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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Holiday Thoughts and Hope's for The New Year

Blog Posted:12/2/2012 3:13:00 PM
Eusebius of Caesarea (c. AD 263 – 339) also called Eusebius Pamphili, was a Roman historian, exegete and Christian polemicist. He became the Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine about the year 314. He wrote the following:

May I be an enemy to no one

 and the friend of what abides eternally.

May I never quarrel with those nearest me,

 and be reconciled quickly if I should.

May I never plot evil against others,

 and if anyone plot evil against me,

May I escape unharmed and

 without the need to hurt anyone else.

May I love,

 seek and attain only what is good.

May I desire happiness for all

 and harbor envy for none.

May I never find joy in the misfortune

 of one who has wronged me.

May I never wait for the rebuke of others,

 but always rebuke myself until I make reparation.

May I gain no victory that

 harms me or my opponent.

May I reconcile friends

 who are mad at each other.

May I, insofar as I can, give all necessary help

 to my friends and to all who are in need.

May I never fail a friend in trouble.

May I be able to soften the pain of the

 grief stricken and give them comforting words.

May I respect myself.

May I always maintain control of my emotions.

May I habituate myself to be gentle,

 and never angry with others because of circumstances.

May I never discuss the wicked or what they have done,

 but know good people and follow in their footsteps.

I know that this is a big WISH list, I know how hard it is to do any..never mind all of these things but even TRYING will help us all.

Everyday TRY again, forgive yourself..and try again, I will.

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:42:00 AM
    You know---anyone I have ever met in my life (don't know about you) that even came close to this kind of perfection, I doubted, and was usually proven right--just because, I guess, we are usually disappointed by seeming do-gooders. I have to say, however, that I have a cousin who is like this, and for years and years I have been expecting him to fall but he stands tall and without expectation for praise or reward. So, I do believe these people exist--just not very many--but as Deb says, if we just try, things can't help being better.

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 6:31:00 AM
    Thank you infinitor, envy and jealousy cause alot of trouble Light & Love

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 6:29:00 AM
    Thank you Mystic Rose ..we are all human here to continue trying to grow, evolve!

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 8:08:00 PM
    A very touch write and a special sharing, I believe it is coming from a pure heart, filled with good intention, thank you for sharing

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 6:54:00 PM
    In all honesty, envy is the driving force for much progress.

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 5:38:00 PM
    In all honesty I think I have some work to do, on things like envy and maintaining control of my emotions..sigh..I'm a work in progress!

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:51:00 PM
    You are a super cool lady ahava veh and may the wishes that are good for you come true xx

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  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:35:00 PM
    Debbie I would like to think I have never failed a friend if they need my help, and I don't think I have ever controlled my emotions, and I have never plotted evil against anyone in my life so I don't know were I fall in this...David

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    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi Date: 12/2/2012 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    maybe you don't fall..maybe YOU RISE!!
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:20:00 PM
    I only have a few minutes, had to read this. How awesome and lovely and so like ...? ... oh so tired... this reminds me of something... grrr... brain won't engage. So glad you shared this. Going to try to send you a short soup mail... girl is in the bath with Dad supervising. xox Dee

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