This Land

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this land knoll to distant tree, bound by stream reaches the spirit be

these hills blue green grey change colour with the shadows of the day

this grass follows annual scene bakes bronze burns black, grows green

these roads ridden driven paced weave pattern reflecting life traced

this scent like harvest grain fresh turned soil bush flowers, first rain

these trees acacia baobab palm bare branches deep shaded calm

this sky arches all azure blended blue horizon line obscure

these days cool breeze or still dawn through dusk, passion courage will

this place holds strong its own spirit free, this land is home.

– by Mike Puffett

 

 

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Words of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy

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“He felt surrounded on all sides by quite different people, with their own serious interests, their own joys and sufferings, their own life of toil that was genuine and human. ‘ This is it,’ thought Nekhlyudov, ‘the best society.’  

(- Resurrection)

“If, then, I were asked for the most important advice I could give, that which I considered to be the most useful to the men of our century, I should simply say: in the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you”. 

(- Essays, Letters and Miscellanies)

“Can it be that I have not lived as one ought?” suddenly came into his head. “But how not so, when I’ve done everything as it should be done?” 

(- Ivan IIyich)

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour – such is my idea of happiness.” 

(- Family Happiness)

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Reality

SUNRISE BAOBAB

“Nature doesn’t need people, people need nature”

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Our Choices

“Men are not prisoners of fate

but prisoners of their own minds.”

(- F.D. Roosevelt)

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Tho’

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“Tho’ much is taken, much abides;

And though we are not now that strength which in old days moved 

earth and heaven; that which we are, we are;

One equal temper of heroic hearts,

made weak by time and fate, but strong in will.

To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

– (Ulysses by Tennyson)

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Alone?

“Just because you are O.K. being alone doesn’t mean you have to be.”

(-Pure Genius)

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Old-time nomads

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“You’re an old-time nomad”, Rowdy said. “You’re going to keep moving all over the world in search of food and water and grazing land. That’s pretty cool.”

 

(The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian – by Alexie Sherman)

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Truth or Deception?

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“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

-Galatians 6v7-8

What is truth? How could we define truth? How about those “white lies”? Is it the truth when we speak part of the facts, hiding others or just not mention them?

Officially truth is the state or quality of being true to someone or something; true facts, genuine depiction, statements of reality.

I just remembered what a teacher mentioned once: when we want to say something to someone, we priory check if it is beneficial, if it is creative and if it is true. I strongly believe that is the base of any communication, statement and acquaintance.

It is a fact that there are…

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Accepting…

Our Lord, my prayer today is that you help us to continue looking at you no matter what! Our Lord, come to our rescue when we can stand situations in our lives and help us to accept what we canR…

Source: Accepting…

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Forget not!

The woods are lovely

Dark and deep

But I have promises to keep

And miles to go before I sleep

And miles to go before I sleep.

-R. Frost

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