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