Category Archives: CARING

The butterfly that brushes against thorns will tear its wings. Yoruban

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If old Kriss Kringle should forget To travel Christmas eve, I tell you now, I think next day The little folks would grieve.

A Catastrophe By Susie M. Best 

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“Each one of us who is fortunate not to have to deal with despair or lack of caring at Christmas can do much to help those who have so little. And, it doesn’t have to be a huge commitment either.” 

Byron Pulsifer, Impact Of Christmas Shoes Song

Two should stay together when crossing a ford.

Is treasa dithis a’ dol thar àn àtha na fad’ o chèile.

AUNT AND NIECE

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” 

― Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum LP

“In riding a horse we borrow freedom.”

~Helen Thomson

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Hytocrite

Wild horses
Wild horses
Never tamed.
Only quiet
when cruelly lamed.
Wild horses
Wild horses
Never named.
Wild horses
Wild horses
Never blamed.
Wild horses
Wild horses
Born to be free.
Wild horses
Wild horses
Frighten me.
Wild horses
Wild horses
Hate me so.
Wild horses
Wild horses
They’ve nowhere to go.
Wild horses
Wild horses
Full of flare.
Wild horses
Wild horses
Handle with care. 

Dan Brown

Opportunity is swift of flight but slow to return.”

― Ali R.A

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“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity.”

― John F. Kennedy

It comes in pints?”

― Peter Jackson

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Along the varying road of life, In calm content, in toil or strife, At morn or noon, by night or day, As time conducts him on his way, How oft doth man, by care oppressed, Find in an Inn a place of rest.

(Quote by – William Coombe)

A common shipwreck is a consolation to all.

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“I know whether or not I am confused most readily by noticing–being mindful of–my capacity for feeling caring concern. … when I feel myself in caring connection–encouraging, consoling, or appreciating–I feel the twin pleasures of clarity and goodness. It doesn’t matter if the connection I feel is to myself or a person I know or people I don’t know or even the whole world. The lively impulse of caring is what counts. ”
― Sylvia Boorstein, Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life

There is still hope.

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.


-Henri Nouwen

 

I cannot hear what you say for the thunder of what you are.

African Proverb

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The folktale is as follows: the peacock and the crow decide to add colour to their feathers, and to paint each other’s. The crow spends a long time painting careful designs on the peacock, who becomes so proud of his feathers he wants to strut and flaunt them. So when the peacock paints the crow, he just dumps black paint on and says he’s done. Yet the crow is more respected for his care for others and his modesty.

We make messes of our lives, but every now and then, we manage to do something that’s exactly right. The challenge is figuring out which is which.

― Jodi Picoult, Vanishing Acts

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“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.”

― William Arthur Ward

The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

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“The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,but true beauty in a Woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she knows.”

― Audrey Hepburn