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Stella AWAY W.

"To be part of a positive change for everything on Planet Earth!"

Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa
female
married, 2 children
Speaks: English, Afrikaans
Joined Dec 22, 2010
Activities: Crafts, internet, wildlife


 
My Footprint

"If it is to be, it is to be me" - my Dad's phrase

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  John Muir, conservationist.

"The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands." Henry Havelock Ellis

"Earth produces enough to satisfy every man's needs but NOT for every man's greed."  Mohandas K Gandhi

"Be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi


"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain!" Vivian Greene

"When we choose not to focus on what's missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present ... we experience heaven on earth." Sarah Breathnach

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela

"The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it." Mother Teresa

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programmes of social uplift, is approaching spiritual doom." Martin Luther King Jr.

"Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty."Mother Teresa

"If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them." Dalai Lama

"A lie gets half way around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on." Winston Churchill

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." Dalai Lama

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience." Woodrow Wilson, former U.S. President.

"To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And THAT is the unpardonable crime." Romain Rolland, author, Nobel Prize 1915

Every animal has certain fundamental rights and the very basic fundamental right of every animal, is the right to live.  You cannot take away what you cannot give - and since you cannot give life to a dead creature, you have NO RIGHT to take the life of a living one!!!  Dada J.P. Vaswani, Spiritual Head, Sadhu Vaswani Mission

"Those who experiment on animals should never be able to quiten their own conscience by telling themselves that these cruelties have a worthy aim." Albert Schweitzer, physician/Nobel Laureate.

"Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does." George Bernard Shaw

 ActuAnimaux Click every name 5 times daily to save them!  :)

 DESIDERATA




                      -- written by Max Ehrmann in the 1920s -- 

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labours and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy!


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We are the living graves of murdered beasts,
Slaughtered to satisfy our appetites.
We never pause to wonder at our feasts,
If animals, like men, can possibly have rights.
We pray on Sundays that we may have light,
To guide our footsteps on the path we tread.
We're sick of war, we do not want to fight -
The thought of it now fills our hearts with dread;
And yet - we gorge ourselves upon the dead?

Like carrion crows, we live and feed on meat
Regardless of the suffering and the pain
we cause by doing so, if thus we treat
defenceless animals for sport or gain,
how can we hope in this world to attain
the PEACE we say we are so anxious for?
We pray for it o'er hecatombs of slain.
to God, while outraging the moral law;
Thus cruelty begets its offspring - WAR.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A PARADOX
"Tis strange how women kneel in church
and pray to God above.
Confess small sins and chant a praise
and sing that He is love;
While coats of soft, furry things
upon their shoulders lie -
Of timid things, of tortured things,
that take so long to die ...

'Tis strange to hear the organ peal
- "Have mercy on us Lord"
The benediction - peace to all
- they bow with one accord
While from stained windows fall the lights
on furs so softly worn,
Of timid things, of little things,
that died in cold and storm.
Edward Breck (c. 1925)
ex Gerald M.

"Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and
the same to us all." Gandhi

"For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other. 
Indeed, he who sows the seed of murder and pain cannot reap
joy and love." Pythagoras (569 BCE - 475 BCE)






















 
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Groups (MCIF) Multi-Cultural Interfaith Forum, ALL ANIMALS OF SOUTH AFRICA, Actions For Animals, All Animal Activist, Alternative Transportation, Amnesty International, Animal House, Anti-Cyber-Bully Freedom Fighters, Artistic And Bent, Backyard Birds, Beats4Change, Beyond Illusion, Bird Conservation, Birds of the World more »
Hometown Cape Town, South Africa 
Homepage http://my.care2.com/stelizan  
Birthday July 20  
Languages English, Afrikaans  
About Me Passionate about everything on our planet, intuitive, emotional, active, extremely impulsive, eternally 21!
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  Lifestyle
Pets 'resident' uninvited 1.5m snake!, Pekingese Schnuki (the one and only), Pitbull Xena, Mini maltese Bonnie, Dachshund Nikki, feral cats, rain spiders, praying mantis, lots of wildlife, mole snakes  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Indifferent
Religions Old Apostolic  
Eating Habits Striving to LIVE healthier daily  
Wild Fact About Me I, of all people, am relocating the rain spiders (family don't know but they're getting too big!) and if it's a Cape cobra on our front porch (very poisonous, protected species) I'd LOVE to relocate him/her too! Mole snakes fine, just bite like hell!
My Philosophy Do what you can with what you have, where you are (Theodore Roosevelt)
What Gives Me Hope The many stunning people sharing this planet
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by FAIR democracy for ALL (including our animal kingdom!) and stringent laws to correct the imbalances on Planet Earth with severe penalties for non-adherence.
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me People calling themselves 'humans'  
Passions Planet Earth, peace, music, nature, animals, making a difference, broadening my horizons, God's Creations  
Inspirations people, our Planet, my family, music, animals  
What Scares Me The cruelty and greed that surrounds us  
  Favorites
Role Models Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa  
Quotation If It Is To Be, It Is To Be Me (my Dad's phrase)
Interests antiques/collectibles, arts and crafts/home made presents, ballet/ice skating, camping/travelling, environment/ecosystems, herbs/herbal remedies, internet, music, national parks, pets (any kind!), photography, reading, recycling, recipes, sustainable fishing, walking, wi  
Books What's age got to do with it, Robin McG  
Music pop, classical, country, Classic Rock, "golden oldies"  
Movies Animated movies  
TV Shows Noot vir Noot (SA), 50/50 (SA), Pasella (SA), National Geographic, Discovery Channel  
Favorite Foods fruits/veggies directly from the garden, seafood, potatoes, pasta, chicken, cheese  
Favorite Places Cape Town  
Can't Live Without friends and family, God, internet, music, my animals, nature  
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