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October 20, 2017
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A Better Way to Live (from The Choice by Og Mandino)

October 19, 2017

Simple (yet uplifting and Inspiring) Books by Og Mandino

“I  have absolutely no recollection at all of delivering a speech”

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For more on Og Mandino and/or ‘A Better Way to Live’ see

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

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picture from

https://thechoiceanewbook.wordpress.com/

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Eyes of Exodus

October 18, 2017

MOM’S THOUGHTS: A GARDENER’S NOTEBOOK

October 16, 2017

Mom's Thoughts: Just sharing Some of Our Dear Mom's Favourite Thoughts

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MOM’S THOUGHTS: A GARDENER’S NOTEBOOK

from http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com
and

https://momsgarden.wordpress.com/2010/03/14/a-gardeners-notebook-a-personal-journal/

Where do we find peace?
Peace is in the rosy softness of a new dawn breaking.
It’s the sound of the wind across the mountain peak,
the quiet and mystical beauty of a snow-flake drifting silence downward to a land blanketed in white.
Peace is the elusive Kingdom of the Soul.”

“Oh Lord, who lends me a life, please lend me a heart of thankfulness.”

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his picture.”

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“Write on your heart that each day is the best day of the year.”

“A man can’t change the road he has covered – it’s the path ahead that counts.”

“We must learn to live together like brothers, or perish together like fools.”

GARDEN quotes

“Gardens cannot be considered in detachment from the people whoade them”
–…

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Celebrate the example Nelson Mandela set for the world, today and every day.

October 12, 2017

BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

Sources: Celebrate the example Nelson Mandela set for the world, today and every day.

and http://www.inspiringvideo.wordpress.com

from http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com

PPS

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Barcelona, but all victims of terrorism and strife throughout the world’

We stand with you in sympathy and solidarity here  in far-off ‘little’ New Zealand

Harnessing the power of the internet for GOOD…a better and brighter world.
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“Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace”

October 6, 2017

Craig's Quotes

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning, that we are pardoned;
It is in dying that we are born to eternal life. 

With the elections virtually upon us thought this quotation from Alan Paton’s book, ‘Instrument of Thy Peace’ very significant:
“You must hope for the best and prepare for the worst.”

As “inspired/led” from

https://momsgarden.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/sharing-some-musings-by-our-dearest-mom/

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enjoy

“totally impulsive” c

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Sharing some musings by our dearest mom

October 5, 2017

The Writing Journey

https://momsgarden.wordpress.com/2016/01/20/sharing-some-musings-by-our-dearest-mom/

“Where do we find peace?
Peace is in the rosy softness of a new dawn breaking.
It’s the sound of the wind across the mountain peak,
the quiet and mystical beauty of a snow-flake drifting silence downward to a land blanketed in white.
Peace is the elusive Kingdom of the Soul.”

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Kalk Bay, False Bay, Cape Town, South Africa

from http://www.capetownmypictures.wordpress.com

and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow

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A writers dreams

from

http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

and

http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

golden-dawn-publishing“SHARE, ENCOURAGE and SPREAD, HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT”

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“You can cut down the flower, but you can’t stop the coming of the spring.”

October 3, 2017

Craig's Quotes

picture from http://www.momsgarden.wordpress.com

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/10/03/say-yes-to-your-potential-2/

As “inspired by/from

You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming”        

– Neruda

as “inspired/led” from a Google search (that’s my filing system – to rescue me from “sheer paper chaos”) at

then a quick visit to

https://upliftencourageandinspire.wordpress.com/2017/10/01/another-flower-cut/

shared by “totally impulsive”* me

* the story of my ‘little’ life (and how my mind “works”)

Note: reminder (to myself) to post on

https://bravereporters.wordpress.com/

and http://www.journalistandwriter.wordpress.com

“Sharing, supporting, informing,  enlightening, “entertaining”(??), encouraging, empowering, enriching, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring”

enough there for now, c!

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pictures from http://www.anewdawnbook.wordpress.com

and http://www.peacepursuit.wordpress.com

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Share, encourage and spread HOPE, LOVE and LIGHT

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“What we learn in the darkness, we are to share in the light.”

October 2, 2017

Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)

October 2, 2017
Thanks for the follow/link/like/reblog and/or kind thought(s)…
but if you want to follow me, go to  https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31
and
Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera*!)
Sorry about the tardiness in thanking you all, , but had forgotten about this blog amongst my 260 + other ones
Hi
CAN’T KEEP UP…BUT THANKS FOR THE “THANX”
I’ve had many many hundreds of thousands (even “zillions”) of comments on my various other WordPress blogs at https://craigsblogs.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/craigs-list-of-blogs-updated-sept-2011/
in recent years …true!) …a few of my blogs  went “balistically viral” a few years back.
Obsessive or WHAT! Am really pleased you are enjoying my writings, as the reason I write is to share. However I am unable to keep up with the comments and was spending entire days just on replies on my various blog pages.
Though I’m rather “driven”, I still get really, really fatigued (there’s a few books there). so sorry can’t reply individually to all you good people scattered around the planet, but DO try to read as many as possible daily (and even moderate a few when I get a “mo”), I got swamped with comments on my various blogs, so have had to close them off on all of my blogs, except for one or two of particular interest to me
Sorry and hope you can understand.
* “Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”
~ Franz Kafka
I do really appreciate your liking, linking to and/or following this blog (and “writing in”), so “thanks for the thanx”
“As we live and move and have our being, so from this vision, we create heaven in our own lives… and perhaps even heaven on earth.”
– craig (as inspired by Acts 17:28 and the words of Felicia Searcy)
“Aim at the earth and you may not get off the ground.a
“Aim at the stars and you may reach the moon.”
“Aim at heaven and you’ll have earth thrown in…
and you may even hit the stars.”
– craig (as inspired by the famous quote by CS Lewis – 24th May 2012)
“When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”
– Leonardo da Vinci
When (or if ever) you arrive in heaven, let faith, hope and love be the wings that carried you there.”
– as adapted from the inspiring words of Jonathan Edwards, former minister in New England, Massachusetts
“The Greatest Race: Living by (with) faith, hope and love is the highest podium any person can reach, God’s podium that anyone stand on.”
– c
“Having pursued the goals, the dreams set before us and run the race with persistence and endurance, after giving it all. Then one day standing on the summit of life, breathing in the pure sweet oxygen of achievement, totally satisfied in running the greatest race, the race of life one that ANYONE can run and win.”
“If a man is called to be a street-sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or
Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well
that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper
who did his job well.”
– Dr Martin Luther King, Jr.
PPS
Instead of trying to reply to each one of you, I’ll just keep on writing (which I’m often told is what is “safest” for me!)
“If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.”
The various books* that Craig “felt inspired to write” are available at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B005GGMAW4
All proceeds go to needy and underprivileged children –
MINE!
“When the writer is no more , the value of your purchase will soar! ”
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand
PPS
“I wish you well on a rainy day
I wish you rainbows to brighten your day
To feel your quiet moments with a special kind of warmth
to remind you that happiness can happen
when you least expect it.
I wish you rainbows to make you laugh and smile
to show you the simple beauty of life
and to give you the magic of dreams come true.
I wish you rainbows
I wish you well.”
– Larry S. Chengges
”Since I can never see your face,
And never shake you by the hand,
I send my soul through time and space
To greet you. You will understand.”
– James Elroy Flecker (1884-1915)
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