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Thanksgiving and Passover

Twenty-four hours to Thanksgiving 2018.    Being a Gentile, the similarities of Thanksgiving and  the Jewish celebration of Passover had not occurred to me before today.  As I researched the similarities I was reminded that there is very little in our experience that does not have a precedent. Linking the celebrations Of course Thanksgiving is …

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Living beyond instinct

Animals live almost exclusively by instinct.  They find food, protect their young and reproduce instinctually.  Isn’t it beautiful?  We, as humans however, have a much broader range of possibilities at our fingertips than simple instinct.  We can reason, compute and build.  Right now, it seems, many people are living at the basest level of life. …

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Feed the children

To feed the children does not simply mean to give them physical food.  Food, while obviously essential, is only the first step in supporting children.  A child who is provided nourishment but deprived of human touch, love, attention and emotional support withers on the vine. Be aware Be aware of your words to and around …

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I wish

I wish I were the person my dog thinks I am.  It doesn’t matter if this morning I left without a proper good-bye, he is happy to see me in the evening.  If the food I served him was not up to par, he doesn’t seem to care.  When I yell at him for what …

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Don’t be afraid to love

Romance is love, of course.  You may also feel love for your pets, your favorite food, car, vacation spot, your home, your children and siblings; love is all around us, expressing in so many wonderful ways.  What is there to be afraid of?  We may be afraid that displaying love is a sign of weakness. …

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Cooperation

For the past three days my Lady and I have been in Delhi, India.  As you might expect there is so much to see, so much to do and a veritable avalanche of input in this ancient city.  One thing we have had to deal with is coming to terms with this totally different environment.  Poverty, …

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Healing begins with the heart

When the heart is present clearly in ourselves it flavors all things we do.  Everything. On our recent trip my lady and I stopped into a restaurant for our mid day meal.  Each of us ordered simple dishes; Terrie a Cesar Salad, I ordered a hamburger.  It took over 25 minutes for our food to arrive …

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Restoring the Past

As we look back upon our lives we often think that if we had done this, or done that, our lives would be richer today.  Sometimes we kick ourselves because we did not accept an offer or opportunity, or remain in a relationship.  This is part of the human experience, we like to say, yet …

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You can only be you

Stop for a moment and consider how you have been trained- yes trained just as we domesticate a pet- to be who and what other people want us to be.  Our very first training begins with wanting to please mommy or daddy who are the source of our food and safety.  Then we expand into wanting …

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Did you get it?

Well, did you get it?  Did you get that something special you hoped was under the tree for you?  Did you get the appreciation for those gifts you lovingly purchased and prepared you hoped to get?  Did Christmas and the events surrounding Christmas Day fill you with joy and wonderful memories? I truly hope you …

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