We all miss someone and that feeling can be particularly strong at this time of the year. I want so badly to pick up the phone and call my Dad, to hear how his day went and to hear him laugh. Thinking of you, Dad.
And prayers for all the innocent people caught up in war. I pray for peace in this world.
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Sending Healing Prayers to the people of France - the injured, the ones who lost loved ones, the frightened ones.
Very nicely put, Sue. It is hate, jealousy, greed, corruption, superiority (and more)... hiding behind the word "religion"
We stand in solidarity with the people of Paris following the dreadful and unforgivable attacks of Saturday November 14th 2015. Always remember the enemy is not a religion, the enemy is HATE!
You know we're here, Jill! Emerald Green is the colour of the heart chakra - so think Green!
May they all find a home soon where they are safe and respected.
For the families who lost loved ones and people who endured grief in Charlston, South Carolina.
I watched quite a bit of the tributes and vigil held today in Charleston. If ever the world needed to see LOVE, FORGIVENESS and GOD'S GRACE in action, it was hugely visible there today and yesterday, and will be for some time to come. Some of the most beautiful people one would ever want to meet and be touched by live there.
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church has a rich history as part of the Civil Rights movement and the anti-slavery movement in the 19th century according to the church's website.
The church also played a role in the Civil Rights movement, ABC News reports. Around 1,500 people marched to the church during an April 1969 demonstration led by Corretta Scott King. Around 900 of the demonstrators, including the church's pastor, were arrested.
The church's present-day pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among those killed when the gunman, suspected to be 21-year-old Dylann Roof, opened fire during one of the church's regular prayer meetings.
Emanuel is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pictures of the beautiful Souls taken by a gunman filled with hate:
"Fighting hatred with love... there is no room in our hearts for anything but love."
For the people of Nepal, suffering another devastating earthquake.
Thanks, Lily, for providing this great link to give FREE HELP!
Project Hope is now recruiting volunteers for Nepal and deploying Dr's.
With the free click donate $1.00.
Where every dollar can save a life.
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Wendy, that is EXACTLY what I thought when I heard about this precious baby! It is very special that you thought of that, and there is meaning to you having that thought come to mind. It's as if ... out of the rubble comes rebirth, a new beginning, like the Phoenix rising.
“Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person. In those transparent moments we know other people’s joys and sorrows, and we care about their concerns as if they were our own.”
Read more (it's really interesting, and applies to all of us):
Someone heard the pleas for help, have you noticed, time after time this miracle rescue, happens xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
The Independent, - Miracle baby pulled from rubble Incredible images have emerged of the moment a four-month old baby was rescued from the rubble of a building devastated by the Nepal earthquake, 22 hours after the disaster struck.
The Nepalese newspaper Kathmandu Today published images of the dust-covered baby boy as he was pulled to safety by members of the army assisting the on-going search and rescue effort.
Soldiers initially missed the child as they searched through the wreckage for survivors and he was only found when they heard a faint cry from beneath the ruins of the building, leading them to check the area again.
Incredible images show a baby being rescued 22 hours after the deadly #Nepal quake: http://t.co/QJs0TmIS4Dpic.twitter.com/y5fsn6zTLs
; Jessica Gonzalez (@HessicaGonzalez) April 29, 2015
The child, named by CNN as Sonit Awal, is reportedly in a stable condition in hospital and escaped the ordeal without any serious injuries.
Also for those affected by the avalanche and surrounding areas. The count of people killed is now up to 5,000 as of CNN report about an hour ago. A little baby boy, four months old, was found alive in the rubble. Searchers left the scene, thinking he was dead. Then they went back when someone said they heard a baby crying. In the midst of devastation, miracles often happen.
Hoping and praying that more people are rescued from the devastation in Nepal and that aid can arrive as quickly as is humanly possible. Couldn't find enough candles for them though. Brightest Blessings to the rescue workers who have. understandably, the toughest job on this planet.
I never knew Sam did so much for animals until I read he had funded Sunders' rescue. He spent most of the last years of his life making life better for so many animals and people. Bet Sam is now a guardian angel, this guy never gave up. Here are the two most informative links I could find about his works.
Canadians remembering Leonards' spock in a very unique way.
Wonderful picture, Jill. I love it. It could be applied to so many life events - both happy and sad. I can think of numerous captions. Thank you.
Beautiful candle prayer wishes, Rose. I think we all have been there in one or both categories at some time, if we aren't experiencing one or both of them today. May any person - or our loved ones - experiencing these maladies find healing and peace.
~CHAKRA CANDLES for Healing~
He was a wonderful person as well as an actor and our favourite Vulcan, Sue and Mary. So many of us have done the Vulcan sign for Peace and Prosperity. I'm sure that will carry on for a long time to come. He was also a kind and generous soul.
me too Sue i wish there was geneses planet
we must always be on our guard from extremists like the nazis i hope this little candle lights the way
"Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness."
Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Liberation
I love you too, Mary. Yes, we certainly are all connected here. And apparently that is exactly what today stands for. WE ARE ALL ONE~CONNECTED~TOGETHER, - however we want to say it. Let our lights shine together into the world's dark places.
On January 27, 2015, delegations from around the world, including some 100 former prisoners, will travel to Auschwitz-Birkenau to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the most infamous Nazi killing center by Soviet troops. They will honor the memory of the more than 1.1 million people, primarily Jews, but also Poles, Roma (Gypsies), Soviet prisoners of war, and others, who were killed there from 1940 to 1945.
As we remember these victims, we also honor the survivors, soldiers, reporters, and others who bore witness to Nazi crimes and reflect on the challenges we face 70 years after liberation.
This is the official Holocaust Children's Candle:
we are all connected here aren't we Cheryl?i hope our pets too love ya sis
I am wishing on a star - and much more - Wendy, for your Eric to come home where he belongs.
Mary, that's a lovely thought, that Sophie, Mandy and my Tweety are watching out for Wendy's Eric... it's kind of like all in this family and that makes them related. Love that thought!
so sorry Eric is still not home Wendy ,Cheryl how are you maybe Bibby Mandi and Sophie are watching us together having their own chat ,i hope Eric is not with them ,Jill i am so sorry for your loss this is such a bad time of the year to lose someone
Jill sorry to read of the death of your friend Kathy may she R.I.P. xxxxxx
This candle is for my cat Eric, we miss you , find the light and come home, or if you have to go, let the candle light your way to meet 2Bob, and Sox, just over the rainbow Bridge , love hugs from the Kelly cats & human mom xxxxxxxxx
THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYONE, for your love and support. You'll never know just how very much it has helped me.
So sorry, Wendy, for the loss of your friend, Val M.
Jill, so sorry for the loss of your friend, Kathy.
I have lost friends on Care2 and I still post on their page from time to time. When you see their words and where they invested their butterflies, it reminds us that they left the world these wonderful gifts - and so much more.
Sandi - your SAM is 35 years old??!! Wow, that is pretty incredible for the life span of a cockatiel. Awesome!!
Lighting a candle for a Care 2 member who passed away shortly Just before Christmas Val M , she will be missed by all her friends xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Dear Friend Val
i'm lighting a candle for Cheryl and Bibby to light your way its such a loss and after so long ,after a while memories will comfort you for now sending hugs
Hadn't been to this thread for awhile - thank you for it - and Cheryl - lighting a candle for Bibby!
So sorry Cheryl to hear Tweety crossed the rainbow bridge. Be comforted with the remembrance of all the years you took such excellent care of him and gave him the best life possible. You know he loved you for that.
I'll have to borrow a camera than I will.
Wow Sandi I never heard of a cockatiel living that long. That is wonderful! Can you post a picture of him please?
So sorry Cheryl to hear about Tweety,I had hoped he would pull through but I guess his age was against him.
I know how you feel as when I lost my Maurice but I hadn't had him all those years like you but was still a great loss.
Yes Barbara I do. he was given to me when he was about 4 years old nobody ever did anything with him, so he never learned how to talk, but he chatters and whistles. you can't pick him up cause he bites hard.
do you have a 35 year old cockatiel Sandy?
Cheryl, Sorry to hear about Tweety, He looks almost like my Sam except Sam is all yellow. He is 35 years old and mean. I'll light a candle for him.
Hi Cheryl I am so sorry for the loss of little Bibby. It brought tears to my eyes to read this. I know how precious our little bird friends are to us. I give you and your son my deepest sympathy, love, prayers and big hugs.
Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you my dear friend.
Love, Barb, Baby, Beenie
For Tweety Cheryl now in your Fathers hands xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE 162 FAMILIES MOURNING THE LOSS OF THEIR LOVED ONES LOST IN THE AIRASIA FLIGHT 8501 THAT WENT DOWN LAST SUNDAY.
I am so grateful for having had 24 of his 25 years to enjoy and love. Forever in my heart, little fella.
Oh, Wendy.. I didn't see your post until I posted again. That was quick action!
The world surely is grieving and I hope the families of the children and teachers receive the love the world is sending to them. I cannot imagine their pain.
It's 5:30PM in BC - and so far there are 776,802 names, and the names (signatures) just keep on rolling in. Here's all the good people in action!
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I signed a couple of days ago, I just cannot imagine the pain, the parents of the murdered children feel.
The poor children, they hadn't committed any crime, they were sought out , to prove a point, what will happen when pakistani men join the army to fight against the Taliban.
The world grieves with the parents and families of the children and their teachers also murdered . R.I.P. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Join the campaign to honour the memory of the children of Peshawar, Pakistan who were massacred
join the campaign to honour the memory of the children of Peshawar -- it will be delivered by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy on Education, to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, and leaders who can make it a reality. Add your name now:
I'm sorry I didn't realize so many of you have lit a candle for a loved one. I will check in here more often.
Sandi, Sue, Lily
and Angel - I hope your sister, mom, and dad are doing well now.
Mary, I hope your aunt is doing better.
Everyone lighting a candle for those poor dogs was like lighting a pathway for their travel to Heaven.
i'm lighting a candle for my aunt who has lymph node cancer and for all the poor dogs as well
I'm lighting a candle for my sister who had an operation yesterday to remove some skin cancer, also my mum who has been ill the last week, my dad who has biopsies to see if he has cancer next week, also for all the poor dogs that lost their lives in the arson attack in Manchester
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(September 11, 2014)
This is the link that Wendy posted on the WW1 thread. It is a Care2 'Candle Room' so it will last. I've looked for this link before and couldn't find it, so I don't want to lose it again.
There are so many things to light a candle for these days. Enjoy that peaceful 'room'.
"Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness."
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
Eleanor Roosevelt et al
"We can feel the vibration that comes from the candle flame, burning its way into our innermind, no blurry images, clear as crystal, we enter into the highest consciousness, on our journey back home, we possess the eagle's eye, the eye that can see the invisible."
~Michael Bassey Johnson