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    “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault.”

     

    “Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them. ”

     

    “Lead me not into temptation I can find the way myself.”

     

    “Hardening of the attitudes is one of the most dangerous diseases on this earth.”

     

    Oscar Wilde

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    Anyone who has pets will really like this. You’ll like it even if you don’t and you may even decide you need one!
    Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named Lucky.Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit, they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.

    Mary or Jim would go to Lucky’s toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky’s other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stayed in the box!

    It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this disease…..in fact; she was just sure it was fatal.

    She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her…what would happen to Lucky? Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary’s dog through and through. If I die, Lucky will be abandoned, Mary thought. He won’t understand that I didn’t want to leave him! The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.

    The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.

    Finally the day came for Mary to leave hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn’t even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap.

    Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn’t come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.

    When Mary woke for a second she couldn’t understand what was wrong. She couldn’t move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed,with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement, bringing his beloved mistress all his favourite things in life.

    He had covered her with his love.

    Mary forgot about dying. Instead, she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day. It’s been 8 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky, he still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.

    Remember……live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God. And never forget….the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.

    Live simply.. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly and leave the rest to God.

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    “Any two humans on Earth have a common ancestor if you go back far enough in the family tree. So the fact that you draw a circle that’s this big around a family and say, ‘that’s my family, and outside the circle it’s not,’ that’s an arbitrary circle. We have genetic links among all human beings.”
    Neil deGrasse Tyson
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    “We must act responsibility. To the degree to which we should oppose everything that could give itself to war, to crime, to catastrophe. Because we who lived through the war know how it begins, where it comes from.
    We know that it does not begin only with bombs & rockets, but with fanaticism & pride, stupidity & contempt, ignorance & hatred. It feeds on all that grows on that & from that.
    That is why, just as some of us fight the pollution of the air, we should fight the polluting of human affairs by ignorance & hatred.”
    Ryzard Kapuscinski

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    “They who say that we should love our fellow citizens but not foreigners, destroy the universal brotherhood of mankind, with which benevolence and justice would perish forever.”
    Marcus Tulius Cicero

    Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
    Mark Twain

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    In the aftermath of the dreadful events of last Friday, your post on Saturday and today have beautiful, well chosen words, Lilith7. Thank you.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    Lilith  post 4451

    That first part quoted by Neil de grasse Tyson is so true.

    Such a sad and tragic time for all involved .

     

    Cheers From Kai

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