...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, December 17, 2017


"Were I to be the founder of a new sect,
I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  
- Thomas Jefferson

"Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours."
~Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

Wisdom is knowing I am nothing,
Love is knowing I am everything,
and between the two my life moves.
- Nisargadatta Maharaj

Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count.
- Albert Einstein

There are, strictly speaking, no enlightened people, there is only enlightened activity.
- Shunryu Suzuki

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families, and nations.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

“Life is a journey.
Don't be a passenger -
get in the driver's seat and
keep your eyes straight ahead.”
Abdul Basit

"Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality."
~Alfred Painter

"The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."
- Thomas Paine

"I know people can change - right down to my bones, through every cell, in every fiber of my body - I know that people can change. It is just a question of when and in what context."
~Virginia Satir (1916-1988)

"For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out."
~James A. Baldwin (1924-1987)

Friday, December 15, 2017

Night Music ~ Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Time to Say Goodbye

Found for Friday

A guy orders at a bakery, "I'd like 19 buns please."

The baker suggests, "I think you should take 20, sir."

"Why?" asks the man, puzzled.

The baker replies, "That way, you would have one more!"

When Mary gave birth to Jesus, did she go through Emmanuel labor?

What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? It’s Christmas, Eve!

What is the difference between snowmen and snow-women? Snowballs.

Which of Santa’s reindeer needs to mind his manners the most?
"Rude Olph".

Why did they ask the turkey to join the band? He had the drum sticks.

What is the cow’s holiday greeting? Mooooory Christmas.

Why does Santa Claus go down the chimney on Christmas Eve?
Because it soots him

Why did the elf push his bed into the fireplace?
He wanted to sleep like a log.

What do you call a chicken at the North Pole? Lost

What would you get if you ate the Christmas decorations? Tinselitis.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Night Music - Grand Canyon Suite ~ Sunrise

Molly and Todd on Monday

Good Morning,

  It has been cold so we have been coming right out to do "our business" and then we look out of the window or we nap on our beds.

Then on Thursday Theresa came to see us.

She gave us lots of treats.

Then she gave us some love.  She is a good friend.

She shakes my hand.

Then we settled down and it took a nap.

We love our beds.

 And sometimes we just stretch out on the floor and watch BG watch TV or work on his computer.

BG helped Jon and Liz started a Blog for Owen.  You can see it here.
Click on this to see Owen's Journey.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Night Music ~ On Top of the World - Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience


"Were I to be the founder of a new sect,
I would call them Apiarians, and, after the example of the bee, advise them to extract the honey of every sect."  
- Thomas Jefferson

Every act of kindness is like a pebble thrown in a pond sending out ripples far beyond where the pebble entered the water. When we’re caring and kind to our neighbors, our actions send rings of kindness that spread from neighbor to neighbor to neighbor.
~ Angela Artemis

Compassion can be defined in many ways, but its essence is a basic kindness, with a deep awareness of the suffering of oneself and of other living things, coupled with the wish and effort to relieve it."
~Paul Gilbert,

"When you manage your emotions and act with compassion, you are behaving as the real you."
Zeeshan Raza

"You can cultivate mercy when you extend acts of compassion and kindness to yourself and to other people."
Bree Miller

“Compassion is the basis of all morality”
Arthur Schopenhauer

Compassion is the ultimate and most meaningful embodiment of emotional maturity. It is through compassion that a person achieves the highest peak and deepest reach in his or her search for self-fulfillment.
~Arthur Jersild

With compassion, we see benevolently our own human condition and the condition of our fellow beings. We drop prejudice. We withhold judgment.
~Christina Baldwin

“Compassion is the chief law of human existence.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
~ Samuel Johnson

"Most people call something profound, not because it is near some important truth but because it is distant from ordinary life. Thus, darkness is profound to the eye, silence to the ear; what-is-not is the profundity of what-is."
~W. H. Auden (1907-1973)