...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.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
“Surely it's better to love others, however messy and imperfect the involvement, than to allow one's capacity for love to harden.”
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
“Every sunrise is an invitation for us to arise and brighten someone's day.”
Let us forgive each other – only then will we live in peace.
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
Saturday, January 30, 2016
It's normal for kids to try and pull off something sneaky when their parents aren't looking. But one little girl went above and beyond to sneak her best friend into the house when her mom's back was turned. The only problem? Her friend just so happens to be a cow! When the little girl's mom walked into the house, she discovered her daughter had let their pet cow, Izzy onto their indoor porch. As Izzy rested on the floor, the little girl tried to come up with a story to explain her appearance in the house.
Friday, January 29, 2016
So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished, and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough.
D comes in and heads for the bathroom, saying, "Excuse me; I'll just be a second." Then A comes in, but the bartender is not convinced that this relative of C is not a minor.
Then the bartender notices B-flat hiding at the end of the bar and says, "Get out! You're the seventh minor I've found in this bar tonight."
E-flat comes back the next night in a three-piece suit with nicely shined shoes. The bartender says, "You're looking sharp tonight. Come on in, this could be a major development."
Sure enough, E-flat soon takes off his suit and everything else, and is au natural. Eventually C sobers up and realizes in horror that he's under a rest. C is brought to trial, found guilty of contributing to the diminution of a minor, and is sentenced to 10 years of D.S. without Coda at an upscale correctional facility.
Velcro - what a rip off!