Temple of Paz

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Gawain
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:27 pm

Be The Best Of Whatever You Are

If you can't be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush if you can't be a tree.

If you can't be a bush be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can't be a salmon then just be a bass —
But the liveliest bass in the lake!

We can't all be captains, we've got to be crew,
There's something for all of us here,
There's big work to do, and there's lesser to do,
And the task you must do is the near.

If you can't be a highway then just be a trail,
If you can't be the sun be a star;
It isn't by size that you win or you fail —
Be the best of whatever you are!

Blessings to you all.
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Willow » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:04 pm

Each Moment Is Precious

Live in the moment,
Just take it all in.
Pay attention to everything,
Right there and right then.

Don't let your mind wander
To what's coming next.
Cherish this moment
And give it your best.

Don't let tomorrow
Make you rush through today,
Or too many great moments
Will just go to waste.

And the person you're with,
In that moment you share,
Give them all of your focus;
Be totally there.

Laugh till it hurts,
Let the tears drop.
Fill up each moment
With all that you've got.

Don't miss the details;
The lesson is there.
Don't get complacent;
Stay sharp and aware.

It can take but a moment
To change your life's path.
And once it ticks by,
There is no going back.

In just 60 seconds,
You may make a new friend.
Find your true love,
Or see a life start or end.

You become who you are
In those moments you live.
And the growth's not in taking
But in how much you give.

Life is just moments,
So precious and few.
Whether valued or squandered,
It's all up to you!

Blessings

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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Willow » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:56 pm

Never Lose Hope

In life people come and go, like the waves on the shores,
there is never a dead end, there's always more to explore.

It is more like an unfinished story where we are the writers,
we make our own life, we just got to hold on to our goals tighter.

So my dear friend don't ever let the flame of hope out in your life, and you will find happiness at your door, without having to strive.

Blessings

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Gawain
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:38 am

Friends

F- Friends are precious gifts
R- Rare and hard to find
I- Invisible when life is good
E- Ever near when your sun doesn't shine
N- Nothing is ever too much
D- Distance never too far
S- Standing by your side when your dreams have passed you by.

Flowers that we gather along life's highway,
are friends kept in memory's floral bouquet.
When you've a good friend you are never alone.
When you're in need, you can just pick up the phone.

Blessings to all!
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:04 am

Friends

Friends are far, friends are near.
Friends will be there to lend an ear.
They listen, laugh, and care,
But most of all, they're always there.

Through thick and thin, up and down,
Your true friends are always around.
For treats, hugs, and real big smiles,
They'll travel to you from several miles.

They'll always be there to hold you tight.
Anytime, no matter if it's day or night.
You really know when your friends are sincere
When they always show up to lend their ear.

Blessings to all.
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:44 pm

You sit in a pew and listen. Lum approaches the pulpit and says:

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Mateo_Umia » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:43 am

You sit in a pew and listen. Gawain approaches the pulpit and says:

The Starfish


One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.


Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.


The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”


The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!”

[I have to say one of my favorite stories.]
Mateo "Lifesaver" Umia
Current Bravian Councillor, and Mayor of Paz
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Re: Temple of Paz

Post by Gawain » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:38 am

The Nails In The Fence

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn't lose his temper at all. He told his father about it; and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.

The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence. He said, "You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same. When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out. It won't matter how many times you say I'm sorry, the wound is still there."

Moral: A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.
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