Remain your kind self in any situation

Remain your kind self in any situation:
In an airport, at home,
At school, at work, during a presentation;
From Tivoli all the way east to Rome!
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 10.08.2017

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Saints Among Us

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Have you ever thought
That there are saints among us?
In the street, in Church, at school, at work, on a bus?
Maybe, when you forgot

To lock your car,
They were there for you.
They went the way all the way through.
They cared whether you were close or far.

They looked after your baby.
They fed your dog.
They protected against a rogue.
They did not read your mind, maybe,

But they prayed for you every day.
I know, somebody hurt us in the past –
Now for seeing good stuff we are not fast,
But let’s keep our hearts open June through May.

Image credit: Keith, “Canada Goose Turning Right” March 27, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                         Monday 18.04.2016

Educate yourself

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A lot of things happen around
And it is not enough to learn what you are told at school.
New things, new technologies abound
And it takes an effort to stay cool.

Have desire to learn new things
To be able to choose what is good,
To be able to distinguish good stuff from unhealthy springs.
Be kind, smart, and learn to move ahead from where you stood.

Image credit: Nikopol, “The Mountain Exhaled edit” January 19, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 17.10.2015

The language is a well of knowledge

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Language is a well of knowledge.
It is spoken and also studied at college.
I use it everyday and everywhere,
But I’ve never looked at it with due care.

I’ve been studying it since school,
But even now I can’t remember each rule.
Language is like a puzzle
And here even a dog won’t nuzzle.

God gave us this gift.
The gift is powerful, fair, and has no sift.
With language one can bring in pleasure
Or sorrow if he doesn’t want or doesn’t see the measure.

The language is also like an ocean:
It’s deep, full of good things and is always in motion.
We need it like grass needs dew.
Thanks to language I write; thanks to it I speak to You.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 25.06.2005

Patience is a virtue

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Patience is a virtue,
The lack of it can hurt you.
A person who can possess himself and is witty
Is better than one who can capture a city.

You can have an army and money,
But this will not make your day sunny;
And they can disappear quickly; –
Cover yourself with wisdom and patience thickly.

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God, truly.
Cheer up, have faith and act duly.
Have patience on all paths of life:
At work, at school, with husband or wife.
Iaroslav                                            Sunday – Thursday 24-28.05.2015