...the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens in giving it on all occasions their effectual support. Geo. Washington Feb. 22, 1732
Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.
Robert Kennedy, South Africa 1966.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
I have been busy. I was interested in finding some videos but had trouble finding what I wanted.
The throws are a mess. B G needs to wash them and clean things up a bit.
B G threw most of the flowers out and he says that he going to throw the rest out soon. They have been pretty for a long time.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
- Retired Bishop John Shelby Spong
"Be selective in your battles, for sometimes peace is better than being right."
“We are made for goodness. We are made for love. We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness. We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know. We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders. All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor, educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all. We all belong to this family, this human family, God's family. do your little bit of good wherever you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
― Desmond Tutu
"As we grow in our consciousness, there will be more compassion and more love, and then the barriers between people, between religions, between nations will begin to fall. Yes, we have to beat down the separateness."
- Ram Dass: an American spiritual teacher
"In the end only 3 things matter: How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."
"Kindness has a beautiful way of reaching down into a weary heart and making it shine like the rising sun."
"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."
-Jack Canfield: an American author, and motivational speaker
"Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Link. When Charlie the dog stole baby Laura's toy she started to cry. Charlie then felt guilty and did all he could to make amends I want one!