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  • #16
    And of course this thread wouldn't be complete without .... you know who ....


    Obieone
    Last edited by Obieone; 06-02-2008, 09:48 AM.
    ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


    " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
    Jane Siberry

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    • #17
      The lyrics to this song give me strength in a way I can't explain ....

      FRAGILE

      Sting


      If blood will flow when flesh and steel are one
      Drying in the colour of the evening sun
      Tomorrow's rain will wash the stains away
      But something in our minds will always stay

      Perhaps this final act was meant
      To clinch a lifetime's argument
      That nothing comes from violence and nothing ever could
      For all those born beneath an angry star
      Lest we forget how fragile we are

      On and on the rain will fall
      Like tears from a star, like tears from a star
      On and on the rain will say
      How fragile we are, how fragile we are

      On and on the rain will fall
      Like tears from a star, like tears from a star
      On and on the rain will say
      How fragile we are, how fragile we are
      How fragile we are, how fragile we are

      Obieone
      ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


      " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
      Jane Siberry

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      • #18
        You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love. ~Henry Drummond

        How true this is.

        Raven
        Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~Victor Hugo~

        A warrior is not one who always wins,
        but one who keeps on fighting to the end ~ Unknown ~

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        • #19
          If you watch Grey's Anatomy you'll recognize this .... it's my new favourite song .... at least for the moment .... words words words ..... I simply love words .....



          The Story
          by Brandi Carlile


          All of these lines across my face
          Tell you the story of who I am
          So many stories of where I've been
          And how I got to where I am

          But these stories don't mean anything
          When you've got no one to tell them to
          It's true, I was made for you

          I climbed across the mountaintops
          Swam all across the ocean blue
          I crossed all the lines
          And I broke all the rules
          But, baby, I broke them all for you

          Oh, because even when I was flat broke
          You made me feel like a million bucks
          You do and I was made for you

          You see the smile that's on my mouth
          Is hiding the words that don't come out
          All of my friends who think that I'm blessed
          They don't know my head is a mess

          No, they don't know who I really am
          And they don't know what
          I've been through like you do
          And I was made for you

          All of these lines across my face
          Tell you the story of who I am
          So many stories of where I've been
          And how I got to where I am

          Oh, but these stories don't mean anything
          When you've got no one to tell them to
          It's true, I was made for you

          Oh, yeah, well, it's true
          That I was made for you

          Obieone
          ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


          " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
          Jane Siberry

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          • #20
            I don't know how I could have forgotten to post this ......

            Calling All Angels - Jane Siberry


            a man is placed upon the steps, a baby cries
            and high above the church bells start to ring
            and as the heaviness the body oh the heaviness settles in
            somewhere you can hear a mother sing

            then it's one foot then the other as you step out onto the road
            how much weight? how much weight?
            then it's how long? and how far?
            and how many times before it's too late?

            calling all angels
            calling all angels
            walk me through this one
            don't leave me alone
            calling all angels
            calling all angels
            we're cryin' and we're hurtin'
            and we're not sure why...

            and every day you gaze upon the sunset
            with such love and intensity
            it's almost...it's almost as if
            if you could only crack the code
            then you'd finally understand what this all means

            but if you could...do you think you would
            trade in all the pain and suffering?
            ah, but then you'd miss
            the beauty of the light upon this earth
            and the sweetness of the leaving

            calling all angels
            calling all angels
            walk me through this one
            don't leave me alone
            callin' all angels
            callin' all angels
            we're tryin'
            we're hopin'
            we're hurtin'
            we're lovin'
            we're cryin'
            we're callin'
            'cause we're not sure how this goes

            ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


            " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
            Jane Siberry

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            • #21
              Kev came across this gem in his internet travel ....

              If you woke up this morning with more health than illness,you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

              If you have never experienced the anger of the battle, the loneliness of imprisonment,the agony of torture or the pangs of starvation,you are ahead of 500 milllion people in the world.

              If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harrassment, arrest, torture or death... you are more blessed than 3 billion people.

              If you have food in the refrigerator , clothes on your back, a roof overhead ,and a place to sleep... you are richer than 75% of this world.

              If you have money in the bank,in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace.... you are the top 8% of the world's wealthy.

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              • #22
                "People will forget what you did. People will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
                ~ Author: unknown ~

                "Being kind is not your weakness. It is your best strength "
                ~ Author: Kuppuswami Muralidharan ~

                "Love is bestowed on those you feel it for. Respect is bestowed on those who earn it. But Kindness can be bestowed on everyone, regardless!"
                ~ Author: Dona Oxford ~

                "It's not what you say, it's how you say it that makes all the difference."
                ~ Author: Patricia Carolan ~

                "Being kind is more important than being right."
                ~ Author: Drashan ~


                Raven
                Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~Victor Hugo~

                A warrior is not one who always wins,
                but one who keeps on fighting to the end ~ Unknown ~

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                • #23
                  A Storm

                  When life seems to be storming all around us and when chaos seems to prevail, peace is always available. When turmoil hits we must know that there is calm in the midst of a storm. Peace is at the centre of us. In the middle of an emotional storm, go to work on yourself and your state of mind. The universe will always answer. You will pick up a book that has the right passage for the insight you seek or a person that guides you. In times of trouble there is a helping hand that is always there for us.

                  We can handle any situation that comes our way and any outer storm that swirls around us. Say "peace be still", and be calmed and filled with the peace that passes understanding.

                  Not sure who said it, but I like it.
                  Shelley

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                  • #24
                    How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

                    George Washington Carver



                    JimmyMack
                    JimmyMack
                    Member: New Jersey Commission on Spinal Cord Reasearch
                    http://www.state.nj.us/health/spinalcord/index.shtml

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                    • #25
                      "Be kind...for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."

                      ~Philo of Alexandria~
                      ____________________________
                      "God warns us not to love any earthly thing above Himself, and yet He sets in a mother's heart such a fierce passion for her babes that I do not comprehend how He can test us so."
                      ~Geraldine Brooks, "Year of Wonders"


                      "Be kind...for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle."
                      ~Philo of Alexandria

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                      • #26
                        Hello all, I just wanted to post a little story that was sent to me in an email, I found it to be very inspirational, so here it is:

                        What would you do? You make the choice. Don't look for a punch line, there isn't one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same choice?

                        At a fund raising dinner for a school that serves
                        learning-disabled children, the father of one of the students delivered a speech
                        that would never be forgotten by all who attended. After extolling the school and its dedicated staff, he offered a question: "When not interfered with by outside influences, everything nature does is done with perfection. Yet my son, Shay, cannot learn things as other children do. He cannot understand things as other children do. Where is the natural order of things in my son?"
                        The audience was stilled by the query.

                        The father continued. "I believe that when a child like Shay,physically and
                        mentally handicapped comes into the world, an opportunity to realize
                        true human nature presents itself, and it comes in the way other people
                        treat that child."

                        Then he told the following story:

                        Shay and his father had walked past a park where some boys Shay
                        knew were playing baseball. Shay asked, "Do you think they'll let me play?"
                        Shay's father knew that most of the boys would not want someone like Shay
                        on their team, but the father also understood that if his son were allowed to
                        play, it would give him a much-needed sense of belonging and some confidence to
                        be accepted by others in spite of his handicaps.
                        Shay's father approached one of the boys on the field and asked
                        (not expecting much) if Shay could play The boy looked around for
                        guidance and said, "We're losing by six runs and the game is in the eighth inning. I guess he can be on our team and we'll try to put him in to bat in the ninth inning."
                        Shay struggled over to the team's bench and, with a broad smile,
                        put on a team shirt. His Father watched with a small tear in his eye and
                        warmth in his heart. The boys saw the father's joy at his son being accepted. In
                        the bottom of the eighth inning, Shay's team scored a few runs but was still
                        behind by three. In the top of the ninth inning, Shay put on a glove and
                        played in the right field. Even though no hits came his way, he was obviously
                        ecstatic just to be in the game and on the field, grinning from ear to ear as his
                        father waved to him from the stands. In the bottom of the ninth inning,
                        Shay's team scored again.. Now, with two outs and the bases loaded, the
                        potential winning run was on base and Shay was scheduled to be next at bat.
                        At this juncture, do they let Shay bat and give away their chance
                        to win the game? Surprisingly, Shay was given the bat. Everyone knew that a
                        hit was all but impossible because Shay didn't even know how to hold the bat
                        properly, much less connect with the ball.
                        However, as Shay stepped up to the plate, the pitcher, recognizing
                        that the other team was putting winning aside for this moment in Shay's
                        life, moved in a few steps to lob the ball in softly so Shay could at least make
                        contact. The first pitch came and Shay swung clumsily and missed. The
                        pitcher again took a few steps forward to toss the ball softly towards Shay. As
                        the pitch came in, Shay swung at the ball and hit a slow ground ball right back
                        to the pitcher.
                        The game would now be over. The pitcher picked up the soft grounder and
                        could have easily thrown the ball to the first baseman. Shay would
                        have been out and that would have been the end of the game.
                        Instead, the pitcher threw the ball right over the first baseman's
                        hea d, out of reach of all team mates. Everyone from the stands and both teams
                        started yelling, "Shay, run to first! Run to first!" Never in his life had
                        Shay ever run that far, but he made it to first base. He scampered down the
                        baseline, wide-eyed and startled.
                        Everyone yelled, "Run to second, run to second!" Catching his breath,Shay
                        awkwardly ran towards second, gleaming and struggling to make it to
                        the base.
                        By the time Shay rounded towards second base, the right fielder had
                        the ball ... the smallest guy on their team who now had his first chance to
                        be the hero for his team. He could have thrown the ball to the
                        second-baseman for the tag, but he understood the pitcher's intentions so he, too,
                        intentionally threw the ball high and far over the third-baseman's head.. Shay
                        ran toward third base deliriously as the runners ahead of him circled the
                        bases toward home.
                        All were screaming, "Shay, Shay, Shay, all the Way Shay"
                        Shay reached third base because the opposing shortstop ran to help
                        him by turning him in the direction of third base, and shouted, "Run to
                        third! Shay, run to third!"
                        As Shay rounded third, the boys from both teams, and the
                        spectators, were on their feet screaming, "Shay, run home! Run home!" Shay ran to
                        home, stepped on the plate, and was cheered as the hero who h it the grand slam
                        and won the game for his team!
                        "That day", said the father softly with tears now rolling down his
                        face, "the boys from both teams helped bring a piece of true love and
                        humanity into this world".
                        Shay didn't make it to another summer. He died that winter, having
                        never forgotten being the hero and making his father so happy, and
                        coming home and seeing his Mother tearfully embrace her little hero of the day!

                        AND NOW A LITTLE FOOTNOTE TO THIS STORY: We all send thousands of
                        jokes through the e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to
                        sending messages about life choices, people hesitate. The crude, vulgar,
                        and often obscene pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion about
                        decency is too often suppressed in our schools and workplaces.
                        A wise man once said every society is judged by how it treats it's
                        least fortunate amongst them.
                        Last edited by Obieone; 11-06-2007, 12:08 PM.
                        This time you gave me a mountain, I will see you on the other side.
                        Caregiver to son SCI-C5-Incomplete

                        David

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                        • #27
                          When I find myself in times of trouble
                          Mother Mary comes to me
                          Speaking words of wisdom
                          Let it be
                          And in my hour of darkness
                          She is standing right it front of me
                          Speaking words of wisdom
                          Let it be

                          Let it be, let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          Whisper words of wisdom
                          Let it be

                          And when the broken hearted people
                          Living in the world agree
                          There will be an answer
                          Let it be
                          For though they may be parted there is
                          still a chance that they will see
                          There will be an answer
                          Let it be

                          Let it be, let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          yeah, there will be an answer
                          Let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          Whisper words of wisdom
                          Let it be

                          Let it be, let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          Whisper words of wisdom
                          Let it be

                          And when the night is cloudy
                          There is still a light that shines on me
                          Shine until tomorrow
                          Let it be
                          I wake up to the sound of music
                          Mother Mary comes to me
                          Speaking words of wisdom
                          Let it be

                          Let it be, let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          There will be an answer
                          Let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          There will be an answer
                          Let it be

                          Let it be, let it be
                          Let it be, let it be
                          Whisper words of wisdom
                          Let it be

                          - THE BEATLES
                          ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


                          " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
                          Jane Siberry

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                          • #28
                            I love this one.....



                            In reality we are all disabled in relation to each other.
                            I can’t run a marathon, walk a tightrope, or climb a rock-face.
                            Yet I can show gratitude and kindness
                            I can offer encouragement and a smile.

                            Sources of meaningful engagement with life are limitless.

                            We are much greater than our imaginations.
                            We have greater potential than our pasts.
                            Our future is never absolutely determined by the present.

                            Trust the Spirit of Life to open the way
                            When the next breath seems impossible.

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                            • #29
                              To everything there is a season,
                              a time for every purpose under the sun.
                              A time to be born and a time to die;
                              a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
                              a time to kill and a time to heal ...
                              a time to weep and a time to laugh;
                              a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
                              a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
                              a time to lose and a time to seek;
                              a time to rend and a time to sew;
                              a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
                              a time to love and a time to hate;
                              a time for war and a time for peace.

                              ecclesiastes 3:1-8
                              ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


                              " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
                              Jane Siberry

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                              • #30
                                It just wouldn't be a picnic without the ants. ~Author Unknown

                                Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~African Proverb

                                When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson ....................



                                ~ Be the change you wish to see in the world ~ Mahatma Gandi


                                " calling all Angels ...... calling all Angels ....walk me through this one .. don't leave me alone .... calling all Angels .... calling all Angels .... we're tryin' and we're hopin' cause we're not sure how ....... this .... goes ..."
                                Jane Siberry

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