Merry Christmas

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” – Thomas S. Monson “How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, His precepts!” ― Benjamin Franklin … Continue reading Merry Christmas

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“But, and here comes the rub, all of us feel that we are in complete control of our desire for things. We would never admit to an ungovernable spirit of covetousness. The problem is that we, like the alcoholic, are unable to recognize the disease once we have been engulfed by it. Only by the … Continue reading tarry a while (vii)

true love

“The course of true love never did run smooth.” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream Bob Marley “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually … Continue reading true love

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“Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?” ― Brian Tracy “He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.” ― Socrates “The world says: "You have needs -- satisfy them. You … Continue reading tarry a while (vi)

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“It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.” ― Leo Tolstoy, The Kreutzer Sonata “No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written across her face, she will be beautiful.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt“ Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ― Confucius   Iwa ma … Continue reading tarry a while (v)

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“Be a leader with a ladder, not a boss with an order.” ― Debasish Mridha “Many people are smarter than their stupid bosses.” ― Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity “A sign of power in a man is not only when people follow what he suggests, but also when people make a conscious effort to do … Continue reading tarry a while (iv)

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“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara “Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be … Continue reading tarry a while (iii)

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“Society nowadays tells people that their happiness is all that matters but happiness is never found if it costs someone else’s theirs. That is not what happiness is, nor would such a person deserve it, because happiness is forged by the setting aside of self and in doing for others to make them happy first … Continue reading tarry a while (ii)

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“The world says: "You have needs -- satisfy them. You have as much right as the rich and the mighty. Don't hesitate to satisfy your needs; indeed, expand your needs and demand more." This is the worldly doctrine of today. And they believe that this is freedom. The result for the rich is isolation and … Continue reading tarry a while (i)

reflections on a flower (to kikelomo oreoluwa)

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my … Continue reading reflections on a flower (to kikelomo oreoluwa)