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Saturday, September 5, 2015

I shall not live in vain.

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Part 1: Life

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain, 
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.

~ Emily Dickinson

My mom owned a book of Emily Dickinson's poems when I was growing up. I loved reading through it! This particular poem was one of my favorites, and one of many that I memorized. I remember it inspiring me back then to be kind and help others. It still has that affect on me!

What do you feel when you read this poem?

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