Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Courage in the Face of Pain

The period of greatest gain in knowledge and
experience is the most difficult period in one's life.

Through a difficult period you can learn;
you can develop inner strength, determination,
and courage to face the problems.

~His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Of Note: For better or worse, the Earthly experience is one of trial and sorrow. God must have loved Humanity an awful lot to give it the extraordinary opportunity to school here.

Today's Weather Report: Well, it's finally above freezing, and water is dripping from the roof outside the window here. The bright sun has dissipated the morning's clouds to the joy of all--particularly the frolicking puppies. We are hoping that all the snow that fell this winter will raise the lake level to something more respectable. I still can't get over the multiple feet of snow that blanketed the east coast recently. It may be for reasons like this that the words "global warming" have been replaced by "climate change" sometime in the last 6 months. Jim's photo of a local field may give another meaning to the phrase "rolling with the flow."

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