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Grandma’s Sewing Box!






Spools of thread and needles
Slipper cushions filled with pins
Some tipped with colored beads.
Grandma’s sewing box was filled
with everything she seemed to need.

She would sit and darn Grandpa’s stockings
Or maybe sew a button on a shirt or two.
She always seemed to know what color of thread to use
She always knew just what to do.

She would place a thimble on her finger
And with needle strung of colored thread.
She would push the needle very carefully in
What ever had needed, Grandma’s special mend.

I would rummage through Grandma’s sewing box
It was like a treasure chest she saved for me.
She would let me play with all the colored buttons
And tried to show me how to needle point
A butterfly and bunny scene.

She would take my little fingers
And thread my needle with thin pastel yarn.
I will always remember my Grandma’s sewing box
And the times, I would visit her on the farm.

Linda Winchell.










Artist unknown
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#TenderTuesday . . . . She smiled at him very graciously






“She smiled at him very graciously when he was introduced to her,
and after he had seen that smile he took no interest in anything else
that was going on… Despite the well-known fact that a fairy party is never dull.”


From  ‘My Days with the Fairies’ by Mrs. Rodolph Stawell,












illustration: Edmund Dulac (1910)
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High recognitions . . . . unbroken ties




“Time and again, human creatures who were closely connected to each other
in past earthly lives will be brought together by a power
that is unfathomable to human beings!”

– Roselis von Sass (Atlantis, The End of a Continent)
The writer draws inspiration from “The Grail Message”
(In The Light of Truth) by Abd-ru-shin
 
 
 
 
 
 








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You could have……….BUT…




” You could have grown cold, but you grew courageous instead. You could have given up,
but you kept on going. You could have seen obstacles, but you called them adventures.
You could have called them weeds, but instead you called them wildflowers. You could
have died a caterpillar, but you fought on to be a butterfly. You could have denied
yourself goodness, but instead you chose to show yourself some self-love. You could
have defined yourself by the dark days, but instead through them you realized your light.”

~ S.C Lourie












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Grandpa!



Grandpa

The old man sat with eyes closed, dozing in his chair
Until a little voice he heard say “Grandpa, are you there”.

He gazed upon a little boy while waking from his nap
Then reached down with a sweeping move and placed him in his lap

The child was carrying a book that he wanted him to see
He held it up and asked him “Grandpa, will you read to me”?

The old man cleaned his glasses then opened up the book
And suddenly the two of them a wonderous journey took

They ventured lands so far away, sailed seas not sailed before
Met knights and kings and wizards on every distant shore.

Together they fought dragons, saved damsels in distress
Freeing lands of monsters and the treasures they possess

When the old man closed the cover to end their magic ride
He told the boy “We’re much like books, what’s important is inside”.

But one day when the boy arrived and rushed to Grandpas chair
Much to his disappointment, his Grandpa was not there

He ran to find his mother for surely she would know
Why the chair was empty, where did his Grandpa go

She sat him down and asked him if he remembered in each book
The adventures and the journeys that he and Grandpa took

He took you there to show you the things that you can find
The wonders that are yours to see if you open up your mind.

But he still walks beside you in the stories you have read
You’re not left to go alone, he’s just gone on ahead

The child then went and chose a book and climbed up in the chair
And opening up the cover whispered “Grandpa, are you there”?

Bob Quigley
















Artist Norman Rockwell
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Mahatma Gandhi, the Apostle of Non-Violence!




Today is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi; the Soul of modern India and Apostle of non-violent resistance and tolerance! We join our friends all over the world who draw inspiration from this great soul in celebrating his life and times!
The Sage Gandhi! Deep in spiritual insight, he cautioned against blindly implementing the often quoted Law “an eye for an eye”! According to him, a literal observance will only achieve a negative effect! His words:
“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”
An astute statesman and philosopher who however shunned any form of personality cult and grandiose propagation of his thoughts! With uncommon humility he told his followers:
“There is no such thing as “Gandhism”, and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems…The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and non-violence are as old as the hills.”
Gandhi’s birthday and principles got a boost when on 15 June, 2007 the United Nations declared October 2nd the International Day of Non- Violence!
The General Assembly resolution asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2nd October in “an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.”
So, dear friends, even if you do not celebrate Gandhi, you should at least, pause to reflect on the evils and victims of violence; to reflect on how violence is harming every aspect of our lives; be it physical, psychological, cultural, religious, political or, otherwise!
Above all, let us all, like Mahatma Gandhi resolve not to perpetrate, aid or abet violence in any form and under any guise!
Happy GANDHI JAYANTI to our friends in India!











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