‘Cease to hate’ – William Butler Yeats

“At certain moments, always unforeseen, I become happy…… I look at the strangers near as if I had known them all my life… everything fills me with affection, I no longer have any fears or needs, It may be an hour before the mood passes, but lately I seem to understand, that I enter upon it the moment I cease to hate” – William Butler Yeats

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Never give up

The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from darkness, that we too can shine our own light.  Never give up, you will always have more to give if you are breathing at all. Nothing is really over, until you stop trying.  “With the loving mercy of God, a day from heaven will dawn upon you” Luke 1:78  Often the heaviest burdens we try to carry are the mistakes, failures or regrets we have in life.  But isn’t it great to know that whatever burden we have, we do not need to carry them alone.  Talk…

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Fake News

“Fake News” as Donald put’s it, is actually everywhere.  Reality t.v., music videos, magazines and the internet are bombarded with visions of false lifestyles and fake, air-brushed humans, all often painting a picture, far from the reality of how it really is. The pressures of this modern, global technological culture of distraction and ‘keeping up (airbrushed) appearances’ has never been as high. Especially for today’s generation of young, diluting their natural resources of becoming confident, healthy, balanced and happy people – Leading to an epidemic of anxiety, low self-esteem, eating disorders, self-harm and other mental health problems, if it hasn’t already.…

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An Irish Mother’s Letter

Dear son, just a few lines to let you know I am still alive. I am writing this slowly, because I know you can’t read fast. You won’t know the house when you come home. We’ve moved. The new place is really nice. It even has a washing machine. I’m not sure it works so well though: last week I put in a load and pulled the chain and I haven’t seen the clothes since. Your father has got a lovely new job. He has 500 men now under him. He’s now cutting the grass at the cemetery. Your sister,…

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When life puts you in tough situations, Don’t say “why me” say “try me” – You are stronger than you think x

When life puts you in tough situations,  Don’t say “why me”  say “try me”  You are stronger than you think x

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