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Don’t Let the Past Stop You

Sometimes we spend so much time and energy thinking about where we want to go that we don’t notice where we happen to be.

Dan Gutman, From Texas with Love

When I first moved from Oregon to Texas, all I did was mourn for the area that I left behind.  I couldn’t see the beauty that was all around me, simply because I was too busy wishing I was somewhere else.

Sometimes it’s hard to leave the past behind.  Past experiences, past loves, past places all seem to follow us and haunt us.  You don’t have to forget about the past, but don’t let it cripple you.  Be sure to see each day with new eyes.  Savor each one, because you never know when you might be experiencing your last one.

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Thankful 11/23/22

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.

— Michael Josephson

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

— Tecumseh

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Thankful – 11/22/22

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

—Robert Brault

It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.

– Germany Kent

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.

– Alphonse Karr

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We Need Silence

See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls. ”

― Mother Teresa

*Sometimes the noise of this world becomes too much.  I crave the silence to quiet my mind and soul.