The Sunshine Factor

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July Fourth

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Happy Birthday to my country! The world and also my country have changed a lot in the past 20 years, and usually not for the better. But still, I sing the song “America” and still believe the words. (By the way, I’m referring to “America” as the patriotic song. But I also like the Neil Diamond song “America”.)


We still have lots of starving people in this “rich” land.
I want them fed – and now.
I don’t care what race or religion they’re from – I care.
We need freedom from hangups and hate and evil intent.

“Brother can you spare a dime?” was once said.

I would like to amend that now.

Brother, can you lend us some compassion

to lessen the blows?

Sister, can you share your “fun money”

with those who don’t have money, period?

Little girl, can you share your toys

with the kids across the street?

Little boy, can you be a friend to others

and not a bully who makes them feel bad?

Dear God in Heaven,

Please help us to spread your love:

We pray for freedom from hate.

Author: Debb Stanton

I am an optimistic, positive person who is a seven year cancer survivor. Since that time I have learned that getting a cancer diagnosis does not always mean an automatic death sentence. I like to share my hope with others and continue to encourage them - no matter who they are or what they need encouragement for. I write poems, prayers, articles, and stories. Recently the premiere issue of my online magazine, launched. Thank you for visiting!

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