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A Blast From the Past

"To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own."

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. He is by far my favorite historical figure.

He suffered from depression. “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go.”

And he loved animals. “I care not for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”

What’s not to love about this man.

Have peace in your day.


7 comments on “"To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own."

  1. He’s a favorite of mine too:)

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  2. I’m not fully conversant with all of his life, but he is always good for a quote. Anyone who said “My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.” is a good guy for me.

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      Yes! I shared that one with the kids at school You know, the kids who DON’T READ if it isn’t on Instagram! 😀

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      So simple yet, so profound. That is what I admire most about the man. My daddy was very much the same way.


  3. Sheryl says:

    I love the quote in the title of this post – “To ease another’s heartache is to forget one’s own.” It is so true.

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      Thank you. Abraham Lincoln is a great study on the human condition.


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