Chapter ~ 1

STEADFASTNESS and RESILENCE

Ukraine STEADFASTNESS and RESILIENCE ~ Profiles in Courage 

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt ~

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."

~ Ambrose Redmoon

"A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on." ~  Anonymous

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."  ~ Winston Churchill



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PRAYERFUL THOUGHTS FOR UKRAINE...

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God."

~ The Sermon on the Mount ~

"The day the Power of Love overrules the love of power. the world will know peace." ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

~ Margaret Mead ~

“You never change anything by fighting the existing. To change something, build a new model, and make the existing obsolete!”

- Buckminster Fuller ~

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” ~ Mother Teresa ~

KINDNESS COUNTS

KINDNESS COUNTS 

"...kindness is a choice, and while we can't force others to be kind, we can be kind ourselves and hope to inspire other people... Someone told me that you have to find something that breaks your heart for you to really get out there and make a difference in that area. And I want others to know that they can start today. If there's an issue or problem or something that they see that they want to solve, all it takes is really just knowing deep down inside that it's something you care about, and you can go out and get started."

~ Orion Jean, Ambassador for Kindness, age 11 ~ TIME Magazine's "2022 Kid of the Year"

GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT

GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT 

"As the world fights to figure everything out, I'll be holding doors for strangers, letting people cut in front of me in traffic, saying good morning, keeping babies entertained in grocery lines, stopping to talk to someone who is lonely, being patient with sales clerks, smiling at a passersby.

WHY?

Because I will not stand idly by and live in a world where love is invisible. Join me in showing kindness, understanding, and judging less. Be kind to a stranger, give grace to friends who are having a bad day, be forgiving of yourself - today and every day.

BE the change, BE the light, start today and never stop."

~ Audrey Loves Pary ~

AFTER A STORM

AFTER A STORM 

"If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm."

~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

"In order to realize the worth of the anchor we need to feel the stress of the storm." ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... Life is about learning to dance in the rain." ~ Vivian Greene ~

LESSONS FROM A CREEK

LESSONS FROM A CREEK

"Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you."

~ Margaret Atwood ~

"As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.

This is another paradox: what is soft is strong."

~ Lao Tzu ~

"Its good to leave each day behind, like flowing water, free of sadness.

Yesterday is gone and its tale told."

~ Rumi ~

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