Tag Archives: light

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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Two Kinds of Light

“There are two kinds of light — the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.” –James Thurber (Source: wordsmith.org) May whatever light that shines from this blog always be of the illuminating kind. With love, Russ

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The Wait

Light can be too bright It can even hurt our eyes And make us blind If too much shines at one time Perhaps truth and wisdom Are like light’s rays We take in what we can But the rest must … Continue reading

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The Force Is With Him!

This is a photo of my grandson Thomas dressed as “Yoda” at 6 months old for his first Halloween. He loved putting his light saber into his mouth. The man holding him is his other grandfather. The smile you see … Continue reading

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I Love You Katie Sue!

One of the songs I plan to soon list on one or more song-selling sites is “Katie Sue”. It is about a man’s first love. If you click on the icon above you should be able to hear it. May … 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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To Give Light

Seen at wordsmith.org: “What is to give light must endure burning.” -Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor (1905-1997) Of all of his qualifications I believe it is being a “Holocaust survivor” that makes him most qualified to make … 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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Get Your Stories Straight!

Like nearly all siblings, our sons sometimes got into quarrels. When that occurred, Beloved and I attempted to unravel how it started so we could create learning lessons as well as determine fair and appropriate consequences for their actions. Not … Continue reading

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