Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Mahatma Gandhi~
Each year in the US alone, 4-5 million homeless pets die.
Be a part of the solution.
It's not an option, it's a responsibility
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ~ Mohandas Gandhi
Just one pint of blood can save up to 3 people. Have you stuck your arm out lately?
~Each day, about 74 people receive an organ transplant. However, 17 people die each day waiting for transplants that can't take place because of the shortage of donated organs~ The following two links will tell you how you can help. Also some heartwarming stories of people whose lives have been saved.
TransWeb: All About Transplantation and Donation
Organ and Tissue Donation/Transplanation
“Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” ~Wayne Dyer
Trials can make us better or bitter... It's a choice.
Make no judgements where you have no compassion. ~ Anne McCaffrey
With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
**I believe we are spiritual beings having a human experience... not the other way around. And realizing this has changed my perspective & understanding on everything.
I believe in the Ripple Effect...
What Gives Me Hope
Places like this... and people who care and believe we can make a difference.
A baby's smile... full of innocence, wonder, and unabashed joy.
The innocence and purity of children.
The innocence, purity, and unconditional love of animals.
I believe the world as a whole... is undergoing a spiritual awakening.
Random act's of kindness... they're not so difficult... and they also give SO much to the giver... why do so many consider this such a foreign concept?
Noble acts in this chaotic and sometimes very discouraging world.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
Anna B... in spirit now. She was my stand in grandmother who was a tenant and family friend who lived upstairs from us thruout my childhood... She was full of endless love, taught me much, and influenced my childhood profoundly... greatly impacting who I am today.
My mother... whom I am proud to call my best friend, as well as Mom.
My two deceased brother's... losing them so young... and in the ways in which they passed... affected me in ways I cannot begin to describe. (One to suicide at age 28 when I was 19... one to AIDS complications when I was 28 and he was 39.)
Don... a friend who's fallen out of touch... but who helped me see possibilities, shed old fears & constraints, and embrace... me.
We frail humans are at one time capable of the greatest good and, at the same time, capable of the greatest evil. Change will only come about when each of us takes up the daily struggle ourselves to be more forgiving, compassionate, loving, and above all joyful in the knowledge that, by some miracle of grace, we can change as those around us can change too. ~ Maíread Maguire
There is no Challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself. ~ Michael F. Staley
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller
To be loved for what one is, is the greatest exception. ~ Goethe
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahandas Gandhi
SILENT ECHOS Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. ~Jean Paul Richter~ May your birthday take flight and bring you much laughter, and fill your memories with mirth from now to hereafter! ~Becca~
"In the glow of the dawn, Welcome a new day, Greet the golden sunlight or rain, Nature in all its subtlety. Whip of the wind, Earth unfolds, Softly falling rain, Growing plants and buds blossoming. Visions of the earth, with glories of nature, Beauty of the daffodils, Sunshine and rain from a rainbow, Awe! Nature in full bloom."
- Blanche Black - "Springtime"
I wish you a great Spring week my dear Friend. With Love Ana
The glitening sun is shining On the sparkling water, The sparkling water is connecting To the blue endless ocean That is great and is as beautiful As a bachelor button flower, So simple and perfect Blue and red Like the sunset sky The glorious sunset That brings peace For me, for you, for all That brings peace to Mother Earth!
... I wish you a weekend full of peace my sweet friend With Love Ana
A child is... A butterfly in the wind, Some can fly higher than others; But each one flies the best they can. Why compare one against the other? Each one is different! Each one is special! Each one is beautiful!
I wish you a great friday and a wonderful weekend my special friend With Love Ana
"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices, but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thought in clear form." Albert Einstein
What is a Poem A poem is hidden in the soundlessspeechless soft clouds Tossing turning twisting in the crystal clear aquamarine sky Look inside a pleasing pretty flower Climb immeasurable immenseimpressive mountains If you find a poem handle it carefully Like a newborn puppy For a poem can die or slip through fingers Like creamy butter And be lost in the dark streets Look in places where you have never been before And there you might find a poem Lost somewhere in the soft clouds The clear sky or a pretty flower Waiting for you! by Amber Hickman (aged 8)