We're All In This Together...

A mother goose in Ohio personally sought out the help of the Cincinnati Police Department Monday when one of her goslings was tangled in a balloon string.

Cincinnati Police Sergeant James Givens told InsideEdition.com: “I was sitting in a patrol car in a parking lot, I heard something pecking on the side of the door and I looked down and I thought the goose was hungry. I was eating a bagel and I tossed it a piece but it didn’t have any. It walked in front of me so I followed it and it took me to its baby that was tangled in rope.”

Sergeant Givens called the SPCA Wildlife, which had no one to assist. He then made a call over the radio and Officer Cecilia Charron arrived to lend a hand.

Officer Charron approached the mother goose to see what the issue was.

“It’s weird because it kept the distance and it kept the baby calm. I’ve never seen anything like this before,” Givens said. “I said it must be a motherly instinct, the mother didn’t attack her or nothing, seeing the thing run off that was the best part.” (source)

And HELPING is the best part.


Some Sunday Morning Worship

surin-elephants_94569_990x742"Dust stirred by heavy elephant footsteps is shot through with light as the sun rises over Surin, Thailand. Communities in Surin traditionally raised, trained, and lived with elephants, which were kept primarily as working animals. Today, however, the elephants, though still an integral part of Surin tradition, are trained primarily to entertain tourists."

(source of photo and text: National Geographic Photo of the Day)


Sense Enough...

"To retaliate in kind would do nothing but intensify the existence of hate in the universe. Along the way of life, someone must have sense enough, and morality enough, to cut the chain of hate." ~ MLK

MLK Monument w:Mom and Dad

I love this pic I took of Mom and Dad a couple of years ago when they went to D.C. with me to a conference... Dad looks like a crazy gnome on the verge of attacking Mom and Mom is all, "Wtf are you doing?"

So... a stone of hope... Never underestimate your influence. Never underestimate the difference you can make... even if it's small, it's still a difference. And we have no idea how far that ripple effect goes...


Peace In Your Palm...

Peace1"The whole point of Jesus's life was not that we should become exactly like him, but that we should become ourselves in the same way he became himself. Jesus was not the great exception but the great example." ~ Carl Jung


What if THIS Christmas...

We worship each other...

(This contribution comes to us via our stunningly beautiful - in every way - correspondent in the Great Southwestern United States, Christine. Thank you, darling...)


Stand Fast

I have no idea what happened to you... And I know you have no idea what happened to me... But,... (and this is going to be a big "but". heh) I. Refuse. To. Allow. You. To. Make Me. think less of the world. I won't allow it. You don't have that power... Now... Run along...


Some Sunday Worship

spinner-dolphins-hawaii_89672_990x742 National Geographic Photo of the Day: "Intelligent Travel" Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic

Spinner dolphins return from foraging to a bay off Oahu, Hawaii. Garrulous and gregarious, spinners gather in groups that can number in the thousands.



Still the best show on Earth.