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Donโ€™t look back youโ€™re not going that way again

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Why did you go

You can turn things around.


You can completely recreate yourself.


Nothing is permanent.

Youโ€™re not stuck,


You have choices.

You can think new thoughts.


You can learn something new.


You can create new habits.


All that matters is that you decide today and never look back.

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A Little Sacrifice

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When you try to make things better for a lot of people, you may end up making things worse for yourself.

A little sacrifice is noble, but depriving yourself of too much will only leave you depleted.

By that time, most people wonโ€™t even realize that you need anything, because youโ€™re the one who has always given.

Take care of yourself. Self preservation is not selfish, itโ€™s essential for living a full and happy life.

Sacrifice
Sacrifice

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This-was โ€œUNCLE DIETERโ€ from-Germany! And, eventually, Dieter wed, My Sweet-Aunt, on-my-motherโ€™s-side: MARGERY, an Opera Star!

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Background :
A call came from-my-cousin,* to-say, โ€œMy Fatherโ€™s dead!โ€
This-was โ€œUNCLE DIETERโ€ from-Germany! And, eventually, Dieter wed,
My Sweet-Aunt, on-my-motherโ€™s-side: MARGERY, an Opera Star!
Uncle Dieter-TEDE was in the shipping business; he flourished, going far,
With-a-superb demeanor, and-three cele-brated off-spring:
Kirsten, Nikola and Karl! I really-think BELLS should ring!**

โ€œBELLS FOR UNCLE DIETER (TEDE)!โ€ a poem 1 Aug 2019 (Thursday)
As-a-youngster, He was-โ€œdislocatedโ€ with-his-family, during war;* He-eventually came-over to The-Americas,* and he-was looking for: A fresh, new start and-he-was determined-to-succeed, And Uncle Dieter, as he often did, was the one to take the lead! He established Marine Chartering, a worldwide enterprise,
He married my Aunt Margery, and their family was a prize!
Bright and capable, talented and kind!
Although-now-these-family-โ€œheadsโ€-have-passed, they-will-not, from-my-mind:

For instance, I remember playing Scrabble, with these 2 Giants-of-Intellect,
And learning grace and humility โ€“ and commanding othersโ€™ respect!
They were Pillars of The(ir) Community****, St. Francis would be proud,
Loving one another โ€“ and modest in a crowd!
Well, years-did-pass! He-retired-from-shipping-and-began-to pro-duce wine,
For many glorious seasons, weโ€™ve-received Fruit of The Vine,
And, through it all, My Uncle Dieter โ€“ helped all things to grow,
And I-loved his German heritage โ€“ and his accent would always show!
And to the end He spoke โ€“ with dignity and passion,
And, as his nephew, Iโ€™m so glad โ€“ this-poem I-was-allowed to โ€œfashion,โ€
To help to peal The Bells for an Uncle, who-set โ€œthe barโ€ for me,


To strive for excellence and to-be kind โ€“ and to-[always} show: HU-MIL-I-TY!
fin

Postnote:

And if some tears are here-upon this-note, you- all should know,
I didnโ€™t tell him near enough, that-I-really loved him so! ๐Ÿ™‚ โ€“ Auf Wiedersehen!


  • โ€“ Nikola Tede, a medical doctor (California Pacific Medical Center) She lives in Muir Beach, Calif. and called this afternoon. I hadnโ€™t heard from her in years.

  • ** โ€“ At sea, the bell is used to signal the presence of important persons.

  • *** โ€“ close to World War II, The Tede Family was held captive in their East German home by Russian Communists; after their release (many years later) Dieter Tede bought back his childhood home!

  • **** โ€“ He first landed in South America, but would settle in San Francisco, California.

  • โ€“ http://www.marinechartering.com/

  • * โ€“ https://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Tede-Margery.htm

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Hello Friends

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J Jay Samuel Davis

The Bid D

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โ€œIโ€™ll never forget how the depression and loneliness felt good and bad at the same time. Still does.โ€

The big D

Some of us think we are crazy, we think you are crazy imaging a feel sorry for me look. Big D is a silent health epidemic worldwide.

Read these posts below, why you say, Big D has no damage conspicuous like that person has a broken arm, a scar on their body demonstrating inner or outer anguish.

if you fit any box below reach out for help you are not alone

@bestofnatureblog

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Famous People

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There is no such thing as a โ€˜self-madeโ€™ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
โ€” George Burton Adams

Hope and belief in yourself is the greatest gift from above

Forever Young

Forever Young
Mystic Poet Laureate
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Asian Supermarkets Go Back To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

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Asian Supermarkets Go Back To Using Leaves Instead Of Plastic

It should be one of the main goals in todayโ€™s society to reduce plastic consumption and to educate people on the environmental and global changes and problems that we are currently facing. Even though many of us believe that recycling will solve the problem, and continue using plastic, it is the complete opposite. In 2013, 254 million tonnes of trash was produced in the U.S. alone, and only around 30% was recycled. This means that the rest ended up in a landfill and will stay there for up to 1000 years creating toxic gas, polluting the earth and even ending up in the oceans killing many innocent creatures. Since most of us donโ€™t get to see the reality, which is often hidden from us, there is an important task to educate people and to open their eyes to understand that the plastic packaging that we use for a couple of seconds will take up to 1000 years to decompose.

To start a positive change, supermarkets across Asia have started using leaves to pack their vegetables

This type of packaging is not only cost-efficient it also saves so much plastic that would otherwise be recycled or would end up in a landfill.

Recently, China has stopped importing trash from all over the world and concentrated on recycling their waste. Before this, over 30% of the worldโ€™s waste would end up in China causing a popular belief that Asian countries are those responsible for creating the majority of the waste in the world. Now, Asian countries, including Vietnam and Thailand, are looking for new ways to avoid plastic at all. This became a solid ground for new business ideas. One of those ideas was a new, eco-friendly way to pack their goods by avoiding plastic packaging.

Perfect Homes Chiangmaiโ€™s post about this type of wrapping quickly went viral

One of their team members noticed a creative way to reduce plastic that a supermarket called Rimping Supermarket was using and decided to capture their shelves with their phones. Little did they know that people from all around the world would love this idea and would start sharing it like crazy. โ€œWe just popped in to get a few items while we were waiting to sign some contracts with our lawyer, who was delayed, so we were not even meant to be there at that time. When I noticed the veg wrapped in banana leaves and simply liked the idea ad showed my wife who picked a few up to buy. I thought I would take a few pictures and just post to the page, and that was it,โ€ in an interview with Bored Panda said one of the team members who took these pictures.

With more than 3.5 million views and over 17 thousand shares, the idea became something people can encourage more supermarkets to implement. โ€œI had no idea it was going to go viral, I was shocked when it hit 20 shares. It was not until the morning while I was in the gym that I started to realized what was happening, I pointed out to Stig my friend that it had now something like a thousand shares ad that this was crazy. Once we had finished the session an hour later it had nearly doubled that is when it started to go off!โ€

Some have noticed that not everything on the shelves is completely plastic-free, to which the supermarket responded that they are taking one step at a time and trying their best, but itโ€™s not that easy. Many products come to the supermarkets pre-packaged and many companies are interested in wrapping their produce in plastic since it is the cheapest and the easiest option. โ€œI feel it is now up to the shoppers to show the supermarket which they prefer. Because without a doubt if everyone opts for the banana leaf packaging then they will stop stocking the items in plastic and this will also drive other great ideas forward.โ€

Every piece of plastic that was ever made still exists on this planet

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Darling, youโ€™re MINE

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Mystic Poet Laureate

If your heart is sad, my Darling, Darling then you know that so is mine,

For we two share the same heart; weโ€™re all ONE, and thatโ€™s Divine.

If youโ€™ve lost all hope (pause) and suicideโ€™s gentle on your mind,

Then, here we go together for we both, I guess, have signed,

The Pact to go to H _ L L and bargain with The Red Guy,

but, you know, when we both get there, he may just asked me, โ€œWhy

Did you come here with THAT ONE, whoโ€™s crazy as a loon.โ€

Iโ€™ll say: โ€œWell, you know Iโ€™m so in love.โ€ย ย 

And, yโ€™know even before Noon,

We get cast from that dark region, โ€™cause LOVEโ€™s not welcome there,

And weโ€™re all ONE, in this โ€œfireโ€ together, and even for Satan we care,

For (s)Heโ€™s part of the fabric too, so if The Devilโ€™s havinโ€™ a bad day,

We often get all our friends together, and we go back to H _ L L to play,

And it makes Big Red much happier; then, (s)He puts His(Her) Grinch face on,

And tells us (s)He donโ€™t like to play with us,

So FROM THERE โ€œpoof,โ€ and weโ€™re all gone.

If youโ€™re impatient and desperate and you know things will NEVER get better,

Come hold my hand; weโ€™ll go for a walk (in the rain) and, as we get progressively wetter,

Perhaps the sad, hard feelings will be washed away. Boo, hoo.

And you will turn to me and say: (thatโ€™s right) โ€œI do love you.โ€

โ€œAnd Iโ€™m also in love with you all right,โ€ and nothing will remain,

Except good feelings in the ALL;ย 

I love a gorgeous rain,ย 

And then tomorrow will surely come, and weโ€™ll start โ€œpulling on the stem,โ€

Getting upset frustrated and amazed;

LIFE is a cracked gem.

fin

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Advertisements Peace Quotes On Peace Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. May those who love you be secureโ€ Psalm 122:6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and [โ€ฆ]

Donโ€™t ever make the mistake of thinking kindness is a weakness, sometimes it takes great strength to just smile and say kind words.

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THE WAY OF ZEN

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โ€œThe idea of Zen is to catch life as it flows. There is nothing extraordinary or mysterious about Zen. I raise my hand; I take a book from the other side of the desk; I hear the boys playing ball outside my window; I see the clouds blown away beyond the neighboring wood โ€” in all these I am practicing Zen, I am living Zen. No wordy discussion is necessary, nor any explanationโ€ฆ When the sun rises the whole world dances with joy and everybodyโ€™s heart is filled with bliss. If Zen is at all conceivable, it must be taken hold of here.โ€ ~ D.T. Suzuki

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DAZZLED

~ TO MARGARET, UNFORGOTTEN โ€“

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To Margaret

Two nights I have dreamed of you

Once as an adolescent, evanescent

Yet tangible still to the spiritโ€™s touch,

Then as a ten year old in the shared

Secret garden of our imagination.

~ TO MARGARET, UNFORGOTTEN โ€“

Adolescent Margaret

SOMETIMES YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE I ACTUALLY HAVE A CHANCE WITH YOU BUT WHEN I TRY TO TAKE THAT CHANCE YOU MAKE ME REALISE I NEVER REALLY DID, THOSE ARE THE BREAKS IN LIFE ANYWAY