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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Theme Thursday = Impression

"Do not keep the alabaster boxes of your love and
tenderness sealed up until your friends are dead.
Fill their lives with sweetness.
Speak approving, cheering words while
their ears can hear them and
while their hearts can be thrilled by them."
~Henry Ward Beecher
  • Like a signet in hot wax,
  • Early morning footprints in
  • A fresh blanket of snow,...or
  • Violets pressed in a book to dry.
  • Even rain drops in a puddle or a fern
  • Aged in layers of rock, your
  • Many acts of kindness
  • Along the way
  • Remain like a virtual
  • Kiss on my forehead.
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44 comments:

  1. Love the Beecher quote...so beautiful and SO VERY true.

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  2. How do you do it!
    Everytime I come back you have a new post; creative, informative, funny, inspirting and sweet.
    If I miss a few days, I spend time to go back and read those days I missed.

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  3. Christine...oh, you're sweet. Actually, I was thinking that about YOUR blog today! Your post this morning really touched me.

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  4. I LOVED THAT FIRST QUOTE...IT IS THE WORDS OF MY HEART! THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL-NESS! I ALWAYS ENJOY YOU AND YOUR BLOG! COME SAY HI :D

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  5. Lovely. I like that quote alot. I think I will go call a friend.

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  6. Hi! Betsy,
    What a nice quote by Henry Ward Beecher, a very enlighten acronym and most importantly, I hope that you are on the road to recovery.
    Thanks, for sharing!
    Happy! TT
    DeeDee ;-D

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  7. You are so talented, how can you come up with all this. You always do it so well...
    xo
    Zuzana

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  8. I loved this.The Beecher quote was so true.

    happy day!

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  9. actually i love your verse even more. each day we have many opportunities to leave just that...and we may never know the importance of the impression we make.

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  10. Brian ~ coming from the King of Writing, I take that as a true compliment! thanks!

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  11. Deedee- sooo much better today..thank you!

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  12. Quite nice. And your new header pic leaves me with an impression that winter's not over yet, alas!

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  13. "many acts of kindness" yes, so important, so true, so lasting.

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  14. What an inspiring post! This one truly touched me, Betsy.

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  15. Beautiful. Of course, somebody this morning left a mark on the front lawn and the owner didn't clean it up! Great...

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  16. terrific piece of work. I love your imagery.

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  17. GREAT quote!!! Love this post!

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  18. "Virtual kiss on my forehead"...I love that. In fact, I loved the entire post. Very beautiful and touching.

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  19. so beautiful and touching too. I feel myself moved as I read these lovely words, and all done with a very clever acrostic, no less. Another brilliant addition. Love the quote too.

    I so agree with Janice and Christine above.

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  20. OK... you get the GRAND PRIZE!! Absolutely beautiful!! :)
    The Bach

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  21. Thanks for your touching reminder to LeaveAMark ... . just what I needed today !
    (and thanks for leaving your own kind
    reMark on my little blog)

    Judith

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  22. The quote is fabulous and the acrostic is beautiful, Betsy.

    I concur with Kris about the word "Alabaster"...I love the way that rolls of the tongue:)..

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  23. Love the post and the image of the virtual kiss on the forehead; leave a mark indeed! Happy TT!

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  24. Now that was really beautiful. Lovely photo and poem!

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  25. Wow, that was such a lovely post.

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  26. Your acrostic was absolutely amazingly awesome! "Many acts of kindness"...very sweet : )

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  27. LadyCat ~ well, thanks..hey, you're pretty good with the 'A' words, there! ;)

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  28. Great quote. Having some friend issues and something like this is such a good reminder!

    Hope you'll get back on my blog soon. I just got back on after 3 months off. Hopefully I'm able to maintain again.

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  29. Fragilemom ~ Hi Donna! You're back...great! I'll come for a visit! :) Friend issues? Hope it all works out!

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  30. a virtual kiss --how perfect! great post-c

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  31. Aww that's so sweet and very like Jill's little 'footprints' on her bedhead. All I have is landscaper's fingerprints on my cupboars! Lovely. I really would like to visit this blog more often, it's such a treat. Alas, time is enemy mine!

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  32. I love this, so beautiful, gentle and poignant.

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  33. Baino ~ that is so sweet...you are welcome any time! :)

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  34. This is a beautiful post. Touching.

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  35. a virtual kiss on my forehead, thats just lovely

    you're so good at this
    :-)

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  36. love beecher, the photo and your interpretation of the theme! leave a mark -- yes, that really is our goal in life isn't it?

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  37. What a wonderful HWB quote, one to really take to heart today.

    Yes, I agree, we are practically related! Thank you kindly for stopping by and for being a doer of the quote you shared here today.

    Bless you Betsy.

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  38. Lora ~ how nice to see your smiling face here on my comments! :)

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