Much more

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God loves us much more than we can imagine indeed:
He fights for us, He cares, He feeds, He helps in every need.
Therefore, despair is a big sin;
However hard – be smart, repair, win.

Image credit: Rod Sanchez, “Winter Cheer (131336905)” November 21, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 10.02.2019

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Prayer is a strong thing

Prayer is a strong thing.
For our body we need water and food, for our soul – prayer and good deed.
Prayer plus fasting equals a wing and a wing
Which carry us up, closer to God, indeed.

Stock up with prayer if you intend to lead
Your family, workers or a people as a king;
Start with a prayer to succeed.
Let prayer heal an offence, a wound and a sting.

Let prayer help you in every need.
God hears you whenever you pray.
When your soul is hungry, you have food to feed.
Let prayer help every day and in every good deed.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 21.02.2015

Practise patience and exercise caution

Practise patience and exercise caution
In air, on earth, on ocean.
This will give you an advantage over some others
And is of great use to all: hard workers, teachers, mothers…
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 23.01.2019

Тримай вище голову

Тримай вище голову, друже.
Ти – особливий і так само те, що маєш –
Все буде добре, пам’ятати то треба дуже –
Цінуй, що є, сміливо крокуй попри все і ще більше надбаєш.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 12.01.2019

Критицизм

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Є критицизм слушний, практичний –
До такого треба дослухатися.
То є жест доброзичний,
Такий варто вітати і шукати намагатися.

Є критицизм, який у принципі доречний,
Але супернеґречний.
І хоч проблема – маленька,
Шукає погубити бо вважає, що людина – слабенька.
На такий краще не зважати
І самому про свої справи тверезо розважати.

Є критицизм несправедливий
Бо рецензент заздрить, нещирий, лінивий.
Такий критицизм треба фільтрувати:
Критика уникати, а критицизм повз вуха пропускати.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Banff Canada from mt Norquay (14566811190)” July 19, 2019, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 13.01.2019

Be gentle

Be gentle in all your ways:
In studies, work, with a dog;
During good and bad days;
At home, with buddies, when it’s sunny, when there is fog.

If you don’t, you will regret,
You’ll wish you’d been gentle indeed,
You and your neighbour will be upset.
If you miss the mark, repent in word and deed.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 18.09.2018

Just for today

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Just for today,
I will be happy truly;
I will live a worry-free day;
I will fulfill my duties duly.

I will not overwork,
But I will do just right;
I will pray before I use my fork,
And I will focus on light.

Image credit: Edna Winti, “2016 366 228 Up on Molar Pass (28937036461)” August 15, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 11.12.2018