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Thursday, December 28, 2017

What Ever It Takes


Biting The Hand Which Feeds You:


We have this bird, I introduced him before. His name is Sterling.
A Green little bird, which has a big bite. I did some basic research. Apparently this species of bird is only capable of bonding to 2 human individuals. Though I treat him well, coo at him in his cage when he is lonely. He still, every time I try to get near him fluffs his feathers wildly and attacks me like an invader. Today I noticed his water was dirty... i reached in his cage to try and change his water for him. He jumped at my hand and bit my finger hard. My mind started to associate a human reaction to this tiny bird. You little bastard..... all i am trying to do is help you...and then you hurt me for it. I started to have flashes of the past. Those who I tried to help in some way, some fashion. yet at some point in time....some acted just like this little parrot. They would bite me for no apparent reason. Perhaps one of the reasons so many of us give up on the attempt to help others is just this. We get bit, and regret the attempt. Slowly we harden and start to turn our backs. Create reasons why we were stupid to care. Promise ourselves never again...... But I will dutifully go back and with appropriate protection  again change little Sterlings water.
I try to never let life jade me. I always try to look for a reason to never stop trying. Even when my rope is at it's tightest. My reaction was an instinctive desire to smack this little bird for hurting me. Of course i didn't. After all...I am the one with compassion, given to me by a power far higher than I can comprehend. He has only the instinct to survive. I can fathom his reason for existence and natural way of being. So over my lifetime i try to use the exact same thinking with people. If they bite me...I try to forgive them. I know they are in pain. And though some who bite hard enough I must turn my back on, i still allow myself to try again with others. Because in my heart I know....they know not what they do. For 2018 i wish you love and compassion. The ability to rise above hitting back. To create something better, something real, and something full of love for others. ♥-Gary

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Learn To Dance In The Rain



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Dance In The Rain Jana Kramer Never thought that I'd find myself lost in this place Caught in a storm that my broken heart just can't escape I close my eyes and soak it in and dance, I cryI'll set these tears free in the wind And dance in the rain Let it wash away the pain No, he ain't coming back There's nothing to say and nothing to do But try to be brave And learn how to dance in the rain This heart might be empty but It's still beating tonight Well I'm not okay but I know That I will be in time So I won't give up No I won't give in Kiss his memory goodbye Set him free in the wind And dance in the rain Let it wash away the pain No, he ain't coming back There's nothing to say and nothing to do But try to be brave And learn how to dance in the rain So I'll spin around with my hands in the air Yeah, the sky's falling down but I just don't care I'm gonna dance, I'm gonna dance Dance in the rain Let it wash him away Dance in the rain Let it wash him away No, he ain't coming back There's nothing to say and nothing to do But try to be brave And learn how to dance, just dance in the rain Dance in the rain.


My Christmas Wish For You 2017

I know for some, this Holiday season is going to be fraught with sorrow not joy. From the thousands displaced from fires. Many who have lost their homes entirely. To those who still struggle from the hurricanes in the south. I can only offer a seed of hope. That things do get rebuilt, that life continues on. That though life can be filled with sorrow...the seed of Joy can still be found in the knowledge that nothing bad lasts forever. You can find peace knowing that you survived and can still rebuild anew because of that. I wish you hope and courage for the year 2018  . And that God smiles on you, with kindness and love.-Gary




Monday, October 30, 2017

The Universality Of Love

The Universality Of Love:
Perhaps one of the biggest problems in our lives is isolation. We isolate ourselves in so many ways. Neighborhoods of self imposed segregation. The desire to be around those just like us. From the Korean to China towns or the super rich enclaves of mostly white residents. The fear of talking to those who are not like us. The anxiety we feel stepping out of "what I'm not used to". The, we all justify this behavior internally but condemning that very behavior publicly. A form of hypocrisy which seems to run deep in most of us. I have spent most of my life intentionally trying to step outside of this innate fear zone. Facing my fear of what is different and unknown. I do this to grow as an individual. And because my belief system is such that love for my fellow man.... all men and women. Is a powerful force in my life based on a belief in Christ and God. I cannot say i have been disappointed. If anything this profile would never have come about without it. I was looking at the picture story today of the African women and there children. The amazing love and warmth were so evident. The simple fact is that ALL of us no matter the color or creed...... have that one thing in common. Even the animals show Love. If two animals can meet peacefully.....even when one is sometimes prey. We as people can stop fearing what we all have in common. I really hope that happens one day. Love-Gary


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