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Open Wide

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photo by Tom Chambers The Mag #312
Also linking with Poet's United and Midweek Motif ~ Open / Openess


The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free. ~Robert Brault



Open wide your heart like a door and welcome life in like a deer upon your fine dining table. Open wide your hands like a moon flower and reach out toward the dark of night. Open wide your mind like a window and venture out to see and feel the gravel on the other side of the tracks. Open wide your arms like an armoire and embrace all that life has given you to hold,
so that you may have the strength and grace to give some back to those who cross your path.

The Truest Gifts

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 Linking with Poets United for Poetry Pantry 297 posted by Mary


Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.  ~Karl Menninger



It is in the giving of true love and refuge  that we receive it at its softest core. It folds back like a large soft blanket and warms the original giver once more. You cannot truly give it and not in turn truly reap it's truest gift for giving and receiving in some ways are strongly connected at the hip.

Giving is receiving and receiving is giving....that is how it seems it can be sometimes to me.  When we learn to give graciously and we learn to receive graciously; we learn something about true gifts and giving back and how they are in so many ways connected.  If you know anyone that is deeply involved in the process of recovery of AA, CR, or NA, then you have seen someone that is in the process of consistently giving back to others.  The wonderful truth of it is this:  the act of giving of oneself is a very reward…

No Net

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The Mag #311

Also linking with Poets United for Poetry Pantry #296

All of life is the exercise of risk. ~William Sloane Coffin


I have always longed to have the heart of a daredevil performer
 flying the trapeze and walking the high wire tightrope 
moving confidently forward with no net to play it safe yet instead my heart has chosen to stay behind the scenes content to be a quiet cook standing still in the kitchen of life willing to serve love and soft devotion on a plate just be ware my complacent lover.... there may be a wild hair in the  middle of your mashed potatoes!