When grasping for the last breath in the stranglehold of life, a close inspection will show that the hands around your throat are your own.

– Bill Deslippe

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Many people are afraid to forgive because they feel they must remember the wrong or they will not learn from it. The opposite is true. Through forgiveness, the wrong is released from its emotional stranglehold on us so that we can learn from it. Through the power and intelligence of the heart, the release of forgiveness brings expanded intelligence to work with the situation more effectively.

– David McArthur & Bruce McArthur

Grumbling and carping are the muscles of the weak.

Afghan

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Laughter, joy and happiness are healthy for you.  They say laughter is the best medicine. It can cure illness and extends life.  A good laugh boosts the immune system, relieves depression and stress, relaxes all the body’s muscles, is good exercise for the heart and helps prevent heart attacks, it cleanses the lungs, and provides an overall sense of well being.

Great shells and stars

: an expletive indicating annoyance or disbelief (used by Master Morshal)

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I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.