There was a picture of a poster that read something like this, “Quarantine has turned us all into dogs. We roam the house all day looking for food. We are told ‘no’ if we get too close to strangers. And we get really excited about car rides.”
This sounds about right. Instead of losing weight, like I need to, I have gained 10-15 pounds since the COVID-19 quarantine started in March. And that’s awful. If this thing goes on until 2022, like some people have predicted, I may end up over 300 pounds instead of down to 200 pounds, like I need to be.
Started babysitting when I was 10 or 11 years old. Have loved children ever since then. Was on the work study program when I was in the business college. And started working at The United Communities Fund in Norfolk, Virginia within two weeks after I graduated from the business college. I and worked in Virginia until I moved to Kentucky when I got married in 1974, and in Kentucky, until I became disabled and lost both my permanent full time job with a bank, and my permanent part time job with a security guard company. That was June 9, 1990. Once i got stabilized on my medicine, I went to a community college and after graduation started another bank job. It lasted from March of 2000 until November of 2004. I haven’t worked since then other than a few volunteer jobs. . I have done volunteer work at four nursing homes during the years, where I was either just spending time with the patients and reading to them, or I was feeding the patients and helping with other personal duties for them. So, you see, I have tried to keep going until just these past two years. My last surgery and has just about stopped me in my tracks. I now have a caregiver 5 hours a day Monday through Saturday each week. The surgeries that I still need to have in the future have been put on hold indefinitely.
Growing up, I always tried to respect and obey my Mother. Even when I was being corrected, I respected her, because I know she was doing it to correct me for something that I was doing that was either dangerous or wrong to do. She always taught us children to love God, Jesus, our families, our friends, respect older people, don’t say bad words. treat other people like we wanted to be treated, and behave by not acting silly all of the time. We were taught to say the grace before every meal, and to say our prayers before we went to bed. We were also taught to say “Please” and “Thank You”, or “No Thank you, but, thank you for asking.” People we new always got hugs before we left, when we said :Good Bye:. In other words, we were brought up right, and I thank my Mother daily for it. We were not left out just to fend for our self like a lot of children today are. When I stop to think about all of the stuff my Mother taught us, I thank her every day, no matter where ai am at the time.
The Bible tells us, “Children, obey your parents that their days may be long upon this earth.”
This gives you something to think about. Obviously your way of thinking determines if you will have flowers or seeds. All of the good and kind thoughts and deeds are the FLOWERS, and the mean and angry thoughts are the SEEDS. As for me, I’m going to try to grow flowers.
”So we go to Walmart today, and Lakken happens to see an elderly man that was having a hard time shopping and finding things due to him not being able to lift his head up and see straight.
He can see the ground and barely the sides of him, so Lakken looks at me and goes, ‘Aunt Ry can I please help him?’
I said, ‘Yes.’
My nephew went up to the man and asked him if he would like some help. His eyes lit up and said, ‘Well, yes that would be amazing young man, thank you so much.’
Lakken was running all over the place for this man and he was so happy. The man told us he hasn’t had help in years, and he was so happy he ran into an amazing smart young man like Lakken! I was so proud of him!
Lakken went and helped him check out and bag his stuff as well and had them call the show bus.
The man tried to tip Lakken and my nephew said, ‘Oh thank you but I don’t need this. I enjoyed helping you, you keep your money’.
I’m beyond proud of my nephew Lakken. You don’t see or get many people, let alone children, who do these things for people.”
Your nephew sure is a great young man. He will go far in this world. He has obviously been brought up right. Thank you for posting this. This should go viral, but it probably won’t. It seems that the news is only interested in posting about the pandemic and resulting riots. How sad things are going today when I compare them to when I was growing up in the 50s and 60s! I wish the older man and your nephew only the best.
This was on my Facebook. It showed that to children, color doesn’t matter. One was Caucasian, the little boy, and the other was African American, the little girl. It was the sweetest picture I have seen in a long time.
“My daughter and I are in Myrtle Beach taking a sunset walk when this adorable and sweet little boy comes walking right up to her. He shares with her the shark tooth around his neck. He tells her his name and asks her name to which she tells him. They part ways while saying goodbye, walking in the opposite direction. A few minutes later he comes running back, in what seems to be in slow motion, yelling out my daughter’s name. She turns around and is greeted by his smile. So they share a few words, mainly about his super cool shark’s tooth that apparently gave him powers Before they walked, talked and raced, I asked his mother for permission to take this picture and this was the result. No one positioned them, told them to smile and there was absolutely no hesitation on their part at all. When we finished walking and it was time to go they hugged for a long time and exchanged about 20 “goodbyes.” This is a moment that we humans understand as just simply seeing no color lines, no judgement, no race, no hate, no shades. It’s just pure….two kids meeting on a sunset walk without a care in the world…all they saw was each other. This world would be a much better place if we acted like these two kids.”
This is what I have tried to get across to adults several times here lately. If only we adults could be as honest and truly interested in each other’s friendship instead of beating each other down, then the world would be so much better off. After all, “WE ARE ALL CREATED EQUAL!!!!!” These two precious children know it without even knowing what they are doing. Like the post said, they don’t see color, they only see the possibility of having another friend, and the friendship could last a lifetime! Wouldn’t that be sweet for these two children full of such brotherly love with no boundaries. Thank you, whoever, for posting this. And to this, I want to add, LOVE IN CHRIST!
There is nothing I can add or say that would make the message change in any way. We can’t put God the Father, God the Holy Ghost, and Jesus Christ the Son of God into any mold what so ever and make it be true. The Holy Trinity, as they are called, is omnipotent, that means that He can be everywhere at one time, because, “NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM.” We only have to do two things for it to come true. We have to have Faith enough to know that it is true, and not to let anything that will cause you to doubt that fact come into your mind. Once we believe it, then we need to Share it with others, especially with the non-believers.
If we profess our faith before others, Jesus will profess us before God The Father of us all. And if we don’t profess our faith to Jesus, then we will be cast aside at the gates of Heaven because Jesus will not profess that we are Christians before God, and we will not be professed before God the Father. Just think about it very seriously. I am a Child of God, and God has me in His hands. Once I am in God’s hands nothing can pluck me out of them.
God does not care about the color of our skin. He cares if we love Him and have asked Him into our hearts, and whether or not we will follow His teachings. To God our skin color is not an issue. The Bible tells us that we are all created equal, and in His image. To me, that means that no one color is better than the other, or worse than the other. We are just the same. Being created equal means we all have the following in our bodies: a brain, a heart, two eyes, two ears,a tongue, a mouth, an esophagus, a throat, tonsils, a stomach, a liver, large intestines and small intestines(bowels), a spleen, two kidneys, a pancreas, a pelvis, two arms and hands, two legs and feet, a gallbladder, and a bladder. To top it all off, “WE ALL BLEED RED WHEN WE ARE SCRATCHED OR PUNCTURED WITH A SHARP OBJECT.”
Being created equal, we should treat each other like brothers and sisters, because that’s what we are. We are brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. When we see a brother or sister in trouble or in need, we should try to help them out the best we can. The “Golden Rule” in the Bible is in Matthew 7:12, and Luke 6:31. In Matthew 7:12 it is written: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you; do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. … shall also do to them; for this is the law and the prophets.” It doesn’t actually say “The Golden Rule.”, that’s just what it has come to be known as, how everybody that says anything refers to it as.If another person is down in the road hurt and needing help, we are supposed to help the man, or get help to him. If another man is sick or injured and needing someone to help him with daily life, we are to go to him and help him with meals, medicines, bathing, and feeding him, whether he is actually a brother or not one, we are still to help him.
In telling us to do this, it doesn’t say to only help someone of your same color or nationality, it says to help your neighbor in whatever way he needs help.” in the Bible there is a section stating specifics, it is; Matthew 25:36 – “Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye … did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You something to drink? … widows in their distress, and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. … Good men, if they could not obtain release of prisoners, might comfort and …”
These are from Facebook. Wow, these are tremendous looking shrubs, trees, bushes. The artist is a genius. I love the great work and time that was spent on them.
And yes, a picture is worth a million words. Don’t believe me, just look at these pictures. They are magnificent. I don’t think that there is any way to say that these trees are not beautiful and so very unique.
I have always said that it would serve the abuser right, if whatever they do to any animal in the way of abuse was done to them. For example, if someone drags a dog around behind a truck with a chain around its’ neck until it dies, then the person should be drug around behind a truck with a chain, but just short of the person dying. But if someone is actually going to do this, then they need to have the dead dog’s body in the vehicle with them, to be able to show the law just what the person did to the dog. Only difference being that the person gets to recover and live out his life, whereas the poor animal is dead.
Animal abuse should be a felony. The only time an animal should be killed is if they are injured so badly that they won’t make it to the vet, or the vet can’t make it to them, for them to be humanely put to sleep. If animal abuse carried stronger punishments, then maybe there wouldn’t be so much of it rampant in America. The common census states that child abuse often starts in the teen years with animal abuse being the first phase. Later that leads to child abuse, and child abuse often leads to killing adults. The Bible says an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. This goes for people, but it should also go for animals.
There have even been some teenage boys that went so low as to video the abuse and then get a group of friends to view it together so that they can laugh at the animal writhing in pain. Now how sick is that? I’m usually a pretty easy going person, but when it comes to child abuse or animal abuse, I get very angry and say what I feel. Hopefully both kinds of abuse will be treated more seriously by the media and the local authorities that punish the abusers!!