TODAY'S THEME: Teach Me to be Kind
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O Lord, grant me to greet the coming day in peace,
help me in all things to rely upon Your holy will. In
every hour of the day reveal your will to me. Bless
my dealing with all who surround me. Teach me to
treat all that comes to me throughout the day with
peace of soul and with firm conviction that your will
governs all. In all my deeds and words, guide my
thoughts and feelings. In unforeseen events, let me
not forget that all are sent by you. Teach me to act
firmly and wisely, without embittering and embarras-
sing others. Give me strength to bear the fatigue of the
coming day with all that it shall bring. Direct my will,
teach me to pray. And you, yourself, pray in me. Amen.

St. Philaret of Moscow


Let us pray before we act. Each prayer is our soulful
devotion, and this devotion is our self-illumining life in action.

...A saint always sees everyone in the world -- even the worst
possible thief -- as a saint. Similarly, a thief will see even the
most divine saint as a thief. We judge others according to our
own standard, according to our own realisation. A thief will
think a saint is a thief and a saint will think a thief is a saint.
Those who have not realised God will always suspect
and doubt those who have.

Sri Chinmoy

To be rich in admiration and free from envy, to rejoice greatly
in the good of others, to love with such generosity of heart that
your love is still a dear possession in absence or unkindness -
these are the gifts which money cannot buy.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)


What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world
remains and is immortal.

Albert Pike (1809-1891)
American lawyer, journalist and soldier


Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life
of the candles will not be shortened. Happiness never
decreases by being shared.

The Buddha (c. 563 - c. 483 B. C.)

Good men and bad men differ radically. Bad men never
appreciate kindness shown them, but wise men appre-
ciate and are grateful. Wise men try to express their
appreciation and gratitude by some return of kindness,
not only to their benefactor, but to everyone.

The Buddha (c. 563 - c. 483 B. C.


Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
American poet, lecturer and essayist


Be an angel to someone else whenever you can,
as a way of thanking God for the help
your angel has given you.

Excerpted from "The Angels' Little Instruction Book,"
by Eileen Elias Freeman

And now, the Last Word:

I feel that there is nothing more truly
artistic than to love people.

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
French impressionist painter

















































Bonus quote:

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are
the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

Marcel Proust


On today's
Home Page:

Native American Prayer;
Brother David
John Oxenham;
St. Alphonse Liguori;
Mahatma Gandhi;
June Master Bacher