- Producer14/10/2017The Swing of the Pendulum"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste, I've been around for a long, long year, Stole many a man's soul to waste." ~ Sympathy for the Devil, The Rolling StonesSome would say we live in a tragic and dismal world today....
- Producer07/10/2017One Law to Rule Them AllWhat if I told you that the Law of Attraction/Abundance isn’t about money or personal wealth? Would you walk away - rejected and unfulfilled? Would you become angry and unforgiving? Would you turn your back on the Law of Attraction - the same as...
Comments09/10/2017 #7 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWe are the all of everything, in all of its magnificent glory and splendor. The entire universe is within us. What a beautiful read dear @Donna WoodDonna enjoyed it
Just believing will not produce results. We need to turn the belief into a reality with our thoughts, actions and words. Attach purpose to our beliefs, draw value out of it and reap the benefits of the results thereafter.07/10/2017 #3 Numo QuestWhat you think becomes. Since you are 'Creator', the universal principle is that it will send you what is in line with your image. It is the 'grand design' realizing what you create. The flaw indeed is to present the loa as if it's all about acquiring and gaining while in the early days it didn't had anything to do with gain but development for greater good of (wo)man. Since commercial spirits picked it up schemes were set up like loa or 'the secret' only telling part of the story. A world religion, once with force brought upon people, also gives half the story out of personal exclusivity and gain. In many instances people simply don't know the entire formula. For the universal principles, older then world, always have been and will be we have left. It is as easy as that. The difference between believing and knowing is the state of (wo)man. Believe is futile costing one time, focus and often energy.money to continue believing into .... Knowing is understanding 'IT' is .... Whatever ones desire of 'IT'. Ones one KNOW 'IT' is, .... 'IT' shall manifest. If one KNOWS there is no room for doubt and need to repeat or reaffirm. So believing basically is useless.
Good publish though, Thank you very much Donna :O)
- Producer04/10/2017Way OutWhen I was a kid, I remember every village in France even the smallest one had a world war one and two monument. On their flanks a list of names that if you take time to read them would remind you that war is not a video game. I thought the statues...
Comments06/10/2017 #25 Cyndi wilkins@Pascal Derrien...This is a discussion that needs to happen...between patient, their health care proxy (if they have one...EVERYONE SHOULD) and their primary care giver...and your wishes be put in writing with an advance directive through legal counsel...Loooooooooong before it becomes necessary to make such decisions and while you are of sound mind...because people have a very difficult time letting their loved ones die. When that time comes family members can become over wrought with emotion and their better judgement becomes clouded...Believe me, had I not been made aware of my father's wishes at the end of his life, my love for him very well may over ridden his desire to have no artificial intervention to keep him alive.
That said, as he lay dying it was difficult to watch him perish slowly before my eyes...as his stroke did not take him immediately...If there had been laws in place to protect those willing to assist the process, his suffering would have ended much sooner...But for the reasons @Ian Weinberg states..." litigation drives the industry to over-service inappropriately until the last breath." that did not happen for him...I had to push and push and push...only to be told..."well, he's not quite there yet."
Really?!?!? It's been almost two weeks without food or water...he is struggling to breathe and his feet are BLUE! How much more THERE does he need to be??? When I left that evening I told the nurse...ENOUGH...either you help him or I will...Two hours later I got the call...Happy New Year dad...RIP.05/10/2017 #24 Lisa Vanderburg#23 Good question that I have no answers to (which means it's the BEST question!) @Pascal Derrien! I always like to think of 'faith' as being different to 'religion' - pedantic on my part, as I'm a crap Christian, and I'm pretty sure it would go against any doctrine of that ilk. But I have pretty strong views on 'youth in asia' as something we MUST consider as voluntary sooner or later, despite the pit-falls. At 7.5 billion, do we have a duty to the generations we spawn? I think we do! As @Ian Weinberg indicates, there is no dignity in dying in agony, and we are kept unnaturally alive for way too long. I used to work in a hospice, and most of the dying wanted just that - they sensed the natural order of it, but were given antibiotics for 'old-man's death': pneumonia. We should treat dying and death with all the respect and sanctity of birth. We don't erect statutes upon out baby's birth....
As we're so very good and messing things up as a species, the very least we can do is accept bowing out gracefully, no?05/10/2017 #22 Lisa VanderburgSorry - @Pascal Derrien; this is so beautiful and important a buzz...I have long thought about writing about voluntary euthanasia, which I certainly agree with, even though I'm Christian. To me it's a 'save a bit of planet' for your kids thing. I have advanced directives in place to begin from now anyhoo. What also pisses me off mightily is the sheer cost of funerals: £6 - 10k where I am. I even devised a business plan for direct-crem that is bare bones (sorry - pun intended), as I'm sick and tired of people being guilted into ridiculous funerals they simply cannot afford.
My father always used to cry in remembrance of lost soldiers. I think it was in part that he was refused on medical grounds to enlist, and in part 'For the Fallen - Laurence Binyon' which said 'They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.' Is your life is short, there's less of it to mess up (what I felt my father saw).04/10/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI firmly believe that it should be an individual's choice, if the person is able to chose. Of course, there are numerous scenarios where choice is taken out of an individual's hands and we have reached a juncture where we need to urgently update archaic religious practices based on the vast scenarios medical advances have created.
In so many ways, we treat the end of our canine companions much more humanely than we treat our fellow humans.
When I held Tangenyika, as I asked for her to be killed, the peace and serenity of the process was what I want for myself.
I can certainly understand and support those who will want to never make this final decision, holding out hope until 'nature' finally decides.
It is time to bring this discussion up and face the complexity of death in the modern world.
Another important question - why just burial or cremation?
Both are ecological disasters.
There is a company in Sweden that is offering a much more organic option > http://www.promessa.se/
It is what I want. Returning my carbon to the soil, not the atmosphere, without it being enclosed in satin and building materials.04/10/2017 #12 Ian WeinbergHealthcare becomes the healthcare industry, medicine becomes hitech and push-button stuff and no one physically examines the patient anymore. And finally, litigation drives the industry to over-service inappropriately until the last breath. The result - no more connection to life and to the essence of what we're all about. And so the 89 year old in agonizing pain due to terminal cancer is forced to undergo more MRI scans and is poisoned with more chemotherapy ... when all they wanted was a bit of pain relief and to die in peace! But the guilt-ridden family demanded it, the doctors feared not to follow the book unquestionably and the hospital needed to push up its revenue. And so the emasculated patient/victim was deprived of the dignity to die in peace as life was inflicted upon their terminal being. This my friends is not evolutionary. We have much work to do.04/10/2017 #11 Harvey LloydEvolution always scares me as i see history. But it seems only the stage we have to gather and watch with questions we can not answer. But within this stage we have the choice to best serve those with whom we contact. Randomly serving that which is front of us and not seeking beyond that scope.
We served M-i-Law and influenced others ways of service. This is all we can do in humanity as an individual. Serve in a way that others take notice and think about their own.
- ProducerConnect And Bond. It Is Safe. The old man was doing an experiment. The world was turning round and round. After years of observing people and their habits, the time had come to set up a scene. He was old, but no fool at all. From above he was aware that all in life is related to...
Comments07/10/2017 #43 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#42 thank you poem bee @Debasish Majumder07/10/2017 #42 Debasish Majumderlovely buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.06/10/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Devesh 🐝 Bhatt it is what it is, and you feel how you feel. Part of being human. There is sunshine and rain, and ... beautiful rainbows.06/10/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#36 yes, miracles are hidden in united loving hearts, so well said @Joanne Gardocki happy weekend to you!06/10/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#35 thank you and beautifully said @Deb 🐝 Helfrich our angel bee06/10/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#34 thank you sweetest spotlight bee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador06/10/2017 #36 Joanne GardockiSometimes fairy tales contain seeds ready for planting in the fertile heart of reality. @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., I do so enjoy the warm and hopeful worlds that spill from your mind and out of my computer into my heart. There is a certain undeniable miracle in united loving hearts. ::hugs::05/10/2017 #35 Deb 🐝 HelfrichA touching story, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. - Love and safety are quite intertwined!05/10/2017 #34 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorA lovely story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., our fairy tale bee. 💫 ⭐️ 🌟 ✨05/10/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#32 mmmmm, thanks, I feel honored @Cyndi wilkins05/10/2017 #32 Cyndi wilkinsI love the unique way you present for us the evolutionary process of the human soul @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc....I think this belongs in the 'Cool moms' hive;-)05/10/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 well thank you, highly appreciated, Hector.05/10/2017 #29 Hector Fong Mendoza@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. admire your great wisdom, you're a gracious leader... congratulations.05/10/2017 #28 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 thank you, Hector, helpful05/10/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 thank you once more, Hector05/10/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#19 well said and it is great that you are aware of the signals, have a great rest of week @Kevin Baker
- Producer13/10/2016It’s Your Funeral.This was written for the website of an Irish funeral director. It was a bit out of my “Writing about sport” comfort zone and took a long time to get started. Once I had a start the rest just fell out onto the screen. The piece was specific to...
- Producer04/10/2017The Bug WhispererDedicated to my friend and 'Mom yet to beBee' ...🐝 Fatima G. Williams...Who takes the ingredients of a good conversation and creates delicious honey;-) You will be a Great mom someday! I'd like to launch this hive with one of my favorite...
Comments04/10/2017 #25 Cyndi wilkins#20 #22 Would have meant cardiac arrest for me @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal! Glad you enjoyed the story;-)
She's a young lady of thirteen now @🐝 Fatima G. Williams...I will soon be crafting a post on 'Puberty meets Menopause'...As you can imagine the content is sure to be quite different;-)04/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal@Cyndi wilkins I absolutely loved (loved, loved) this beautiful story. Your daughter is indeed a precious child with a golden heart. The fact that she gave the roach credit for helping her find that the phone was missing, and went on to give it a nice funeral shows how kind she is. Such compassion for such a little girl. God bless her!
P.S. Killing a roach of that size is absolutely acceptable. I would have fainted right there anyways. She is brave, too!04/10/2017 #17 Cyndi wilkins#15 #16 I wish I could say the energy comes from me...when in fact, I believe mine has spawned from her...I was quite a different person before she entered my life...Children change everything...and they teach us everything thing we need to know about ourselves...If we just 'LISTEN.' They are the whispers of angels;-)
Interesting how the idea for this hive came from a commented that @🐝 Fatima G. Williams had made to me on @Lisa Vanderburg's buzz "Introspection"...
Another great tribute to the love we moms have for our children...and dad's too;-)04/10/2017 #12 Cyndi wilkins#9 I often comment about how important it is to teach our children reverence for all of life...when in fact, it we treat THEM as such, they will teach all of us...And believe @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and @Lisa Vanderburg...I hear ya on the math...I checked out in the second grade;-)04/10/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins#6 Gotta tell ya @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee...almost TOO passionate! Killing insects is not permitted in my household when she is around...and every time we visit the pool or take a swim at the lake, she will stop whatever she is doing to save any little creature she finds struggling to survive...One absolutely amazing moment I witnessed with her was when she was about six years old...she pulled a dragonfly out of the pool and lovingly dried it's wings by gently blowing on them and whispering..."you'll be okay once I dry your wings...then you can fly away."
Now I tell you that dragonfly looked dead to me...and two elderly ladies that had been in the pool said it had been floating around there for quite some time...but the kid didn't give up on it...Just sat there talking to it and tapping it on the head...I swear these two old ladies thought she was bonkers until about 45 minutes into her rescue efforts the wings began to flutter...I kid you not...Five minutes later, it flew away!04/10/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 HelfrichLovely story, @Cyndi wilkins. The purity of youth always helps us see with clarity. I thought I'd be a physicist until I took my first physics class. It seemed to me quite interesting to ponder the world of quarks and sub-atomic particles. And then one day I looked under the cover of that textbook and HORRORS! math was involved.
I had to pivot one major forward in the college catalog into the ever loving arms of philosophy.
Comments05/10/2017 #51 Hector Fong Mendoza#50 My wife takes care of a lady who is going to be 100 years old on November 1st of this year. And she has her super healthy, every day the bathroom gives her food and she sleeps her as if she were her own grandmother, plays with her, makes her laugh.
My wife is a sun and I love her very much.05/10/2017 #45 Lisa Vanderburg#42 Thank you so much dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. With your sons, you know exactly what I mean. You are so right in what you said in #43, it brings fresh tears...really must pull my socks up! You are a wise and attuned woman - I'm very grateful for you and the shares!
Link to awesome @🐝 Fatima G. Williams' hive!05/10/2017 #42 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYes beautiful, moving, sad, touching. I have 2 sons as well. We have been very close l. Now they both have their lives. So yes, I have fewer heart to hearts with them.
I was close to my Mum, so I understand what you mean about the dream of having a daughter. I resonate with what you share.03/10/2017 #34 Lisa Vanderburg#32 @Lana Liniger - my most beloved friend for soooo many years - how overjoyed I am to see you, my heart! This beautiful lady saved my life....and gave away all my fat clothes when I was dying. She (Lana) has the biggest-heart, ginormous compassion, joy to wrap the earth in and...Dolly Parton would have to bow outta the room for Lana's impressive mammories :)
Love you Lana - BFF forever, cupcake! xxx
- Producer29/09/2017As Time Goes ByAs we get older, life takes on a whole different meaning. We are gazing at a blank canvas that has yet to be painted. This canvas of time is expansive and somewhat daunting to look at. The edges are softened as they meld into the ether of some...
- Producer28/09/2017Blaming Facebook Misses The Real PointIt has been interesting lately to watch many people (even ones that you would think should know better) go after Facebook. The idea is simple, Facebook was used to alter the outcome of two major events, one in the UK and one in the US. By now, I...
Comments28/09/2017 #2 Geoffrey Cooling#1 but facebook didnt print or generate the content in the traditional sense. It was used ti disseminate the content. Facebook is simply a tool, its a bit like guns, guns dont kill people. Giving nutters free access to guns is what kills people. I mean vans were used in terrorist attacks in Europe to take life. Do we blame vans? Attacking Facebook is a simplistic thing to do, it also suits the agenda of people who dont want free access to sharing if information. I remember being so excited and fascinated by the possibilities of global social networks. Unfortunately as it is with many things in our world humans find a way to fuck it up.28/09/2017 #1 Robert CormackI'll agree, @Geoffrey Cooling, that Facebook did nothing but help confirm people's biases. I'm not sure having Facebook make money off it, or sway people towards what they now think is acceptable because of Facebook (xenophobia, as an example). That's essentially us praising the propagandist while they say all they're doing is offering a point if view. How many newspaper publishers in Nazi Germany felt no culpability, believing they only printed what the public wanted (or thought they wanted) to read at the time? Culpability is a weird strand of logic, particularly where words are concerned.
- Producer20/09/2017Our Heroes...!!There is no love who more touches our hearts when feel and what comes from our dear parents ... Over the years this feeling is greater as we learn his teachings, his paternal love, his eternal friendship... !!Time passes and we already adults... we...
Comments22/09/2017 #8 Cassiano Tavares#7 Hi Franci Eugenia,
Yes, in this life, everything goes too fast. We are children, we grow, we build our family and soon we reach the old age. The days are short, the moments are scarce and it's up to us to know how to enjoy everything in the best way.
I always say that we should not waste time with intrigues, sorrows and unnecessary discussions ... we must not waste these precious seconds that life offers us with futilities.
But let us enjoy these good moments with our family, our parents, our children and the good friends that God has bequeathed to us.
Yes, believe that there will be a time when we will realize that when we shake hands we do not hold our hearts. That who stays today can leave tomorrow and that our course is constantly changing.... This is the secret of life ... !!!22/09/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Lada 🏡 Prkic. What a beautiful tribute to aging parents @Cassiano Tavares. It's very hard to accept aging, especially if the changes seem to occur in a millisecond. That's how life is though, the older we become, the faster time goes by. I will be forever grateful to my parents for their unconditional love, support and teachings. We all deserve to be treated with love and dignity, no matter the age- it seems as people become 'old' sadly, some are not given that accolade. I can only hope my own children will always treat me as they do now, with love and respect.
- Producer18/09/2017Would You Like To Relocate?When you are brave enough to say "Good Bye" Life will reward you with a new "Hello"..Paulo CoelhoWhen I started working, I was relatively closer to my home base and my near and dear ones. As the urge to "move up the ladder" caught up,so was the...
Comments19/09/2017 #10 Lada 🏡 PrkicYears ago I refused a "career enhancement opportunity" that required leaving my country. Freshly married, we didn't want to relocate. We would have made much more money, but we have had other priorities in life. Never regretted our decision. I didn't close the book yet. :-)19/09/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergThanks for another excellent blogging buzz, Prakashan.
Personally, I would not like to relocate but would do so if a prospective employer made me any offer I couldn't refuse in a location where I would be happy. I think it's important to give the same amount of consideration to one's standards of living and immediate surroundings, compared to how much more money one would be making. It just makes good sense to strike the right balance between work and other life priorities.18/09/2017 #8 Aaron 🐝 SkogenI spent the better part of my early career relocating. By the time my bride and I had been married twleve years, we had lived at 9 different addresses. 11 years ago we settled where we are now, and would love to see the kids graduate from the only school system they have known. Yet, if the right opportunity came along, I would do it again. I my mind the right opportunity would need to be an international assignment, or a few Key areas here in the US, I would like to live. But I am no longer driven by relocating for a "better" opportunity, rather I would relocate to enrich my family and my lives through the experiences a new location would offer.
Great topic and relevant question @Prakashan B.V!18/09/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI relocated in 2012, perhaps not as dramatic as relocating to another country but still a major life change. Since the relo was to keep my job for a few more years, my husband and I agreed it would be a good move for us. We were looking to retire in north Georgia in the near future and this opportunity made it easier for us.
My employer offered a relo package so we found tenants for our house in Florida and relocated to Atlanta. I retired 2 years later and we're a lot closer to those north Georgia mountains, which is where we want to be.
We have no regrets except leaving familiar faces and familiar places.
It's important to weigh the advantages and the disadvantages. You'll never know what's in the next chapter until you turn the page.18/09/2017 #5 Chas ✌️ Wyatt#4 I lived in Hawaii for two years. The illusion is different than the reality. The grass isn't always greener on the other side of the hill. I don't have an issue with relocating, if it is the right location and the right opportunity, otherwise, it is just an exercise in switching wallpaper. I liked some of the pics in the video; especially the offices.
- Producer12/09/2017A Country Life: Spring. Many Happy ReturnsI dare to presume that a great many women spend the morning of their birthdays with their feet soaking in water, but I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that not too many of them do so for the reasons that I am.The day dawned fair and clement – well,...
Comments13/09/2017 #11 Ken BoddieAh ..... the border collie, Aleta, arguably the most intelligent of domestic pooches. Sounds like you seriously need to consider investing in a dozen or so sheep to keep this fella actively engaged, otherwise he'll have your "Little House on the Prairie" converted into "Footrot Flats". 🐾
- Producer12/09/2017Over whelmedAfter Hurricane Irma (my son, wife, grandchild & extended family are there), after the 3-buzz revolutions and revelations of Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee recent buzz', I am spent. And it's 9/11Let me be clear: I am NOBODY. And I don't...
Comments12/09/2017 #37 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SAAn unsung heroine @Lisa Vanderburg...thank you for sharing. Your feisty fighting spirit shines through clearly. You may consider yourself a featherweight but in my book, and with the greatest of respect dear Lisa, you are a super heavyweight!("In the blue corner"..etc!) God bless you both12/09/2017 #36 Joanne Gardocki#29 Picturing your laughter sessions with Pete reminded me of my mother and father both gone now. In the chaos of dressing for a family event with 3 daughters, my mother would be paused in the act of putting the remaining leg in her pantyhose. My father, forever the silly opportunist, would nudge her forehead ever so slightly and she would tip backward onto the bed. The laughter weakened her so she couldn't sit right back up and we would all be laughing until weak. You know, laughter is aerobic soul music. Thank you for reconnecting me with this treasured memory, @Lisa Vanderburg. More ::hugs:: for you and Pete.12/09/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaMy goodness you have endured so much in life and still struggle to keep your world on track. Friends like you give me the courage to move on in life otherwise we would think we are the only ones who have suffered a lot. We have been taking care of my mom since past many months and it was mentally exhausting. Once she sat on stool by mustering enough strength to comb her hair by herself but her immunity didn't allow her to do so. She was about to fall and I immediately ran and took hold of her. That much I took care of her.
But you are fighting a battle which is unending as of now and am elated to know that you find respite by engaging into a conversation with all of us. I hope our @Javier 🐝 beBee is taking note that this is really an affinity based platform where we all find friends to console us.
I salute you for all which you have endure and still struggle with it to make your life better. Thank you so much for tagging me, my friend @Lisa Vanderburg12/09/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg#28 Me and Pete (the hubby) often spend long moments of laughter. I kneel down to get his socks on and he says 'I can do it...' - that's all it takes because he's frozen. He just looks up a bit at me and then comes the schlapplakking :) Sometimes I'll just push him every so gently onto his bed; that gets him going too. Equally so as I wander 'round looking for my brain.....
I am a tease....bad girl :)12/09/2017 #27 Lisa VanderburgLast but not least, @Harvey Lloyd and @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee (oh...should have included @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA, dagnabbit! You are included HERE).
Before you get what you've got coming to you :)...I must tell you that I have Behcet's - a rare disease that causes copious and sustained pain but the worst is a vast number of meningitis bouts that leave lesions on my brain. I'm only telling you this because it's infuriating not to get what you two giants talk about..I am truly dumber than a bag of hammers!
But I can get enough to know the real deal when I see it and that's you guys. The quality of your characters and personalities are what sets this place apart (on the dude front). I don't agree 'blindly' as I'm sure you know, but I will with you because I trust you - it has been borne out!
As to the answer to your brilliant question Harvey: no. I would not have behaved differently. But it's a great question I'd love to see others answer!12/09/2017 #26 Lisa Vanderburg#13 dearest @Deb 🐝 Helfrich you are the indomitable voice of reason and rationale here; without your wisdom, this platform may well have failed. And that's the point: we all have to stand up to collectively steer the rules of engagement. Either that or blithely accept the losses. Like you, my friend, I can't stand by and watch a train wreak about to happen without at least shouting out the alarm. Your understanding or all the forces and scenarios will play out is admirable to say the least! Bless you, sweet woman!12/09/2017 #25 Lisa VanderburgSweet @Sara Jacobovici you hit the nail on the head: love is a CHOICE. I know of a married couple, both GP's/Md's here; one developed Parkinson's and the other left, because they knew what the cost would be. Unbelievable and so very sad. You understand all too well the cost of caring. As does the lovely @Cyndi wilkins. Cyndi, we're very much alike! I have no problem being 'corrected' but it has to be done with sensitivity or by Dm on platforms such as this, or it can cause disaster! I have a thick skin, but it's much thinner for those I respect and admire :)
Thanks @Aleta Curry (oops..must join with you!)....replace the word legend with dragon and you got it right! :)
@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you are a sage and loving woman that I so admire, and you know of what I speak - I am indebted to you.12/09/2017 #24 Lisa Vanderburg@Paul Walters...your humor is the best bandaid EVER! And you should have been included in the list above...mea culpa!
@Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I am the QUEEN of boo-boos:) and I knew you were talking to me anyhoo! Thank you for your wisdom and love!
@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, I am feeling the love, and I am so very grateful...thank you!
I'm grateful for you @Pascal Derrien for the straight-shooter even under duress! @Milos Djukic; I'm beginning to get 'fractals forever'...gimme another 10 years :)12/09/2017 #21 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#20 I should always remind myself that no matter how cloudy the atmosphere is above me, there is sunshine somewhere else. You are the sunshine dear @Harvey Lloyd. But I truly ask myself- what value do I have on my own? Had I published my three buzzes without your feedback and by you I mean your kindself and ALL other commentors who enriched them, stretched them beyond their boundary and introduced new branches to the original idea? The Noble price goes for you. I am only a tiny spot without your shining and sunny contributions.12/09/2017 #20 Harvey Lloyd"Nobody" is really a person who is without love. Your post demonstrates not only love but the hope of all who are entering into crisis. Will i have the courage to love and serve at the level you have presented? I now know that it is possible. Your writing may inspire others through your experiences.
Not sure of the world you left behind but i would say that today you are a very gracious somebody, i am humbled. Good luck and Godspeed.
Considering the discussions surrounding posts and comments....@Ian Weinberg has really been a great resource in assisting me in understanding brain function and its impact on our daily lives. Purely in a behavioral way though he has systematically described the physical aspects of the brain and its outcomes as we build memories and assign feelings to them.
We all post or comment for our own personal reasons. Mine is mostly the fascination with listening, seeing and understanding the many paradigms that get displayed. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee is a fascinating man. He stretches our paradigms into new places. This will always bring the hard questions from those who don't want to be stretched.
I would submit the following question for your thoughts. If the post of Dr. Ali Anani was one of three posts being considered for the Nobel Prize and the commentor appeared, would you advise or advocate differently? When we add purpose to our thoughts then sometimes, not always, our advocacy changes. DiSC and understanding who we are can sometimes assist us in finding and winning within our purpose.
- Producer09/09/2017The Kaleidoscope ~ Join Us Today!As women, we are the birthers of nations and the mothers of mankind. We are at the heart of every village, parish, hamlet, town, city and nation of the world. We carry within ourselves the ability to change the course of life - our own and...
- Producer31/08/2017Dennis de menace part I ... 'The Power of Nothing...' As we grew up in the Netherlands, Italian father, Dutch mother, four brothers and one little sister, sometime things happen and it's just how life sometimes may go. It was a 'lively' thing and sometimes an Italian father had to discipline a child...
- 29/08/2017Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat Nicolas (Edward) "Nick" Cave: musicista, scrittore, attore e, soprattutto, poeta maledetto, insieme a Blixa Bargeld (leader della band industrial...
- Producer27/08/2017Celluloid Cowboys Not a figment of imaginationBut a vivid recollectionOf yester years action heroesHandsome cowboys, herding horsesOf tough terrains and tales of tall menIn rugged jeans and rumpled shirtsGrazing horses in wild pasturesRising dust of the galloping...
- 27/08/2017My #Hurricane Story — On the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew I tell you what happened to me.-My Hurricane Story — On the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew I tell you what happened to me.bit.ly 17 minute...
- Producer27/08/2017Because You CanMany years ago my son hung himself, eighteen years old and dead on the stairs. Six o'clock in the morning, a screaming daughter, I don't think I will ever forget the pain. The emotions, the loss, the horror. A screaming wife and chaos all around, I...
Comments28/08/2017 #4 Geoffrey Cooling#3 I hold no blame for the professionals, even though I express my anger in relation to them in the diatribe? I am beginning to think this was almost a diatribe. I realise and I hope it comes across that my real anger is at the helplessness of us all to intervene, to change events. I have come to realise that the core of it is that, if someone doesn't want change, it doesn't happen. I also apologise for the profanity, I normally don't use profanity in my writing, however, it was a personal experience and it seemed fitting.
- Producer26/08/2017The Becoming...Becoming. What can the world offer that is not already inside, waiting to become? The manifestation of our world begins in the center of being. It is a far greater endeavor to care for the spirit than it is to care for the body, notwithstanding if...
Comments27/08/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIts sad when what we may take in as young children (innocent) can be destroyed as well in a matter of months. But, is it ever truly destroyed? I think thats the time to dig deep within and go back to that place where all the wonders we felt and saw and children remind us of the direction we were heading and possibly got diverted along the path for a while. This was great @Donna Wood, much food for thought!
- Producer21/08/2017PREDICAMENT OF BEES!Nature’s unique endowment Flowers appear in nature’s floor with delicious fragrance What an amazing impact it produces We love to embrace it, enjoy it in profuse state Flowers and its charm is eternal Truly their presence makes...
Comments22/08/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWell written @Debasish Majumder. There is a reason for balance on our precious earth and when we ruin this balance, it harms us in more ways than one. Everything has it's purpose and we should never harm a creature unless we are threatened by it. I like to think of bees like hummingbirds and I find more beauty while watching them take their nectar from the flowers. Someone reminded me to not get rid of the spider webs which are abundant this year around my home because they are killing the other insects I wouldn't want inside my home.21/08/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeAgain, I commented and shared this wonderful buzz, but they are missing.
Let me try to repeat what I said.. If we can't preserve and protect the honey-producing bees then what else can we preserve? Thank you dear @Debasish Majumder View moreAgain, I commented and shared this wonderful buzz, but they are missing.
Let me try to repeat what I said.. If we can't preserve and protect the honey-producing bees then what else can we preserve? Thank you dear @Debasish Majumder for voicing out your noble call Close
- Producer15/08/2017Out ThereIn 2145 a decree ratified and supported by the Empowerment Planet Act stipulated that mankind should reintroduce with immediate effect the supervision of all robotic fleets and subsequent automated services across the Confederation. This bill is...
Comments15/08/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 No dear Pascal, I would be Maku's great,great,great,great grandfather able to accompany him through the wonders of transhumanism - indeed I think you have captured me very well in the second header picture, because I allowed my brain to be copied for immortality purposes but until a suitable donor body is found, I continue to live in the 22nd Century as that vending machine. It is quite a novel request that life extension request is in the form of a 21st Century vending machine !15/08/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe more robotic an environment is the more it is depicted as a really cool environment, which says much that if an environment is made for human beings all aesthetic expenses are spared other than messages that HR is interested in. Very well written sci-fi story where I can see it highly possible that if i was allowed to keep evolving, eventually I too may end up evolving into a Maku. The other qualification for Maku's job is to become a United States border guard on the Mexican border.15/08/2017 #9 Pascal Derrien#7 thanks @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. old world colliding with the new or vice versa :-) many thanks for reading15/08/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wow!15/08/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.maybe one day this scene become the reality, wonderful creation, thank you @Pascal Derrien
- Producer14/08/2017Connecting with another human spiritIt was a hot, muggy day. Temperatures had been in the mid 90s (30s Celcius) for days and any rain that fell created clouds of steam on the pavement of the parking lot. I was thankful to be driving a new car with a fully functioning air conditioner....
Comments17/08/2017 #31 Pamela 🐝 Williams#28 #29 Thank you Shelley and Laura for your kind and heartfelt comments. As I wrote this I thought to myself; I don't want those who read this to think I was 'bragging', saying; 'see what a good person I am". I wanted it to be about all that we take for granted but mostly about him and humanity's tendency for quick assumptions that all those we see on the streets "have only themselves to blame, they need to get a job, their all druggies, etc..." Sometimes they're making the best of their situation and whatever led to their being on the street. That is truly what I saw in this young man. He had a gentle spirit and he had pride. He didn't like asking for help, that was obvious. I just hope he viewed my gesture as nothing more than concern for a fellow human being. I wanted him to witness and receive kindness because through the kindness of others hope is born.16/08/2017 #29 Laura MikolaitisAmazing story, @Pamela 🐝 Williams. Touching and heartfelt. Your story demonstrates the value of kindness and how a simple gesture can be the greatest of gifts to any one person. Human connection is powerful, isn't it? And when we least expect it, it sometimes seeks us out unknowingly. Instinct led you to that place and I suspect that man will be forever grateful for your exchange. We need more kindness in our world as it opens the door to hope. Thank you for sharing this story. I agree with @Shelley Brown, it is breathtaking.15/08/2017 #28 Shelley BrownPam, breathtaking story. I truly hung on your every word. You gave someone the gift of hope! It doesn't matter what he does with the money or whatever caused him to be in that situation. Your extended grace. You connected with a human being in need of connection and you needed it then too. Thank you so much for being present. I truly loved your automatically turning from your own comfort to recognize something so vital and life giving to you both.15/08/2017 #27 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI think these direct interactions where we show respect to someone by vulnerably trying to help them in the only way we can, by putting ourselves in their situation and giving as we'd like to receive - is the way to address even the overwhelming hate that is crushing our spirit. Human kindness ripples strongly. Thanks for doing and sharing, @Pamela 🐝 Williams, and for offering a way to counter the feelings of sadness we are all dealing with this week.15/08/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 Williams#1 You know Aleta, I wondered that myself and I truly believe he was heading somewhere and walking there was his only option. I want to think he trusted in human nature enough to believe that his basic needs would be met. I hope I helped maintain that trust and that he arrived at his destination safely. It's what I'm going to choose to believe.15/08/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams#5 I think the reason I wanted to share it was because of these hate filled times we are traveling through, but I know this; humanity will wake up and we'll come through this evil just like we have many times through the centuries. Have a safe and happy journey my friend!15/08/2017 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams#4 Exactly Ken. He thought we'd forget him, just move on with our lives. What I said to him was this: "You're right, we'll move on, because we'll have to, But we've always been a pie made up of seven slices, and if we lose you we'll never be whole again".
We lost him just a few months later. I didn't realize how right I was. He makes his presence known every once in a while, and it makes me smile to see him in a kindred spirit.15/08/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams#6 I shared the story of my brother's funeral on a @Shelley Brown's post, so I won't share it now. Suffice it to say that it was an eclectic crowd of college professors and his street friends whom he loved and cared for. They were all human to him and any time I can help lift up the spirit of someone I feel like I'm honoring his life.15/08/2017 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams#10 Thank you Lisa, I'm glad sharing my story moved you. I'll admit I didn't know what to expect. My 'soft-heart' ways have more often than not been met with sneers or being told I was a 'sucker'. That's okay though, I'll just tattoo it on my forehead and keep being a sucker. The rewards to the heart and spirit so outweigh everything else.
- 13/08/2017And Anastasia I know what you mean
The revolution took away our dreams
Took away our fantasies gave us sewing machines
And the noise
And the jewels and the lights of those winter nights
And a little girl's eyes oh so wide
I'm not saying they were wrong to fight
But I know they were wrong to despise
Just the joy in a little girl's eyesELLIOTT MURPHY - Anastasia - The Original - A movie by Falke58 .wmv Meet my one of my greatest favourites, Elliott Murphy from a re-uploading from summer of 2009 in his excellent song and his story of the russian princess...
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