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The words below are from my book, LifeLines: A Book of Hope.

"Calmáte, corazón," my wife would coo to our little daughter when she cried so urgently in her arms. And sure enough, soon our child would feel comforted by the loving sounds, and stop crying. You see, "Calmáte, corazón," means "Calm yourself, dear one" in Spanish. Comforting words and inspiring drawings to help people get  through hard times.

To order by mail, write to:

Bill Zimmerman
Guarionex Press, Ltd.
201 West 77th Street,  Suite 6A
New York, NY 10024

Order now directly from Bill Zimmerman for $8.95 (plus $4.50 shipping per book in the U.S. only).

LifeLine #1

You will be all right if you think of beauty.
* * *

When you heart feels like it is breaking,
Calmáte, corazón, (Calm yourself, dear one.)
Think of butterflies landing on your wrist,
Or beautiful phosphorescent specks
Floating down around you.
* * *


LifeLine #3

After the dark early morning
Comes the sunlight
And the usual noise we make
Embarking on our new day.
The regular pattern takes over.
* * *

When you've got the Monday morning shakes,
the week is about to begin, and you are afraid
Calmáte, corazón, (Calm yourself, dear one)
Start your day by listening
To a favorite piece of music; Its
Familiarity will ease you along.
Tell yourself, "I am strong,
And will survive." This Monday morning,
Too, will pass. Soon it will be noon.
Soon it will be Tuesday. Just keep
Holding on.
* * *


LifeLine #8

Love lives on in memory.
***
When you
Miss a dead parent
So much the pain
Digs a pit in
Your stomach,
Calmáte, corazón, (Calm yourself, dear one).
Search back for a happy moment you had together
And remember.
* * *


LifeLine #9

There's a time to stop and take stock slowly.
***
When you can't take any more pressure,
Calmáte, corazón, (Calm yourself, dear one).
Shout to the world,
"I'm going fishing,"
Even if you don't own
A rod and reel.
* * *


LifeLine #14

We can heal ourselves over and over again.
***
When you are recovering
From a sickness
And fear you'll never
Be the same again,
Calmáte, corazón, (Calm yourself, dear one).
Remember,
The cut always heals,
And the new skin
Is even tougher.
* * *

As you find some comfort in my LifeLines I encourage you to also email me in the space below your own LifeLines that you use to calm the desperate feelings which you have experienced at times during your life. This way, we help one another.

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