Lest We Forget

Alan SunArt of Marp: “Did a painting to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the armistice in Europe.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent.

(Nov 11, 2018)


Shared from Live & Learn – David Kanigan

the soil of appreciation

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The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.

 


Quote: His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama
Image: Ahmed Saffu

 

Encouragement

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One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement. When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own. There are times of great uncertainty in every life. Left alone at such a time, you feel dishevelment and confusion like gravity. When a friend comes with words of encouragement, a light and lightness visit you and you begin to find the stairs and the door out of the dark. The sense of encouragement you feel from the friend is not simply her words or gestures; it is rather her whole presence enfolding you and helping you find the concealed door. The encouraging presence manages to understand you and put herself in your shoes. There is no judgment but words of relief and release.


Quote: John O’Donohue
Excerpt from the book, “ETERNAL ECHOES”

Photo: © Ann Cahill
Co. Galway, Ireland

Part of life

Wholeness does not mean perfection.
It means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.


Quote: Parker Palmer
Image: M. Maggs (mussel shell)