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Thanks Cheryl I love the Indian Maiden with the Dove in the snow!!! Cheryl you read my mind. My Mom and I use to imagine being beautiful Indian maidens. And now I would imagine being an Indian Maiden of peace with a beautiful dove. I love doves and pigeons and would like to have a pigeon sanctuary some day as well as a parrot sanctuary and wild bird sanctuary. Or at least be able to support them.
Hi Wendy, Lily, Brenda, Lynn, Val, Angel, Mary, Sue and anyone I missed
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Wendy, Angel, Barb, Lily.... BEAUTIFUL! I haven't been here for awhile so it was perfect that this is the last stop before bed. Your posts really relaxed me.
Barb, what a wonderful experience and lovely memory to see that place with Chief Seattle's quotes, and sharing that experience with your Mom.
Lily, I love that music, "Dreams" and read through the post, then closed my eyes and listened to it again. Yes, I am really relaxed now. That was just beautiful.
Wendy and Brenda, yep... those who don't like black cats just might draw bad luck to themselves! Such a cute wide-eyed pic!
And Sue, Lynn, Val, and everyone else reading... keep on posting these good things!
Wendy, you are right Black cats are not unlucky they are gorgeous. Love the picture. xxxx
There's no such cat, > as an unlucky Black Cat
Although, it's true, bad luck will come to all who think that!
Hallowe'en is near so heed my warning,
Keep black cats, inside with you, warm and safe till morning
Thank you Ladies. So many beautiful quotes!!!
I really love this one Cheryl. My Mom and I really loved learning about Chief Seattle. We live just south of Seattle and went to a museum or something and saw some of his quotes there. This was a while ago.
Never take someone for granted
Hold every person close to your heart
because you might wake up one day
and realize that you’ve lost a diamond
while you were too busy collecting stones…
Good posts Wendy, Lynn and Cheryl. Thank you.
Thanks Wendy and Lynn. Both quotes speak a similar message.
I absolutely LOVE all my sisters and brothers in this group. Many of us have been together for a long time, and some newer sisters have just melded right in as though you've always been here. I hope we stay close for many years to come.
Good posts, Sue, Mary, and Lynn. I agree with you - Sue and Mary. There was a big debate about that recently - can't remember whether it is posted somewhere in Chatter Box or I saw it on TV. So much information input these days. I think they are afraid the evil will visit their doorstep. It's like, if we don't say anything they'll leave us alone.
Beautiful work, Lynn. And I haven't seen that Cousteau quote before. He was a lovely man and must have been so proud his son grew up to become likewise involved.
Add "good friends" and "hugs"
you are so right Sue i think if more influential islamic countries spoke to the extremists it would save lives
What is happening to the religious minorities there is unforgivable. Personally I'd prefer if the Islamic nations would intervene, since they understand the region better than the West does, but they appear not to care enough. It seems every time the West goes into another mostly Islamic country we mess things up more than they were to start with. After the slaughter of all the men yesterday from the Yazidi village and the abduction of the women and children there seems to be no stopping the violence. Canada did decide to deliver arms to the Kurdish fighters, but they will have to do it soon if it is to be of help. Such a sad and scary situation for those poor people. 2 links.
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Wonderful quotes, Wendy! Thank you.
We usually try to keep politics and such out of this group because we need a peaceful place to escape to and rest from all the mayhem in the world.
BUT I need to speak about what's happening - genocide. This reminds me of WW11 - Nazis and concentration camps and extermination of a specific group of innocent people and some minorities all over again! We said, "Never again!" We said, "We all must be vigilant." Well, it is happening again, but the Jews are not the target this time. There are multiple "minorities" in Iraq facing death and destruction.
I am sickened by the hatred we are seeing, the ISIS in Iraq and so many other terrorist groups in this world. As I type these words, it has been confirmed that 12 (not completely sure of number) American Special Forces have spent the night on Mount Sinjar to access the situation. Apparently it was a very covert mission and CNN did not report anything about it for many hours for reason of their safety - like not letting the enemy know!
Some of us watched as CNN Correspondent Ivan Watson accompanied Iraqi military who bravely flew a helicopter over Mount Sinjar and tossed boxes of water, milk, diapers, etc. to the crowds of people stranded there. They then picked up about 20 civilians and flew them back to safety. So many were trying to get into the helicopter and had to be pushed back. Another helicopter, I believe, also went to do the same thing, and after loading civilians onto the plane it crashed, killing the pilot.
Meanwhile, the vicious ISIS is wending their way toward the stranded people, abducting hundreds of young women and children, and causing murder and mayhem in the name of their Allah - who must be an intensely blood-thirsty, merciless god to instruct his followers to annihilate humankind who are not their brand of Muslim. One Muslim woman fleeing to Mount Sinjar said, "They [ISIS] say they are Muslim but they are not acting as Muslims."
I found this video of an extremely brave woman who stood up in an Iraqi parliament meeting and BEGGED for help. You can see all the mem standing around shuffling their feet and not daring to look her in the face. They know. There were many like her in WW11 who did the same, but no one came for a long time.
This must not happen. Britian is usually the first to step up and help the Americans who ALWAYS are expected to be the first to "do something" - being the most powerful country in the world (that's why Russian Putin is flexing his muscles and posturing superior muscle movements, and why that little man in North Korea is doing the same thing, only with firing missles). France has been stepping up to the plate, too. Sometimes I wait for someone to mention that Canada is doing something, then I hear nothing. But this time I did hear something Canada is stepping up to do, but couldn't pick up just what that is.
None of us know what will happen overnight, or tomorrow. Just pray, send energy, thoughts of peace -- anything we can personally do. We are, many peacekeepers suggest, to pray that God will change and soften the hearts of these rampaging devils. We can try that as well.
Thanks for reading my rant, if you have. I just had to do it somewhere. As I said, I am sickened by the hatred and will go to the aid of any religion calling for help if I can. I will protest on the street, if I believe it to be the right thing to do, and I have done this before in a non-violent, peaceful way. The way Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandala and others like them would arrange it. But we need more than that RIGHT NOW.
It's 3:56AM and I am taking my teary red eyes and red nose to bed. Good night, dear precious friends. I love you all.
It's funny that when you miss a thread for a while, it's like a whole new world when you go back into it. Absolutely wonderful quotes, sisters. They make us pause for moments and contemplate the thoughts and meanings and how we are living them. If things are posted twice, all the better. Usually they come on new pictures and their familiarity sinks in again... and we nod "yes" as we read along.
All caught up, that Shoes in the Church is such a lovely story and so very true.
Val, Wendy, Mary, Lynn --thank you so much! I haven't been here for a little while and am so pleased to read these wonderful quotes tonight. Very inspiring, all of them.
Yay for Ellen!
Lynn, Loved the "Words of Wisdom" and "The Shoes in Church" - great story.
Wendy, beautiful picture and wonderful quote.
Sharing a quote I like from a man I admire x x x x x>>>
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
- Mark Twain
'But by the time I get here..........'They're dirty and dusty, like chalk.'
My heart filled with pain.......... And I swallowed to hide my tears.
As he continued to apologize............ For daring to sit so near
He said, 'When I get here..............'I know I must look a sight.
'But I thought if I could touch you..'Then maybe our souls might unite.'
I was silent for a moment........... Knowing whatever was said
Would pale in comparison... I spoke from my heart, not my head.
'Oh, you've touched me,' I said......'And taught me, in part;
'That the best of any man...............'Is what is found in his heart.'
The rest, I thought,..................... This shoe man will never know.
Like just how thankful I really am... That his dirty old shoe touched my soul
You are special to me and you have made a difference in my life.
I respect you, and truly cherish you.
Send this to your friends,
No matter how often you talk,
Or how close you are,
And send it to the person who sent it to you.
Let old friends know you haven't forgotten them, and tell new friends you never will.
Remember, everyone needs a friend..
Someday you might feel like you have no friends at all.
Just remember this e-mail and take comfort in knowing that
Someone out there cares about you.....
And always will.
SHOES IN CHURCH
I got there and sat.............. In a pew just in time.
Bowing my head in prayer......... As I closed my eyes..
I saw the shoe of the man next to me..... Touching my own. I sighed.
With plenty of room on either side...... I thought, 'Why must our soles touch?'
It bothered me, his shoe touching mine... But it didn't bother him much.
A prayer began : 'Our Father'............. I thought, 'This man with the shoes, has no pride.
They're dusty, worn, and scratched. Even worse, there are holes on the side!'
'Thank You for blessings,' the prayer went on.
The shoe man said............... A quiet 'Amen.'
I tried to focus on the prayer....... But my thoughts were on his shoes again.
Aren't we supposed to look our best. When walking through that door?
'Well, this certainly isn't it,' I thought, Glancing toward the floor..
Then the prayer was ended........... And the songs of praise began.
The shoe man was certainly loud...... Sounding proud as he sang.
His voice lifted the rafters........ His hands were raised high.
The Lord could surely hear. The shoe man's voice from the sky.
It was time for the offering...... And what I threw in was steep.
I watched as the shoe man reached.... Into his pockets so deep.
I saw what was pulled out............ What the shoe man put in.
Then I heard a soft 'clink' . As when silver hits tin.
The sermon really bored me............ To tears, and that's no lie..
It was the same for the shoe man.... For tears fell from his eyes.
At the end of the service...... As is the custom here.
We must greet new visitors, And show them all good cheer.
But I felt moved somehow.............. And wanted to meet the shoe man.
So after the closing prayer........ I reached over and shook his hand.
He was old and his skin was dark..... And his hair was truly a mess.
But I thanked him for coming......... For being our guest.
He said, 'My names' Charlie............ I'm glad to meet you, my friend.'
There were tears in his eyes........ But he had a large, wide grin.
'Let me explain,' he said........... Wiping tears from his eyes.
'I've been coming here for months.... And you're the first to say 'Hi.''
'I know that my appearance............'Is not like all the rest.
'But I really do try.................'To always look my best.'
'I always clean and polish my shoes..'Before my very long walk.
When we are in heaven - Our money is still in the bank.
When we are alive - We don't have enough money to spend.
When we are gone - There is still a lot of money not spent. One tycoon in China passed away. His widow, with $1.9 billion in the bank, remarried his chauffeur.
His chauffeur said, "All the while I thought I was working for my boss.
Now I realise that my boss was all the time working for me !!! "
The cruel reality is:
It is more important to be strong and healthy
So we must strive to have a strong and healthy body,
A high-end hand phone - 70% of the functions are useless
An expensive car - 70% of the speed is not needed
A luxurious villa - 70% of the space is not occupied
A whole wardrobe of clothes - 70% of it is not worn
A whole life of earning - 70% is for other people to use. So we must protect and make full use of our 30%.
Go for medical exam even if you are not sick
Drink more water even if you are not thirsty
Must let go even when you are faced with grave problems
Must give in even if you are in the right.
LIFE IS SHORT - SO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST.
These are all great - thanks
"I have, from an early age, renounced eating meat: The time will come when we will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of humans."
- Leonardo Da Vinci, Renaissance artist/inventor -
Val, like all them.
So true Mary.
Lynn, love the Mar Razalan quote.
Great quotes Wendy.
super q uote Val
Thanks Cheryl, it's good to be here. Love the picture/quote.
Oh my... so many great quotes. Love them! Thanks Wendy and Lynn.
Good to see you here, Brenda.
Wendy, love all of them. Thank you.
Thanks for doing a new thread, Lynn. I love those quotes. Our government is giving people two years to register for direct deposits for all gov't cheques. Should be sooner than two years!
Wendy, I love the "...Do not let the world make you hard..." quote. It's certainly something to think about these days when so much is going on that is CRAZY-MAKING! It seems that those who turn hard with hatred are the ones shooting people and I hope this can be turned around somehow.
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
- Louisa May Alcott, American author.
Time for a new thread. Thread #13 got too long so here's a new thread to post your wonderful thoughts and quotes.
Link to thread #13