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The Heart of the Matter

WE are the Heart of the Matter. Regardless of our differences in personal preferences, politics, faith, lifestyle choice, sexual preference, ethnicity or land of origin, WE Americans ARE the heart of this country. · We have been given a mandate by our new president to share equa ...

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The Comfort Of A Smile

What happened? Along our meandering path to success, Idle comfort, education and obsession we appear to have left a few things behind. · In pursuit of being civilized, we've forgotten what it means to be civil. · In our rush to become educated, we've lost our purpose for lea ...

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The Warmth Of A Smiling Heart

An ember burns within my soul. It lights my way and warms my heart with song. I let it burn brightly and touch those around me. · There are times when it barely glows, but is never extinguished. I stoke it continuously with the fresh life sustaining fuel of adventure, imaginati ...

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The Source Of Your Joy

There isn't a day in your life that you don't make choices. In fact it is your choices that define who you are. · The emotional, physical, social and spiritual choices you make and wear openly on your face for others to see, the way you talk and act determine not only ho ...

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A Simple Star

A Simple Star · I am but a simple star, made of paper and foil, tattered, tapped, creased, glued, bent and torn. Years of use and abuse at the hands of young and old alike, leave me bearing the scars of the memories of generations and nations far and near. · Old and worn · Tatter ...

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A Gift That Always Gives

Charity begins at home, and so too do smiles. · A smile says, " I care about you and you are appreciated as part of my life." · A smile knows while I may not always agree with your decisions, I am willing to listen and always love and respect you for who you are and for being ...

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A Moment Can Last A Lifetime

A split second decision to give a simple smile. Often that's all it takes to change someone from a stranger into someone who will listen and care. The sharing of a smile is certainly a more civil and congenial way to begin a conversation with anyone, including someone ...

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Bigger Than Life

In an age where hero worship is more of a voyeuristic appeal and hedonistic appetite for physical wealth and sensationalized antics than that of meaningful sacrifice and selfless contribution to humanity we bid goodbye to a true giant, warrior, pilot, husband, father, ...

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A Little Food For Thought

Thanksgiving has come and gone once again here in the United States, and as I sit here contemplating yet another year gone by, this all too brief Holiday gives me food for thought. · I’m sure you're familiar with the term "six degrees of separation", where it · takes no more th ...

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Share With Me

Our ability to share with one another is amazing in the modern era . We can communicate instantaneously, anywhere and any time. Yet we are more isolated than ever. We don't share in person, face to face, with eye contact, body language and an honest voice. Instead we toss our ...

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Turning Points

Do you recall the last time a small, seemingly insignificant, act of kindness directed towards you effected your outlook for the day, or perhaps even changed your attitude permanently for the better? If you can, then you know first hand how the tiniest effort to make someone fe ...

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It's Not What You Think

What is the value of life? What is the value of belief? · Does value exist only in misguided and arrogant ideology giving right and rise to power over others? · Regardless of the justification it is the worst of values to believe that one person is more deserving to be heard ...

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Sucking At The Teat of Another Election Process

"There's a sucker born every minute" · P. T. Barnum (really?)Here in the United States we are in the last few days of what is being referred to as one of the most divisive political campaigns for the presidency of our country since its founding. It’s one that is sure to leave dee ...

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Failing Forward

Fear of failure often holds people so tightly in it’s grip it impedes the ability to · succeed. Fear can be a healthy thing when justified, but fear of failure is not healthy and something we need to better understand if we are to overcome it. · In simple terms fear is the i ...

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I'm Having A Fit

Another week has flown by and it's time for another posting of #thedailychalkboard. This week's topic will have you considering how well you fit in to the whole scheme of things. As always you can find this post and an archive of easy to read text versions of all posts of #thedai ...

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Coming To You From the Sexually Political Religious Middle

This post is in response to an original article written for The Huffington Post ON October 23rd, 2016, by Matt Sweetwood. This article was then posted to beBee on October 24th, 2016 and can be found here: · https://www.bebee.com/producer/@msweetwood/why-we-must-not-vote-for-presi ...

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What's In Your Closet?

Making the right purchases in your life for the right reasons is the topic of #thedailychalkboard this week. Your thoughts, comments, criticisms and condolences are always welcomed. And if this isn't readable enough on your viewing device, you can always find this post and an arc ...

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The Happiest Man In The World

If you don't know who Matthieu Ricard is here's an introduction to a person who has been called "The happiest man in the world" by some. In this video link below Matthieu describes five ways to find happiness in your life. http://mddastudio.zenfolio.com/p711319933/e5ad2ed0 · I h ...

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The Majority In The 85% Bracket Won't Even Bother To Read This!

I'm sorry to tell you this but the law of percentages aren't in your favor. There's a reason for this and #thedailychalkboard gives you purpose to question yourself as to why this is so. You can find this post in an easy to read text version along with other Daily Chalkboard post ...

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