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Life

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our 'living memory'

If I Had My Child to Raise All Over Again

If I had my child to raise all over again,
I'd build self-esteem first,
and the house later.
I'd finger-paint more,
and point the finger less.

"C'mon, Mom, you can break the law! There are no cars for miles."

My 11-year-old son cajoled me to run the red light as we waited at a deserted intersection.

I'm reading more and dusting less.

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden.

Lessons Learned

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live.

The Hummingbird

There was a hummingbird trying to get out of my garage through a closed window. This bird was going berserk trying to get out.

The Faith of a Little Child

A little girl, Tess, went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured the change out onto the floor and counted it carefully.

Keep Them Close

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,

Friends vs. West Virginia Friends

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
WEST VIRGINIA FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
WEST VIRGINIA FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

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