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PAPER LANTERNS 4


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SOME GOOD ADVICE IS:
LISTEN WITH RESPECT, AND SPEAK
CONSIDERATELY.

SIMPLICITY IS
NOT STUPIDITY, IT IS
ESSENTIAL WISDOM.

HAPPINESS LIES IN
A WORTHY WORK TO DO, AND
THE SKILL TO DO IT.

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EAGLES SEE AFAR,
AND GLIDE ON CURRENTS OF AIR,
BUT HAVE NO WARM NESTS.

A SONGBIRD WILL SING,
EVEN IN A WILDERNESS,
WHERE ONLY GOD HEARS.

THE TORTOISE' GREAT RISK,
IS WHEN IT STICKS ITS NECK OUT.
TO TRAVEL, IT MUST.

PAGE 3

A LITTLE BIRD IS
HERE, KNOCKING AT MY WINDOW.
WHAT IS THE MESSAGE ?

IT SEEMS LONELY IS
EPIDEMIC IN THESE TIMES;
THOUGH FEW ADMIT IT.

IT IS POSSIBLE,
TO BE LONELY IN A CROWD;
DESPITE APPEARANCE.

PAGE 4

LONG STRIDES OF LEADERS,
ARE MEASURED STEPS OF A TRUE
MARCH OF DESTINY.

TO SEE ACCEPTANCE
OF OUR SOUL'S GIFTS TO LIFE, IS
BALM FOR THE BRUISES.

WE DO WHAT WE CAN,
WHERE WE ARE, WITH WHAT WE HAVE,
AS LONG AS WE CAN..

PAGE 5

THERE'S AN OLD LANGUAGE,
(FORGOTTEN BY MOST ADULTS).
HEARD IN CHILD'S LAUGHTER.

PATIENCE IS OFTEN
MISTAKEN FOR APATHY.
ALSO, VICE VERSA.

WE CHOOSE WHAT WE LIVE:
A "GET-EVEN" CYCLE OR
"FORGIVENESS" CYCLE.

PAGE 6

THE ROOT OF RAGE
IS ALWAYS SOME FORM OF HURT.
ONLY HEALING HELPS.

WE CAN LEARN TO USE
HARD EXPERIENCE, INSTEAD
OF IT USING US.

LESSONS THAT ARE LEARNED
IN THE FLESH, CHANGE TARNISHED SOULS
TO PURE REFINED GOLD.

PAGE 7

NATURE'S WISDOM GUIDES
WINTER'S TREE TO ITS ROOTS,
TO AWAIT SPRINGTIME.

A COMMON QUESTION:
DO WE OWN OUR POSSESSIONS,
OR DO THEY OWN US ?

WHY CAN WE RECALL
THAT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN MUCH,
BUT CAN'T RECALL WHAT ?

PAGE 8

CONFINEMENT TEACHES
HOW TO LIVE WITH OUR TRUE SELF,
WITHOUT THE FACADE.

PEACE OF MIND IN TIMES
OF ADVERSITY IS A
SPECIAL GIFT OF GOD.

THE ROSES SHOW IT:
NATURE GIVES EVERYTHING SOME
FORM OF SELF-DEFENSE.

PAGE 9

LOVE HAS THE VISION.
WISDOM EXPRESSES ITS TRUTH.
POWER GIVES IT LIFE.

TIME SIFTS THE SOUL'S ART;
REVEALS THE KERNEL OF WORTH;
THE CHAFF BLOWS AWAY.

MANY GOOD SALESMEN
CAN TALK UP A GREAT PRODUCT
THEY CANNOT PROVIDE.

PAGE 10

SCANDAL NEWS TRAVELS
FASTER THAN ANY GOOD NEWS.
WISDOM FILTERS NEWS.

WHEN WE CRITICIZE,
IF WE WILL START WITH OURSELVES,
OTHERS ARE SAFER.

WILDFLOWERS WILL BLOOM,
WHETHER WE SEE THEM OR NOT;
TRUE TO THEIR NATURE.

PAGE 11

NONE LOSE MORE SURELY,
THAN PEOPLE WITH WRONG MOTIVES,
WHEN THEY SEEM TO WIN.

SUN RISES SILENT,
BUT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE
TO ALL LIVING THINGS.

NO GROUP IS OWNER
OF THE RAINBOW; IT'S GOD'S SIGN
OF PROMISE TO ALL.

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LITTLE WE CAN DO;
SO MUCH WE CAN'T DO, BUT THEN
LOTS OF "LITTLES" HELP.

IF ONE GOOD SEED SOWN,
SURVIVES INTO FRUITFULNESS,
ITS LIFE WILL LIVE ON.

THOSE WHO ABUSE RIGHTS
BY WRONG USE, WILL FIND THAT THEY
HAVE SACRIFICED THEM.

PAGE 13

SOMETIMES LIFE'S A TREK:
ONE FOOT BEFORE THE OTHER,
JUST BY FAITH AND WILL.

WHETHER WE LIKE IT
OR NOT, THERE IS RIGHT AND WRONG.
WE MUST LEARN RIGHT-USE.

A POOL MUST BE STILL,
IN BOTH ITS DEPTH AND SURFACE,
TO REFLECT STARLIGHT.

PAGE 14

NO OUTER SHOW WILL
EVER REPLACE A TRULY
DEDICATED HEART.

AS COTTON CANDY
NEVER REACHES THE STOMACH,
RICHES DON'T REACH HEART.

WE CAN CHANGE ATTIRE,
BUT ALWAYS LASTING CHANGE IS
FROM THE INSIDE OUT.

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IF YOU DISSECT A
BUTTERFLY, YOU'LL HAVE THE PARTS,
BUT NO BUTTERFLY.

PEOPLE UNTROUBLED
BY CONSCIENCE, ARE STRONG, BUT WRONG.
WE MUST HAVE FIRM FAITH.

A HAWK PERCHES HIGH,
BUT IT WILL SWOOP LOW FOR PREY.
IN BOTH IT'S A HAWK.

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CAUTION: TO CREATE
SOMETHING WE WOULDN'T WANT TO
LIVE WITH, IS NOT WISE.

HEARING IS NOT THE
SAME AS LISTENING, WHICH MEANS,
PAYING ATTENTION.

IF WE HAVE INSIGHT,
WE CAN DEVELOP FORESIGHT,
AND LEARN FROM HINDSIGHT.

PAGE 17

GENTLE JUDGEMENT HELPS.
HARSH JUDGEMENT ALIENATES.
THE BALM IS CARING.

FAMILY IS A
BEAUTIFUL WORD FOR THOSE WHO
SHARE LOVE'S LONG JOURNEY.

NOTHING ENHANCES
OUR QUALITY OF LIFE LIKE
THE SHARING OF LOVE.

PAGE 18

FRAGMENTATION IS
A SLOW FALLING APART, AND
SLOW TO BE NOTICED.

THERE COMES A TIME, WHEN
THE MOST IMPORTANT ACTION
IS TO CLEAR CLUTTER.

IN PERSONAL LIFE,
WE NEED TO SORT OUR ATTIC,
AND CLEAN OUR CELLAR.

PAGE 19

CLEVERNESS IS NOT
A SUBSTITUTE FOR WISDOM.
IT IS SMALL-SELF ROOTED.

RENEWAL BEGINS
IN SMALL WAYS, LIKE NESTLINGS' PEEP
ON A SPRING MORNING.

SPRING RAIN IS NOT LIKE
WINTER RAIN, WHICH STRIPS THE TREES.
SPRING RAIN GROWS NEW LEAVES.

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AS OUR YESTERDAY
REMEMBERS, TODAY MUSES,
TOMORROW BECKONS.

IN YOUTH, WE GATHER.
IN MATURITY, WE USE.
AGE WILL PASS IT ON.

FROM THE SMALL SEED SOWN,
TO THE FRUITFUL TREE FULFILLED,
RUNS LIFE'S LONG SAGA.

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