Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.–Mark Twain
Wow, who says animals do not have intelligence?
Humpback nuzzled her saviors in thanks after they untangled her from crab lines, diver says.
The Four Candles burned slowly. Their ambiance was so soft you could hear them speak.
The first candle said, “I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit.” Then Peace’s flame slowly diminished and went out completely.
The second candle said, “I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable.”
Then Faith’s flame slowly diminished and went out completely. Sadly the third candle spoke, “I Am Love and I haven’t the strength to stay lit any longer. People put me aside and don’t understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.” And waiting no longer, Love went out completely.
Suddenly, a child entered the room and saw the three candles no longer burning. The child began to cry, “Why are you not burning? You are supposed to stay lit until the end.” Then the Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little boy, “Don’t be afraid, for I am hope, and while I still burn, we can relight the other candles.” With shining eyes, the child took the Candle of Hope and lit the other three candles. Never let the Flame of Hope go out of your life. With Hope, no matter how bad things look, Peace, Faith, and Love can shine brightly in your life.
Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!
Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.
May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.
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Blessings, dear ones,
C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version