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Thought of the Moment

Thich Nhat Hanh on Love

When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Where there is conflict

Where there is conflict, often, it is the noisier, finger-pointing, and chest-thumping side that is suspect.

Striving to create peace, seeking to understand, and working to be of service are actions of people worth paying close attention to.

 

Let conscious breathing be your anchor

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.

- Thich Nhat Hanh

 

A scar means I survived

We must see all scars as beauty. Because take it from me, a scar does not form on the dying. A scar means, I survived.

- Chris Cleave

 

If it takes away your peace, it's too expensive

Never forget that if something takes away your peace, it's too expensive.

 

Gratitude is the Greatest Virtue

Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others.

- Marcus Cicero

 

What really matters

Let's breathe slowly and deeply and give thanks for all that we have, beginning with the opportunity to live.

Let's look for and recognize goodness, and where we can, let's support and encourage more of it.

 

Laughter

Anything that deeply touches the heart is lovely to the eyes.

 

Stay Close

Stay close to anything that makes you glad to be alive.

- Hafez

 

To have succeeded

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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