Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Ties Knot

     

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married last Saturday August 23rd in France. The couple had a small ceremony attended only by their family and friends. The two met on the set of  Mr. and Mrs. Smith in 2005 and have been together ever since. Congratulations to them both.

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Joan Rivers Hospitalized

      Joan Rivers was rushed to the Mt. Sinai Hospital New York on Thursday Morning after she stopped breathing while doing surgery on her throat. The eighty-one year old comedian reportedly suffered respiratory and cardiac arrest and remains in a critical condition. Our prayers go out to Ms Rivers and her family.

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Child Accidentally Kills Instructor

A nine year old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting instructor at a shooting range in Arizona yesterday. Charles Vacca the thirty-nine years old instructor was teaching the girl how to fire a Uzi Sub-machine gun when she lost control of the weapon and shot him. Below is a brief video of the child and instructor before the tragedy happened.

The question that is utmost in my mind is why was this child allowed to handle such a powerful weapon. Why was there a need for her to learn to shoot it. It was a terrible decision with equally terrible consequences. I hope this serves as a lesson to all parents. Let children be children let them do children stuff. There are other forms of recreation besides shooting a gun.

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Desiderata– by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible, without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even to the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexatious to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always, there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love,
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment,
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.
And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life,
keep peace in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

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Hate

 Stop Hating

Hate is like a cancer and it is destroying the world. It is toxic and spreads like wildfire.
Hate creates wars among nations. It is the leading cause of division, inequality and injustice.
People hate one another for insignificant and stupid reasons. People are hated for their political or religious beliefs.They are hated because of their race and skin color. People are hated for their sexual orientation and even because of their body weight.

We are all unique. No two person are exactly the same not even identical twins. Yet our uniqueness is a major problem because people hate one another for just being different. The world is an immense place and there is room  for all us. We all have a right to be here. We may not love everyone but we can at least be accepting of one another and try to live in peace.

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Dreams and Their Meanings

More dreams and their meaning;

The Earth

Should a person dream of seeing a city, known to him, overwhelmed by an earthquake
or eruption, it is a sign of famine and war; but should he be unacquainted with the locality,
it denotes that some foreign people will suffer from the same causes, with whom, however, he has relations

 

To dream of walking upon a broad, straight, shady and pleasant highway, denotes joy,
prosperity and great success ; but a crooked, narrow road, disagreeable to be traveled upon , signifies the contrary

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Inspirational Story

The Blind Bus Passenger

The passengers on the bus watched sympathetically as the attractive young woman with the white cane made her way carefully up the steps. She paid the driver, and using her hands to feel the location of the seats, walked down the aisle and found the seat he’d told her was empty. Then she settled in, placed her briefcase on her lap and rested her cane against her leg. It had been a year since Susan, thirty-four, became blind. Due to a medical misdiagnosis she had been rendered sightless, and she was suddenly thrown into a world of darkness, anger, frustration and self-pity.

Once a fiercely independent woman, Susan now felt condemned by this terrible twist of fate to become a powerless, helpless burden on everyone around her. “How could this have happened to me?” she would plead, her heart knotted with anger. But no matter how much she cried or ranted or prayed, she knew the painful truth: her sight was never going to return. A cloud of depression hung over Susan’s once optimistic spirit. Just getting through each day was an exercise in frustration and exhaustion. And all she had to cling to was her husband Mark.

Mark was an Air Force officer and he loved Susan with all his heart. When she first lost her sight, he watched her sink into despair and was determined to help his wife gain the strength and confidence she needed to become independent again. Mark’s military background had trained him well to deal with sensitive situations, and yet he knew this was the most difficult battle he would ever face. Finally, Susan felt ready to return to her job, but how would she get there? She used to take the bus, but was now too frightened to get around the city by herself.

Mark volunteered to drive her to work each day, even though they worked at opposite ends of the city. At first, this comforted Susan and fulfilled Mark’s need to protect his sightless wife who was so insecure about performing the slightest task. Soon, however, Mark realized that this arrangement wasn’t working – it was hectic, and costly. Susan is going to have to start taking the bus again, he admitted to himself. But just the thought of mentioning it to her made him cringe. She was still so fragile, so angry. How would she react? Just as Mark predicted, Susan was horrified at the idea of taking the bus again. “I’m blind!” she responded bitterly. “How am I supposed to know where I’m going? I feel like you’re abandoning me.” Mark’s heart broke to hear these words, but he knew what had to be done. He promised Susan that each morning and evening he would ride the bus with her, for as long as it took, until she got the hang of it. And that is exactly what happened.

For two solid weeks, Mark, military uniform and all, accompanied Susan to and from work each day. He taught her how to rely on her other senses especially her hearing, to determine where she was and how to adapt to her new environment. He helped her befriend the bus drivers who could watch out for her and save her a seat. He made her laugh, even on those not-so-good days when she would trip exiting the bus, or drop her briefcase. Each morning they made the journey together, and Mark would take a cab back to his office. Although this routine was even more costly and exhausting than the previous one, Mark knew it was only a matter of time before Susan would be able to ride the bus on her own. He believed in her, in the Susan he used to know before she’d lost her sight, who wasn’t afraid of any challenge and who would never, ever quit. Finally, Susan decided that she was ready to try the trip on her own.

Monday morning arrived, and before she left, she threw her arms around Mark, her temporary bus riding companion, her husband, and her best friend. Her eyes filled with tears of gratitude for his loyalty, his patience and his love. She said goodbye, and for the first time, they went their separate ways. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Each day on her own went perfectly, and Susan had never felt better. She was doing it! She was going to work all by herself!

On Friday morning, Susan took the bus as usual. As she was paying  her fare to exit the bus, the driver said, “Boy, I sure envy you.” Susan wasn’t sure if the driver was speaking to her or not. After all who on earth would ever envy a blind woman who had struggled just to find the courage to live the past year? Curious she asked the driver, “Why do you say that you envy me?” The driver responded, “It must feel so good to be taken care of and protected like you are.” Susan had no idea what the driver was talking about, and asked again, “What do you mean?” The driver answered, “You know, every morning for the past week, a fine looking gentleman in a military uniform has been standing across the corner watching you when you get off the bus. He makes sure you cross the street safely and he watches you until you enter your office building. Then he blows you a kiss, and gives you a little salute and walks away. You are one lucky lady.”

Tears of happiness poured down Susan’s cheeks. For although she couldn’t physically see him, she had always felt Mark’s presence. She was lucky, so lucky, for he had given her a gift more powerful than sight, a gift she didn’t need to see to believe – the gift of love that can bring light where there had been darkness. 

Author Unknown

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Dreams and Meanings

Many people have dreams from time to time. But what are dreams really? Is it just the mind at work while we sleep or do they have meanings. Some people believe that messages are often conveyed to us in dreams sometimes however they are not clear enough for us to understand.
J McDonald have tried to explain a number of dreams in his book “Dr. MacDonald’s astrological dream book.”  I will share some of these dreams and their meanings over the next few days. I will be glad to have some feed back if you have dreams similar to these.

Bees and Wasps
One dreaming of being stung by bees, and by wasps particularly, will be the victims
to countless vexations, originating in malice and envy.

Fire

To dream of holding a burning torch or light is a good sign. Young people so doing
will be successful in love, prosperous in business, victorious over enemies and honored and
respected by friends and kinsfolk.

When you dream that you light a fire with difficulty and it goes out, it forewarns hurt,
injury and sorrow to some woman and to the dreamer.

 

Water
When one dreams of having been given a glass of water, it is a sign of his speedy
marriage. If he dreams the glass to be broken, it predicts the loss of many friends ; if
whole, the contrary.

If a person dreams of scattering water about the house it denotes troubles proportionate to the
quantity scattered.

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Inspirational Quote

 

“The world is a dangerous place to live,
not because of the people who are evil,
but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

Albert Einstein

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Inspirational Poem

 Don’t Pass Me By

 

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He walked with eyes lowered, head to the ground.

When he saw me, he spoke, and I took in his sight.

He was scruffy and raggedy in his eyes was no light.

He said, “Ma’am, I’m hungry.”                                                                                  

He was very polite.                                                                                           

I said to him softly, “No money have I,

but I’ll buy you some food

with these food stamps of mine.”

We walked on in silence, this homeless old man,

and he said, “Give me your number

I’ll pay you back when I can.”

I looked in his eyes, where hopelessness lay,

and I said, “Never mind. I don’t want you to pay.”

As we walked down the aisles of the grocery store,

like a child he picked something, then asked for some more.

I gladly told him to fill all his needs,

because in my lifetime, I’ve done some bad deeds.

I’ll never forget him, as he went on his way,

because he gave me something I can never repay.

He gave me a chance to give what I could,

a chance to show love to the misunderstood…

a chance to feed someone when no one else would…

a chance to be special, a chance to be good.

I’ll ever be grateful to the stranger in rags,

for showing me Love in a few grocery bags,

for letting me be the one who had more,

for letting me answer his knock at my door.

You see, I’m no angel, though I’ve wanted to be.

I’ve hurt many people by just being me,

and this man, this stranger, who did not pass me by,

set free for an instant an angel to fly.

Author unknown

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