I do! (y)
Beautiful to watch!
♥ Life is short, be happy and enjoy the current moment ♥
From Gypsy’s Ethereal Soul
From Gypsy Spirit Wind
So mote it be.
Link to the site – Hachico OWP
educates assistance dogs for people with motor disabilities or suffering from epilepsy. We use the age-old bond between dogs and humans for that worthy cause.
Both service dogs for handlers with motor disabilities and seizure dogs for people suffering from epilepsy are specifically trained to enable their handlers to perform tasks that were difficult or virtually impossible before. Moreover, assistance dogs open the door towards a more active participation in every day life.
Whatever its task, the assistance dog stimulates the handler’s independence and self-reliance. And there is more: by its presence, he assistance dog offers comfort and support and enhances the handler’s quality of life. Thus, people do not only enlarge their scope, but also enjoy more social contacts and (re)integrate easier..
After his master had died, Hachiko kept coming to the station for ten years before walking home again, sad and alone. After Hachiko’s death, a statue was erected outside the Shibuya railroad station in Tokyo in honour of his loyalty. Hachiko was the perfect example of the bond that can exist between animals and humans. In Dutch, his name is used as an acronym for the training centre.
For donations with international bank transfer: IBAN: BE96 0681 0525 2505 •BIC/SWIFT: GKCC BEBB
I’m currently sitting the daughter Luna of the lovely lady, who has temporarily taken me in. Luna is sitting next to me as I type this.
My mother does NOT have leukemia, thank God. Low white blood cell count, but it’s under control now and she will be heading back to the home for the elderly in a couple of days.
My father is fighting throat cancer and is as thin as a rake, bald and toothless, but hanging in there.
They were both extremely happy to see me and I have promised that,when my situation with social services has been resolved, I will go t visit them every sunday.
I would like to point out a little mistake in the thinking process of the American people. They want a strong middle class, but if I´m not mistaken the middle of 100 % is supposed to be 50%. I saw on TV when I was in the states that 1% of the American population own 80 % of everything there. The only problem they have is choosing which colour faucet they should have on their next yacht or to have another Lear jet or simply buy an
That leaves 99 % of the population who ‘own´20 % of everything. So where is the middle class in this equation? Haha… And these people who think themselves the middle class are in debt for their whole lives, what with mortgages, etcetera. Slaves to the system. Nice going, politicians for making them believe that just because they can drive a car and have a TV and can pay forever for whatever that they are the middle class.
Then of course there are the poor buggers who have trouble making ends meet or simply can´t. And then the rest say that they are too lazy to work. Exquise me, if you have a family and you´re all hungry, who wouldn´t want to work
? Think on it, folks.
Just found out that my mother has leukemia and is in hospital. No more messing about. Ralphie is going to see his Mom. To my friends who are waiting for me in Granada, sorry lads but this takes precedence over everything. Have a goodun.
Where the white mists enfold each hill
Lingers their brooding presence still;
Still, though the glory of Thebes be done,
The twin Colossi salute the sun.
Lure on lure at the break of morn
The earth lies fair as the earth was born,
And the old Gods walk in the mist and the dew
Of an ancient splendour for ever new.
You got one in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In a little more than a year, this watchdog made the banks pay back $425 million to consumers they duped, made sure borrowers can pay back their loans, and demanded an end to hidden credit card fees.
But rather than being celebrated, your watchdog is under attack. A minority of Senators is holding up the CFPB director’s confirmation unless they can weaken his ability to protect the public – and turn him into a lapdog!
But this success is rubbing the financial lobbyists the wrong way. They want to weaken the bureau by subjecting it to the highly politicized and sluggish Congressional funding process; replace the director with a five-member commission; and let other bank regulators (those who failed to prevent the economic meltdown) veto the bureau’s decisions.
A block of Senators is holding up Cordray’s confirmation for a new term until they get these changes. And without a confirmed director, each of us is at greater risk of being scammed – the CFPB can’t exercise its full powers over payday lenders and certain mortgage operators, as well as student loan servicers and credit reporting agencies.
- Senate Panel Gives Thumbs-Up To Confirming CFPB Director Cordray (consumerist.com)
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren slams Republicans: Worry less about helping big banks (rawstory.com)
- Consumer bureau wants your complaints (lifeinc.today.com)
- Senator Warren slams Republicans: Worry less about helping big banks and more about helping ordinary consumers (sott.net)
- Consumer Financial Agency to Increase Oversight of Student Loan Servicers (legaltimes.typepad.com)
- CFPB Director Cordray To Make His Case For Another Term Tomorrow (consumerist.com)
- Gov’t seeks closer oversight of student loan firms (miamiherald.com)
- Elizabeth Warren blasts Republicans in Cordray hearing (dailykos.com)
- CFPB Announces New Push To Alleviate Mounting Student Loan Debt (dailyqueernews.wordpress.com)
- Gov’t seeks closer oversight of student loan firms (seattlepi.com)
I’ve learned that no matter what happens,
or how bad it seems today, life does go on,
and it will be better tomorrow.
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person
by the way he or she handles these three things:
a rainy day, lost luggage,
and tangled Christmas tree lights.
I’ve learned that regardless of the differences
you have with the people in your life,
you’ll miss them when they’re gone.
I’ve learned that making a “living”
is not the same thing as making a “life.”
I’ve learned that life sometimes
gives you a second chance.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life
with a catcher’s mitt on both hands.
You need to be able to throw something back.
I’ve learned that if you pursue happiness,
it will elude you.
But if you focus on your family, your friends,
the needs of others,your work and doing the very best you can,
happiness will find you.
I’ve learned that whenever I decide something
with an open heart,
I usually make the right decision.
I’ve learned that even when I have pains,
I don’t have to be one.
I’ve learned that every day you should
reach out and touch someone.
People love that human touch –
holding hands, a warm hug,
or just a friendly pat on the back.
I’ve learned that you should
pass this on to someone you care about.
Sometimes they just need a little something
to make them smile.
I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.
I can read in red. I can read in blue.
I can read in pickle color too.
I can read in bed, and in purple. and in brown.
I can read in a circle and upside down!
I can read with my left eye. I can read with my right.
I can read Mississippi with my eyes shut tight!
There are so many things you can learn about.
But…you’ll miss the best things
If you keep your eyes shut.
The more that you read, the more things you will know
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
If you read with your eyes shut you’re likely to find
That the place where you’re going is far, far behind
SO…that’s why I tell you to keep your eyes wide.
Keep them wide open…at least on one side.
Somebody in Europe loves you, Gran.
Your very good health!
Hanging with friends.
We luvs you aswell, Bro!