Authentic Living

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Blessed are they
who have no need
to shop around
for happiness or
to create a timetable
for bringing it home,
for they understand
it is already theirs
in the vibrancy of present,
authentic living.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

Kindness

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If I were to become kindness,
I would soften my voice,
lighten my touch,
pay attention
and listen more.
I would slow down,
be more accepting,
and be more willing
to go the extra mile.
I would smile more,
and hug more,
and…come to think of it,
accept every invitation
to dance.

© 2016 Dennis Ference

Burdens

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When someone lays their burden at your feet,
you must choose whether to stuff the heavy weight of it
into your personal backpack or entrust it to the One Spirit
where Love can transform it in due time and measure.

© 2016 Dennis Ference