Poem: “Before you knew you owned it,” by Alice Walker

Poem: “Before you knew you owned it,” by Alice Walker

Expect nothing. Live frugally On surprise. become a stranger To need of pity Or, if compassion be freely Given out Take only enough Stop short of urge to plead Then purge away the need. Wish for nothing larger Than your own small heart Or greater than a star; Tame...

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The Stream and the River

The Stream and the River

The stream, flowing with a clamor from the mountain top, Laughed at the river as it quietly flowed nonstop. Water ran short at the mountain when the snows did melt, Until at last the stream became only a streamlet. What is worse, what had started out with a hue and...

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Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Nirenberg to Students: You Can Have Your Big Red If You Exercise, Too | Bexar County Sheriff’s Office partners with Nextdoor to improve neighborhood safety | Man pushing best friend to finish line at Rock n’ Roll Marathon | SA signs Fast Track Initiative to End AIDS | Nonprofit helps ease financial burden of San Antonio teachers | Women Veterans of San Antonio brings smiles to abused, neglected children | City, UTSA Researchers to Begin Creating Formal Climate Action Plan | ’22 For 22′: A Local Vet Cycles To Raise Awareness About PTSD | NISD uses small group counseling to help mental health of students | Mission Trail Hospital unveil new diabetes initiative | Holiday party recognizes children in need of organ transplants | Donations pour in for family that lost everything in apartment fire | Supporting racial equality | Serving others in Advent | Sixth-grade duo establishes a new normal | The Christmas Magic of Elf Louise | 25,000 lbs collected in Gotcha Covered drive | George Strait Named Texan of The Year for Hurricane Relief Efforts | San Antonio commemorates World AIDS Day | Retired Spurs superstar challenges San Antonio to help him fight hunger | Hope, progress at annual breast cancer symposium | What Kids at the Witte Museum Tell Us About Health in SA | Calling all faith communities | Salvation Army ofrece refugio para protegerse de las bajas temperaturas | Christmas comes early for Hurricane Harvey evacuees in San Antonio | ‘Controlled chaos’: Trauma doctors, nurses labored to save lives in Texas’ deadliest mass shooting | Education Experts: Public Schools Must Embrace Change to Succeed | North East ISD schools are introducing new Share Table | What Can Be Done To Curb Teen Birth Rates In Bexar County?

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The Elephant and the Bee

The Elephant and the Bee

The weak, if they be wise, take not umbrage at the strong! A bee, confident in the grievousness of her sting, Approached an elephant as he grazed in the meadow And paid no attention to his wee apian fellow. Bee resolved to chastise him and proceeded to sting. What...

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The Lump of Ice and the Crystal

The Lump of Ice and the Crystal

Begotten of a muddy puddle, a lump of ice Resented a crystal's transparence and in a trice Started praying to the sun. The sun began to shine, The lump of ice glistered but proceeded to decline; Thus, keen to mend its lot with inopportune trouble, The lump melted away...

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Poem: “Sermons We See,” by Edgar A Guest

Poem: “Sermons We See,” by Edgar A Guest

I'd rather see a sermon Than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me Than merely tell the way. The eye's a better pupil And more willing than the ear, Fine counsel is confusing, But example's always clear. And the best of all the preachers Are the men who...

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Poem: “What is it That I Seek?” by Akbar Ahmed

Poem: “What is it That I Seek?” by Akbar Ahmed

What is it that I seek? A force of such might it sets me free A light so bright it blinds me I heard it in the voice of the nightingale I know it was in the hearts of the wise I sensed it in the lover’s tale I saw it in your eyes I heard it in Rumi’s poetry I know it...

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Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

Compassion Here! This Week in SATX

A Compassionate Thanksgiving message from Mayor Ron Nirenberg | UTSA, Whataburger provide free recovery services to Sutherland Springs community | Organizations Mobilize to Sustain Mental Health Services in Sutherland Springs | H-E-B’s Charles Butt, who’s giving $150 million to public schools, is my Texan of the Year | Should schools do more than teach? | Elf Louise to provide for 19,000 children, in need of volunteers | A pie for every kid | St. PJ’s Thanksgiving dinner | Turkeys to Seton Home | Two-year-old nonprofit helps move people from homelessness to self-sufficiency | Houston Street Charities sends S.A. Cocktail Conference proceeds to children’s charitable organizations | Mission Thanksgiving Offers San Antonio Soldiers A Home Away From Home | Thanksgiving baskets delivered to families with special needs | Duncan Takes Thanksgiving to Virgin Islands | Haven for Hope residents treated to holiday feast | Veteran goes all-out hosting airmen, trainees during ‘Operation Home Cooking’| Miles de personas acuden a la cena de Acción de Gracias de la organización Raúl Jiménez | Meals on Wheels delivers Thanksgiving to the less fortunate | Clarity unveils renovated Santikos living unit | CAM celebrates 40 years, unveils 10 year plan | Free Holiday Giving | Food Bank called region’s most efficient nonprofit | Food Bank volunteer finds sense of purpose, camaraderie | San Antonio literacy charity recruits college students as tutors | Literacy San Antonio treats reading like serious business | SAFD hosts Thanksgiving for airmen, trainees | Animal Defense League of Texas oldest No-Kill shelter in the state | American Diabetes Association hopes to expand local youth camp | Diabetes awareness, education at heart of longtime volunteer | New ChildSafe center to offer the healing power of nature | Say Sí develops young San Antonians’ creative talents| Hurricane Harvey Helpers | San Antonio’s peace market offers beautiful wares that benefit communities in need | SA organization benefits children gripped by extreme poverty in Southern Africa | American Cancer Society, with nationwide reach, relies on locals | Meals on Wheels provides food and company to thousands of San Antonio seniors | Green Spaces Alliance draws on partnerships to protect urban environment | “Good Sam” offers health and education to West Side | Assistance League of San Antonio helps thousands | ‘I want to live’: Domestic violence survivor advocates for women like her | Community comes together to help family of girl killed in drive-by shooting | SA Life Academy is a day program for adults with disabilities | Child Advocates San Antonio lends a hand to neglected and abused kids | San Antonio Sports brings events and civic opportunities to San Antonio | Heart association working hard to improve people’s health awareness | Family Gifts Time During Thanksgiving Break | Rowan’s Reach | Valerie Salas: Paying It Forward | Tech Bloc, AT&T launch mentorship program for San Antonio’s CAST Tech High School | San Antonio Districts Top List of Texas Schools Preventing Hunger | NEISD Book Drive for Houston | Buddy Bench at Hidden Forest Elementary | SAISD Foundation surprise campuses with Giving Tuesday grants | New program will help low-income HS seniors continue dream of college Alamo Rescue Friends transports stray dogs East for last time | Pre-K 4 SA Evaluation Shows Continued Gains in Student Skills | ‘Bridging The Gap’ uplifting east side amid growing violence

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Poem: “The Leash,” by Ada Limon

Poem: “The Leash,” by Ada Limon

After the birthing of bombs of forks and fear, the frantic automatic weapons unleashed, the spray of bullets into a crowd holding hands, that brute sky opening in a slate metal maw that swallows only the unsayable in each of us, what's left? Even the hidden nowhere...

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How Two Roads Overcame the Hyena

How Two Roads Overcame the Hyena

A very hungry hyena went out on the Tanzanian plains to hunt for food. He came to a branch in the bush road where the two paths veered off in different directions. He saw two goats caught in the thickets at the far end of the two different paths. With his mouth...

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