The Thankful Chair

"I have so much to be thankful for. I wouldn't know where to begin," she said.I wouldn't know either. As I looked around her home I couldn't find a thing that she could include. I have discovered that the friendliest, most welcoming people in the world are those who...

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To See the Light

I can remember how dark night was when I was a child.I am guessing it was the same then as it is today, the only difference was fear. Unjustified, unrelenting, fear caused me to tremble in bed each night after my mother tucked me in and kissed me goodnight.The vivid...

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Quite a Character

I can remember when I was a child in grade school, my parents would attend the Parent Teacher Association meetings. I stayed at home shaking in my boots, fearful of what my teachers had to say about me.I don't know why. Most of the time when they returned home, my...

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The Girl Who Stole My Heart

I wanted to take her home with us. But she had a home.I wanted to touch her hair, smile and tell her that everything would be just fine.It wouldn't be.I wanted to sit and talk with her awhile, but she'd never understand.I was from America and she was from Guatemala.My...

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I have seen him before. In fact, I believe now that, after seeing him nearly every time I go into the back yard, that there is a purpose in our meeting so often.I speak to you of signs, verbal nudging, brilliant, glowing, attention- grabbing moments, that make me...

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I Learned to Live!

"You know I almost died once," he said."Really? What happened?" I asked."Nothing!" He said. "Except I learned to live."We create what we want in our lives. I am sure you've heard it all before. "What you think about the most manifests in your life." "You reap what you...

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Bob Perks