Keep the flame always burning

Last Update: April 13, 2021

It's been a while since I've written...

I share with you something to reflect on:

A man who regularly attended meetings with his friends, without warning stopped participating.

After a few weeks, one very cold night, a member of the group decided to visit him.

He found the man at home, alone, sitting in front of a fireplace where a bright, cozy fire was burning.

Guessing the reason for the visit, the man welcomed him.

There was a great silence.

The two men just watched the dance of the flames around the logs. After a few minutes without saying a word, he examined the fathoms that were forming and selected one of them, the most incandescent of all, removing it to one side of the brazier with tongs.

He then sat down again.

The host paid attention and before long, the flame of the solitary ember diminished, until there was only an instantaneous glow and the fire went out.

Suddenly. In a short time, what was a display of light and warmth, was nothing but a black, cold, dead lump of coal.

Very few words had been spoken after the greeting.

The visitor, before preparing to leave with the tongs, returned the cold and useless coal, placing it back in the middle of the fire.

Immediately, the ember rekindled, fueled by the light and heat of the burning coals around him.

And the host said to him: Thank you for your visit and for your beautiful lesson. I will soon return to the group.

Such is the incredible community I have been a part of for many years. Its members are the ones who keep it going every day through their daily postings.

There was not a single day that I did not receive from other members their posts that said "here I am".

Telling different stories, informative tutorials, motivational messages, positive idea generators, I have learned a lot from them.

I have no doubt that I have found a treasure, which shines brighter every day.

Thank you very much!

Claudio


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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
This is a wonderful analogy, Claudio! Very well done, my friend! We are a flame together, but on our own, we could easily "flame-out"!

Jeff
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Claudiojuan Premium
Thanks Jeff, I am working on the books, it will take time, together we are dynamite. Take care!
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JeffreyBrown Premium Plus
You bet, Claudio! Perfection takes time!

Jeff
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Newme202 Premium
Claudio, that was heartfelt and warm inspiring blog
How are you?
Nice to have you back
Hope all is well with you
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Claudiojuan Premium
Hello Simone, I am feeling very well even though here in Argentina we are going through the second wave of Covid. Yesterday we had 30000 infections.
I will try to post my stories more regularly here.
Thanks for your time!
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Newme202 Premium
Wow!
I'm sorry to hear that Claudio
Please try and be safe
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AlexEvans Premium Plus
Good to see you, Claudio; our journeys can take strange twists and turns; one thing for sure WA is solid and constant. We may go away the community here in WA stays strong.

Best wishes as you reconnect and continue developing your online presence.

I hope that you are traveling well.

Alex
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Claudiojuan Premium
It's true Alex I miss some members that I haven't seen their posts in a while. My own sites keep me very busy. Thanks so much for commenting. Take care!
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Christorv Premium Plus
Helloo Claudio, I remember when I followed you a while back. Glad to see you back online.

That story gave me a real good grin on my face 👍 Awesome post- I pray life has treated you well while being away💪
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Claudiojuan Premium
Hello Chris, thank God I am in very good health and so is my family. My sites keep me very busy. I will try to post more stories here. Thank you very much!
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Only1Hugh Premium
Very touching Cladio. Happy to have you back on the WA bus.
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Claudiojuan Premium
Thank you very much Hugh I hope to be able to post more frequently.
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