THURSDAY THOUGHTS

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I found this on Ritu’s “But I Smile Anyway” blog recently.

“Don’t you dare say I only work half a day.

Don’t you dare sneer at my ten weeks “off” a year.

Give me this , and I’ll give you my roll.

But I warn you , my friend, it takes heart, body, and soul.”   (Anon.)

This reflects my respect for teachers everywhere at all levels. As a veteran of 50 years of teaching junior high, community college, and university classes. I KNOW how hard it can get, and I KNOW how wonderful it can be.

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Gratitude

For this
this ground beneath my feet,
the signs of seasons, yes,
and change

forever change

footsteps
forward
focused

strength

ability
health
movement

fearlessness

solitude
communion

grace

god

greatness in small things
and large
this, this ground beneath my feet

holds everything
and me

spinning forward
across a galaxy
a universe

and She
of all things
in every footstep

here, this ground beneath my feet

(Poem + Photo ©2018, Jen Payne. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!)

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WWW WEDNESDAY

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This fun meme, hosted by MizB at the blog A Daily Rhythm is one several of my blogging friends participate in. Since I haven’t posted a Sunday (Evening) Post on PWR in some time, I thought i’d use this shortcut to update friends on my reading lately.

WHAT are you currently reading? Raising Lazarus by blogger and author Aiden Reid, whom I’ve been following for some time. His novel introduces us to a troubled young man named Lazarus; yes, that Lazarus.  It is a fascinating read from a very creative mind./ In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu, the mayor of New Orleans. This non-fiction selection is the November choice by my Third Tuesday Book Club at the Alvin Library. /Max Lucado’s (my favorite inspirational writer) Jesus,which is a compilation of many of his books I have read before, but they are arranged thematically and brings back to thought…

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