“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.”
Alfred D’Souza, in “Seven Choices”
BONUS BEST of PONDER on THIS by Jackson Browne
“Let the disappointments pass
Let the laughter fill your glass
Let your illusions last, until they shatter.
Whatever you might hope to find,
Among the thoughts that crowd your mind,
There won’t be many, that ever really matter.
But take good care of your mother,
And remember to be kind,
When the pain of another will serve you to remind,
That there are those who feel themselves exiled
On whom the fortune never smiled
And upon whose lives the heartache has been piled.
They’re just looking for another, only child.
And when you’ve found another soul, who sees into your own – take good care of each other.”
Jackson Brown, in his 1976 song “The Only Child” from “The Pretender” CD
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Jeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.