Posts tagged ‘life’

January 12, 2013

A Dog’s Purpose

(from a 6-year-old).
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa , and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.
Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”
Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
He said,”People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued,
”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you’re not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. So, love the people who treat you right. Think good thoughts for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of LIFE…Getting back up is LIVING…
Have a great life.

 

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September 14, 2012

Friday Facts

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Sept. 14, 2012

 

I think I am gonna just Random post today …no numbers

JUST GO!……….

This is a great song!

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SEE THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU TODAY!!!

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Quote from one of my other posts:

Life is tasteless without salt!

In addition to providing seasoning, it is a component of your blood, sweat and tears and is essential to the proper function of the human body.

Kathy Wolfe

Be SALT and LIGHT!

Christ is the LIGHT that shines through you.

Your blood…who you are, where you come from, your heritage. Your sweat …the hard work you do, the things your afraid of, the things you persevere through. Your tears…worries, hurts, pressure.

So basically… BE YOU!~

Let Christ’ LIGHT shine through the realness of who you are – !!! 

Shine

All you are

Life experience

Trials and joys

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People have been trained to criticize, insult, and otherwise communicate in ways that create distance among people. Avoid ‘shoulding’ on others and yourself!

-Marshal Rosenberg

 

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Starla

August 31, 2012

Friday Facts

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8/31/2012

 

1.  Dan Passed away last week:

LIFE, DEATH & MESSAGES

http://poetsprose1956.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/life-death-and-messages/

About the power of friendship, love and messages from beyond!

 

2. A song:

 

3. A Quote:

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing that you’re enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable
and imperfect. When we don’t have that, we shape-shift and turn into chameleons; we hustle for the worthiness we already possess.”

~Brene Brown

 

4. A PhotoQuote:

5.  Another Song;

 Another short set this week ….

but this week has been so full

still trying to figure out my schedule

with one in High School and one is Preschool …lol

 

6. Preschool !!!! :

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STARLA

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