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Dec 25, 2005

 “Tell me the weight of a snowflake,” a sparrow asked of a wild
Dove.


“Nothing more than nothing,” was the answer.


“In that case, I must tell you a marvelous story,” the sparrow said.


“I sat on the branch of a fir, close to its trunk, when it began to
snow—not heavily, not in a raging blizzard—no, just like a dream,
without a sound and without any violence. Since I did not have anything
better to do, I counted the snowflakes settling on the twigs and
needles of my branch. Their number was exactly 3,741,952. When the
3,741,953rd dropped onto the branch—nothing more than nothing,
as you say—the branch broke off.”


Having said that, the sparrow flew away.


The dove, since Noah’s time an authority on the matter of peace,
thought about the story for awhile, and finally said to herself, “Perhaps
there is only one person’s voice lacking for peace to come to the
world.”
— Kurt Kauter



“Whether a snowflake or the hundredth monkey or the millionth
circle, the message is the same: keep on doing what you
believe in. Don’t stop because you cannot see the difference
you are making. Keep the faith that when you are kind, or see
that justice is done, or make anyone in this world happier or
any place on Earth more beautiful, that you are contributing
to peace.” —Jean Shinoda Bolen




One day a man was talking to his grandson about feelings. The
Grandfather said,


“I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is vengeful,
angry, and violent. The other wolf is loving and compassionate.”
The grandson asked him, “Which wolf will win the fight in your
heart?”


The grandfather answered, “The one I feed.”
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Cheryl B. (203)
Sunday December 25, 2005, 2:52 pm
Beautiful! I really enjoyed reading this. Thankyou!

Faith Creates (112)
Sunday December 25, 2005, 6:05 pm
Thanks, Roy.... I needed this.

LaWanna Jones (71)
Sunday December 25, 2005, 6:20 pm
I LOVE this message post!! Thanks!! :-)

Mitzi Jade (137)
Sunday December 25, 2005, 6:42 pm
Great! Peace and Mirth be with you all. Mitzi_theCAT

Val Q. (0)
Monday December 26, 2005, 6:01 am
How beautiful! Thank YOU so much...

Inge Joergensen (132)
Monday December 26, 2005, 8:27 am
IT WAS SO GREAT WORDS...YES, LET THE GOOD WOLF
BEAT THE BAD ONE, AND MAY PEACE COME TO THE WHOLE
WORLD, MAYBE WE JUST NEED ANOTHER SNOWFLAKE.....!!! THANKS FOR THE LOVELY MESSAGE !!!

Ivy Little (11)
Monday December 26, 2005, 8:51 pm
Thank you for this. Messages like this make the world feel lighter instantly. Love and blessings to you!

seaspirit christie (113)
Tuesday December 27, 2005, 12:20 am
may 2006 be the year that brings peace

Adriana Palmgren (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2005, 3:04 am
What a beautiful stories. Thank you fir sharing A.

Ruthie Cabbage (1)
Tuesday December 27, 2005, 7:36 am

This was so nice to read. Thank you.

Tommy Dahlgren (2)
Tuesday December 27, 2005, 11:53 am
My mind is feeling fuzzy and my heart is getting warm when I read this........

Kay Fred (10)
Wednesday December 28, 2005, 8:28 am
Nice post & nice message... Thank you for sharing this...God Bless

Michael Dickerson Deluno (270)
Wednesday December 28, 2005, 11:50 am
Thank you, Roy. May I pass the snowflake story on to others?

Leslee Tessman (0)
Wednesday December 28, 2005, 12:59 pm
thanks for sharing. Sometimes we think why bother I am only one... But are we THE one that may make a difference. Leslee

Amalthea Lalaith (11)
Saturday January 7, 2006, 4:51 pm
beautiful and inspiring. thank you!

Margaret C. (0)
Friday January 4, 2008, 10:41 am
Maybe we need more voices, more people speaking out against mobbing and gangstalking. Stop Organized Stalking. Please, let's all do what we can to fight this.

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