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100 Year Old Best Friends Hilarious Take on Our World Cute Videos


I found this on http://kindnessblog.com/2014/02/21/100-year-old-best-friends-hilarious-take-on-our-world/
if you want to laugh till you have stitches & melt to the two sweetest ladies ever watch this 🙂

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Published on 19 Feb 2014
Alice and Irene have been friends for 94 years, and their take on today’s culture say a lot about why they’ve remained friends so long. From Justin Beiber to selfies, their funny views will crack you up!
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The wordpress family award


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With thanks toward the blogger http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/a-message-to-the-word-press-family/#comment-39733 who generously offered it to all his readers and with all our wishes for his speedy recovery.

The ten bloggers I will pass it onto are…

http://soberidentity.com/ for her kind big & generous heart

http://suedreamwalker.wordpress.com/ for being a gem

http://arandomharvest.wordpress.com/ for her optimism & creativity

http://clanmother.com/ for truly being part of the blogging community

http://weedimageoftheday.com/ for the very best weed images ever

http://thekitchensgarden.com/ for a very caring loving & inspiring farmer’s blog

http://arashrecovery.com/ for the most stirring & uplifting story of recovery

http://isabellaesthermariarose.com/ for being a most brilliant soulful photographer

http://gentleperseverence.wordpress.com/ for her example on life’s journey & her integrity

http://catherinemjohnson.wordpress.com/ for her art & her gentle way of seeing life

Thank you again.

the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra



The example of bringing fire from ashes, of building where there is destruction…
A beautiful message of talent & strength under all circumstances.

There are no boundaries where the mind has none…

Enjoy this other exception found on http://ivonprefontaine.com/2013/12/17/the-landfill-harmonic-orchestra/ who reblogged it from http://misbehavedwoman.wordpress.com/?s=the+landfill+harmonic+orchestra&submit=Search

Published on Dec 13, 2012
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The coin you dropped in the basket of hope


together all the way ©copyright2013owpp

together all the way
©copyright2013owpp

This poem is to honor my younger sister’s noble, kind, constant presence in good and trying times.

Can I begin to scrape the surface
Will you ever know, realize the
Depth of your random acts?

I laud your selflessness the way
You foster the wounded heart lest
They disappear to the winds, unafraid
Of requital magnanimous to supremacy…

Weak words for strong disposition
I tried to pare but would need
To write a Te Deum to delineate
The making of thee

Stand tall, head high every
Moment of the day’s tide
Thank you will be furrowed in your
Bravery well after this tribulation

Time will not go by without a praise
And affection where lies the maxim
For humanity the ultimate paradigm
Thy art the reason for our creation

Please accept and welcome this humble
Verse as a token, as the treasured coin
You dropped in the basket of hope…

Children Full of Life (1 of 5) (the whole set 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5)


I found this very inspiring video in… http://kindnessblog.com/2013/09/24/children-full-of-life/
and was so impressed I decided to include the whole set of 5.
Trust me on this one, it’s sheer quality time! I believe that if we all had had such a teacher, our lives
would’ve been very different as adults. Teachers have a huge impact on kids later on as they turn into
adults and he is one of the rare ones to have managed to do just that for the better reasons 🙂

All That I Am (courtesy: Encompass Films) (three short & very inspiring videos. His accident, C.O.R.E. (Center Of Restorative Exercise) & his therapist)


I have found in:
http://arashrecovery.com/2013/09/12/one-in-a-million-and-a-trip-to-socal/comment-page-1/#comment-2702
This very inspiring story of this unbelievably heroic person who transformed adversity into victory & blessings. After seeing this, we understands first that happiness is not the one everybody is talking about and second that there is something much bigger to life (than our small preoccupations) 5.47 sec. well worth watching!

Published on Oct 20, 2012
13 Years after a profoundly life altering accident, Motocross pro-rider Aaron Baker lives a life that few medical professionals would ever have believed possible.

http://www.bikeradar.com
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And this is the blessing that came out of it (from adversity to victory)

Uploaded on Mar 28, 2011
A brief synopsis of Aaron Baker’s recovery from Paralysis to Paralympic effort and the long-term development of a dream… C.O.R.E. (Center Of Restorative Exercise)
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http://www.bikeradar.com
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And this is the miraculous therapist…

Uploaded on Aug 22, 2008
Therapeutic exercise transforms bodies and more importantly transforms lives.
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Temple Grandin – Thinking in Pictures


I don’t know why I didn’t think of posting before this brilliant excerpt of the film “Temple Grandin” which I was so impressed with. So, here it is!
It’s a story of victory… of a person turning their handicap to strength and soaring to heights very few achieve.
I couldn’t find the full film but I have found after much research this very high quality BBC documentary on T. Grandin’s life too.
Let me know if you were familiar with the film and your opinion on this documentary.

The Woman Who Thinks Like A Cow (Documentary)

Published on Jan 23, 2013
Dr Temple Grandin has a unique ability to understand the animal mind – and she’s convinced her skill is down to her autistic brain.

Temple believes she experiences life like an animal. Her emotions are much simpler than most people’s and she feels constantly anxious. It’s this struggle with overwhelming anxiety that led her to discover just how much she has in common with animals and, in particular, cows.

Using her ability to observe the world through an animal’s eye, she has been able to make an enormous impact on animal welfare. Her greatest achievement has been in the area of slaughterhouses – she has fundamentally changed the way animals are held and slaughtered.

Today she’s an associate professor of animal science, a best-selling author and the most famous autistic woman on the planet.
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The reality of who we all are-1989 adjusted 19.4.2013


the runner ©copyright2013owpp

the runner
©copyright2013owpp

The reality of who we all are
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Weary is the runner
Who tried it all.
Nothing that can wrench
A smile from her heart
Has she found

Look and search some more
To run away from
The confinement of her reign.
Spent to the bone
Society lifting her up to hegemony (1)

Weary is she, the runner
Who is a slave to her name
Starting off out of ardor
Never for the claim.
Loosing amity along the track

Collecting honorariums
Thrown at her as a redress
To satisfy her hunger
For fusion and empathy
What is given to the many

Oh! She does find it…
Between two laps of breath
Falling into the trap of poise
The opulence of comfort
The warmth of Kith & Kin

Only to be snatched back
To the constant drill.
Why me, does she ask
Were my choices a delusion
The erratum of my own doing (2)

Speculating she is the only
Stooge life has nominated
The quarry that has stumbled
On a boulder that was waft
On the path of earth

She vows to sleep on these
Wise discoveries with hope
Next day would bring
More reflection and ease
To the happy runner

She wants so much to embody
Still unaware of the cheers
And encouragement of peers
That have been forged by
That same mass hurled

At what became their biography
The journal of their gumption (3)
The teachings available on
The benches of what is solid
The reality of who we all are…

A runner.
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(1)
he•gem•o•ny
n. pl. he•gem•o•nies
The predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

(2)
er•ra•tum
n. pl. er•ra•ta
An error in printing or writing, especially such an error noted in a list of corrections and bound into a book.
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[Latin err tum, from neuter past participle of err re, to stray; see ers- in Indo-European roots.]

(3)
gump•tion
n. Informal
1. Boldness of enterprise; initiative or aggressiveness.
2. Guts; spunk.
3. Common sense.

The elegance of the giants- With French original text as “L’Ă©lĂ©gance des gĂ©ants”January 1992 adjusted January 2013


the simplicity of the NOW ©copyright2013owpp

the simplicity of the NOW
©copyright2013owpp

The elegance of the giants
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Lost in a nostalgic haze, melancholic…

He immerses in the self and isolates in a pool of
Thoughts, does not hear anymore the hubbub of words.
Flies far, very far in the imaginary of silence.
He lets the seconds, minutes, hours go by, burning

His fingers of a dazing summer, to seek refuge in a
World without sound or a music that would rock off
The brutal reality, the incessant needs of the loves,
The beings surrounding him…those preventing him

From drowning in his memories of felicity seemingly
So insignificant compared to the failures…victories
Passing unnoticed and defeat dressed in all splendor!
The first to be celebrated and the last quickly dismissed.

To go forth in life, victory after another fashioning
A chain of success and boundless serenity.
There, lies the secret of his wellbeing, his mirth.
The simplicity of the NOW.

It is the joy of the countercurrent
The noblesse of the fighter
The wisdom of the conqueror
And the elegance of the giants

L’élégance des géants
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Perdu dans une brume nostalgique, mélancolique…

Il s’immerge du soi et s’isole dans une mare de pensées,
N’entend plus le brouhaha des paroles.
S’envole loin, trés loin dans l’imaginaire du silence.
Il laisse les secondes, les minutes, les heures passer,

Brûlant ses doights d’un été étourdissant, pour trouver
Refuge dans un monde sans son ou d’une musique douce
Qui le berce de la réalité brutale, les besoins incessants
Des amours, des êtres l’entourant…ceux qui

L’empêchent de se noyer dans ses souvenirs de félicité
Parraissant si infime par rapport aux échecs…victoires
Passant inaperçu et défaites vêtu de toute sa splendeur!
Les premiers devant ĂŞtre fĂŞter et les derniers vite

Congédier pour aller au devant de la vie, victoires aprés
Une autre façonnant une chaîne de réussite et sérénité
Sans borne. LĂ , repose le secret de son bien-ĂŞtre.
La simplicité du MAINTENANT.

C’est la joie du contre-courant
La noblesse du battant
La sagesse du conquérant
Et l’élégance des géants.