Tag Archives: darkness

    Although it’s been many years since I’ve felt hatred, I’m far from immune to at times being ignorant and feeling fear and envy. May all who suffer from such burdens, as carriers and victims, lose their loads the … Continue reading

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Astonishing Light

“I wish I could show you, when you are alone or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” -Haviz (Source: Let’s Be Positive Together)

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Even One Candle

“There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one candle.” –Robert Alden I really like this quote. It got me to thinking about Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. It occurred to … Continue reading

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If I Could

Your sorrow shows in your eyes and is etched on your face It reflects a weary spirit that is in a painful place The smiling mask you wear when you say everything’s OK Can’t hide from me the tragedy you … Continue reading

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A Candle In Their Darkness

If there are people in your life who come to you only when they need you, perhaps it is because they view you as a candle when there is darkness. (Paraphrased from something a friend recently shared in a public … Continue reading

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When Positive Emotions Appear

As darkness recedes when light appears, it has been my experience that negative emotions immediately begin to recede when positive emotions appear. Russ

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Lesson-Rich Windstorms

A lot of people are going through some very challenging (I like to think of them as “lesson-rich”) times right now. I saw this quote from wordsmith.org that seemed to fit the situation fairly well: “Should you shield the canyons … Continue reading

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The Beach That Love Built

About six years ago our young teenage daughter was stricken with an “incurable” disease and nearly died. She spent about a month in the hospital, much of it intensive care fighting for her life. She had to deal with an … Continue reading

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A Great Idea! 55 Watts of Light from a Soda Bottle & the Sun!

Let there be light! I love to hear of simple solutions to long-term problems. In many parts of the world the sun shines intensely but inside the homes of millions of poor people it remains dark even during the light … Continue reading

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Lessons in Kindness on Interstate 5

A true short story I wrote some time ago: It was the middle of the night on one of those long and lonely stretches of Interstate 5 between distant small farming communities. My mom and her girlfriend were taking me … Continue reading

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