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Joyous Connection

Sometimes my heart is touched so deeply tears of joyous connection flow. With love, Russ

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For All Who Grieve and Struggle Just to Get Through Each Day

May healing tears become joyous and wash our eyes so we may see with our hearts all the goodness and greatness within ourselves and others, and the miracles all around us. With Love, Russ

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I sometimes hear from readers that something I wrote inspired tears. I love to hear when something that comes from my heart and spirit creates such a close connection with the hearts and spirits of others that happy or healing … Continue reading

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Mr. Rogers on Crying

Mr. Rogers could and would stand in the fire with people who were going through tough times. That’s a great kind of friend to have. With Love, Russ

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Courage Nonetheless

“What may look like a small act of courage is courage nevertheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.” ~Daisaku Ikeda (Source: tinybuddha) Sources: Bicycle: Sent by a friend, but I don’t know who took … Continue reading

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A 5-Run Homer!

In 2012 I experienced a most unusual baseball game between the Giants and the Yankees. During it I got to see a 5-run homer, a batter run the bases backwards, players skipping in the outfield and doing somersaults in the … Continue reading

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Success, Beauty, & and Learning Experiences

“Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow.” –James Michener (Source: tinybuddha) Quotos Sources: Success: I Stop for suffering shared Get Happy Zone’s photo Beautiful: Home … Continue reading

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The Curb

Dear friends: The poem below is dedicated to all who have lost loved ones, to those who have healed, and those who still struggle with their pain, grief, and/or regret at not having said or done what they now wish … Continue reading

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Overflowing With Joy

I am touched and honored when I receive a comment that a post about people and animals helping or showing kindness toward others brought tears to readers’ eyes. That’s because I believe such tears occur when eyes experience such a … Continue reading

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This post is dedicated to all who are in pain, feeling alone, broken-hearted, and/or grieving–or have been. In other words this is dedicated to everyone. Part of being alive is experiencing pain. For many people, pain can lead to tears, … Continue reading

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