You are a guest…

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You are a guest. Leave this earth a little more beautiful, a little more human, a little more lovable, a little more fragrant, for those unknown guests who will be following you.
~ Anonymous

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5 June 🌎🌍 World Environmental Day

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“The indescribable innocence of and beneficence of Nature,–of sun and wind and rain, of summer and winter,–such health, such cheer, they afford forever! “
~ Henry David Thoreau

Wherever you may romp today, enjoy the “beneficence”!

Image ~ Temporary Bystander

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… nothing we experience makes sense if we don’t touch people’s hearts

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I don’t know if life is short
or too long for us,
But I know that nothing we experience makes sense if we don’t touch people’s hearts.

Even if it’s just:
Arms that hug,
Words that comfort,
Respectful silence,
Joy that is contagious,

It is these gestures that gives meaning to life.
It’s what makes life not too short or too long,
But makes it intense,
true, and pure… as long as it lasts…

  • Cora Coraline

Text and image source: Soul Alchemy https://www.facebook.com/186012608273340/posts/1670588489815737/

#FridayFantasy . . . The Dragon Fly.

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The Dragon-Fly

The day was set to a beautiful theme
By the blue of a dragon-fly
That poised with his airy wings agleam
On a flower, as I passed by.

So frail and so lovely—a touch would destroy;
He seemed but a fancy, a whim;
Yet this gossamer thing is a breath of God’s joy,
And Life is made perfect in him!

By Jessie Belle Rittenhouse

Artist Cheryl Baker

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Today a new sun rises for me…

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Today a new sun rises for me;
everything lives, everything is animated
everything seems to speak to me of my passion
everything invites me to cherish it.

  • Anne De Lenclos

photo credit: Jim Liestman – https://www.flickr.com/people/gods-art/

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Poetic Thursday . . . Kindness to Animals.

.Kindness to Animals

Little children, never give
Pain to things that feel and live:
Let the gentle robin come
For the crumbs you save at home,—
As his meat you throw along
He’ll repay you with a song;
Never hurt the timid hare
Peeping from her green grass lair,
Let her come and sport and play
On the lawn at close of day;
The little lark goes soaring high
To the bright windows of the sky,
Singing as if ’twere always spring,
And fluttering on an untired wing,—
Oh! let him sing his happy song,
Nor do these gentle creatures wrong.

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by Anonymous.
Artist Tomasz Alen Kopera.

(This old poem teaches the virtue of showing kindness and regard for all living things. The principle is further illustrated in an old Abraham Lincoln anecdote his friends recorded about the time when he stopped to save a young robin.)

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Life is a lot more fragile than we think…

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Life is a lot more fragile than we think.
So you should treat others in a way,
that leaves no regrets.
Fairly and if possible sincerely.

  • Haruki Murakami

photo credit: https://naturfotografen-forum.de/o311417-Siegmund%20Kotz

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