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PAPER LANTERNS 6


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TO WALK IN THE LIGHT,
PRAY, AND LISTEN, AND HOLD HANDS,
IN FAITHFUL LIVING.

SOFT WHISPER OF RAIN,
COOLS THE FEVERED SPIRIT, AND
SOOTHES ANXIETY.

IN A THUNDERSTORM,
THE BLUEBIRD'S SONG IS ONLY
HEARD IN FAITHFUL HEARTS.

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AFTER AWHILE WE
LEARN TO SHAKE OFF OTHERS' BARBS,
AND MOVE ON IN PEACE.

WHEN A STRONG WIND BLOWS,
A HAT WILL NEVER REPLACE
WHAT'S UNDERNEATH IT.

YESTERDAY'S RIVER
HAS FLOWED ON; WE HAVE ONLY
OUR TIMES TO SAIL ON.

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ANTAGONISTS ARE
PART OF LIFE; WE CAN LET THEM
DRAIN, OR SHARPEN, US.

WE CANNOT ESCAPE
CHOICES; EVEN REFUSING
TO CHOOSE, IS A CHOICE.

THERE IS ALWAYS A
DIVINE LAW AT WORK, WHETHER
WE BELIEVE OR NOT.

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COMFORT ZONES VARY.
OWLS LOVE NIGHT; ROBINS LOVE SPRING;
SONGBIRDS LOVE SUNRISE.

WE CAN'T SEE SHADOWS
WHERE THERE IS NO LIGHT; WITHOUT
CONTRAST THEY'RE HIDDEN.

WALKING IN WATER,
WE LEAVE NO LASTING FOOTPRINTS;
ONLY BRIEF RIPPLES.

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THERE'S A NATURAL
ELEGANCE TO GOOD MANNERS;
THEY MAKE LIFE SMOOTHER.

THE WAY TO TURN OUR
FAILURES INTO SUCCESSES;
IS TO LEARN FROM THEM.

WHEN TWO PEOPLE CHOOSE
TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, THEY
WILL TRAVEL APART.

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RAIN CAN WASH WINDOWS.
WIND CAN SWEEP AWAY CLOUDS.
WE MUST SHINE THE HEART.

SOMETIMES THE HARDEST
PART OF GOALS IS WAITING, WHEN
PROCESSES ARE SLOW.

BULLEYS ARE BULLEYS;
NO MATTER THE SEX, COLOR,
CREED, OR SOCIAL RANK.

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LET SOUL DANCE LIGHTLY
ON THE WATERS, AND SING SONGS
OF PRAISE ON THE WIND.

KEEP A CLEAR CONSCIENCE,
TO WEATHER WORLD OPINIONS,
WITH A STEADY FAITH.

NOTHING FEELS SO GOOD
AS RECOVERY, WHEN WE'VE
FELT BAD A LONG TIME.

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OFTEN THERE'S KNOWLEDGE
WITHOUT THE EXPERIENCE
TO USE IT WISELY.

PARENTS ARE PEOPLE
WHO NEED CHILDREN AS PARTNERS,
TO RAISE THEM WISELY.

NO TEACHER IS MORE
REMEMBERED THAN LOVE, WHEN IT
BRINGS HEALING COUNSEL.

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"LIVE AND LEARN" IS GOOD;
BETTER THAN GOING THROUGH LIFE
BEING "HAPPENED TO".

THE "LIFETIME PARTNER"
IS A REAL TREASURE; WELL WORTH
SINCERE INVESTMENT.

SOCIETIES THAT
DO NOT VALUE THEIR ELDERS,
TRAVEL WITHOUT MAPS.

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THOUGH COLD WINDS SCATTER
AUTUMN'S LEAVES, SEEDS THAT FALL WILL
BEAR THE TREES' FUTURE.

LIFE IS LARGER THAN
ANY ONE OF US; EVEN
LARGER THAN US ALL.

DESPITE OUR DISPUTES,
EXPERIENCE WILL BRING CHANGE;
TIME TEACHES US ALL.

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WITH PEOPLE WE DON'T
QUITE TRUST, A GOOD POLICY
IS : CORDIAL DISTANCE.

IF WE BECOME LIKE
WHAT WE OPPOSE, IN ORDER
TO WIN, WE HAVE LOST.

PEOPLE WHO DINE WITH
HOSTILITY, WILL POISON
THEIR OWN HEART AND SOUL.

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PEOPLE WHO DINE WITH
FELLOWSHIP, WILL GROW IN FAITH,
AND LOVE, AND WISDOM.

ONE STILL MOMENT CAN
BRING MORE USEFUL, CLEAR THOUGHT, THAN
A WEEK OF CHATTER.

THROUGH-OUT ALL OF LIFE
LOVE IS THE GREAT COHESIVE,
HEALING THE BROKEN.

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LASTING LOVE IS NOT
CLINGING, OR DEMANDING, , JUST
INCLUSIVE SPIRIT.

WHEN WE DON'T SPEAK THE
LANGUAGE, BEST ACTION IS TO
WATCH FACE, AND GESTURES.

WHEN WAITING FOR THE
TIDE TO TURN, IF WE LEAVE OUR
RAFT, IT MAY LEAVE US.

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THE WAY TO PROGRESS,
IS NOT BY PROLONGING OF
PREVIOUS WRONGING.

BACK TO THE BOTTLE,
AFTER TIME CLEAR AND SOBER,
IS NO STEP FORWARD.

WHAT IS BETTER THAN
A CHANCE TO START ALL OVER ?
DON'T LOOK BACK TOO LONG.

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NOT FRETTING IS GOOD,
BUT NOT CARING CAN LEAD TO
NO MOTIVATION.

ANY BRIDGE MUST TOUCH
BOTH SHORES, TO PROVIDE PASSAGE
LINKING THE TWO SHORES.

IT'S EASY FOR A
FOX TO FOOL A YOUNG CHICK, SO:
CHICK, DON'T FLIRT WITH FOX.

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OLD FRIENDS WHO STAY FRIENDS,
THROUGH YEARS OF GROWTH AND CHANGE, ARE
LIFE'S GOLDEN AWARDS.

GOOD FRIENDS WILL SHARE OUR
GOOD NEWS, AND ALSO LISTEN
KINDLY TO PROBLEMS.

SOMETIMES SILENCE CAN
FLASH LIKE NEON SIGNS, SAYING
MORE THAN SPOKEN WORDS.

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WE KNOW WHAT SILENCE
SAYS IN THE EYES OF GOODBYE
IN TIMES OF GREAT CHANGE.

THE LASTING THING THAT
OUR BIG MISTAKES TEACH US, IS
TO PAY ATTENTION.

TRUTH IS NO LESS TRUTH,
JUST BECAUSE SOME REFUSE TO
ACCEPT IT AS TRUTH.

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IT'S MORE IMPORTANT
TO BE IMPORTANT, THAN TO
BE CALLED IMPORTANT.

WE CAN FIND COURAGE
IN EACH OTHER, IN DAILY
CONTINUITY.

WHEN WE CAN FORGIVE,
AND OTHERS RECIPROCATE,
BOTH CAN START AFRESH.

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LIFE TEACHES THROUGH US.
IN DAILY RELATIONSHIPS ,
WE TEACH AND WE LEARN,

LOVE WORKS BETTER THAN
CRITICISM, IN MOST OF
OUR RELATIONSHIPS.

WHEN THE HEART BECOMES
AN EMPTY CUP, GOD;S LOVE CAN
SUPPLY RENEWAL.

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LIKE THE WOODPECKER
ON THE ARK, THE SHIP OF STATE
CAN HAVE PROBLEM BIRDS,

HOW SMALL THE SEED IS.
YET, HOW WONDROUS ITS POWER,
OF OVERCOMING.

LIFE'S NEW BEGINNINGS,
ARE OFTEN SLOW DEPARTURES,
AND SLOW ARRIVALS.

via/bjc 2006

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