I’ve learned…. That I can’t choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
I’ve learned…. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you’re hooked for life.
I’ve learned…. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.
I’ve learned … That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
I’ve learned…. That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Written by: Andy Rooney

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Healing

Now that we have gotten through
One more fall
I can just admit I’ve got it all
‘Cause I do
‘Cause I’ve got you
We’ve crossed these battle lines to many times
It passes through the heart
But it never leaves a mark
 
‘Cause Your love just keeps on healing me
No matter how I bruise
If I just trust You
Your love just keeps on healing me
One more clue
One more chance that wasn’t there before
In your arms
no pain can harm the way I’m feeling
Lord I know that Your love is healing
 
I’ve kicked around those lines in my head
But I’ve never listened to the words that You said
See where it’s lead
Well I know I have it now
‘Cause You showed me how
And all I had to do
Was just to keep my eyes on You
 
‘Cause Your love just keeps on healing me
No matter how I bruise
If I just trust You
Your love just keeps on healing me
One more clue
One more chance that wasn’t there before
In your arms
no pain can harm the way I’m feeling
Lord I know that Your love is healing
 
‘Cause Your love just keeps on healing me
No matter how I bruise
If I just trust You
Your love just keeps on healing me
One more clue
One more chance that wasn’t there before
In your arms
no pain can harm the way I’m feeling
 
Lord I know that Your love is healing…
 

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God Gives Us Strength

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.

God isn’t looking for people of great faith,

but for individuals ready to follow Him.

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Lord God,

I know not what I ought to ask of Thee

Thou only know what I need

Thou lovest me better than I know how to love myself.

O Father! Give to Thy child that which he himself  knows not how to ask.

I dare not ask either for crosses or consolations

I simply present myself before Thee

I open my heart to Thee

Behold my needs which I know not myself

see and do according to Thy tender mercy

Smite, or heal

depress me, or raise me up

I adore all Thy purposes without knowing them

I am silent

I offer myself in sacrifice

I yield myself to Thee

I would have no other desire than to accomplish Thy will

Teach me to pray

Pray Thyself in me.

 

Amen.

 

 

 

 

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Grant unto us, Almighty God, in all time of sore distress,

the comfort of the forgiveness of our sins.

In time of darkness give us blessed hope,

in time of sickness of body give us quiet courage;

and when the heart is bowed down, and the soul is very heavy,

and life is a burden, and pleasure a weariness,

and the sun is too bright, and life too mirthful,

then may that Spirit, the Spirit of the Comforter, come upon us,

and after our darkness may there be the clear shining of the heavenly light;

that so, being uplifted again by Thy mercy,

we may pass on through this our mortal life

with quiet courage, patient hope, and unshaken trust,

hoping through Thy loving-kindness and tender mercy

to be delivered from death into the large life of the eternal years.

Hear us of Thy mercy, through Jesus Christ our Lord

 

Amen.

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Thankfulness

Let us rise up and be thankful,

for if we didn’t learn a lot today,

at least we learned a little,

and if we didn’t learn a little,

at least we didn’t get sick,

and if we got sick,

at least we didn’t die;

so let us all be thankful.

Thank you God…Thank You.

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