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Every moment

It seems as if I keep running into Mr. Rogers wherever I go. Recently I found him and more lovely quotes in an article by Jeanne Marie Lakas in The New York Times Magazine. “I would love to be present in every moment I have,” Mr. Rogers once said. –Joy

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Indifference

Rabbi Andrew Paley, senior rabbi of Temple Shalom in Dallas, quoted Elie Wiesel, Nobel winner and Holocaust survivor, in a column in the January 27, 2020, issue of the Dallas Morning News. “The opposite of love is not hate; it’s indifference,” Wiesel said. “The opposite of beauty is not ugliness; it’s indifference. The opposite of […]

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A snappy new day

“I think I’ll make a snappy new day,” Mr. Rogers once said. That’s good advice. It’s rainy in Dallas, and I am feeling the after-the-holiday blues. The quote is one of the many quotes on my new Mr. Rogers mug, one of my favorite Christmas presents. A photo of Mr. Rogers in his dark coat […]

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Goodness, justice and peace

On December 29, 2019, Bernice King wrote, “Don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Determine what kind of everyday human you want to be. And decide if that human will be for goodness, justice, peace and love.  “And envision if that human has dreams that will lift humanity. Then, the moments, years and minutes will matter.”  Bernice King […]

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The spirit of Christmas

Christmas is over! New Year’s Day is past. It’s time to return to our normal routines. I am going to remember, though, in the coming days the spirit of Christmas. Love and peace and hope. As Scrooge said in Charles Dickens’ “The Christmas Carol,” “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep […]

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Hold fast to hope

My favorite poem about hope is really about dreams. Langston Hughes wrote it, and I change the word “dreams” in the poem to the word “hope.” “Hold fast to hope,” my edited version reads, “For if hope dies, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” –Joy

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Hope and history

Bill Holston is hopeful, he wrote in the December 4, 2019, issue of the Dallas Morning News. Holston quotes an Irish poet. “History says don’t hope on this side of the grave, but once in a lifetime the longed sea of change of justice can rise up and hope and history rhyme,” Seamus Heaney once […]

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Hope and joy

Bill Holston says that he is hopeful. Holston is hopeful in the same sense as Vaclav Havel, he wrote in the December 4, 2019, issue of the Dallas Morning News. “Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that […]

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Life is swell

“My life ain’t heaven, but it sure ain’t hell. I’m not on top, but I call it swell,” Maya Angelou once said. Maya, of course, says it better than I do. What I often say is: “Life isn’t perfect, but it is wonderful!” –Joy

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Happy Fourth of July!

Here are the words by Emma Lazarus on the Statue of Liberty. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

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