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Judy L.

"To become half the person my animals think I am."

Pell City, AL, USA
committed relationship, 1 child
Speaks: English
Joined Jan 18, 2007

The most important things in life are not things.

                      The Starfish Story

                            as told by Loren Eiseley

Loren Eiseley tells the story of a writer who is vacationing in a hotel on the coast and decides to take a break from his work by strolling along the sandy beach. In the distance, he spies a person whom he believes, at the time, is dancing, and is so intrigued he investigates further.

As he approaches the “dancer,” he realizes it is a young man and he is not dancing, but throwing objects from the beach into the ocean. He gets closer still and discovers that the man is picking up starfish from the beach, where thousands have been stranded by low tide, and is throwing them back, one by one, into the ocean.

The writer asks the man why he is undertaking such a task and the man replies that if he does not, the starfish will certainly die. At this, the writer scoffs and informs the man that there are miles and miles of beach and tens of thousands of starfish and he can’t possibly believe that what he is doing will make a difference.

The young man pauses and gives thought to this observation. Then, picking up another starfish from the beach, he tells the writer as he throws it back into the ocean...“It makes a difference to this one.”

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Joined Jan 18, 2007 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
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Groups Aimee's Cool Stuff, An Attitude of Gratitude, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Friendship Forever, GRAPHIX & SIGGIES FOR THE TAKING, Habitat for Humanity, Half Full - Half Empty, One Love. One Heart. One People., Smileys_and_Graphics_Galore, Sultry Robins Graphics and Tags, TOTAL LACK OF SANITY ROOM~OMG WHO R U?, Until they are Safe - People Against Horse Slaughter
Hometown Geraldine, AL 
Birthday Aug 27  
Languages English  
About Me I have an easy-going spirit and treat others the way I want to be treated. I strive for love and peace in my life and try to help make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than me, whether two legged, four legged or no legged.

I cherish each day in my little slice of paradise on a lake in Alabama. My home is an older, modest cottage, but I have some of the most beautiful views! Constantly changing. I'm blessed to be able to share each day with more of God's wildlife creatures than I can describe.

I'm a retired marketing director who loves animals and has many to prove it. I am currently helping care for my elderly Mother and am enjoying bonding with her... for the very first time. I thank God for this time in my life and for the support of family and friends, especially that of my dear fiance', Charles, who loves me in spite of my warts and lifts my spirits every day!

I joined Care2 to support causes near to my heart, to meet new friends and to try to make a difference outside of my currently isolated world. I do not take on-line friendships lightly; they are a commitment for me. So, if you would like to add me to your network of friends, please introduce yourself first and let me know what has drawn you to add me. Thank you!
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Pets A bunch! horses, dogs, cats, vagabonds  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian  
Eating Habits Almost anything... :)  
Wild Fact About Me I love adventure... white water rafting, fast and high roller coasters. I've also flown in a hot air balloon and a sail plane (glider... no engine). Unfortunately, spinal issues prevent me from participating in these things now, but I have WONDERFUL memories!
My Philosophy Make each day count. Judge not that you be not judged.
What Gives Me Hope The love and support of friends and family during tough times. Seeing people help others with nothing expected in return.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Try to reduce the amount of urban sprawl and the destruction of nature that makes our earth special. Leave room for our precious wildlife to exist in natural habitat!
What/who changed my life and why Losing two of the most important people in my life to sudden death at young ages within a short period of time. Life is precious... make each day count!!!
What Bugs Me Any one who would hurt an animal!, Any one who would hurt a child!, Complainers and whiners  
Passions Helping those who can't help themselves, Animals, LIFE!!!  
Inspirations God and the beauty of His creations  
What Scares Me Losing the ones I love  
Role Models Mother taught me respect all of creation, My fiance' - w/passion for all animals, My son - he gives me unconditional love, My Dad - the man who could fix anything!  
Quotation "For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."
~2Timothy 1:7
"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man." ~Mark Twain
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." ~E.E. Cummings
"Our arms are the only ones God has to hug people." ~Bill Keane in a Family Circle cartoon.
Interests Fun Wednesdays w/my "Anklet Sistas!", Quiet time in the pasture w/horses, Writing, reading, Mind/Body/Spirit, Antiques/collectibles  
Books To Kill a Mockingbird, Anything by Silas House  
Music Eclectic taste-, Josh Groban, 70's rock n roll, Three Dog Night, Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Old Eagles, Andrea Bocelli  
Movies The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption, To Kill a Mockingbird, Pay it Forward, Second Hand Lions  
TV Shows Criminal Minds, Discovery Channel Programs, House, Grey's Anatomy  
Favorite Foods Homemade ice cream, Banana and peanut butter sandwiches!, Mexican!  
Favorite Places Anywhere in God's great outdoors  
Can't Live Without Faith in God!, Hugs, Love and loved ones  
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    Aug 30, 2015 2:36 PM

    Judith Ann G. (132)

    happy birthday

    Aug 20, 2015 4:49 AM

    Pat B. (356)

    Judy, hope you have a Wonderful and Happy Birthday!!
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    Aug 21, 2014 8:04 PM

    Judith Ann G. (132)
    Aug 25, 2013 9:08 PM

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    Wishing You Joyous 
    Celebrations Of Life
    On Your Special Day

           Hope Everyone Behaves
                  At The Party

                 Love & Laughter
          Today ~ Always & Forever
         Happy Birthday

    Aug 20, 2013 9:14 AM

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    Aug 23, 2011 10:06 PM

    Black C. (103)
    Hi Judy
    Sending big hugs

    Aug 23, 2011 4:31 AM

    Jean M. (143)
    Judy I miss you and wanted to wish you .........

    Aug 22, 2011 3:23 PM

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    Feb 7, 2011 7:32 AM

    Catman P. (0)

    From My Heart To Yours

    Jan 23, 2011 11:03 AM

    Black C. (103)
    have a rainbow day zebra
    Sep 5, 2010 7:38 AM

    Jean M. (143)
    We miss you Judy.  Sending hugs.
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    Aug 27, 2010 5:43 PM

    Black C. (103)
    ~ Have a beautiful weekend ~

    Aug 26, 2010 7:15 PM

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    Wishing You Joyous 
    Celebrations Of Life
    On Your Special Day

           Hope Everyone Behaves
                  At The Party

                 Love & Laughter
          Today ~ Always & Forever
     Happy Birthday Judy

    Aug 26, 2010 10:18 AM

    JoAnna B. (386)

    Missing you! 
    Hope you have a wonderful
     Birthday Judy!
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    Aug 25, 2010 10:11 PM

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