Sunday, November 22, 2009

Giving Makes a Life

From what we get we can make a living;
what we give, however, makes a life.

~Arthur Ashe

Of Note: Giving opens the gates of heaven. It is as if we have crawled out of a hole and see the light of day for the first time. Karma is accumulated as we take and take; it is only by giving that this cycle ends. Giving physically is not bad but often occurs with selfish motives, even if we don't want to admit it to ourselves. Therefore, it's actually a form of taking. Giving mentally through meditation is the key to the door.

Today's Weather Report: Dark and dreary and getting more dark and dreary. The temp is 38 to 40 degrees. Jim just reported that he and his hunting partner heard a wolf very close today. Apparently, it let out a two minute howl....probably he or she got the deer for which the hunters were watching. That's only a guess, of course. Though, the 13-member wolf pack that our neighbor sighted recently could definitely explain the lack of deer in our area the last two years. When we asked, a local wolf authority said that a wolf pack of that size is unprecedented and would probably not remain that size for long.

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