15 August 2008

In Honor Of Pink Friday

This is in honor of Pink Friday. I thought I'd be different and share something beautiful in nature that we don't really think much about when we want to share. 

This is a Pink Square Anthias - Male. A tropical fish. He's not afraid to wear pink !

No I am not a tropical fish keeper, I just thought I'd be different. 

Have a happy weekend, blog sisters.

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Anonymous said...

We can learn much from God's creatures and not worry about what others think of us...so be the creature we were designed to be. My uncle Dale passed this email around and it still chills me:
A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old).

Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.

I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be go odd for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, 'I know why.'

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation.

He said, 'People are born so that they can learn how to live a good Life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?' The Six-year-old continued, 'Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long.'
Live simply.
Love generously.
Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.
Take naps.
Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.
Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Be loyal.
Never pretend to be something you're not.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.

Brenda Kula said...

I have a saltwater fish aquarium, about 26 gallons. I post about the fish sometimes, but never seem to see fish on blog posts. Guess I'm not seeing the right ones! It's fun to see a fish that isn't mine!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Silly girl you! A pink male fish. Who would have thought of that but you!

See, that is just another reason why I love you... you are different then most others.


Anonymous said...

I'm back again. I'd like to say something about colors and who says the male species should only wear certain colors. Pull your own strings honey if you like it then wear it and don't give a second thought to what others might think. "They" don't butter our bread or pay our bills. Here's a thought to chew on: In our 20's we care what others think of us, In our 40's we don't care what others think of us, in our 50's 60's we realize they weren't thinking about us at all.

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