These birds are so beautiful..
” I love the beautiful world I live in.” The earth is our very wise and amazingly loving mother. She provides everything we need and things we just want. For instance, a diamond engagement ring.
There is water, food, air, companionship. We have millions of species of plants and animals. Mother Earth responds well to our love for her.
We have treated this planet terribly in the past decades. We are using up our valuable resources without plans to replenish what we have stolen from our Mother.
If we continue to trash the planet, there will be a dead planet and a population of dead plants, animals and fish. Oh by the way, we human beings will be dead too.
We need to focus our thinking on taking care of, respecting and loving our Mother. I spend time imagining our planet as she used to be. Lush, fertile and ripe with all kinds of animals, plants and food. I imagine a clear clean environment where people don’t have to check the weather reports to see what the condition of the air is. I have breathing issues. More days every year are bad for sensitive people to go out. This is scary for us and for our planet.
We have the power to heal Mother Earth and the power to stop raping her of her resources. The problem is … do we want to stop? Or will we only stop when we have killed this amazing planet. That is my fear. Taking the planets gifts brings much money to the people to live for money. Every day, many millions of people give back the resources and love this planet. It isn’t enough, but if we keep working on it, we may just loose enough selfishness to see how important our choices are for us and for our great grandchildren. We can love Mother Earth enough to stop killing her. We are capable of helping her to heal herself. We just have to want to. Do You?
Great job by our President. He makes me proud of being a liberal again.
loving this. questions are one of my favorite things. Peace, Barbara
I think many people my age found Gibran’s words in college. I can remember a time everyone was reading and discussing his books. “Sorrowful persons find joy in lamentations and lovers encounter comfort and condolence in dreams, and the oppressed delight in receiving sympathy. I am writing to you now because I feel like a poet who fancies the beauty of objects whose impression he composes in verse while being ruled by a divine power…” —-Excerpted by THE SECRETS OF THE HEART
” What do you seek, My Countrymen?
Do you desire that I build for
You gorgeous palaces, decorated
With words of empty meaning, or
Temples roofed with dreams? Or
Do you command me to destroy what
The liars and tyrants have built?
Shall I uproot with my fingers
What the hypocrites and the wicked
Have implanted? Speak your insane Wish!
” Will you accept a heart that loves,
But never yields? And burns, but
Never melts? Will you be at ease
With a soul that quivers before the
Tempest, but never surrenders to it?
Will you accept one as a companion
Who makes not slaves, nor will become
One? Will you own me but not possess
Me? By taking my body and not my heart?
Then here is my hand—grasp it with
Your beautiful hand; and here is mine
Body—embrace it with your loving
Arms; and here are my lips—bestow
Upon them a deep and dizzying kiss.”
“My heart was weary within me and bade me farewell and repaired to the Abode of Happiness. And when it was come to that sanctuary which the spirit had sanctified, it stood in wonderment, for it saw not there things it had imagined.” —-Khalil Gibran
Gibran was twenty- one, a struggling young artist, when he met and fell in love with Mary Haskell of Boston. He asked her to marry him. She believed that for his sake she must refuse. Loving him passionately, she devoted herself over the years to his happiness, soothing his turmoils, sharing his joys and working with him on his manuscripts.
Some of his books include: Nymphs of the Valley, A Tear and a Smile, Sand and Foam, The earth gods, and The Prophet. This Man From Lebanon is a study of his work written by Barbara Young.
A look at a world most of us won’t see in our lives.
This video says about itself:
May 9, 2012
From Wildlife Extra:
Tiger numbers increase by 63% in Nepal in 4 years
Nepal records remarkable growth in tiger numbers
July 2013. An encouraging announcement from the Government of Nepal on put the number of wild tigers in the country at 198, though there may be anywhere from 163 – 235 tigers allowing for errors. This marks an increase in the population by 63% from the last survey in 2009.
“Nepal’s results are an important milestone to reaching the global TX2 goal of doubling the number of wild tigers by the year 2022,” stated Megh Bahadur Pandey, Director General of Nepal’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation. “Tigers are a…
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I live in Cleveland and I am sorry the paper is going to 3 days but we are moving on and we have to adapt.
Today, the FBI orchestrated a large sting to find and help boys and girls in slavery.
Many pimps were arrested. They were arrested under Federal laws because they had moved the children across state lines.
The children were set free and they ranged in age from 13 years old to seventeen years old. They were being made to sell their bodies and commit many terrible sex acts. They had no choice and were often threatened with death unless they satisfied their owners/pimps.
The profit from owning people and forcing them to have sex to remain alive is twenty seven million dollars. Yes, I said twenty seven million.
The children are now free. Can you imagine how that must feel for them? Can you imagine how their families feel? The grief they have endured thinking their boys and girls were dead. Pimps were arrested and I think they need to have 1000 year sentence. Once out they will go back to their slavery rings and begin again. Long sentences are vital.
These families and friends must get to know their children again. This is going to require quite a long transition. These families have a long journey ahead. I am so happy for these kids and I worry about all of their memories. The ones that will remain for the rest of their lives. We do know that they have had the worst of living nightmares.
It is important to realize that supply and demand play into this story. The Johns, the people who buy sex are the reason that the millions of people are kidnapped and sold and become sex slaves. Johns are hardly ever arrested. The FBI says the demand is growing. Johns need to be stopped and held responsible for their actions. Men who buy sex are disgusting and need to be arrested and face jail time.
So, we have won a battle, but It still leaves millions of slaves in the world today. If you see someone who seems to be at risk call, 1-888-3737-888. This hotline helps people and prevents some children from being taken as slaves. We can also all pray, however we do it and pray for more people to be saved and allowed to be free once again.