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Monday, February 15, 2010

Family Day and The Whale said THANK YOU

A photograph of my beloved late Mom and my precious Grandmother on the back porch
of the home I grew up in..................

those were the days my friend
I thought they would never end♥

"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
~ Desmond Tutu

Happy Family day♥
Family faces are magic mirrors............
Those that have the day off take the golden moments and share with those you love
your time the very best gift of all♥

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The Whale Said "Thank You"

If you read a front page story of the SF Chronicle,
you would have read about a female humpback whale
that 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 Farallon 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, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her.

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 them gently around...she was thanking them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives.

The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were
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.

Enjoyed the movie Crazy Heart
Going to buy my husband another Valentine's day gift day
the soundtrack to the movie♥

We celebrated Chinese/Lunar New Year last night in fine style

Fortune by Little Dragon


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