Martin Luther King Day 2018 – Making America Great Again — Views from the Edge

I have to believe deep in my heart that we shall overcome someday. To do less would be to die before I die.

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Thankful for Ultimate Gifts

Good morning friends, neighbors, followers!  Happy Sunday!  I had the chance to see a movie called “The Ultimate Gift” which was not only an inspiration, but came with a message.  Throughout the movie was a list of “ultimate gifts” that when you read them, you may not see some of them as such, but if you really think about it, they can be.

1.  The Gift of Work–  See your job as more than just a way to pay your bills.  Whatever work you are doing, be thankful and know that you are helping someone or a group of someone’s in a bigger way than you could possibly imagine.

2.  The Gift of Money–  This is a reminder of the famous saying:  “It is better to give than to receive”  Now, I’m not talking about giving the gift of money to receive it back, that’s not the reason to give at all.   We all have love and compassion which resides in our heart and we have the opportunity to share our blessings with someone who is not so fortunate.  Maybe it’s a certain someone who is close to you that is behind on their rent or just needs a little extra money to pay a bill.  Whatever the circumstance may be, sharing is caring.  When you perform random acts of kindness, you will see how the universe opens up to you.

3.  The Gift of Friends-  “A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” ~Elbert Hubbard

A true friend is hard to find.

That’s why when you come across one; you should hold onto them and cherish the joy that friendship brings. Friends help you be honest with yourself and they keep you from doing things that you might regret.

They are confidants, counselors and coaches. Friends helps you be you without apology.

4.  The Gift of Learning-  Learn to learn.  There is so much information available on this planet and there is never too much you can learn.  Maybe take some time to learn a new language or learn about different cultures.  The possibilities of the mind are endless.

5.  The Gift of Problems-  You don’t begin to live until you’ve lost everything.  Try not to see your problems as a failure or that you have been defeated.  Instead look at them as an experience and what may be coming to you as a connection to something that will be beneficial for you and your life journey.

6.  The Gift of Family-  Spending time with family is a blessing.  But maybe for some of us, being around our family is not our cup of tea.  Yes, it’s possible that some members of our family can be a little difficult to be around or that we just don’t see eye to eye on some things.  However much we may dislike our family at times, they are still our FAMILY and that in itself is a precious gift.  Take time to be with family, because life is short and that little effort that you make means more than you could ever realize.

7.  The Gift of Laughter-  See life as joyous.  Laughter is the best medicine, no matter who you are.  Did you know that it takes more muscles to frown than smile?  So, we should be smiling and laughing a lot!  Besides that, laughing is just plain fun!  So, go ahead….live, love and laugh, laugh, laugh!!!!

8.  The Gift of Dreams-  We are all free to dream.  What was your dream when you were a child?  Did you want to be a prima ballerina, a fireman, the president?  What about as an adult?  What is your dream?  Have you made that dream/dreams reality?  What is your life-long dream?

9.  The Gift of Giving-  Being generous is one of the greatest gifts.  Giving is an act of kindness.  It doesn’t have to necessarily be in the form of money, it could be clothes, food, your time.  Giving someone a HUG!!!!

10.  The Gift of Gratitude-  Learn to be thankful for what you have.  You might not have that shiny new car or that big house you always wanted or millions of dollars in the bank.  Don’t focus on the things you don’t have, be grateful for those things that you do.  Little things mean a lot.

11.  The Gift of A Day-  What would you do with your last day on Earth?  Cherish every day and take those extra moments to look around and enjoy the outdoors, a friend, your husband/wife, your mom/dad, your kids.

12.  The Gift of Love-  Love unconditionally.  We are on this planet to love each other, no matter what color we are, what religion, male, female.  We are all one!  Love as much as you can because that is the biggest gift of all!



A Rescue Dog Changed This Autistic Boy’s Life Forever.

Good morning friends! This is a beautiful story of an Autistic boy and his dog, helping one another in the path of life. Enjoy and please share the love. Peace, love, blessings. Tammy

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This is the beautiful story of an Autistic boy and his dog, and how they helped one another.

Xena The Warrior Puppy ASPCA Dog of the Year

Jonny began exhibiting symptoms of Autism early on in his life. Sometimes, when his father would bring him to the deli to pick up meat, Jonny’s dad would place his order, and Jonny would begin screaming at the top of his lungs. Among other things, food gave him a great deal of anxiety. Additionally, the little boy would have almost no interaction whatsoever with the family dogs the Hickeys had at the time.

The family’s situation, as it is for so many other families, was stressful and challenging – they just wanted a way to help improve their son’s life. Then something amazing happened.

A terribly emaciated and near death Pit Bull had been found. She was near death. The rescue organization responsible for her care felt that she was in need…

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Wishing you a Happy Friday



Good morning friends!  I saw this quote and had to share.  Enjoy life even though it may seem like it’s not going the way you think it should, even the tough times have a reason in your life.  Whatever the day may bring, you have a reason to SMILE, because life is precious and so are YOU!

Have a great day!  Peace, love, bliss-Tammy

Love & Vulnerability

Good morning and Happy Friday! I have been missing out lately as far as blogging, and of course missing all of you, my friends, followers and visitors. Just saw this post from the Kindness Blog and had to share! When life seems to be rushed and you think that it’s so important to get things done and to hurry, hurry, hurry…..just remember to stop and take time for LOVE! Have a great day! Peace, love, blessings. Tammy

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Give Freedom a Hand



Let Peace and Prosperity Ring Around the World

2048 is a plan to prevent wars, eliminate poverty and create the conditions for global sustainability by the time we celebrate the centennial of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, unanimously adopted in 1948 by all UN member countries.

2048 dispels myths, including a major misconception that peace and prosperity are hopelessly complicated and unattainable.  In truth, both can be secured through the realization of five fundamental freedoms for everyone:  freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, freedom for the environment and freedom from fear.  These basic freedoms establish a framework within which other rights can flourish.

The five fingers of our hand illustrate the possibilities, starting with the thumb.  It looks different and stands out.  It is strong.  It represents freedom of speech, an idea that stands up to dishonesty and corruption.

With our index finger, we point and indicate direction.  It represents freedom of religion.  Each of us is free to choose our own way.  Those that decide God is their guide are free to live their own relationship with God.

The middle finger, the longest, represents freedom from want–the long road of existence and the certainty that there’ll be food, water, education and health care for every one of us as we go along.

Next is the wedding ring finger for many of us, and a finger with a direct link to our nervous system for all of us.  It represents freedom for the environment and for life.  We all have a direct link to the Earth and the ecosystem of which we are a part.  When the life of the Earth is spoiled, our lives are spoiled.

Finally, there is our little finger, the least imposing.  It represents freedom from fear.  It’s the “finale” of our hand, our reward.  All the others lead to this one.

As we recount the five freedoms represented by our fingers, remember that we didn’t ask for that hand; we were born with it.  Everyone was born with the right to all five freedoms.  They are the essence of a good life for all, and in this way they are intertwined; the success of each bolsters the others.

As we learn our rights, we come to expect and demand them, with lasting results.  They become our way of life.

Source:  Adapted excerpt from 2048; Humanity’s Agreement to Live Together by Kirk Boyd.  Used with permission of Berrett-Koehler Publishers.  See the evolution of Human Rights at


Mid-Week Pick Me Up

A Wonderful Wednesday Reminder from “The Presents of Presents:

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Look at the sky:  That is for YOU.

Look at each person’s face as YOU pass on the street: 

Those faces are for YOU….

Remember this when YOU wake up in the the morning and think YOU have nothing. ~ Miranda July

I received an email from Oprah today and inside were different quotes (the above being one of them).  Because it spoke to me, I thought I would pass it along to you.  As ‘Hump Day’ it’s a great reminder for the rest of the week should you need a little pick me up!

You are Loved.

Shine on!


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