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RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #32 Rare&Harsh

Many thanks to Ron, of Ronovan Writes for sponsoring this great Haiku event each week. Sugar – one of the Pomeranian Sisters that graces us with her love. Uncommon beauty – this compassion in your soul, a stark certainty. 2015 © Copyright-All rights reserved http://www.silverthreading.com Thanks for stopping by for a quick visit.  I always enjoy seeing you!

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I Choose Compassion

One of the highest teachings of the Buddha is that of compassion. What exactly is compassion?  John Makransky, PhD in his book entitled, “Compassion in Buddhist Psychology,” says compassion is a companion to empathy.  We as humans sense others pain, and we look for ways to alleviate this pain.  When we look at the world filled with compassion we are

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday–Dowager Countess of Grantham- Downton Abbey: 2015-8

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers. Let’s get more in-depth with the

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Mindful Monday–Live Within Each Moment

In my weekly feature called, “Mindful Monday,” I like to share my views on becoming more ‘mindful’.  This encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Last week, I worked on “mindful-eating.”  I slowed down and took my time, chewing and savoring my food. 

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The Red Umbrella

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to

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