"To Grow As a Human Being"
Gray, ME, USA
Joined Nov 2, 2006
Native American Rights,
against factory farms,
Protect America's Forests,
Indigenous Peoples Rights,
Listening to music,
Watching old movies,
Watercolors and drawing,
Spending time with my friends,
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March to a different drummer!From Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden' (1850): 'If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.'
Keep listening. He's out there, somewhere, and he's playing your song.
The Dalai Lama's
Instructions for Life
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three R’s:
Respect for self
Respect for others and
Responsibility for all your actions.
4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
I'm working on these, but have a long way to go..
We all need to work on seeing things in their proper perspective, don't you think?
One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream.
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.
One smile begins a friendship,
One hand clasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal
One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.
One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.
One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true,
One life can make a difference,
You see, it's up to you!
||Nov 2, 2006
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||That's a tough one. I'm an almost-vegan Swedish-American, grown-up former farm girl who works in an ancillary medical field. If life were perfect, I would be back on the farm now. Or a princess.
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|Wild Fact About Me
||Leave the world a better place than you found it.
March to your own drummer.
It isn't the paper or the bow, it's what's inside the package that counts.
I cannot understand why people call them "dumb animals." There is nothing dumb about them. They have emotions, unique personalities, are capable of great compassion, and even mourn the loss of loved ones. The inability to communicate in a human language does not make a creature less intelligent. They communicate in so many other ways. Have you really looked into the eyes of a Jersey cow lately?
|What Gives Me Hope
||The innocence and acceptance of animals; they don't care what you look like in the morning. A fresh breeze after the rain. Rainbows. The ocean!
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||If I were president, I would do my best to toughen and enforce laws against animal abuse. Stop wars for oil and "religious" wars. Stop the slaughter in Darfur and free Tibet.
|What/who changed my life and why
||My friend Margaret, who faced breast cancer and several CVAs with courage and humor to the very end. She will always be my hero.
|What Bugs Me
Those who hurt others weaker than them,
The destruction of rural areas,
Any one that would hurt a child,
Any one that would hurt an animal,
making a difference,
My best friend,
a gentle breeze,
the sound of the ocean,
the beauty of nature
|What Scares Me
The current US administration,
moral direction of our society,
Is how cruel the people of the world are,
Disrespect for others,
Aung San Suu Kyi,
||"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The first step towards getting anywhere is to decide you are not going to stay where you are." - Anonymous
"Some of us think holding on makes us strong; But sometimes it is letting go." -Hermann Hesse
"When nothing seems to help I go and watch a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps 100 times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the 101st blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before." -Jacob Riis
"All major religious traditions carry basically the same message; that is love, compassion and forgiveness. The important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. " The Dalai Lama
"When the Grandmothers speak, the Earth will be healed; when the Grandmothers pray, wisdom will be revealed. When the Grandmothers sing, the Earth will be made whole." Hopi Prophecy
Medicine / Health Care,
Anything by Tony Hillerman,
John Gould's (Maine writer) books,
Books by Willa Cather,
Anything by the Dalai Lama,
The mists of Avalon,
unusual or very old cookbooks,
Almost anything worth reading
R and B,
How Green Was My Valley,
Waking Ned Devine,
Gone with the Wind
Father Dowling Mysteries,
Murder She Wrote,
Men in Trees,
Dancing With the Stars,
Sitting in a cozy chair with a good book,
|Can't Live Without
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