Reading this first thing this morning helped me a lot. What if this message could transcend all the barriers we put up to separate ourselves from each other?! What if this message could transcend and eventually melt tools people use to harm one another into playgrounds and places that would bring us together in peace? May be some day.
Describing his encounter with the Pope to CNN, Cruz said: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.”
6 18 9 5 14 4 19
F R I E N D S = 75 (3 cycle)
6 1 13 9 12 25
F A M I L Y = 66 (3 cycle)
2 5 12 15 22 5 4
7 18 1 20 5 6 21 12
G R A T E F U L = 90 (9 cycle)
B E L O V E D = 65
19 16 9 18 9 20 21 1 12 9 20 25
S P I R I T U A L I T Y = 179
2 12 15 14 4 5
B L O N D E = 52
Yesterday I got a little teary thinking about my dogs and cats. It’s because I was feeling overwhelmed by all the art and writings I have through the house. Dogs and cats are so simple. What do they leave behind by way of material things but a collar, a leash and a few toys? What matters the most is what they leave in my heart….so much love and gratitude! Intangible things you can’t hold on to with your hands! I found the actual story where a vet shares a beautiful story and explanation from a little boy about why dogs don’t live as long as humans.
Why Dogs Don’t Live as Long as Humans
A four year old child’s wisdom
(From the internet….author unknown)
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 there were no miracles left for Belker and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog. Ron and Lisa told me that they thought it would be good for the four year old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
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 moments, Belker slipped away peacefully. 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 never had heard a more comforting explanation.
He said, “People are born so that they learn how to live a good life – like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The four year old continued, “Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”