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PAPER LANTERNS 2


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ASK GOD FOR WISDOM ;
YOU WILL NOT GET A TRANSPLANT.
YOU WILL GET LESSONS.

WHEN LIFE GETS YOU DOWN
ITS GOAL IS TO EDUCATE.
LOOK FOR THE LESSON.

LOVE CAN HELP TO MAKE
LIFE'S LESSONS PALATABLE.
ALWAYS INCLUDE LOVE.

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THERE'S A DIFFERENCE
IN PATIENCE AND APATHY;
ONE SERVES; ONE DOES NOT.

HOPPING PAD TO PAD,
EVEN A FROG LEARNS ITS POND
AIDS ITS SURVIVAL.

SOME PEOPLE JUST WANT
TO HEAR WHAT THEY WANT TO HEAR,
WHETHER TRUE OR NOT.

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BIRD AT THE WINDOW,
WITH A SWEET, CHEERFUL MESSAGE;
LIFE CHIRPING "GOOD DAY"..

ON ANY LADDER,
EVERY RUNG IS IMPORTANT:
GOING UP OR DOWN.

DIFFERENT PEOPLE
MAY GO THROUGH THE SAME MOTIONS,
FOR DIFFERENT GOALS.

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IGNORANCE IS LOUD,
AND ARROGANCE IS HAUGHTY;
TWO SIDES OF BRASS COIN.

WHEN THE LIGHT OF LOVE
REACHES THE HEART, AND WARMS IT,
IT SHINES FROM THE EYES.

A HOLLOW HEART MAY
WALK WITH US DOWN LONELY WAYS;
IN TIME, IT REFILLS.

PAGE 5

LIFE'S RELATIONSHIPS,
LIKE A TANGLED BALL OF YARN,
NEED CAREFUL HANDLING.

ANY TAPESTRY
HAS THREADS OF BOTH DARK AND LIGHT,
IT TAKES SKILL TO WEAVE.

AN ADVERSARY
KNOWS THAT SUSPICION DIVIDES.
IT IS THEIR WEAPON.

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A TWO-LETTER WORD
CAN HELP PREVENT MUCH HEARTACHE..
LEARN WHEN TO SAY"NO"

A THREE-LETTER WORD
CAN OPEN NEW DOORS TO "GOOD".
LEARN WHEN TO SAY "YES".

A WALK IN SHADOWS
NEEDS US TO FOLLOW OUR STAR,
TILL WE SEE THE DAWN.

PAGE 7

"UNDER THE WEATHER,"
SAYS A WHOLE LOT IN FEW WORDS.
DON'T WE ALL KNOW IT ?

A SEED IS THE PROOF;
IT TAKES ONLY A SMALL SPACE
TO PACK MIRACLES..

A PINNED BUTTERFLY,
IS LIKE SPIRIT IN BONDAGE;
A SAD WASTE OF WINGS.

PAGE 8

WHEN NATIONS BECOME
IMMORAL SOCIETIES,
DECLINE SOON FOLLOWS.

WE KNOW THAT ACORNS
DO NOT BECOME INSTANT OAKS.
GOALS ARE LIKE ACORNS.

THERE IS NO INCREASE
WITHOUT INVESTMENT AND CARE.
TRUE AT ALL LEVELS.

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PILLARS MAY BE STRONG,
BUT IF FOUNDATIONS CRUMBLE,
STRUCTURE WILL COME DOWN.

THE ONE FOUNDATION
THAT WILL BE STEADY IN CHANGE,
IS A STRONG FAITH BASE.

JUST LIKE A SPOILED CHILD,
A HAUGHTY EGO DEMANDS
FULL TIME ATTENTION.

PAGE 10

BEING A SUCCESS
BY WORLD STANDARDS, IS SOMETIMES,
A LONELY REWARD.

GOD PACKS THOUGHTFULLY;
AN ORANGE'S TOUGH RIND:
PROTECTIVE ACCESS.

WHEN LIFE SOUNDS LIKE NOISE,
WE REALLY NEED TO FINE-TUNE.
PRAYER WORKS GREAT FOR THAT.

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SOONER OR LATER,
LIFE BRINGS US TO THESE QUESTIONS;
WAGE PEACE OR WAGE WAR ?

WEN SOMEONE NEEDLES,
DON'T GIVE THEM YOUR ENERGY.
SAVE IT FOR YOURSELF.

TO HECKLE HECKLERS:
IGNORE THEM; THAT HURTS EGO.
AND THAT'S WHERE THEY LIVE.

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SOMETIMES IT'S FAILURE
TO BE CALLED A BIG WINNER,
IF WON BY WRONG WAYS.

WHEN WE THINK WE KNOW
EVERYTHING, IT IS ALWAYS
A SURE SIGN WE DON'T.

GOD MAY PREFER TO
TEACH US TO HANDLE PROBLEMS;
AND NOT REMOVE THEM,

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PEACE AT THE PRICE OF
PARALYSIS, IS REALLY
NOT WORTH THE PRICE PAID.

THE FIRST BIRDSONG OF
SPRING, MEANS THAT WOES OF WINTER
WILL SOON BE OVER.

"TOO MUCH TOO SOON"
IS NEVER GOOD DOSAGE RULE.
"AS NEEDED" IS BEST.

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RECOVERY IS
USUALLY A MATTER
OF BACK-TO-BASICS.

SOAK UP SOME COUNTRY;
COUNTRY SONGS THAT SPEAK FOR LIFE;
LIKE MOTHER EARTH'S LOVE.

A SNAKE IS SNEAKY,
AND SILENT, TILL IT'S CORNERED;
THEN IT GETS NOISY.

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DISILLUSIONMENT,
MEANS WE'VE LOST AN ILLUSION;
FIRST STEP TO THE TRUTH.

ARROGANCE IS BLIND;
IT CANNOT SEE PAST EGO,
TO UNSELFISH GOALS.

A SONGBIRD MAY NOT
HAVE WINGS LIKE A BIRD OF PREY,
BUT ITS HEART KNOWS JOY.

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A HANGED MAN CANNOT
CALL FOR HELP. SOMEONE ELSE MUST
MAKE THE CALL FOR HIM.

EVEN UNDER PRIDE,
THERE MAY BE A STIFLED SOUL,
WHO WANTS SIMPLER LIFE.

AN EAR TO THE GROUND,
MAY HEAR FOOTSTEPS, BUT WON'T HEAR
THE WAVES OR THE WIND.

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FROM IDEAL TO REAL,
LEADS THROUGH LIFE AS IT NOW IS,
TO WHAT IT SHOULD BE.

WE ARE ALL TEACHERS,
AND WE ARE ALL STUDENTS TOO,
IN LIFE'S LONG LEARNING.

IT'S IMPOSSIBLE
TO GET RIGHT RESULTS, IF WE
USE THE WRONG METHODS.

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THE SUN SHINES, BECAUSE
IT IS ITS NATURE TO SHINE;
SO DO THE SAGES.

SO MANY THINGS GIVE,
JUST BY BEING WHAT THEY ARE;
LIKE FRAGRANT FLOWERS.

IF WE DON'T KNOW THE
TRUE PURPOSE OF SOMEONE'S LIFE,
WE CAN'T JUDGE SUCCESS.

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NO TIME FOR OTHERS,
IN BUSY YEARS, MAY LEAVE US
WITH NOTHING BUT TIME.

THE RETURN TIDES ARE
EASY TO HANDLE, IF WE'VE
USED THE GOLDEN RULE.

WHEREVER WE GO,
THE STILL, SMALL VOICE OF SPIRIT
GUIDES - IF WE LISTEN.

via/bjc 2005

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