Archive for December, 2012

When There is Love

For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour.  What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.  Victor E. Frankl We know all too well that all any of […]

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Tim Madigan’s post: Anything Mentionable…After Newtown: What One Anguished Mother Wanted for Christmas

Next month, February 2nd, author and friend Tim Madigan will be speaking at our fundraiser in Hershey. Tim is an author and a journalist for the Star Telegram. Please check out his latest blog post because his message parallels the mission of Someone To Tell It To. http://timmadigan.com/blog/post.php?s=2012-12-29-anything-mentionableafter-newtown-what-one-anguished-mother-wanted-for-christmas

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The Language of Kindness

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  Mark Twain   On Sunday, I (Michael) and my wife Kathy and our son Matthew went out to lunch.  As our meal was winding down, our server placed our check on the table, saying as they always do, that we could […]

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Permission to be Human

Often it is at our lowest point in life that we learn the most.  We say, “God, this is too much.  Life has disappointed me beyond all belief.” … those low moments are the magical moments.  They are the beginning stages of our journey.      Melody Beatty   We hear it all the time, from […]

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O’ Holy Night

Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother; And in His name all oppression shall cease. ~O’ Holy Night In this season when Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, we love listening to what is our […]

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Making Sense Out of Senselessness

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers          Fred Rogers Ever since Friday’s tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, we have read […]

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Anything mentionable is manageable

“Anything mentionable is manageable.” ~Fred Rogers The tears started streaming down her face.  She said she was sorry.  I could feel her pain. “I can’t believe I did that.  I’m such a screw-up.” “What will people think of me now?” “No one will look at me the same way ever again.”   This conversation and […]

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Not Alone in Our Sadness

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always.      Gandhi The news from Connecticut today was devastating, utterly devastating. The […]

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Being Afraid Keeps Us from Shining

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. […]

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