A Simple Way To Help


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A New Voting Session Has Begun!

We’ve voted to help, what about you lovely souls out there?

Till then,

Have a great day ahead, always!

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

Originally posted on Clouds N Cups, Be With Us:

The second voting shelter challenge of Year 2014 has ended, unfortunately Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center did not manage to get any grant for the first two challenges.

No worries, we can always try our best for the next challenge.

14 July 2014

“Summer Fun” Shelter Challenge

Where you can vote every day to help your favorite shelter win. 

Please feel free to vote/re-vote for this lovely shelter if you’ve stumbled upon this post so that those furry cuties out there can have a second chance in life to find their happiness.

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If you would like to vote and not sure how to do so, please scroll down for more details.

On behalf of Pauletteand all the furry cuties out there…

THANK YOU AND CHEERS!!

Previously….

The Winter Shelter Challenge ended on 27th December 2013 and we are glad to know that Santa Paula Animal Rescue Center has…

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What Would You Do If Your Road Ahead Is Going To Be A Rough One?


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I’ve gotten this answer from Rhino the hamster after watching “Bolt” during a few years back and thus would like to share with you lovely souls out there via this post:

Bolt: The road’ll be rough.

Rhino: I HAVE A BALL.

Dialogue source: Bolt (2008) – Quotes – IMDb

The answer from Rhino (or should I say the script writer) has waken me up.

A ball indeed is all he has.

To us, he is just a hamster inside a ball and yet he sees that ball as his main asset.

Ever wonder, especially when we are solving those very complicated mathematical problems and after writing almost half a page of working lines, the answer turns out to be only a O or a 1?

I am not a mathematician and I won’t and will never understand the beauty in those equations, thus I, together with my very sore fingers, would get very frustrated even after getting the correct answer.

Technology is so advance these days that sometimes it makes us forget about the simplest and the most basic things in life.

A simple smile can break an icy/awkward situation. 

A sincere ‘Hi’ or ‘Goodbye’ can resolve a misunderstanding.

A heartfelt handshake or hug can enhance a new-found relationship.

Life itself is really not a bed of (thorn-free) roses.

Roses have thorns but we don’t really need any fancy equipment to get rid of those thorns in order to make our bed of roses a thorn-free one.

A simple cutter will do the trick.

Rhino has a ball, have you lovely souls found that simple cutter of yours yet?

Thank you so much for reading this post.

Have a wonderful and thorn-free day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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Breathe


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Breathing is one thing that we almost took it for granted in our daily lives.

We can never predict when will we be drawing in our last breath and till that day arrives;

I am thankful to be able to stumble upon this enlightening post

For it  has given me a good reason to start breathing once again.

Have a wonderful Friday!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

Originally posted on Candlelight Chats:

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I breathed gratitude
I exhaled love, joyfulness
I witnessed magic.

Namaste,
L and Muse

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The Most Powerful Force Available To Humanity


The Most Powerful Force

The most powerful force and yet a double-edged sword as well.

Use them well and nobody will get hurt, directly or indirectly.

Happy Blogging!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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A Forbidden Fruit?


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The apple tree was perhaps the earliest tree to be cultivated and its fruits have been improved through selection over thousands of years. The only apples native to North America are crab apples, which were once called “common apples”.

The flowers are white with a pink tinge that gradually fades, five petaled, and 2.5 to 3.5 centimetres (0.98 to 1.4 in) in diameter. The fruit matures in autumn, and is typically 5 to 9 centimetres (2.0 to 3.5 in) in diameter.

The center of the fruit contains five carpels arranged in a five-point star, each carpel containing one to three seeds, called pips.

Apples appear in many religious traditions, often as a mystical or forbidden fruit.

One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that the word “apple” was used as a generic term for all (foreign) fruit, other than berries, but including nuts, as late as the 17th century.

Though the forbidden fruit in the Book of Genesis is not identified, popular Christian tradition has held that it was an apple that Eve coaxed Adam to share with her.

In this case the unnamed fruit of Eden became an apple under the influence of story of the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides.

As a result, in the story of Adam and Eve, the apple became a symbol for knowledge, immortality, temptation, the fall of man into sin, and sin itself.

Apples are often eaten raw; except for the seeds, which are slightly poisonous, the whole fruit including the skin is suitable for human consumption but the core is often not eaten, leaving an apple core as a residue.

Extracts Taken From:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple  

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.

~ Robert H. Schuller

Have fun reading!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ :D

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Gifts Have Ribbons, Not Strings


Gifts have ribbons, not strings. 

Vanna Bonta

This is a holiday advice from Bonta essay “Ribbons vs. Strings” adapted to Christmas audio Tale “It’s the Gift That Counts” (Holiday Magic 2005 CD).

The above is an extract from Vanna Bonta’s Wikiquote Page.

So, do your gifts have ribbons or strings?

Well, for mine, they definitely have adhesive tapes on them… :P

Hope you all  enjoy this quote.

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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Peacocking and Weaseling


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Peacocking and weaseling may sound like strange terms when we’re talking about writing, but they should be understood if you’re on a quest to become a better writer.

Peacock and weasel terms are difficult to avoid, but once you learn what they are, and why they should be avoided, you’ll be able to spot them in your own writing.

PEACOCK TERMS

Peacock terms promote a subject without providing attribution and they are often used to grab a reader’s attention, but typically reflect an unqualified opinion.

Examples:

  • one of the most important
  • one of the best
  • the indisputable
  • outstanding
  • among the most notable

WEASEL TERMS

Like peacock terms, weasel words and phrases aim to create an impression that the writer wrote something meaningful and specific, when in fact only vague, general, and ambiguous information was claimed.

Weasel terms tend to promote the thought that something is widely accepted, whether it is or isn’t. Weasels are clever and guile mammals — so are weasel words. In fact, weasels are so sneaky, that their often mistaken for a rodent, rather than a mammal.

Examples:

  • Studies show… (What studies?)
  • Some argue…(Who argues?)
  • Critics say…(Ok, what critics?)
  • Is considered by many… (Great, but who?)

Peacock and weasel terms are difficult to avoid, but once you learn what they are, and why they should be avoided, you’ll be able to spot them in your own writing.

Read more at http://www.writeraccess.com/blog/avoiding-peacock-and-weasel-terms/

Peacock: O-H  M-Y  G-O-D!! See how your fur shines, it is as though you’ve diamonds embedded onto your body!

Weasel: Yeah~ I get that a lot from many other animals too…

Have fun reading!!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN~ :D

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Just A Few Words Can Make A Big Difference…


It was when I started blogging, going through the net searching for inspiring quotes to share and receiving comments telling me how much they are loving this beautiful soul, that I finally started noticing her – Maya Angelou.

Angelou died on the morning of May 28, 2014 and during her memorial service, her son, Guy Johnson stated, “She left this mortal plane with no loss of acuity and no loss in comprehension”.

Despite being in constant pain due to her dancing career and respiratory failure, she wrote four books during the last ten years of her life.

To be frank, I’ve not seen any of her performances nor read any of her written works and I didn’t even know about Maya Angelou until two years ago.

So, am I being very hypocritical to draft this tribute post just for the sake of posting?

Perhaps I am.

The reason why I am still doing so is because I feel thankful to be able to come across some beautiful and enlightening words by her in which I’ve shared in one of my previous posts — I’VE LEARNED THAT — and sometimes, it only takes something as little as a few words to make a difference in our lives.

You rose into my life

Like a promised sunrise

Brightening my days

With the light in your eyes.

I’ve never been so strong.

Now I’m where I belong.

(Maya Angelou)

 

 

Dear Maya Angelou

Now you‘re where you belong

The words that you’ve left behind will continue to shine on

Just like many promised sunrises

Ensuring us that our nights won’t be too long

Thank you so much for your wisdom

Have a wonderful day ahead, always!

Till then,

Cheers & TTFN ~ :D

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