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Giving Grace
The photos on this page are all from Hungary.  Many of them were taken in Budapest -  
known as the "Pearl of the Danube" and famous for its magnificent architecture.   I've
identified the specific locations where they are known to me.  -- Nancy
Buda Castle, historical castle and palace complex
of Hungarian kings, Budapest
Above and below, Matthias Church, Budapest
You're so hard on yourself.
Take a moment.
Sit back.
Marvel at your life:
at the grief that softened you,
at the heartache that made you wise,
at the suffering that strengthened you.
Despite everything you still grow.
Be proud of this.

-- Author Unknown
Royal Palace of Gödöllő, Pest County
Giving Grace

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 passerby,

Understanding more and judging less.

Don't stand by and live in a world where love is invisible!

Be kind to a stranger.

Give grace to a friend who is having a bad day.

Be forgiving of yourself - today and every day.

-- Author Unknown
Dohány Street Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe
Tapolca, Veszprém County
Heroes' Square, Budapest
Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest
Hungarian Parliament Building, Budapest
You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem and
smarter than you think.

-- A. A. Milne, "Winnie the Pooh"
Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
St. Stephen's Basilica, Budapest
Matthias Church, Budapest
It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and
heartless world.  It's our job to raise children who will make
the world a little less cruel and heartless.

-- L. R. Knost
Courage doesn’t always roar, sometimes it’s
the quiet voice at the end of the day
whispering, "I will try again tomorrow."

-- Mary Anne Radmacher