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Nancy S.

"to be a light and hope for humanity"

Faro, Algarve, Portugal
female, age 51
committed relationship, 3 children
Speaks: portuguese, french, english
Joined Sep 4, 2007

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To be like a river flowing from the writter Paul Coelho

     “A river never passes the same place twice,” says a philosopher. “Life is like a river,” says another philosopher, and we draw the conclusion that this is the metaphor that comes closest to the meaning of life. Consequently, it is always good to remember during all the year to come:
     A] We are always doing things for the first time. While we move between our source (birth) to our destination (death), the landscape will always be new. We should face these novelties with joy, not with fear – because it is useless to fear what cannot be avoided. A river never stops running.
B] In a valley we walk slower. When everything around us becomes easier, the waters grow calm, we become more open, fuller and more generous.
     C] Our banks are always fertile. Vegetation only grows where there is water. Whoever comes into contact with us needs to understand that we are there to give the thirsty something to drink.
     D] Stones should be avoided. It is obvious that water is stronger than granite, but it takes time for this to happen. It is no good letting yourself be overcome by stronger obstacles, or trying to fight against them - that is a useless waste of energy. It is best to understand where the way out is, and then move forward.
     E] Hollows call for patience. All of a sudden the river enters a sort of hole and stops running as joyfully as before. At such moments the only way out is to count on the help of time. When the right moment comes the hollow fills up and the water can flow ahead. In the place of the ugly, lifeless hole there now stands a lake that others can contemplate with joy.
     F] We are one. We were born in a place that was meant for us, which will always keep us supplied with enough water so that when confronted with obstacles or depression we have the necessary patience or strength to move forward. We begin our course in a soft and fragile manner, where even a simple leaf can stop us. Nevertheless, as we respect the mystery of the source that gave us life, and trust in His eternal wisdom, little by little we gain all that we need to pursue our path.
     G] Although we are one, soon we shall be many. As we travel on, the waters of other springs come closer, because that is the best path to follow. Then we are no longer just one, but many – and there comes a moment when we feel lost. However, as the Bible says, “all rivers flow to the sea.” It is impossible to remain in our solitude, no matter how romantic that may seem. When we accept the inevitable encounter with other springs, we eventually understand that this makes us much stronger, we get around obstacles or fill in the hollows in far less time and with greater ease.
     H] We are a means of transportation. Of leaves, boats, ideas. May our waters always be generous, may be always be able to carry ahead everything or everyone that needs our help.
     I] We are a source of inspiration. And so, let us leave the final words to the Brazilian poet, Manuel Bandeira:
To be like a river that flows
     silent through the night,
     not fearing the darkness and
     reflecting any stars high in the sky.

     And if the sky is filled with clouds,
     the clouds are water like the river, so
     without remorse reflect them too
in the calm deep.”

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Groups Amnesty International, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Defenders of Wildlife, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Elephant Lovers, GLBT Rights Global, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Naresh Kadyan, Animal Rights activist and Gandhian Ideologist fan club, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, WWF - World Wildlife Fund, World Without Frontiers
Hometown Faro - Portugal 
Birthday Dec 03, 1966  
Languages portuguese, french, english  
About Me I am that I am...
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Pets birds, chickens, 2 Cats, 2 dogs  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Indifferent
Religions universal, Wiccan/Pagan/Druid, spiritual  
Eating Habits eatting what I like!  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Become the change you seek in the world.
What Gives Me Hope the smile of the child, the nature, looking at the stars...
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why book: Conversation with God
Jill and John had changed my life
What Bugs Me indifference, any one that would hurt a woman, Those who hurt others weaker than them, injustice, intolerance, hypocrisy, cruelty, arrogance, Any one that would hurt an animal, Any one that would hurt a child, abusive people  
Passions My Lover., nature, spirituality, MY CHILDREN!!!, music, love, god, earth  
Inspirations to fulfill my purpose on earth, courage, happiness, the beauty of nature, ocean, music, good people, god, blue skies  
What Scares Me Fear Is Void of Freedom  
Role Models children, my family, my friends, Gandi, John Hogan, martin luther king jr, Jesus Christ, god, Albert Einstein, Dalai Lama  
Quotation In search of truth by Paulo Coelho

The devil was talking to his friends when they noticed a man walking along a road. They watched him pass and saw that he bent down to pick something up.
- What did he find? - asked one of the friends.
- A piece of Truth - answered the devil.
The friends were very concerned. After all, a piece of Truth might save that man's soul - one less in Hell. But the devil remained unmoved, gazing at the view.
- Aren't you worried? - said one of his companions. - He found a piece of Truth!
- I'm not worried - answered the devil. - Do you know what he'll do with the piece? As usual, he'll create a new religion. And he'll succeed in distancing even more people from the whole Truth.
Interests wildlife, Travel/Adventure, Spirituality/Philosophy, philosophy, Mythology / Folklore, music, movies, internet, humor, history, Books - Author, archaeology, Anthropology  
Books allan kardec, Only Love is Real by Brian Weiss, Conversation w/God series, spirituality, poetry, Mysteries, any books about /the PARANORMAL  
Music all kinds, sting  
Movies action, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, comedies  
TV Shows Animal Planet, history channel, Discovery Channel  
Favorite Foods veggies, mexican, italian, indian, french  
Favorite Places beach, ocean, france, brasil, south america, Asia - especially Thailand, woods, paris, nature, mountains  
Can't Live Without God, my kids, friends, family, love, books, animals, air  
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    Dec 1, 2010 9:42 AM

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    With all my best wishes, dear Nancy,


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    My Friend,
    Truer words were never spoken:
    May your holiday find you in good health, with much love . . .
    Which includes this sincere wish.

    Dec 1, 2008 7:24 AM

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    Dearest Nancy,

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    Follow your heart . . .
    Wherever it takes you!
    Much love,

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    (Now leave that
    poor cat alone! )

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    to invite me!

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    And I wanna thank
    For being you!
    (and my friend)

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