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The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
    ―     Mahatma Gandhi
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On This Day In:
2016 Until…
2015 Or Infinitesimal
2014 I’ve Looked At Clouds
2013 Undiscovered Ocean
2012 Feeling Old? (Part 2)
2011 What About Freedom?

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The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
  ―  Søren Kierkegaard
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On This Day In:
2015 Expressing Love
2014 Cyclical Attitudes
2013 Footprints
2012 Broken Resolutions
Bin It

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I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.  My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
    —   Abraham Lincoln
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On This Day In:
2013 Hobgoblins
2012 Got Sleep?
2011 Not Another Barren Corner

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To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
    —    Ambrose Bierce
From:  “The Devil’s Dictionary
Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
    —    Morris Adler
[For a prayer I used to say whenever I had a big decision looming, see:   The Para’s Prayer on my Poems page.  —  KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2013 As I…
2012 But We Need Room
2011 A Definition Of Leadership

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