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|All is Well
|The tapestry of life continues to be woven. Occasionally, a chance arises to
repair an older, tattered piece of the weave. Something happens to bring
our awareness back in time to an event that resulted in rips and tears.
|With new, more mature vision, we see the circumstances in present time
and have compassion for the unclear events of the past. While the new
experience is being woven into the design, the old injury is being repaired.
|All is well.
|The photos on this page were all taken in the beautiful country of Switzerland.
|We don't accomplish anything in this life alone. Whatever happens is the
result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual
threads from one person to another. -- Sandra Day O'Connor
|An act of kindness or compassion may eventually touch people we will never
know. Something that we offer may move through a web of connection far
beyond ourselves to have effects that we could never imagine.
|Each of us may leave behind far more than we ever know.
-- Rachel Remen
|Kind words can soften the hard and angry hearts of people. No one was
ever corrected by a sarcasm -- crushed, perhaps, if the sarcasm was clever
enough -- but drawn nearer to God? Never. -- Frederick William Faber
|The kindness a person puts out into the world works on the hearts
and thoughts of all humankind. -- Albert Schweitzer
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|We are each a thread in the tapestry of our human family. As we weave the
tapestries of our lives, we gradually begin to see our designs from a wider
angle of years. We may or may not be pleased with everything we see.
|But we have the gift of free will to change our designs as we wish. Our
outcome is woven of endless possibilities. Every person can make a
difference. Every thread is another possibility.
|At times, old choices - old threads - wear out. We see the past while we live
in the present, but we can replace the old: with new ideas, new choices
and new actions. We can view the past and the future through today's eyes.
|As a weaver blends threads, time blends experiences.
-- Steve Brunkhorst
|Our lives are fed by kind words and gracious behavior. We are nourished by
expressions like "excuse me", "thank you" and other simple courtesies. Our
spirits are, also, fed by compliments and praise, nourished by consideration.
|Rudeness and insult, so prominent in some radio/TV shows and social media,
is but another mark that our society is lacking in compassion and spirituality,
if not, also, in a rudimentary enjoyment of life. -- Ed Hays
|Compassion is not religious business, it is human business. It is not luxury,
it is essential for our own peace and mental stability. It is essential for
human survival. -- Dalai Lama
|An aged Rabbi once asked his pupils how they could tell when the
night had ended and the day had begun.
|"Could it be," asked one of the students, "when you can see an animal
in the distance and tell whether it's a sheep or a dog?"
|"No," answered the Rabbi.
|Another asked, "Is it when you can look at a tree in the distance and
tell whether it is a fig tree or a peach tree?"
|"No," answered the Rabbi.
|"What is it?" the pupils asked.
|"It is when you can look on the face of any man or woman and see that
it is your brother or sister. Because if you cannot see this, it is still night."
-- Hasidic Proverb
|Not fame, money, genius - or even love - shows the greatness of the soul.
Only kindness can do that. -- Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire
|Another page you might enjoy:
Beauty of the Swiss Alps
|-- Bessie Senette