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What Is Love?
Spiritual author and teacher Andrew Cohen shares why love is so hard to define.
BY: Andrew Cohen
Read Part One of Andrew Cohen's series: Trust: Love's Sweetest Gift
Have you ever considered for yourself what love actually is? Or do you assume you…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on March 6, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments
It’s Never Too Late
It was an unusually busy day for the hospital staff on the sixth floor. Ten new patients were admitted and Nurse Susan spent the morning and afternoon checking them in.
Her friend Sharron, an aide, prepared ten rooms for the patients and made sure they were comfortable. After they were finished she grabbed Sharron and said, “We deserve a break. Let’s go eat.”
Sitting across from each other in the noisy cafeteria, Susan noticed Sharron…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on March 3, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments
Last week I was in Atlanta, Georgia attending a conference. While I
was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me
beginning to clap and cheer. I immediately turned around and witnessed one
of the greatest act's of patriotism I have ever seen.
Walking Soldier Moving thru the…Continue
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Not necessarily have to be always understood. Sometimes you just need only be embraced.
" The rose speaks of love silently, in a language know only to the heart"...This couple was married 67 years...It being so close to Valentine's Day and the fact that this does not happen everyday and that coupled with the length of marriages now a days, what a…Continue
Coffee On The Wall
I sat with my friend in a well-known coffee shop in a neighboring town of Venice, Italy, the city of lights and water.
As we enjoyed our coffee, a man entered and sat at an empty table beside us. He called the waiter and placed his order saying, “Two cups of coffee, one of them there on the wall.”
We heard this order with rather interest and observed that he was served with one cup of coffee but he paid for two.
When he left, the waiter put a…Continue
7 WAYS TO HAVE A GOOD MORNING~BE THE SUNSHINE IN YOUR SUNRISE......It’s those first few crucial waking hours that can set the tone for your whole day. A bad morning creates a bad mood. On the other hand, a good morning full of inspiring, energy-fueling activities can turn you into a…Continue
What goes around comes around
One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.
Even with the smile on his face, she was worried. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he looked poor and hungry. He could see that she was frightened,…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on January 12, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the I.R.S.
May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on January 3, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments
Today, my son turned 7 and I turned 23. Yes, I had him on the day I turned 16. The choices I…Continue
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By Steve Goodier www.LifeSupportSystem.com
An Incredible Feeling
Newscaster Paul Harvey once told about a woman who called the Butterball Turkey Company and said that she had a turkey that had been in her freezer for 23 years. She asked if it was still any good. She was told that if her freezer was at least zero degrees Fahrenheit, then the turkey was probably safe enough to eat. But they wouldn’t recommend that she eat it. The…Continue
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It's just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so.
It all began because my…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on December 21, 2013 at 4:32pm — No Comments
Are you willing to forget what you have done for other people
and remember what other people have done for you?
To ignore what the world owes you,
and think what you owe the world?
To admit that the…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on December 16, 2013 at 8:23am — No Comments
Three years ago, a little boy and his grandmother came to see Santa at the McAllister Mall in Saint John. The child climbed up on his lap, holding a picture of a little girl.
Who is this?" asked Santa, smiling. "Your friend?
"Yes, Santa,' he replied. "My sister, Sarah, who is very sick," he said sadly.
Santa glanced over at the grandmother who was waiting nearby, and saw her dabbing her eyes with a tissue. "She wanted to come with me to see you, oh, so very much, Santa!"…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on December 14, 2013 at 8:25am — No Comments
A Soldiers Christmas Night...‘Twas the night before Christmas, and he lived all alone
In a one bedroom house made of plaster and stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
And to see just whom in this home did live.
I looked all about and a strange sight did I see
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the mantle, just boots filled with sand
On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.
With medals and badges,…Continue
Added by Carol Anne Paradis on December 11, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments
Also known as the golden bough, mistletoe was held sacred by both the Celtic Druids and the Norseman.
Celts believed this parasitic plant held the soul of the host tree, the holy oak. In a special ceremony, the Druid priests would harvest it with a golden sickle making sure it never touched the…
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It was said that Quehualliu was the most handsome Indian of the tribe. He was always picking up flowers for Pasancana, the beautiful daughter of the chief. Together they learned how to walk and to play. They played in the most beautiful places of the mountain.
While many Christmas traditions have pagan origins, this secular little Christmas goody is steeped in Christian symbolism. According to legend, a candymaker wanted to make a confection to honor Christ's birth. It had to be hard candy to represent the church being built on solid rock. Because Jesus is known as the…Continue
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