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The sea
listen and it will tell secrets of the
ages and bring
you peace for today.
Let Me Bend

Lord,let me bend
to gather fragrant wildflowers
to touch the waters of a mountain stream.
Let me bend to comfort the smallest child
Or to hug someone who cannot stand,
Let me bend in my thinking
so I will never be judgemental.
Let me bend away from anger and hate
And towards forgiveness and love.
In this busy,hectic and sometimes chaotic life...
Let me bend just enough,
to keep from breaking.
Lela R. Curtis
Where I am most at peace
Fear less ,hope more.
Whine less,breathe more.
Talk less,say more.
And all good things
are yours.

Swedish Proverb
In reflecting on my life,
I know I have been blessed,
For when it comes to family and friends,
Without a doubt,
I have the best.
Lela R. Curtis
Have you ever
noticed that
no matter how stong
or tall a tree is
that its leaves are still silent
when they touch the ground ?
Choose your socks for their color
and you friends by their character.
To choose socks for their character
makes no sense,
to choose friends by their color is

Have you ever watched two animals playing?They are not moaning about their yesterdays,or worried about their tomorrows...simply enjoying today.Perhaps we humans should take lessons from the animal kingdom.

If life were like fabric,mine would be in the box marked remnants,
pieces too sheer or too rough or simply not enough to make anything significant.
But pieced together these remnants make a patchwork of my life,
far too beautiful for words
Lela R.Curtis
Photo by Lela Curtis
Gentle Words by Lela Curtis
In loving memory of my Dad,
Luther Andrew "Luke" Hartley,
Who taught me to appreciate
ice cream...good music...a favorite book..
a day at the beach...
a night in the mountains..
good health...
thunderstorms ...sunsets
and love.
Those who touch your life....
...are always in your heart.
Thank you to our troops and their families!
My Favorite Quotes

" We must learn to live together as brothers or perish  together as fools."

Dr Martin Luther King,Jr.
" The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

Mother Teresa
" Before God , we are equally wise and equally foolish ."

Albert Einstein
" The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt within the heart."

Hellen Keller
"The words that enlighten  the soul are more precious than jewels."

Hazrat Inayat Khan
"A persons true wealth is the good he or she does in the world"
"Kindness is a language that the dumb can speak , the deaf can understand."
C.N. Bovee
"No one can choose your mountain, or tell you how to climb."
Patricia  J.Harber
I  believe that too many angry,hurting words are spoken in our world.
I also believe we can change  a life simply by speaking gentle words.
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