I would hear the word whispered to me in simple moments

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“…Instead, I found that in quiet, ordinary, every day life, I would hear the word whispered to me in simple moments: give that car the room to merge ahead; give that person your full attention – remain quiet and let them talk; spend a few moments in conversation with the building custodian when leaving work, give that compliment to the woman in line ahead of you with the gorgeous hair; tell the person who helped you that they made an impact; express gratitude to the ones who are there for you all the time; give a moment a chance to happen instead of taking over…”

~ Bonnie, “How Will I Be Changed” @ PageKeeper


Credits: Thank you Bonnie.  Read full post @ “How Will I Be Changed.” Image Credit: Dear Caffeine

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  1. Wow, David. Just Wow.

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  2. Nicely chosen, David. I wrote on Bonnie’s post “Yes, listen to and trust your inner voice. Especially when it intentionally nudges you to give.” Religion at its best poses questions, many of them. One that I particularly like is “can you trust your inner voice? Or could that voice you hear be the Evil One?” My mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “trust yourself.” And “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” I think these are good words to live by. If you add words like give you are less likely to go wrong.

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  3. Reblogged this on THE STRATEGIC LEARNER and commented:
    Some gentle thoughts to take you through your weekend into the rest of your life … via David Kanigan, who tends to find and share little gems like this with us.

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  4. Very good reminders

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  5. every interaction changes things in a moment.

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    • Beth, your comment reminds me of this:

      “Every moment a beginning, every moment an end. The silence of the monastery coaxed her out of herself, calling her to search for something unfelt, unknown, and unimagined. Her spirit responded to this call with an algorithm of longing. Every moment of being contained an indivisible—and invisible—denominator.”

      ~ Mark Salzman, Lying Awake

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  6. Yes, it is so important to notice and take time to acknowledge others. Those words say it all, and how different the world would be if everybody did have time for those little things, which, added together, become something huge.

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  7. It’s so true that to give is better than to receive. e.g. She says: give that car the room to merge ahead. It’s better to give room than to receive a smashed up car.

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  8. Thank you, David, for introducing us to Bonnie. I went over to read the whole post and found a place to rest.

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  9. What holds us back from trusting our inner voices? Children do, without hesitation; adults teach them restraint.

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  10. David, thank you for sharing this here; I am so fortunate to be in this circle of community with you.

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  11. Wonderful share, David. Bonnie’s voice is a lovely one and deserves to be echoed across the miles….

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  12. Beautiful photograph, really huge impact

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  13. It made me Smile as I needed it (: Thanks David!

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  14. Reblogged this on This Touching Life and commented:
    The full post is very worth reading, and inspiration. What single word might guide you, softly, in the coming year?

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  15. Words to live by …… Thank you for reminding me.

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  16. Oh and that image is a perfect choice.

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  17. Simply outstanding !

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