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Collateral Compassion and Kindness

(A re-post for newer readers of this blog.) When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, “Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison.” And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, “Mayhap … Continue reading

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Possessions Can Possess Us

“Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.” –John Ruskin (Source: A.Word.A.Day / Wordsmith.org) I am a believer that less is often indeed more. It is all too easy for me to get loaded with weariness when I have a … Continue reading

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Collateral Compassion and Kindness

When you see a man led to prison say in your heart, “Mayhap he is escaping from a narrower prison.” And when you see a man drunken say in your heart, “Mayhap he sought escape from something still more unbeautiful.” … Continue reading

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Beautifiers

“Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.” –Charles Dickens (Source: Wordsmith.org) Beautifiers I agree They are indeed And believe Those attributes And attitudes Along with kindness And gratitude Beautify lives And worlds. –Russ Towne

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A Dark Choice

“The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it. –Jean-Paul Sartre (Source: Wordsmith.org) Sadly, as some people age, rather than seeing things more clearly and broadening their horizons, they instead … Continue reading

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Human Hearts and Spirits

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold.” …But if I might be so bold While I don’t know the exact amount From what I have found I believe The human spirit Can store … 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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