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Smell the Roses

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  Smell the Roses Life is like a rose. This revelation can be startling. No one knows how it will turn out. Yet, within its seed there’s beauty.   How is success measured? Life’s blossoms can take many forms. Some may view material wealth as a goal. Others will temper this with good health.   But petals may mean having a spiritual base. They are nurtured by an enduring faith on a life’s journey. So, this flower may develop into all sorts of configurations. Only the seeker will find out what’s best in their quest.     The nectar of the rose causes bees to buzz. Life is sweet when this flower begins blooming. But many people may pursue a variety of goals. Some believe eating delicious foods are a bliss.   Yet, it’s wise to remember relaxation is good for the soul. Take care to be safe as you grow up to be much older. For, regardless of how life is viewed, it isn’t for the restless. It’s more for the contemplative who can smell the roses.   

Oldman River

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  Oldman River This Oldman River keeps flowing by. Its waves move towards the shore. Their ruffles are sometimes abrupt. But every now and again there’s calm.   Muddy waters often will be seen. Winding stretches seem to meet the eye. On its banks flora and fauna are a delight. And the river swells and bloats for all.   It’s a beauty watching a canoe sailing. Being tossed to and fro by unruly waves. Yet, its couple persist in keeping her steady. They may be trying to drop anchor in the deep.   Some may prefer to fish in these waters. One never knows what form a catch may take. Sometimes the rewards are greater than expected. That’s when the darting fishes are really biting.   But the Oldman River keeps on flowing by. Birds keep chirping with the lapping of its waves. Curiosity seekers may be filled with wonder. For, this river represents the essence of life itself.  

Rock of Ages

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  Rock of Ages This mighty rock is inevitably our future. It’s known for its ubiquitous qualities. It stood against the raging storms. Undoubtedly, its broadside is hopeful.   Some may view this rock as a Savior. Such an individual is walking among us. Others may simply pray for His grace. His omnipresence transcends understanding.   But give this glory to an omnipotent God. Happy are those who acknowledge His power. He’s the Creator of all living and nonliving things. He holds our faith in the palm of his hands.   That’s why this amazing One is a mighty rock. One who’s deeply entrenched in our lives. His glory resonates throughout the ages. Dark days have given way to extraordinary light.   So, stand up and be counted in this world. Sing glorious hymns to this One on high. Let each new day roar with delight from your hearts. A rock abides that transcends generations and generations.    

Patchwork Quilt

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  Patchwork Quilt Bits and pieces are special. Regardless, what hold them together. These can be part of a lovely quilt.   Care is taken to select its fabrics. Their meanings are quite profound. An assemblage clearly tells a story. It’s about a life of love well-lived.   Putting pieces together is like a puzzle. One never knows what they will become. It only takes time to glance at this work. A whole life will slowly appear.   Snapshots can be some colorful stories. They will be happy or quite revealing. Nevertheless, together they make a point. One does feel the love of such a gift.   Why is there such meaning in a quilt? What role does its diversity play? Is such a picture a work of art? This collection is beautifully merged.  

Creating Better Lives

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  Creating Better Lives Let’s try to make life better. Do this by how you live. But your focus has to be intentional. The goal is to accomplish these dreams.   It’s good to dream of a better world. Look for ways by which you can help. Some simple acts will do the trick. But people have to do take some steps.   Firstly, try to focus on being healthy. So, you’ve to decide to eat the right foods. It’s best to cut down on meat in your diet. It’s preferable to walk to places when you can.   Be wise how you treat your living space. Turn off lights when you’re not in a room. It’s wise to watch wholesome shows on TV. Learn the benefits of using social media.   Remember you’re always a voter in society. Make it a conscious effort with the choices you make. Know which good products you’re going to buy. These decisions go a long way of creating better lives.    

A Walk in the Woods

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A Walk in the Woods Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods was filled with some humorous moments. The author told his story about his attempt to walk the 2,200 miles Appalachian Trail. He was accompanied by an Iowan friend Stephen Katz, who wasn’t in greatest physical shape. Initially, Bryson discussed what it was like preparing for this trip by reading books, purchasing food, and all the necessary equipment. Bryson and Katz set out on foot from Georgia. As they walked the trail they encountered cold weather, but kept on going. Their going was tough. Along the way they stopped at rest stops, inns, and pitched their tents. They soon reached the Smokies, but plodded along. Occasionally, they would meet someone on the trail, and camped with them. Later they hitched rides to reach Virginia, where the first leg of their journey ended. From here Katz departed for his apartment in Iowa, and Bryson decided to return home to New Hampshire. As Bryson waited for Katz to rejoin him for the second leg o

Flowers to Bloom

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  Flowers to Bloom Raindrops keep falling. Any day can be quite wet. But are you prepared? A storm is passing through.   Bring out your black umbrella. Put on an old raincoat. Just avoid being soaked. Or, you may catch a cold.   Some folks see rain as a blessing. Especially, if the land has a drought. Others may view it as a nuisance. But the truth lies somewhere in between.   Give me the rain any day. There doesn’t have to be thunder. Just hold the lightning for safety reasons. A change of weather is always welcome.   Many people may be happier on sunny days.   They like it when there’s a soothing breeze. But downpours bring life to an aching earth. Pouring rain causes flowers to bloom.