The world is so empty
if one thinks only of mountains,
But to know someone who thinks
and feels with us,
And who, though distant,
is close to us in spirit,
This makes the earth for us,
an inhabited garden.
When you've seen beyond yourself –
then you may find peace of mind, is waiting there –
And the time will come when you see we're all one,
and life flows on within you and without you. 3
One day a woman's husband died,
and on that clear,
cold morning,
in the warmth of their bedroom,
the wife was struck with the pain of learning that
sometimes there isn't any more.
So while we have it,
it's best we love it,
care for it,
fix it when it's broken
and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage . . .
And old cars
And children with bad report cards,
and dogs with bad hips,
and aging parents
and grandparents.

. . because we are worth it.

Some things we keep –
like a best friend who moved away
or a classmate we grew up with.
There are just some things
that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important,
like people we know
who are special.

And so, we keep them close!
Only in a sick world is caring for,
or being concerned about,
those you truly love,
called obsession.

I received this from someone
who thinks I am a "
and asked me to send it to
someone who I think is a '

Now it's your turn.

Who are 'keepers' in your life?

Suppose one morning
you never wake up,
do the special people in your life
know you love them?

Why not let those who are special to you know?
And tell them that you love them.
Without embarrassment. . .
Without fear of what others may think.

I was thinking...
I could die today, tomorrow or next week,
and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed,
friendships that needed rekindling
or three words needing to be said.

Even if you think they don't love you back,
you would be amazed
at what those three little words
and a smile
can do.

And just in case GOD calls me home . . . I LOVE YA!!!

Live today to the fullest,
because tomorrow is not promised.

Whether one believes in a religion or not,
and whether one believes in rebirth or not,
there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate
kindness and compassion.
[2] –Luvya ~unknown
[1] ~Goethe
[3] ~George Harrison
[4] ~The Dalai Lama

Contributed by Sandra Cassell
MorningStar Inspirations
from Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside Assistance For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2019

Questions and comments welcomed.