Inspiration

How to judge a tree

While going about my daily delivering of commodities to other working stiffs (who were not particularly glad to see me because when I show up with freight that means they must unload it) I happened to glance toward a tree. I’m sure that tree has been there for some time just like the other trees
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Like Me

No doubt there are many things from my youth that I do not recall. Isn’t it strange that things like humiliation and rejection often remain vivid in our mind? I remember like it was yesterday the green corduroy pants that my mom made me wear in elementary school. I was dubbed “Mr. Greenjeans”, which for
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Perspective

Morning breaks through the window like an old friend who has visited to cheer you up. I arise from my borrowed bed and gaze out of my window at a beautiful Sunday morning.  I see a church in the distance and consider that, even though I don’t go to that one, soon people will gather
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Greed

My job with the railroad puts me in places sometimes that most people never get to see.  Some days we stop our engine under the interstate while we wait on a signal to proceed.  We do this especially in the summer time when it is hot and we need the shade.  What many of you
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The Good Ole Days

Somewhere in our distant memory we develop a picture of our childhood. This portrait is painted with the loveliness of youth and the longing for of years gone by. We were joyful, vibrant children with nothing to do but enjoy the fruits of innocence. We do not recall the broken bones or chicken pox we
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Some gave all freedom for yours

  I awoke this morning without the usual irritation that is an alarm clock (actually it is an alarm cell phone but I have trouble letting go of the past).  I got up to make some coffee, not because I need the push like I usually do but simply because I enjoy it.  Then I
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The Rainout

Driving home from work late one night last week it started raining.  Then it really began to pour.  I persistently carried on through the blinding deluge because I was going away from work.  Had I been going to the job I am certain I would have turned and went back to the house. As I pressed on I
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Overwhelmed

The ebb and flow of life can sometimes be a little much for us it seems. Lately for me it feels like the days are flying by and things just keep piling up. Once something gets fixed then another problem shows up. I often find myself becoming increasingly frustrated to the point of giving up.
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