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Worth a second look?

Two-Minute Tune-Up

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It’s a magic vaccinationthat always works; when I give the benefit of a doubt, when I refrain from accusations, when I invest my emotions in showing mercy instead of in judging others, gradually (and suddenly) I become immune to the sting of criticism. I am able to say, “It’s okay. Forgive them for not understanding” to my own amazement!

How it works is a mystery

(But it just does)

Kindness somehow crawls into my soul

And grows

As malignancy had done before

But now it’s love that calls the shots

And keeps the score

Let my mind

Blood pressure

Digestion

Immune system, etc. 

Prepare for sweet relief

Of a quality it could never know before

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