Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by...
"I hope someone gets my message..."
in the universe!!!
Ringo's Peace Party!!!
Peace and Love!!!
First, we want to thank you all for the prayers, love and support you provided to us in the last few months as we have struggled to raise funds to maintain our programs. Despite these tough economic times our supporters on the outside and behind the walls have all contributed what they could to make a difference in the lives of those who are incarcerated and their families.
Something to think about…………………………………………………
The Yiddish word for good deed is mitzvah. For example, my girlfriend writes to me every week, that is a mitzvah. It is a good deed, but it can be much larger. It is not just doing the good deed but the spirit that goes along with doing it. Another meaning of mitzvah is connection. When we show kindness to another a bridge is built between us and them. When we show kindness to another we step outside of ourselves. When we live a selfish life, we are living a life that is not connected with others except for what we need or want. When we live a spiritual life we are connected through the expression of our soul and it becomes less about what we need or want, but more about how we can do good for ourselves and others. Good deeds, no matter how simple, help dissolve the barriers between one person and another and allow us briefly to become one. Sure it is hard, we may not want to extend ourselves to someone who has been getting on our last nerve, or someone who has caused you pain, but know that there is always someone who will appreciate your efforts and you are the one that reaps the reward of extending yourself in a positive way. Can you think about the last time you did a mitzvah, or have been a mitzvah for someone else? Write us and tell us about your mitzvah experiences.
Peace and Blessings
Rev. Karen Hutt
What a gift is the curiosity of a child! The young shall always treasure the knowledge, the wisdom, the precious memories of their elders.
For this reason, we are given the responsibility to share the past so that the future might be made easier for the generations that follow.
Consider this quote from the Book of Daniel (13:50):
To Daniel the elders said, 'Come, sit with us and inform us, since God has given you the prestige of old age.'
We can see, then, our obligation to share our life's experiences, for they are the stepping stones to tomorrow!
Make a list of things from your past which you feel your grandchildren would want to know. Mail the list to them with a note expressing your love!
If we feel frightened today, we need only remember that courage through the quiet confidence of prayer. In other words, courage is a gift from God!
Finish this sentence: I could use a little courage when it comes to _______________.
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, "Courage faces fear and thereby conquers it."
"Be kind to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another."
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small package.
NO MEMORY LOSS HERE
(from the Internet)
Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imagined. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and try not to blame others.
However, upon reflection, I would like to point out that it was not the senior citizens who took:
The melody out of music,
The pride out of appearance,
The courtesy out of driving,
The romance out of love,
The commitment out of marriage,
The responsibility out of parenthood,
The togetherness out of the family,
The learning out of education,
The service out of patriotism,
The Golden Rule from rulers,
The nativity scene out of cities,
The civility out of behaviour,
The refinement out of language,
The dedication out of employment,
The prudence out of spending,
The ambition out of achievement,
or God out of government and schools.
And we certainly are not the ones who eliminated patience and tolerance from personal relationships and interactions with others.
And we do understand the meaning of patriotism, by remembering those who have fought and died for our country. We hold these truths to be self-evident....LR
The secret of staying young is to live honestly,
eat slowly, and lie about your age.
After a certain number of years,
our faces become our biographies.
--Cynthia Ozick, US novelist
I don't know what the big deal is about old age.
Old people who shine from inside look
ten to twenty years younger.
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.
There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
--Victor Hugo, French novelist
You don't get to choose how you're going to die.
Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
--Joan Baez, US singer
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
--Garson Kanin, US playwright
I may be an antique, but antiques are valuable.
The best age is the age you are.
--Maggie Kuhn, US activist
Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
--Keith Richards, English rock guitarist
The Power of Positive Attitude
Look at the happy side of life, and you will develop the happiness habit.
MEGAN & KATE
Inside their bond!
march 19, 2018, p.p. 48-51
"Markle has already aced the first step: Thou shalt befriend your future sister-in-law. Since their initial 2017 meeting, Markle, 36, has worked to win over the duchess."
Long live the universal peoples Queen of hearts Diana
Lonn...g! Live Prince Harry whom carries onward his mother's precious beloved "soul" earthly journey
Long love Duchess Meghan!
The Crown Mother of All Jewels!!!
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