“Compassion is most important for happiness. We must treat fellow human beings as equal, that is very important, but also all beings who have capacity for feeling. So the innate desire for happiness that is the basis of human rights extends to all sentient beings, including animals and insects. There are now some individuals and organizations who care about animal rights and are showing concern about the suffering or torture of animals. I have noticed among ordinary people, out of their love and compassion, growing efforts for promotion of vegetarianism. These are the right kinds of expression of compassion, very positive and encouraging signs.”—His Holiness The Dalai Lama
"We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees."
- Qwatsinas -
(Hereditary Chief Edward Moody) Nuxalk Nation
... I wish a peaceful weekend. Look around and enjoy the beauty of Mother Earth my dear Friend. With Love Ana
The tree embraces an invisible wind And a fairy come out flying Waiting the messenger bird That broke apart on the hard sky His wings wind from Earth Coiled upward and smooth The tree there was with the birds resting Waiting for the sun to fly I was dreaming with wings And for a brief moment, I knew the joy For one brief moment I could fly, And since I have no wings to fly, I stay Imagining how sad it would be If birds could not fly.
The ingredients are all right here With warmest thoughts and best wishes Good health and happiness and cheer To keep you smiling through the year And if your heart has lost it's song The gift of hope to cheer you on. Share your love and remind That someone, for you my Friend, Always truly cares, and, At this time of the end of the year.
... I wish you a great week dear friend With Love Ana
The glistening sun is shining On the sparkling water, The sparkling water is connecting To the pretty ocean, The pretty ocean is as beautiful As a bachelor button flower, The bachelor button flower is yellow and blue Like the sunset sky, The sunset sky is giving peace to the Earth!
Fly Another morning comes again You rise as soon as the dawn breaks. You force yourself to carry on, However much your mind aches. The thought of freedom, The tangles of love and pain, The things you remember to breathe for, The reasons you remain. I have one thing to ask of you; Just please, can you answer me why? How can you keep your feet on the ground, When you know you were meant to fly?
"Someone has said that a friend is a bank of credit on which we can draw supplies of confidence, counsel, sympathy, help, and love. And that is true, for if you have a genuine friend, you possess riches greater than silver or gold. Which, of course, brings us to the other sideof the question: are you, and am I, the kind of friend that others can treasure?"
There's nothing as nice As someone who shares, Your laughter, your secrets, Your wishes and cares, Someone who's there Through your good times and tears, Who stays by your side As your friend through the years.
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile... it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."