A Prayer For Growing Old

 by Author Unknown
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Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from getting talkative, and particularly from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject. Release me from the craving to straighten out everybody else’s affairs. Make me thoughtful, but not moody; more »

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Consider The Ant

 by Author Unknown
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“Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.” – Proverbs 6:6 One morning I wasted nearly an hour watching a tiny ant carry a huge feather across my back terrace. Several times it was confronted by obstacles in its path and after a momentary pause it would make the necessary detour. more »

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Control Of Your Heart

 by Terri McPherson
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A wise and understanding heart does not repay a hurt with a hurt. In doing so, the heart is diminished. Fissures form. Love leaks out. Every pain given in return for one received, changes the contents of the heart. It is no longer defined by love, wisdom and understanding. It is redefined by the bearers more »

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Don’t

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Don’t think that no ones loved you, because they’ve turned away. Don’t feel they didn’t care for you, because they couldn’t stay. Don’t damn the world for not returning the love you feel you’ve given. Don’t hate the one that you were yearning for, because he couldn’t make a commitment. Just think of him as more »

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I Asked God

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I asked God to take away my pain. God said, “No, It is not for me to take away, but for you to give it up”. I asked God to make my handicapped child whole. God said, “No, her spirit was whole, her body was only temporary”. I asked God to grant me patience. God more »

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I Love You, Honey – Part I

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They have been married for a long time. As usual they have their ups and downs. One day they had a big fight over his long working hours and things are falling apart. He was disappointed and she was angry. After one week of silence treatment from her wife, he approached her with papers and more »

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I Love You, Honey – Part II

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They have been married for two years. He loves literature, and often posts his work on the net, but nobody ever reads them. He is also into photography, and he handled their wedding photos. He loves her very much. Likewise with her. She has a quick temper, and always bullies him. He is a gentleman, more »

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Tell Them While They Live

 by Author Unknown
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Dedicated to Wendy Thomas, an inspiration and light to all who knew her. One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name. Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say more »

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The Carpenter

 by Author Unknown
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An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house building business and live a more leisurely life with his wife enjoying his extended family. He would miss the paycheck, but he needed to retire. They could get by. The contractor was sorry to see his good more »

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The Emperor’s Seed

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An emperor in the Far East was growing old and knew it was time to choose his successor. Instead of choosing one of his assistants or his children, he decided something different. He called young people in the kingdom together one day. He said, “It is time for me to step down and choose the more »

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The Most Beautiful Flower

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The park bench was deserted as I sat down to read Beneath the long, straggly branches of an old willow tree. Disillusioned by life with good reason to frown, For the world was intent on dragging me down. And if that weren’t enough to ruin my day, A young boy out of breath approached me, more »

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The Native American Code Of Ethics

 by Shaman Cloud & the FireBear
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1. Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often. The Great Spirit will listen, if you only speak. 2. Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path. Ignorance, conceit, anger, jealousy and greed stem from a lost soul. Pray that they will find guidance. 3. Search for yourself, by yourself. Do more »

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The Oak And The Reeds

 by Author Unknown
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There is an old fable in which the mighty oak tree which stood for over one hundred years finally was blown over by a storm. The tree feel into a river that floated it downstream until it came to rest among the reeds growing along the riverbank. The fallen giant asked the reeds in amazement, more »

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The Shipwreck

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There was only one person alive on the small island. He prayed everyday asking God to send someone to rescue him. Everyday he looked around for God’s help but he couldn’t find it. Tired of waiting, he made a shelter to protect himself and protect his few possessions. But then one day, after looking for more »

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The Voice Within

 by Will Nesbitt
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I am the youngest of four boys. And naturally, as the youngest, I grew up idolizing my older brothers. They were cool. They were popular. Very talented in sports. Very well-liked. And they had the girls. My brothers were my first examples of boyhood and what boys ‘should be’ or should be doing. Now, being more »

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Flattery is nothing more than a body of words with no heart, That reach the ear dead on arrival. But, Truth is the blood that flows through the veins of our words, Filling them with feeling and meaning. Speak life. Be sincere. Peace. Subscribe to The Inner Seed and receive notifications when I post new material more »

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Where Is The Love?

 by Author Unknown
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My husband is an Engineer by profession. I love him for his steady nature and I love the warm feeling when I lean against his broad shoulders. Three years of courtship and now two years into marriage, I would have to admit that I am getting tired of it. The reasons for loving him before more »

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