Captured…

"He will never know how beautiful you truly are, because he only sees the physical aspects of your beauty.  He will never know how smart, creative and inspiring you are.  It is not within him to see you as anything but a mother, a maid and a madam.  He will never be able to sit with you and be absorbed by your dreams and the thoughts that you have never shared with another person.  He does not have the capacity to be enthralled by the details of your day.  The word "soul" is foreign to him.  To be breathlessly captured by you simply walking into the room he will never understand.  But I do...and will continue to be...captured.: Jedediah Grant

“He will never know how beautiful you truly are, because he only sees the physical aspects of your beauty. He will never know how smart, creative and inspiring you are. It is not within him to see you as anything but a mother, a maid and a madam. He will never be able to sit with you and be absorbed by your dreams and the thoughts that you have never shared with another person. He does not have the capacity to be enthralled by the details of your day. The word “soul” is foreign to him. To be breathlessly captured by you simply walking into the room he will never understand. But I do…and will continue to be…captured.
Jedediah Grant

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The Effective Explanation

Franklin D. RooseveltI read this quote last night in a book on Effective Communication.

The specific chapter was directed to The Effective Use Of Explanations.

It said, “The most effective way to keep a nation, that we say we love, from choosing the wrong course for it’s future, is to explain, explain, and explain.  They deserve at least that.  And there is no better day than today for such action.”                                                                                                                                                                  Franklin D. Roosevelt

I found this to be good advice for any of us.

john

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A Bright Sun Rising Over The Future

Sunset over the oceanPositive news is always something I enjoy sharing.

Thanks to the efforts of many people, the encouragement of several friends back in 2011 to begin writing, the underwriting, development and maintenance of www.johnhembree.com, by Rick Howington and the team at TechAdvocate Solutions, and to all those that have said or written, or texted, “Keep going!”, by people who know the value of a timely text and email, last night we submitted our first book idea, with sample chapters, to a literary agent in New York, that was derived from a series entitled, Living Out An Almost Life, which was inspired by “Mr. 90%”, he knows who he is.

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The Window To The Soul

2015-05-21_2319(From the early days of the blog – A reprint from April of 2012) 

“The eyes are the window to the soul.”

An ancient proverb all of us have heard and possibly quoted at some point.

The Bible gives an insight as well into the look within.

“From within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders,” and a whole lot of other things that Mark in the seventh chapter says should be avoided.

But good things also come from the heart.

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Holding On To Something Special

Holding Something SpecialLast night I gathered some, what I thought to be wise advice from a man eighty two years old.  He is a scribe, an author, a professional wordsmith and he must have sensed that I am a sensitive soul, as he obviously is as well.

He said, “Never let go of something that you have never held before, because if you do let go, you will never hold it again.”

I am not exactly sure of what he was speaking of, but it seemed heartfelt, and it seemed very personal, from his own experience.

I believe that to be wise advice for any of us.

john

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