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The End Of Missing Someone

“I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough … I like the hugging … the end of missing someone.”

~ Jonathan Safran Foer

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Nothing Is Really Bad

“Nothing is really bad. It is either a good moment or a good lesson.”

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Those We Love

“Those we love won’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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Strangers

“Be not inhospitable to strangers, lest they be angels in disguise.”

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I Will

“I will love you extra on your bad days.” ~ DAP

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Adversity

“What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

~ Charles Bukowski

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Hope - Sunshine

“Do not lose hope, please believe that there are a thousand beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain.”

~ R.M. Drake

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A Great Wind

“A great wind is blowing, and that gives you either imagination or a headache.”

~ Catherine II

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We Are Dancers

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.” 

~ Albert Einstein

(For the record, I have two LEFT feet)

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Appreciate This Day

“Appreciate this day…. appreciate the breath you are taking right now!”

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Fathers Day

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.”

~ Unknown

Both Otto and Joseph were good fathers to my parents and they both touched my life as well. The Lord knows my dad touched my life in tons of positive ways. I’ve watched my son being a wonderful dad to his children and that brings smiles to my face. A dad, with two young sons, that I never met, saved my life when he passed his heart to me.

All of these men have had a profound influence on me and my life. And as I think about all of these fathers, they were lanterns in the darkness, beacons of light on the path of life. They will all reside in my heart and soul forever.

Happy Fathers Day to all men that are lighting the path of life.

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Fake Smile

“Sometimes you have to put on a fake smile on and just pretend it never happened. It’s not giving up, it’s growing up.”

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A Hair

“A hair divides what is false and true.”

~ Omar Khayyam

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Weirdness

“Be proud of your weirdness!”

(I agree)

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Breeze At Dawn

“The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

(I love early mornings when the windows are open, a light breeze filters in, as I listen to the world awaken.)

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Be International

Speak English 

Kiss French 

Drive German 

Dress Italian 

Spend Arab 

Party Caribbean

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Ambition

“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”

~ Elvis Presley

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Faith & Patience

“There is no secret to what God can do. He does for others and He will do for you, but faith and patience is required.”

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Connected

“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep.”

~ William James

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Anger

“Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. What you do with it is what matters. You can use it to build or to destroy.”

~ Jim Butcher

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