TODAY'S THEME: Chutzpah & Cheer
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Take Nothing for Granted

Take nothing for granted: the sheer act
of waking each day; fresh air upon your cheek;
each effort expended on self or another ---
walking the dog, shopping for food, toiling
at home     in an office     or on the road.
Every moment is rare, short and full of glory.
Every word is magic, a story achieved through
will.
Marvel at nature's moods as mirror of your own.
Recall a sunrise or sunset, a flock of geese in the
sky.
Care about parents or children as fragile gifts
like petal on a rose, like song from one bird.
Praise the simple or complex --- the invention of
flight
above the clouds; the wheel; the bathtub; a rocking-
chair.
We rise and fall in the moon or a wave,
in a smile or may tears. And being brave
is to be alive as we give and share love
always, only and ever to survive.


Rochelle Lynn Holt

Excerpted from "Bless The Day,"
by June Cotner
Kodansha International, 1998

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This world operates on chutzpah. It has
the chutzpah to declare itself a world,
to assert that it is autonomous from
its Creator, to deny any relationship
to the very force that is continually
bringing it into being every moment.

We will fight chutzpah with chutzpah.

Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994)
Prominent Hasidic Rabbi
Courtesy of Chabad.org


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The true heaven is everywhere, even in that very place where
you stand and walk...If man's eyes were opened, he would
see God everywhere in this heaven, for heaven stands
in the innermost moving everywhere.


Jacob Boheme (1575-1624)
German Protestant mystic and shoemaker




I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
(1940-1945, 1951-1955)

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Optimism Defined:

A cheerful frame of mind that enables a tea
kettle to sing though in hot water up to its nose.

Anonymous, but wonderful

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The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer;
and in the noise and clatter of the kitchen, while several persons are at
the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great
tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.


Brother Lawrence (c. 1605-1691)
Lay brother and kitchen worker for Paris Carmelites







In out, deep slow

Calm ease, Smile release

Present moment

Wonderful moment

Buddhist mindfulness practice song


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Good morning.

This is God!

I will be handling all your problems today.

I will not need your help ---

so have a great day.

Author unknown but appreciated

And now, the Last Word:

To love always and love all. To be able to say at
the end of each day: "I loved in every moment."


Chiara Lubich (1920-   )
Founder of the Focolare Movement
A lay Catholic organization


 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


Bonus quote:


His high endeavors are an inward light
That makes the path before him bright.


William Wordsworth (170-1850)
English Romantic poet

 

On today's
Home Page:


Rochelle
Lynn Holt;
The Rebbe;
Jacob Boheme;
Winston
Churchill;
Anonymous
(twice!);
Buddhist
meditation;
Chiara Lubich

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