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12 Things You Don’t Owe Anyone


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Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be? As long you aren’t hurting others, you don’t owe them anything that takes away your happiness.

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A Blue Rose  author unknown to me 


  Inspirational and uplifting story: A Blue Rose –
  

Having four visiting family members, my wife was very busy, so I offered to go to the store for her to get some needed items, which included light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags, detergent and Clorox. So off I went. I scurried around the store, gathered up my goodies and headed for the checkout counter, only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man who appeared to be about sixteen-years-old. I wasn’t in a hurry, so I patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there. 

  

This was when he waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice, “Mommy, I’m over here.”

  

It was obvious now, he was mentally challenged and also startled as he turned and saw me standing so close to him, waiting to squeeze by. 

  

His eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face as I said, “Hey Buddy, what’s your name?”

  

“My name is Denny and I’m shopping with my mother,” he responded proudly.

  

“Wow,” I said, “that’s a cool name; I wish my name was Denny, but my name is Steve.”

  

“Steve, like Stevarino?” he asked.

  

“Yes,” I answered. “How old are you Denny?”

  

“How old am I now, Mommy?” he asked his mother as she slowly came over from the next aisle.

  

“You’re fifteen-years-old Denny; now be a good boy and let the man pass by.”

  

I acknowledged her and continued to talk to Denny for several more minutes about summer, bicycles and school. I watched his brown eyes dance with excitement, because he was the center of someone’s attention. He then abruptly turned and headed toward the toy section.

  

Denny’s mom had a puzzled look on her face and thanked me for taking the time to talk with her son. She told me that most people wouldn’t even look at him, much less talk to him. I told her that it was my pleasure and then I said something I have no idea where it came from, other than by the prompting of the Holy Spirit. 
I told her that there are plenty of red, yellow, and pink roses in God’s Garden; however, “Blue Roses” are very rare and should be appreciated for their beauty and distinctiveness. You see, Denny is a Blue Rose and if someone doesn’t stop and smell that rose with their heart and touch that rose with their kindness, then they’ve missed a blessing from God.

  

She was silent for a second, then with a tear in her eye she asked, “Who are you?”

  

Without thinking I said, “Oh, I’m probably just a dandelion, but I sure love living in God’s garden.”

  

She reached out, squeezed my hand and said, “God bless you!” and then I had tears in my eyes.

  

May I suggest, the next time you see a BLUE ROSE, don’t turn your head and walk off. Take the time to smile and say Hello. Why? Because, by the grace of GOD, this mother or father could be you. This could be your child, grandchild, niece or nephew. What a difference a moment can mean to that person or their family.

  

From an old dandelion…Live simply; Love generously; Care deeply; Speak kindly; and then Leave the rest to God.

   

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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Spreading Kindness


How great is it that our kindness can make someone else’s entire day?

Here are 5 random acts of kindness and good deeds that can help you carry out kindness daily and become an everyday hero.

1. Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it.

2. Speaking of flowers — Why not take flowers to the nursing station at a hospital — for the nurses.

3. Say “thank you” to someone who made a difference. . . .Send a card to people who dedicate their lives to helping us – soldiers, police officers, fire fighters and teachers to name a few.

4. Donate your stuff. Instead of saving things in case you need them in 10 years, consider giving stuff to someone who needs it now.

5. Sometimes we shy away from people when we…

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Want To Start Meditating?


If you are thinking about meditation but don’t know where to start, here are a few quick questions for you: What amount of time can you realistically put aside to practice meditation? E.g. 5-10 minutes a day, 10 minutes every few days, more? What do you need to help you practice? E.g. short easy audio […]

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We Deserve To Be Well


I was terribly sick as a child… I’ll always be the first to get a cold / flu / virus / infection. I’m just getting old… I’ll always have aches and pains. I’ve got work / chores / family / friends / responsibilities… I’ll always be tired. No. No! NO! These things are NOT inevitabilities. Now in my late […]

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