I'm glad to be able to use the books I have to encourage people. Everybody gets down adn that's why I figure once a week is good and sometimes I add things in between. Tomorrow will likely be the day for the 2nd week of May's encouragements, so be on the lookout. :)
Hi Sheri I am human (sometimes LOL) and I try and be here at least once a week too, but lately I am failing. I wish I was full of encouragement but tonight I am just not. I cannot believe this group has grown so big. 351 members, that's a lot of bad backs to deal with ha ha
Anyhow, just wanted to say hello, I need my own encouragement I usually pass on to come back full cirlce at myself tonight. Not good things going on in my head. I even feel like i want to give up the group, it's been so long since I started...will contemplate on this.
~I have spread my dreams under your feet- tread softly, for you tread on my dreams~-
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the pain in my back - I still have feeling the trouble with my breathing - I can still breathe sleepiness caused by medications - I have medical treatment the annoyance of parents - I still have family a very tiny apartment - I have a place to live
Encouragements for Week One of May THINGS TO BE HAPPY ABOUT from 14, 000 things to be happy about by Barbara Ann Kipfer part of you always being a child overcoming your inability to do basic math the buzz of a bumble bee ginkgo and willow trees papaya with lemon cream a tight-wave sisal bag for knitting supplies serendipitous plans "A word to the wise is sufficent." A place of secret magic where nature alone quietly renews itself incurable enthusiasm stripes and terries on the beach construction aper old-fashioned sock dolls trampolines pems Santa's Village Gothic Novels huge dunes doby stockings strudy stew in white bowls chemise-type sundresses a stalled car catching when the lights come up the soothing winter winde in teh hemlocks remembering when leaves were raked and jumped into English-style breafasts and dinners in a riverside dining room cable knit things you don't have to work at to enjoy feeling the damp freshness of a morning cool on your face checking your fortunte-cookie message to see how it matches up with your mate's French Mustard getting a job cheeks all aglow with the outdoors two tremendous kettles of soup on a potbellied stove
from LISTS TO LIVE BY 3RD EDITION It's Up To You...author unknown
ONE SONG can spark a moment ONE FLOWER can wake the dream ONE TREE can start a forest ONE BIRD can herald spring. ONE SMILE begins a friendship ONE HANDCLASP lifts a soul ONE STAR can guide a ship at sea ONE WORD can frame the goal. ONE VOTE can change a nation ONE SUNBEAN lights a room ONE CANDLE wipes out darkness ONE LAUGH will conquer gloom. ONE STEP must start each journey ONE WORD must start each prayer ONE HOPE will raise our spirits ONE TOUCH can show you care. ONE VOICE can speak with wisdom ONE HEART can know what's true ONE LIFE can make the difference. It's up to you.
From THE BOOK OF QUESTIONS by Gregory Stock, PH.D. Question 1. For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends or family again? 2. Do you believe in ghosts or evil spirits? Would you be willing to spend a night alone in a remote house that is supposedly haunted? 3. If you were to die this evening with no opportunity to communicate with anyone, what would you most regret not having told someone? Why haven't you told them yet? 4. If you could spend one year in perfect happiness but afterward would remember nothing of the experience would you do so? If not, why not?
From WORDS FOR LIFE by Connie Harrison Compssion is being in tune with oneself, the other person(s) and the whole world. It is goodness at its most intuitive and unreflective. It is a harmoney which opens itself and permits the flowing out of love towards others without asking any reward. David Brandon
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