KINDNESS

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“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge you’ll never walk alone.

We leave you a tradition with a future.
The tender loving care of human beings will never become obsolete.
People even more than things have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed and redeemed and redeemed.
Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands: one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Your “good old days” are still ahead of you, may you have many of them.” 

~ Sam Levenson

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MAYANA (COLEUS)

Mayana or Coleus is an easy to grow and easy to nurture plant. It just needs a lot of water. Several articles have been written about this plant having a lot of health benefits though I haven”t proven it myself.

One thing I can be sure of, Mayana plant as an ornamental plant beautifies your garden. 

JOY AND SORROW

JOY and SORROW are inseparable. They complement each other. They are part of human condition. There is no way we can escape one or enjoy the other. We must go through the bad times to appreciate the good times.

What brings us great joy and sorrow are the deep attachments we have formed for someone or something. Very often, these people and things that created joy and bring happiness to our lives are the very same things and people that will make us sad or sorrowful when we lose them. 

Sadness and joy come together; they are in equilibrium.

Learning to accept our sorrows, we will then be able to dance to the symphony of joy!

With great joy, comes the potential of great sorrow. Such is the nature of life.

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On Joy and Sorrow
 Kahlil Gibran

Then a woman said, Speak to us of Joy and Sorrow.
And he answered :

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked.
And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears.
And how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. 

Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. 

Verily you are suspended like scales between your sorrow and your joy.
Only when you are empty are you at standstill and balanced.
When the treasure-keeper lifts you to weigh his gold and his silver, needs must your joy or your sorrow rise or fall.

 

 

 

 

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IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK

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Some days are just rough. Bad things come without a warning. Everyone reaches the lowest point in life, no matter how hard we try to be safe and protective of ourselves. We all go through the darkest times of our lives.

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But being not OK doesn’t mean you stop living.

 “The fact that you’re struggling doesn’t make you a burden. It doesn’t make you unloveable or undesirable or undeserving of care. It doesn’t make you too much or too sensitive or too needy. It makes you human. Everyone struggles. Everyone has a difficult time coping, and at times, we all fall apart. During these times, we aren’t always easy to be around – and that’s okay. No one is easy to be around one hundred percent of the time. Yes, you may sometimes be unpleasant or difficult. And yes, you may sometimes do or say things that make the people around you feel helpless or sad. But those things aren’t all of who you are and they certainly don’t discount your worth as a human being. The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved. You can be difficult and still be cared for. You can be less than perfect, and still be deserving of compassion and kindness.” [ Daniell Koepke]

Everything is temporary; Emotions, thoughts, people and scenery. Do not become attached, just flow with it.

If you’re sad, be sad. If you’re mad, be mad, shout, and scream. And it’s OK. Express your emotions in a way that it will help you.  Cry if you want to, and it’s OK instead of just bottling it up. Sometimes you have to cry before you can move forward. Crying is not an indication of weakness. We are human not robots anyway.

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Emotions should not be locked away.

“All emotions, even those that are suppressed and unexpressed, have physical effects. Unexpressed emotions tend to stay in the body like small ticking time bombs—they are illnesses in incubation.” [Marilyn Van Derbur]

Feelings are something all of us have. Our feelings are valid. We have every right to feel whatever emotion we want. And that’s not being dramatic nor over exaggerating.

 “We are supposed to feel. We are supposed to love. And hate. And hurt. And grieve and break and be destroyed and rebuild ourselves to be destroyed again. That is human. That is humanity. That’s being alive. That’s the point. That’s the entire point. Don’t avoid it. Don’t extinguish it.” [Grey’s Anatomy]

 

Emotions are fleeting.

And life isn’t static.

 

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