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Mother

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by Ted Kooser on May 8, 2016

in General,Poetry

Mid April already, and the wild plums
bloom at the roadside, a lacy white
against the exuberant, jubilant green
of new grass and the dusty, fading black
of burned-out ditches. No leaves, not yet,
only the delicate, star-petaled
blossoms, sweet with their timeless perfume.
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Your Nightly Prayer

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by Viktoria Vidali on November 12, 2015

in Quotations

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. ~ Maya Angelou

[Image: Maiden’s Prayer, painting (detail) by Deb Kirkeeide.]

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A Place Called Gratitude

by Viktoria Vidali on June 6, 2015

in Great Things To Share,Videos

Gratitude changes you. It changes the cells in your body and makes you flexible and young. It neutralizes anger. Most people aren’t aware that depression is the result of turning your anger inward; turning it upon yourself. Most people also don’t realize that much of their anger comes from their sense of being denied something they insist upon having; whether that is an object, a world view, someone’s attention or their right of way on the way to whatever it is that they want or wherever it is they wish to be. Gratitude makes all of that unnecessary.

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The Charming Gardeners

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by Viktoria Vidali on March 10, 2014

in Quotations

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

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Sophie

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by Viktoria Vidali on September 3, 2012

in General,Monthly Image Post

A couple of years ago, the photograph of a yellow day lily, called Louise after my paternal grandmother, appeared on the cover of the 2010 Easter Seals Calendar. It now seems fitting to name the Monthly Image for September ~ a yellow rose ~ Sophie, after my maternal grandmother born September 1st, a person I greatly loved and miss.
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The Poet Visits The Museum Of Fine Arts

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by Viktoria Vidali on July 23, 2012

in General,Monthly Post,Poetry

For a long time
I was not even
in this world, yet
every summer
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Happiness Revealed

by Viktoria Vidali on December 9, 2011

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A Grateful Heart

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by Viktoria Vidali on December 2, 2011

in Quotations

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. ~ Seneca

[Image: Mums, Historical Downtown, Staunton, Virginia.]

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Light From Darkness

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by Viktoria Vidali on September 27, 2010

in General,Weekly Post

In re-reading The Story of My Life, I was moved by Helen Keller’s profound expression of gratitude for her teacher Anne Sullivan:
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The Grateful Heart

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by Viktoria Vidali on September 14, 2009

in Quotations

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~ Celia Thaxter

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