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it seems in just the twinkling of an eye life passes by and one's left at the brink with time to think before the fall into the great abyss where did time go? For some, life is short for others, long But the years don't count Nor do the hours It's the moments which capture eternity You can live a lifetime in a moment and face death happy and proud for eternity has been tasted and lived Cowardice kills Bravery lives Be brave enough to follow your dreams Don't settle for second best Mediocrity weighs you down numbs and suffocates Cling to your passion Blaze in its flame be honest with your soul in that bid to be whole... BE HONEST WITH YOUR SOUL! When you deny your soul you start to die Above all.... LOVE with PASSION as if this were the last time your lips were to taste desire's embrace or eyes were to see that blessed face Don't make haste LIVE Love Love is the sum total of life if you have loved you have lived... and if you have truly lived love's life you can die content for eternity has been yours for a moment in time Jade Celeste I recently showed some photos to my class of a young man in his twenties who lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis. His sister is my daughter's age, and once when she visited Cyprus, I took her and my daughter and another friend out. She loved me and added me on Facebook. I've followed her brother's journey with avid interest and pain. Her younger brother has cystic fibrosis as well, and her husband has it. He recently had a lung transplant...and for a time, Hannah didn't know if he would make it to the wedding. So much pain in her life. I've recently shared on FB at her request, a site where people can make donations to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. My heart aches for her in her time of mourning. We complain about insignificant things, when all Ben wanted was to be able to breathe free and LIVE!!! What is life? The Bible says that it's like a flower...here today and gone tomorrow. We complain...about so many things...not realizing that every day we live is a gift that's not guaranteed to many. We need to cherish those who matter. Live life to the full. Find and grasp happiness. LIVE LOVE....LOVE! :) That's the sum total of life.

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Date: 3/15/2015 9:47:00 PM
One of my bylines is Love Generously -- I use it to remind myself to love -- it is so easy to fall victim to self-pity and drown in bitterness and despair. I like your words: honest, brave, dreams, passion . . . we must live with the courage to love always. Lovely write LO. 7 fav
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/16/2015 11:18:00 PM
Sorry I'm late with my reply to your post on my poem Life is Short. Yes, David. Love generously....Love and live and be happy. You are a very sweet dear person to me, and I want you to live it to the max. Hugs
Date: 3/14/2015 6:31:00 PM
Life is a flicker.. Here and gone. One song in an eternal string of music. Make you song rock!!
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/14/2015 10:45:00 PM
I try, LM....I try. Thanks for the visit. Hope all is going well with you. :)
Date: 3/14/2015 9:54:00 AM
In Malta today it's like Beirut.....the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, the sea blue and attractive....it is lovely to be alive!! We must be thankful for all the gifts we receive, even though there are many other things which we would like to experience before time runs out on us. Hugs // paul
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/14/2015 9:58:00 AM
:) True, Paul. I agree. I should be out walking in the sunshine. I had a lovely meal over at a friend's place. We live on top of a hill with a great view of Beirut. Of course, during the war, they brought a tank on campus and were shelling from this great vantage point. That was scary....But I got my vitamin D with the lovely sunshine. Spring is here. I must be grateful. The family is away and I'm alone, but they will come tomorrow. Take care...and thanks for the visit. Hugs :)
Date: 3/14/2015 8:56:00 AM
Some have protracted lives yet never live while others live many lifetimes in a few brief moments. This is very moving and significant Eileen.
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Eileen Manassian
Date: 3/14/2015 9:00:00 AM
:) Thank you, Richard. Your post brings some tears. There is so much I want to do and feel and experience before....before I go. I wonder if I ever will. Life is to be a treasure but sometimes....Never mind. God forgive me. When you see young people have every wish taken away from them...and fight to live, you ask for forgiveness for being ungrateful. It's a beautifl day today in Beirut. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the Mediterranean is sparkling. It's a beautiful day. Hugs :)
Date: 3/14/2015 8:51:00 AM
This is beautiful Eileen...you have a real grasp on life and its meaning...so many great line. I especially like "When you deny your soul you begin to die". A favorite...hugs Tim
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Date: 3/14/2015 9:02:00 AM
Yes, Tim. My eternal struggle. :) Life is passing by so quickly and there are so many dreams I still want to fulfill. I want to go out in a blaze of light...and not leave anything undone or unexperienced. Thank you for your visit. I'm rather emotional at the moment. I'm a silly goose. Thanks for the visit.