Category Archives: NEEDS

A gift with a kind countenance, is a double present.

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“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.”

—Kevin Heath

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I meant to have but modest needs . Emily Dickinson.

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In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia

Once a naked troglodyte, On a bitter Winter’s night, Sat and shivered in his cave the whole night through!

The Boon of Discontent by C J Dennis

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“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honour the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.

Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed and rare.” 

― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

“The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail” – there are better days ahead.

 

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Liam Mac Conlomaire Proverbs

“The cow is milked from her head”–the food that is put under a cow’s head determines the amount of milk she will give. Metaphorically speaking, getting a good story (or milking) from someone by offering good food.

“It went where it was needed.”  In Ireland, it is believed that if a cow kicked over the milking can and spilled the milk, it was because the fairies wanted a drink.

 

http://conwaymilltrust.org/quotes-poems-proverbs-and-sayings/liam-mac-conlomaire-proverbs/

I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.

~J.C. Penny

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You’ll enjoy the short walk of his company,

as will he: singled out from the others

to push his nose eagerly into the halter, lowering

his head so you can easily fasten the buckle.

Rest your arm on his warm neck

as you wait for a passing ute,

lean into the could-only-be-horse smell of him,

see his ear turn just a few degrees in your direction,

like an old man cupping his hand, to hear

you say go on. Turn him loose and stay awhile,

watch him graze, lifting his head to sounds

of minute-to-minute living.

Because by Carolyn Fisher

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How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.

http://home.btconnect.com/tipiglen/abbeyqu.html

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“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities, but of their advantages”

― Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Vol 1

“When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when the tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.”

~George Bernard Shaw

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“I applied my reason at every moment. Reason is excellent for getting food, clothing and shelter. Reason is the very best tool kit. Nothing beats reason for keeping tigers away. But be excessively reasonable and you risk throwing out the universe with the bathwater.”

― Yann Martel, Life of Pi

The drunkard’s money is being consumed by palm-wine trapper.

SWAHILI

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“At times, one of man’s greater needs is freedom from himself, and this freedom is likely to be increasingly threatened by population and economic pressures, by dogmas of organizations exalting power and bigness, and by old ideas that Nature exists only to be conquered. The trapper or the ex-trapper or the frank recluse is not alone in needing, on occasion, freedom from man to escape being psychologically overwhelmed by Man as a mass phenomenon.”

― Paul Errington, Of Men and Marshes

Have you ever heard of a flower that never needs Water, soil, or sunshine?

Source: Flower Poems – Poems about Flowers

Aldora Sparrow

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“Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.”

― Tara Brach, True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart

a boat, even a wrecked and wretched boat still has all the possibilities of moving.

― Dionne Brand, Inventory

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“God wants you to face the reasons why you separate yourself from Him. He will show you what you fear, what you need, and what you desire. He will inventory your beliefs and values, and help you line them up with His truth.”

Michael Barbarulo: Author God’s Healing Hands: Allow God To Reshape Your Soul