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As Good

“Don’t treat people as bad as they are, treat them as good as you are.” ~Ralph Smart

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She laughed

“She laughed at my jokes.”  ~A.A. Milne, on what first attracted him to his wife Dorothy

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The Empathy Circuit

via JoshKornbluth.com.

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Weak?

From Poems From the Sanskrit , translated by John Brough ©1977: No, but look here now, this is just absurd, The way our famous poets talk of girls As weak and winsome. Weak? Is this a word To use of those who, with a shake of curls And with the triumph of a modest glance, …

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One

Today at the used book store I bought a brittle, yellowed, paperback copy of Poems From the Sanskrit , translated by John Brough, ©1977.  It’s a collection of secular poems from India, all written between the fourth and tenth century A.D. The one below is, unfortunately, anonymous, but it’s the one that caught my eye …

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I refuse

I have a friend who’s a disc jockey on a Christian radio station, so I tune in every now and then just out of politeness. It’s not really my thing.  Too many songs try to cram an inspirational message into a tune that just doesn’t fit it, and you hear the phrase “blood of the …

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Love Is

Corinthians 13:4-7: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always …

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Shhh…

One time a relative stopped by the house– I’ll call her “Kathy,” because that was her name– complaining that her life was seriously out of balance and she didn’t know what to do. I suggested she sit quietly. She immediately burst out into loud, sustained cackles, because the very idea of sitting quietly was so …

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I took my 87-year-old father to the drug store today, where he bought my 81-year-old mother a Valentine’s card and a box of candy. When we got home he hid them in his underwear drawer.

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The Love You Make

“The whole world can love you, but that love will not make you happy. What will make you happy is the love coming out of you.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz

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Unguessed

Excerpt from Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton, ©1934: She made him, to all appearances, a new man; though most of the newness was really a warming to life of things that were old, imprisoned, and unguessed. His eyes gained sparkle; his mind, which was adequately if not brilliantly equipped, began to move more adventurously. …

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William Chapman Knows About Love

“Everything I’ve never done, I want to do with you.”  ~William Chapman  

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Love <3

Songs about love other than romantic love:  Clair by Gilbert O’Sullivan (YouTube) (Lyrics) Walk With You by Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney (YouTube) (Lyrics) Brotherly Love by Keith Whitley and Earl Thomas Conley (YouTube) (Lyrics) Feel free to add to the list in the comments.

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Kindly Treated

“In other words, a devotee should not ignore any living entity. The devotee must know that in every living entity, however insignificant he may be, even in an ant, God is present, and therefore every living entity should be kindly treated and should not be subjected to any violence.”  ~A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda (source)

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…the delight on my father’s face.

In this excerpt from his autobiography, I Remember ©1991, Dan Rather shares a warm memory from his childhood: Late one night when I was five or six years old and had long been put to bed, I woke up and heard music being played in the kitchen. This was unusual for such an advanced hour, …

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Loving Sympathy

“What if, when the poor leper came to the Lord to be healed, he had said to Peter, or some other understrapper, ‘Here, Peter, you go touch that fellow and I’ll pay you for it’? Or what if the Lord, when he came on earth, had come a day at a time and brought his …

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Wizards and Artists

“No woman is old as long as she loves and is loved.”  ~Vincent Van Gogh in a letter to his brother Theo, quoted in Van Gogh by Pierre Cabanne, © 1961 which is very similar to “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”  …

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Seek and Find

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  ~Jalaluddin Rumi

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Small

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”  ~St. Therese of Lisieux

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Shall I stay?

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