by Mary Ellen Austen
First and always to the day we die,
a friend is the one who will make certain
we have no lipstick on our teeth.
Remember the hours spent on the phone, each
having a turn sharing and caring.
Interesting enough, there was and
is always time to share and listen.
Envy is never present~
~just enthusiasm and encouragement.~
Nor can we ever forget the dark moments of
Despair~the broken heart and spirit that....
Somehow we were able to mend, together.
Happily for us lucky ones....
In this lifetime we are blessed with....
Blessed are they who have the gift of making Friends,
for it is one of God's best gifts.
It involves many things, but above all, the power of
going out of one's self, and
Appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another.
THERE'S A SPECIAL KIND OF FREEDOM FRIENDS ENJOY.
FREEDOM TO SHARE INNERMOST THOUGHTS,
TO ASK A FAVOR,
TO SHOW THEIR TRUE FEELINGS,
THE FREEDOM TO SIMPLY BE THEMSELVES.
~~~~~~~~~THE WAY TO HAPPINESS~~~~~~~~~
Keep your Heart free from hate, your mind from worry...
Live simply, expect little...
This appeared on the web, and I'd like to think it's true that the Whale acknowledged
each diver that helped her. So often we find out that stories are fabricated or embellished
upon, but I logged the account, and present it here for you...as time permits, I will contact
the SF Chronicle and check further.
Meantime....give this possibility a thought!
If you read the front page story of the SF Chronicle, you would have
read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web
of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds
of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat.
She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body,
her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her
just east of the Farralone Islands (outside the Golden Gate)
and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours,
the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off,
only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her ...
a very dangerous proposition.
One slap of the tail could kill a rescuer.
They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles.
She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them,
pushed gently around-she thanked them. Some said
it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.
The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth says her eye
was following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
May you, and all those you love,
be so blessed and fortunate .
to be surrounded by people
who will help you get untangled
from the things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy
of giving and receiving gratitude.
I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.
(a debt of gratitude to LuAnne for sharing the above.)
TWO GRAY WHALES RESCUED
Beau Ives has a phenomenal story of Gray Whale Rescue, planting
Crystals world wide, and deeper issues of Earth's need for Healing.
Quote Beau: "The web and the source sense us. Our movements are not
lost forever in the void. They are continuously recorded in this web-matrix
system affecting and altering certain segments of the web, if not all of the
web by every move we make and thought we have. Every one of us
plays a role in shaping this matrix system and are in
constant communication with it--consciously or not."
Beau' videos are phenomenal and his book stuffed with information and adventure.
EVERY DOLPHIN'S GONE SURFIN'
(Thanks to Lilith for alerting me to this fantastic phenomena)
This guy seems to be saying, "Eee-HAH!!!!"
the tiger have forged an unusually strong bond. Considering that they would
be mortal enemies if they ever were to meet in the wild, it is stunning to see
their unique and genuine friendship in these intimate pictures.
the three friends were only cubs at the time at barely two months old.
the Noah's Ark Animal Rescue Center in Locust Grove , Georgia , the decision
was made to keep the youngsters together, because of their budding rapport.
zoo decided to keep them together,' said Diane Smith, assistant director of
Noah's Ark. 'To our knowledge, this is the only place where you'll find this
combination of animals together.'
and Leo have now moved to a purpose-built habitat where the US public
can now witness first hand their touching relationships.
'We didn't have the money to move them at first,' said Diane. 'Now their habitat
is sorted and they have been moved away from the children's zoo areas
where the public couldn't really get a good look. It is possible to see
Baloo, who is a 1000lb bear, Shere Khan, a 350lb tiger and Leo, who
is also 350lbs, messing around like brothers.
would not be friends.' Handled by Charles and Jama Hedgecoth,
the zoo's owners and founders, the three friendly giants appear to
have no comprehension of their animal differences.
rise early, and as Leo is a lion, he likes to spend most of the day sleeping.
It is wonderful and magical to see a giant American Black Bear put his arm
around a Bengal and then to see the tiger nuzzle up to the bear like a
domestic cat. When Leo wakes up the three of them mess around for most
of the day before they settle down to some food.'
or swipe of their paw, they are very relaxed around each other.
siblings they will lie on top of each other for heat and simply for affection.
At the moment they are getting used to their new habitat.
very good at leading him on and making him feel comfortable and safe.'
Charles said, 'Noah's Ark is their home and they could not possibly be
separated from each other. You just have to remember who you're dealing with
when you are with them, though. It's when you forget that these fellows are
wild animals that you get yourself in trouble.'
its occupants. Jama said, 'The clubhouse had to be very sturdy for the guys,
because they all sleep in it together.' She added, 'We had to include a
creek, because the tiger and the bear both like to be in water.'
This is a clearly changing world. The human animal is at the core of
these changes in many ways. Human "intervention." Human interference.
Control and manipulation even of the weather.
Spirit will always take presidence, however; and it is so evident in the
animal world that the "Return" is in process.
~Feedback is a gift of learning~
~I Welcome Yours~
June 10, 2006...update February 20, 2010
With Love to You Like Minds and Gentle Spirits!
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