I was invited by the lovely blogger Stephanie Ortez (thank you), of Collected Essays of The Anxious Mind to participate in the 3 day Quote Challenge on the theme of sadness.

I have chosen not to write about the recent tragic events and massacres unfolding on a global scale, but to look back and reexamine where we have been. To ponder how many mountaintop peaks and ocean depths there are separating and dividing society.

How do we find our way back to respect and basic human kindness?

My belief and hope remains in the children. They are our best and only way back to love.

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Heaven Help the Weak

by Jacqueline Cioffa  2000

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Please God I am asking for help

A little guidance

Buddha can you hear me?

Do we deserve hate for this lifetime?

Or can we find a little peace and happiness

Heaven help the weak at heart

For they are not weak, but sensitive

Let me be strong, yet kind

And always considerate

Let me turn towards poetry and words of inspiration

Let my light be white and clean

For I do believe

You gave me the gift of freedom

Freedom of choice

 

Challenge Rules:

Post three consecutive days.
You can pick one or three quotes per day.
Challenge three different bloggers per day.

 

While I’m honored to participate, I’m choosing not to challenge another blogger. These are highly sensitive times, where privacy and time to process personally is critical. If however there is a blogger (or two) who would like to join in and accept the challenge please do so on my behalf.

 

 

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