Saturday, December 22, 2012


Here is another profound quote that I stole from my most excellent friend Terry L. Thanks for sharing with everyone TL!!
Lessons Learn in Life photo

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Carolyn's Message

From my very good friend Carolyn, no one could have said it better. Thanks for letting me share!

As we grow spiritually, we naturally become more generous. It's a quality of a well-developed person. Rather than being anxious over whether we will have enough - and rather than hungrily seeking more and more - we become more openhearted. We feel more abundant within ourselves and find that our spirit of generosity even adds to our own abundant feelings. Where we see a need, we help out.

A generous person doesn't need to shower others with material gifts. The most precious gifts are things such as paying attention to others, respecting them for who they are, and giving our time. Often a material gift is a symbol of the good feelings in a relationship. In our generosity, we also learn to receive others' gifts to us with humility and respect.

Today I take pleasure in my spirit of generosity.

From the original source, Wisdom to Know (c) 2005 by Hazelden Foundation

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
--Winston Churchill

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Children Lost

      I will speak of this only once. As a first responder (paramedic/firefighter), the tragedy that happened at Sandy Creek, was just as overwhelming as 911. There is a huge sense of helplessness, as if there is something I am suppose to do alleviate the pain and suffering.

      I can only imagine the pain the parents of the lost children are feeling. The horror of that will linger on for all of the students and teachers at that school. I hope is that one day soon they find peace in their hearts again.

      There is no rational explanation or understanding of why this happened. We only need to know that it did and we must grieve and help those suffering their loss. Then we need to pick ourselves up and do something positive, productive and meaningful in preventing this kind of event from happening again. I will not debate gun control.

     May the parents of the fallen children find solace in knowing that their children are now in a place of great happiness and love and will never suffer again.

Bless the little children for
the Kingdom of Heaven
belongs to them