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The Sunshine
Pg 2 - The Sunshine Express
2012 March
Uplifting The Western Slope
Lone Cone watches over Norwood, CO,
He Ain't Heavy...
home of The Sunshine Express.
"If I'm laden at all
I'm laden with sadness
That everyone's heart
Isn't filled with the gladness
Of love for one another..."
`He Ain't Heavy' is a popular music ballad written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell. Originally recorded by
Kelly Gordon in 1969, the song became a worldwide hit for The Hollies later that year and again for Neil
Diamond in 1970.
In this beautiful and powerful song, true brotherhood is defined succinctly. Your brother(or sister) is one
who is "no burden" to bear for you. He/she ain't heavy. Why isn't he heavy? Because you "know he would
not encumber" you. Here is the definition of `Encumber': en·cum·ber, verb:
1.Restrict or burden (someone or something) in such a way that free action or movement is difficult.
2.Saddle (a person or estate) with a debt or mortgage.
Synonyms: impede, hinder, burden, obstruct, cumber, hamper.
To encumber others does not come from a heart "filled with the gladness of love for one another". It is not
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a verb of freedom. It is not something a brother does to his brother.
So, while we're on this long, long road, from which there is no return, that leads us to who knows where,
who knows when, "Why not share?" Why not free each other from all encumbrances and lighten the load,
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so that we can be strong enough to carry each other? Let's not encumber our brothers and sisters, and the
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load won't weigh us down at all. The path to our long term happiness is really as simple and as beautiful
1st Edition: August 2010
as this song. Don't be heavy. Be my brother.
Publishers: KingDaddy & Moonstruck
It's March and that
means Spring is
about to spring!
With longer days
and warmer nights
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and seasonal re-
Norwood, CO 81423
birth taking place
all around us, you
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will find so much
more activity
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starting to happen.
Concerts, fairs,
festivals, and all
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manner of fun and
interesting things
to do are firing up
and waiting for
you to come enjoy.
Check out our en-
larged Happenings
pages and see for
yourself, and make
This Month's Contributors:
sure to partake in
some of these sweet
events. Living is
good and there's
plenty of living to
Kelly Turner - Life Columnist
do out there and
we bring as much
of it as we can to
Karen Schafer - Life Columnist
you. Why? Because
we love you!
Sandy Lauzon - Health & Environment
Remember to set
Columnist
your clocks ahead
an hour on March
11, for the daylight
Coach Bruce Kirk - Health & Fitness
savings time ad-
Columnist
justment. Be happy,
positive and kind
Moonstruck - Columnist, Publisher
to each other.
- KingDaddy &
Moonstruck
KingDaddy - Columnist, Publisher
The silverhawk feather that graces our front page was chosen for it's significant spiritual sym-
bolism. Hawks are symbols of spirit, wisdom and power. The hawk is the messenger. It is also
about visionary power and guardianship, the hawk is very protective of the young in its nest.
It teaches us about providing for family and self. Hawk teaches us to be observant and to pay
attention to what we may overlook. This could mean a talent we don't use, a blessing for which
we haven't expressed gratitude, or a message from Spirit. The hawk has keen eyesight, it is about
opening our eyes and seeing that which is there to guide us. Hawk is also about new beginnings
and always moving forward along the correct path.
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