For I was hungry and you gave me food

On this beautiful Sunday morning, I am reminded of the responsibility we share for all of human kind. Just the smallest act of generosity and kindness for one person can mean everything in the world for that one person. We may not have means nor opportunity to influence great change, but we can do those small things. Mother Teresa also said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”

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You Can’t Turn Back the Clock – A Words Crush Wednesday Quote


“You can’t turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again.”

Bonnie Prudden

We cannot change things in our past.  We cannot go back in time and do things over. However, we can take the lessons we have learned and attempt a fresh start.  During this springtime of the year which represents newness and re-birth, is their something in your life that you can approach in a new and different way?

Bonnie Prudden (1914- 2011)  was an  American rock climber and skier in the 1940s and 1950s. She was an advocate of physical fitness and was considered to be a pioneer in that field. This quote is attributed to her and is the way she lived her life.

This quote relates to the quote I chose last week, “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose…”

I participate in the Words Crush Wednesday Favorite  Quote Challenge  proudly sponsored by Rebirth of Lisa.

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Chaff and Grain – A Words Crush Wednesday Quote

Craik Quote

Dinah Maria Craik was an English novelist and poet.  She and her works are little known today. This quote was published in a novel A Life for a Life in 1859. It was part of a dialogue that took place after a church service where the minister had spoken against the death penalty.  The character expressed his or her opinion on the topic, and then spoke of fearlessly being able to speak freely.

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Coincidence…or Something Else?

Occasionally in life certain series of events occur that could be sheer coincidence or could be affirmation that something more powerful than us causes things to happen.

I have had two such occurrences in recent years.

Exhibit A:

One of my step-sons who had four children was killed in a car accident in 2008. His wife, the mother of the children, was killed in an accident in 2013.  At that time the sons were 13, 17, 21 and 25. The oldest of the boys took in his two youngest brothers. The second son was in college.

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