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  • lczarnik 15:34 on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    A kind word can warm three months of winter 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 3 December 2013 14:35
    Subject: A kind word can warm three months of winter

    Hi Everyone,
    Here is a little story that really touched my heart. I decided to send it on so that we might all be aware of the power of a kind gesture, especially in such a hurting world. Hope you can open this and enjoy.


  • lczarnik 09:56 on February 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Low and High Tides 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 26 February 2014 01:49
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Low and High Tides

    I thought these were interesting!

    Wonderful photos –

    These are very interesting ….make sure you click on the pictures.

    If you have ever been around the coast, you have to marvel at the tides (and pay attention to them if you’re a boater).

    Click on the High and Low of Tides or the link below it

    The Highs and Lows of the Tide -Beautiful!


  • lczarnik 10:02 on February 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 24 February 2014 08:56
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Funnies


  • lczarnik 09:59 on February 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Lietus (raindrop photography) 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 24 February 2014 08:44
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    Hope you can open this. In only one drop was I able to see the

    photographer. These are truly lovely. BA


  • lczarnik 01:29 on February 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 23 February 2014 08:09

    Our hallways can get a bit crowded but at least we
    seem to manage around our traffic jams. BA

    This could be us!!!!


    Maybe we all need to slow down…

    > > http://www.youtube.com/embed/G0PekTUmBdY?feature=player_embedded

  • lczarnik 01:25 on February 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Pay It Forward 


    This is one of the rare ones that has all three tags – Amazing, Humour & Thought Provoking. By the time you get to the end you will know why!

    Forwarded message
    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 23 February 2014 08:04
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: Pay It Forward

    Some good news . There are wonderful people in the world who quietly go about doing good. God Bless them.

    This is nice.

    (Nearly) 26 Moments That Restored Our Faith In Humanity This Year

    Sometimes you need a reminder that people can do wonderful things.

    1. The parents who made their son’s wheelchair into the best Halloween costume ever

    2. The terminally ill man who loves receiving mail. . . and got more than he ever expected

    3. A kind stranger who stopped a day from being ruined

    4. The doctor who offered free medical care after Hurricane Sandy

    5. And the people that helped out any way that they could

    6. The older couple who saw themselves in two young parents

    7. This Libyan child who doesn’t believe in hate

    8. The parents who tattooed insulin pumps on their bellies so their diabetic son wouldn’t feel "different"

    9. The police officer who bought shoes for a barefoot homeless man

    10. And the police officers who made blind 13-year-old Gage Hancock-Stevens’ dream of being a cop come true

    11. The Michigan soccer team who gave their team manager with Down syndrome an opportunity to start

    15. The Disney security guard who is amazing at his job

    20. The bros who worked together to save a cat

    24. These candidates for parents of the year

    26. And every single time anything like this happened.


    "Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same". Helen Keller

  • lczarnik 10:07 on February 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 22 February 2014 01:05

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    The foundation for old age is good memories.

  • lczarnik 10:05 on February 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Maps tell a story 

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    From: Ralph & BA
    Date: 22 February 2014 00:33
    Subject: Fw: Fwd: FW: Maps tell a story

    1. This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with a distinct color)
    with each section containing 1 billion people.

    2. This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia ‘s population lives.

    3. It may not come as a surprise but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.

    4. This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where
    you are standing. For the most part it will probably be water.

    5. Apparently you can’t get Big Macs everywhere. This map shows (in red)
    the countries that have McDonalds.

    6. This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the
    left side of the road.

    7. This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded.
    There are only 22 of them.

    8. The line in this map shows all of the world’s Internet connections in 1969.

    9. This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013.

    10. This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time.

    11. This map shows (in red) the countries that don’t use the metric system.

    12. This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available.

    13. This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.

    14. And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.

    15. This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States .

    16. And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River .

    17. This is a map of the highest paid public employees in the United States .

    18. This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon.

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    19. This map shows the longest straight line you can sail. It goes from Pakistan
    all the way to Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia for a total of 20,000 miles.

    20. This map shows (in navy blue) every country that has ever operated
    an aircraft carrier.

    21. This map highlights the countries (in red and orange) with the most skyscrapers.

    22. This map shows (in red, orange, and yellow) the world’s largest donors
    of foreign aid with red being the biggest donor.

    23. This map shows the most photographed places in the world.

    24. And this map shows all the places where you can get eaten by a Great White shark!

  • lczarnik 10:13 on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The Love of Christ 

    Forwarded message
    From: Carol Z
    Date: 20 February 2014 15:02
    Subject: The Love of Christ

    The Love of Christ

    I hope every Christian who is offended will forward this and keep it going,,,

    Love of Christ

    On the "Today Show", Matt Lauer interviewed one of the wives of one of the Navy Seals killed along with the US ambassador in Libya . He asked, "What she would say to her children about their dad and how she would want them to remember him." Her answer, and I quote, "His love for Christ", and then continued on with a few other things. Throughout the day and on MSN homepage, replaying the story they have edited the "Love of Christ" part out. Why? Because using the word Christ might offend someone! Well, I am a Christian and I am offended! I’m offended that they would edit it out. Offended that we as Christians are asked to tread lightly so as not to offend someone of another religion. I think anyone who missed the original broadcast that morning should know what NBC has done. THIS IS PROOF OF HOW BIASED NBC IS. This man loved his country and loved his God and gave his life for both, just as Christ gave His life for him. Please feel free to copy this and forward it to everyone on your email list.. There are e-mails that go around saying, "If you believe in God" then forward this. Well, I am starting one right here, right now. I am not ashamed of God, but I am becoming more ashamed of my country. It is time to take a stand. GOD Bless America ! God Bless us one and all… Please GOD, have mercy on us!

    “If we ever forget that we’re one nation under GOD,

    then we will be a nation gone under.”

    -Ronald Reagan

  • lczarnik 00:42 on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    An Eagle Kiss 

    Forwarded message
    From: Alex
    Date: 20 February 2014 21:56
    Subject: Fwd: An Eagle Kiss

    Subject: FW: An Eagle Kiss

    I am sure you will enjoy this beautiful story its making me cry!!! We can learn a lot from animals and insects and all nature! They have lots of wisdom in them! This story shows how really connected we are to all life!

    An Eagle Kiss

    This is the kind of story you need when it seems like the world is spiraling out of control.. Not many people get a picture of this proud bird snuggled up next to them!

    Freedom and Jeff

    Freedom and I have been together 11 years this summer. She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn’t open all the way even after surgery,

    it was broken in 4 places.
    She’s my baby.

    When Freedom came in, she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vet’s office. From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to lay in.

    I used to sit and talk to her,
    urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay
    there looking at me with those big brown eyes.

    We also had to tube feed her for weeks.
    This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still
    couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the
    decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn’t stand in a week. You know you don’t

    want to cross that line between torture and
    rehab, and it looked like death was winning.

    She was going to be put
    down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in
    on that Thursday afternoon. I didn’t want to go

    to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear. I went
    immediately back to her cage; and there she was,

    standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then.

    That was a very good day.

    We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her.
    I got her used to the glove,
    and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington .

    We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

    In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair – the whole bit. I missed a lot of work.

    When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey
    and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would
    also come to me in my dreams and help me fight

    the cancer. This happened time and time again.

    Fast forward to November 2000. The day after Thanksgiving, I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last

    option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they
    did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.

    So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and
    take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill. I hadn’t said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back

    (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don’t know how long.

    That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird.

    On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was terminal come up to us and

    I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body. I have so many stories like that.

    I never forget the honor I have of being so close
    to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.

    Hope you enjoyed this!

    93% won’t forward, but I’m Sure You Will.

    A small request…..Just one line
    All you are asked to do is keep this circulating.
    Even if it’s only to one more person.
    In memory of anyone you know who has been
    struck down by cancer or is still living with it or just someone who enjoys a GREAT STORY.


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