When This Corona Virus is Over, Let’s Never Forget…

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During the course of the past few weeks, the Corona Virus has had a huge impact on the daily lives of people all over the world. Millions and millions of families and individuals are restricted to staying in their homes, keeping away from parks, theaters, eateries, and a host of other places where people would enjoy groups of Social Gatherings.

I recently came across the following poem written by Laura Kelly Fanucci, called, “When This is Over,” that I thought was a terrific reminder to all of us, some of the simple little things in life that we should never take for granted again. Lest we never forget…

When this is over…

 

May we never again

Take for granted

A handshake with a stranger

Full shelves at a store

Conversations with neighbors

A crowded theater

Friday night out

A taste of communion

A routine checkup

The school rush each morning

Coffee with a friend

The stadium roaring

Each deep breath

A boring Tuesday

Life itself.

 

When this ends…

 

may we find

that we have become

more like the people

we wanted to be

we were called to be

we hope to be

and may we stay

that way – better

for each other

because of the worst.

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….a lot to look forward to! 🙂

Stay Safe My Friends!

The Day They Remembered

My Good Time Stories

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I love when I find stories that touch your heart and, more importantly, teach us lessons in ways that we can sometimes…never imagine. Today’s story is an example of a show of love from an unlikely source.

An amazing occurrence happened in South Africa when 31 elephants made a “Journey To Pay their Respect.” How did they know? Something that is greater and deeper than human intelligence informed them that their hero – the man who had saved their lives and many other animals – had made his transition from this earthly world. Lawrence Anthony (1950 – 2012), a legend in South Africa and author of 3 books including the bestseller “The Elephant Whisperer”, bravely rescued wildlife and rehabilitated elephants all over the globe from human atrocities, including the courageous rescue of Baghdad Zoo animals during the US invasion in 2003. On March 7, 2012 Lawrence Anthony…

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Things Humans Can Learn from a Dog

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They say that dogs are man’s best friends and that’s true. But there are many great things that we as humans can learn from our little furry pets that can help better our lives and give us a better outlook on life.

I decided to share with you a few things that people can learn from a dog, that I recently found or a Pinterest page. I thought that these were very interesting and the museum it would be something fun for everyone to think about.

Things humans can learn from a dog

 

1.Never pass up the opportunity for a joyride

 

2. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy

 

3. When love ones come home, always run to greet them

 

4. When it is your best interest, practice obedience

 

5. Let others know when they have invaded your territory

 

6. Take naps and stretch before rising

 

7. Run, romp, and play daily

 

8. Eat with gusto and enthusiasm

 

9. Be loyal

 

10. Never pretend to be something you’re not

 

11. If what you want lies buried, dig for it

 

12. When someone is having a bad day be silent sit close by and nuzzle them gently

 

13. Thrive on attention and let people hug you

 

14. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do

 

15. On hot days drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree

 

16. When you are happy, dance around, and wag your entire body

 

17. No matter how often you’re scolded don’t buy into the guilt thing and pout, just run right back and make friends

 

18. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk

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Which one of those following lessons from a dog or your favorite? Are there any other things that we can learn from a dog? What do you think? Please take a moment and share them.

 

Have a great day and stay safe!

Love and Time

My Good Time Stories

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How valuable is your time and how much of it do you REALLY use to show your love towards others?

The following little story puts the importance of our time, love, and other unseen attributes of our life in perspective.

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all the others including Love.

One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so they all constructed boats and left…except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver…

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Love and Time

 

 

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How valuable is your time and how much of it do you REALLY use to show your love towards others?

The following little story puts the importance of our time, love, and other unseen attributes of our life in perspective.

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived: Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all the others including Love.

One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so they all constructed boats and left…except for Love.

Love was the only one who stayed. Love wanted to hold out until the last possible moment. When the island had almost sunk, Love decided to ask for help.

Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said, “Richness, can you take me with you?” Richness answered, “No, I can’t. There is a lot of gold and silver in my boat. There is no place for you.

Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. “Vanity, please help me!” “I can’t help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat,” Vanity answered.

Sadness was close by so Love asked, “Sadness, let me go with you.” “oh…Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself.”

Happiness passed by Love, too, but she was so happy that she didn’t even hear when Love called her.

Suddenly, there was a voice, “Come, Love, I will take you.” It was an elder. So blessed and overjoyed, Love even forgot to ask the elder where they were going. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went on her own way. Realizing how much she owed the elder, Love asked Knowledge, another elder, “Who helped me?” “It was Time,” Knowledge answered. “Time?” asked Love. “But why did Time help me?”

Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, “Because only Time is capable of understanding how valuable Love truly is.

 

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Go out and spend time with the people who are special to you and show them LOVE.

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Story Courtesy of Silent Child / Tumblir

 

 

The Clever Old Man

Need a Giggle Today? If so…read this 🙂

My Good Time Stories

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He had grabbed a five-gallon bucket to gather some fruit and bring it back to his house.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw that it was a bunch of young women skinny dipping in his pond.

He made the women award of his presence and they all moved quickly to the deep end.

One woman shouted to him, “We are not coming out until you leave!”

The old man frowned and said, “I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.”

Holding up his bucket, he said, “I am here to feed the alligator.”

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The Clever Old Man

katarina-g--51LlTIUaHE-unsplashOne evening, an old farmer decided to to go down to the pond, as he hadn’t been there for a while, to check it out and have a look around.

He had grabbed a five-gallon bucket to gather some fruit and bring it back to his house.

As he neared the pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee. As he came closer, he saw that it was a bunch of young women skinny dipping in his pond.

He made the women award of his presence and they all moved quickly to the deep end.

One woman shouted to him, “We are not coming out until you leave!”

The old man frowned and said, “I didn’t come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond naked.”

Holding up his bucket, he said, “I am here to feed the alligator.”

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I hope this little story brought a smile to your face today! Go out and share a smile with someone today…I DARE you!  🙂

Seven Lovely Logics

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The following are some great thoughts to live by…

Seven Lovely Logics

  1. Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present.
  2. What others think of you is none of their business.
  3. Time heals almost everything…give the time, some time.
  4. No one is the reason for your happiness except you yourself.
  5. Don’t compare your life with others, you have no idea what their journey is all about.
  6. Stop thinking too much, it’s alright not to know all the answers.
  7. Smile, you don’t own all the problems in the world.

CHOOSE TO BE HAPPY!