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PAPER LANTERNS 12


PAGE 1

THE FRONT PORCH OF A
LIFE LIVED WITH CARING, HAS A
PANORAMIC VIEW.

GOOD COUNSEL WORKS BEST
WHEN IT EVOKES OUR THOUGHT, NOT
WHEN IT THINKS FOR US.

WE SHOULD NOT MISTAKE ,
HAVENS FOR DESTINATIONS,
BUT THEY ARE REST STOPS.

PAGE 2

NO TRUE SAGE HOARDS THEIR
EXPERIENCE. THEY DISTILL
IT, AND PASS IT ON.

WE HAVE TO BELIEVE
IN OUR GOALS, THOUGH OTHERS DON'T,
OR WE WON'T SUCCEED.

THE OLDER THE BIRD,
THE MORE IT ENJOYS THE NEST,
THOUGH THE WINGS STILL WORK.

PAGE 3

LEARNING COMPOSURE
UNDER STRESS, CAN BE A LONG,
SLOW, LONELY, PROCESS.

EVERY DAY THAT WE
LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT LIFE,
IS NEVER WASTED.

WIND-BLOWN WEEDS HAVE NO
DIRECTION BUT SPEED, AND SO
NO DESTINATION.

PAGE 4

LIFE IS A DAILY
HAPPENING. IT IS "NOW", NOT
SOMEDAY, SOMEWHERE ELSE.

WE CANNOT IGNORE
OUR CONSCIENCEL IT WILL HOUND US
UNTIL WE LISTEN.

ONCE WE LEARN TO HEED
OUR CONSCIENCE, IT WILL SAVE US
MANY A HEARTACHE.

PAGE 5

IT IS A GOOD WORK,
WHEN WE MINE EXPERIENCE.
FOR THE GOLD IN IT.

AT THE CROSSROADS, THE
CHOICE IS WHAT PATH OF DUTY,
WE BELIEVE IS OURS.

SOONER OR LATER,
OUR GOALS BECOME OUR CHOICE OF
DEDICATED LIFE.

PAGE 6

ONLY GOALS THAT HAVE
BECOME DEDICATED LIFE,
WILL GROW TO FRUITION.

THE MORE WE PRACTICE
LOVE, THE MORE IT BECOMES A
CHARACTER CONSTANT.

AS JESUS CHRIST LOVED
US, WITH OUR FLAWS,, SURELY WE
SHOULD LOVE AND FORGIVE.

PAGE 7

WHEN WE HAVE PROBLEMS
LOVING SOMEONE, WE CAN ASK
GOD TO SHOW US HOW.

GOOD CHARACTER IS
MADE UP OF GOOD CHOICES, THAT
BECOME GOOD HABITS.

IF WE TAKE TIME TO
MAKE GOOD HABITS, THEY WILL GIVE
OUR OLD AGE A SHINE.

PAGE 8

LIKE AN OLD SWEATER
GROWS MORE COMFY WITH AGE, SO
DO OUR GOOD HABITS.

YOU CAN'T ALWAYS TELL
WHAT PEOPLE THINK, BY WHAT THEY
DECIDE TO TELL YOU.

OFTEN THE PERSON
WHO TELLS MUCH AT FIRST MEETING,
IS OUT TO DECEIVE.

PAGE 9

A CON WILL PRESENT
A COVER STORY AS SOON
AS WE WILL LISTEN.

SOME FIND OUR "BUTTONS",
AND PROCEED TO USE THEM TO
GAIN OUR CONFIDENCE.

WOULD YOU CALL THE BALL
A GUEST OF THE BALLGAME ,OR
A VICTIM OF PLAY ?

PAGE 10

NO ONE CAN RUN AN
OBSTACLE COURSE, AND NOT GET
PRETTY DARN DIRTY.

THE BEST INVESTMENT
WE CAN EVER MAKE, IS IN
CHILDREN'S CHARACTER.

GOOD CHARACTER, BASED
IN FAITH, ENABLES ONE TO
HAVE FULFILLING LIFE.

PAGE 11

SOMETIMES "FORGETFUL"
IS GOOD; WHEN WE FORGET HURTS,
AND FAILURES, AND DOUBTS.

IT'S GOOD IF WE CAN
REMEMBER LIFE'S HARD LESSONS,
BUT NOT BECOME HARD.

SOMETIMES WE DON'T FIND
PEACE-OF-MIND, BECAUSE WE WON'T
PAUSE TO ACCEPT IT.

PAGE 12

WE SPEAK OF "THE NORM",
BUT IT CHANGES SO FAST WE
DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.

DON'T MISTAKR A CHOICE
OF SELF-CONTROL AS TIMID
LACK OF STRONG SPIRIT.

CHICKENS WILL PICK ON
FRAILER MEMBERS OF THEIR FLOCK.
NATURE'S RULE, NOT GOD'S.

PAGE 13

MAYBE BULLIES ARE
BULLIES, BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE
THE STRENGTH NOT TO BE.

WHEN SALESMEN APPLY
PRESSURE TO FORCE DECISIONS,
IT'S NOT A GOOD DEAL.

WHEN WE SHED ALL OUR
PRETENSES, GOD CAN CLOTHE US
IN SIMPLICITY.

PAGE 14

BRAVADO IS NOT
THE SAME AS TRUE BRAVERY,
BUT IT IS A START.

SOMETIMES FIRST ANSWER
TO A PRAYER MAY SIMPLY
BE :"WAIT ON THE LORD".

"DO NOTHING IN HASTE",
IS BEST ADVICE, WHEN WE FACE
UNCERTAIN CHOICES.

PAGE 15

PROBLEMS ARE EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY PROSPECTS:
WE ALL GET OUR SHARE.

PROBLEMS ARE ALSO
OPPORTUNITIRS TO LEARN
THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW.

NONE HAVE MORE RESTFUL
SLEEP, THAN THOSE WHO CAN LIE DOWN
WITH A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.

PAGE 16

WAVES WE NEITHER SEE
NOR HEAR, CAN SWING ALONG NERVES,
LIKE TRAPEZE ARTISTS.

WE CAN PICK MUSIC.
THAT SOOTHES AND CALMS US, OR THAT
DISTURBS LIKE A STORM.

WE HAVE NO MEASURE
FOR HOW DISSONANCE DISRUPTS
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM.

PAGE 17

THE SEED SOWN TOO SOON,
MAY NOT REACH ITS FUFILLMENT,
OR BEAR BEST FRUIT.

NEVER DO WE ACT
ALONE; ALL OUR ACTS EFFECT
OTHERS IN SOME WAY.

HOW OUR ACTS EFFECT
OTHERS, DEPENDS ON HOW WE
ACT, AND THEY REACT.

PAGE 18

IF WE ACT BY THE
GOLDEN RULE, WE MINIMIZE
POTENTIAL FOR HARM.

PRIDE CAN BE LONELY,
IF AT THE END IT'S ALL WE
HAVE LEFT TO ENJOY.

WHEN WE SACRIFICE
QUALITY, FOR ACCEPTANCE,
IT'S NOT TRUE SUCCESS.

PAGE 19

AS WE GROW STRONGER
IN SPIRIT, ALL OUR LESSER
WAYS WILL FALL AWAY.

CHANGE THAT OCCURS IN
INDIVIDUALS, CAN BRING
CHANGE IN THE WORLD'S WAYS.

SOMETIMES OUR GOALS ARE
LIKE A STEW OF BECOMING,
BEFORE THEY ARE SERVED.

PAGE 20

WHEN GOALS ARE RIGHTLY
TENDED, THEY HAVE GOOD FLAVOR,
AND GOOD NUTRITION.

FOR WELL-SEASONED GOALS,
ADD GOOD INGREDIENTS. SPICE,
AND PATIENTLY STIR.

WHEN CYCLES END, THERE
IS ALWAYS A SEED LEFT FOR
A NEW BEGINNING.

via/bjc 2007

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