One more time – International Woman’s Day!


Unforgettable song!! 1975 … United Nations … the year of the woman!!!

The Why About This

I wrote a post yesterday about celebrating this day, but decided to visit the importance of Women’s Issues one more time – with a song! Helen Reddy wrote and sang a song called “I am Woman” several generations ago that continues to be the song many women world-wide look to for inspiration. And I agree. We still do “…have a long way to go – but look how far we’ve come” (lyrics from her song)!

Just know that each and every woman on this planet is important. We continue to make a positive difference with each passing day! Why? Because we can!

Thank you and thank you Helen!

Penny

Penny

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Dose anyone hear my cry’s?


Does anyone hear them??

Social Action 2014

Dose anyone hear my cry's?

Dose anyone hear my cry’s?
Does anyone see my bruises?
Does anyone see my tears?
Does anyone care?
Does anyone know I am abused?
Does anyone know I am scared.
Does anyone know I hide from my abuser?
Will you hear my screams?
Will you Help me?
Will you take a stand?
Please will you help my voice be heard?
I am only a child.
I am silent. I have no voice.
I have no way out without your help.
So wont you please take a stand for children who are being abused?
Daniela Gullotti

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You Are Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile


Excellent, inspirational … brought a smile to my face!!

A Mixed Bag

I find that sometimes things happen that take our breath away either in a good way or in a bad way. We can have the wind knocked out from us by something happening that is so destructive that our lives will never be the same again, or something so good. so … beautiful, so wondrous that it changes our lives forever. These changes all have to be met so that you can adapt to the changes. I would say easily, but they are not always easy, in fact some may seem impossible, but impossible says “I’m Possible” There is always a way. Always

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it
Life is beauty, admire it
Life is a dream, realise it
Life is a challenge, meet it
Life is a duty, complete it
Life is a game, play it
Life is a promise, fulfill it
Life is sorrow, overcome it

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“Invisible” ……


~~March 8, 2014~~ 

There was a moment in time,

suspended in reality

when I was the center of it all.

Sometime, without me knowing.

Someone kept my memory alive

While I was busy leaving tracks in another place.

As dictated by the book of life

the journey became one.

And it was perfect.

Life went on.

Reality isn’t static

it’s an ever-changing state.

Along came a bug, a whiner, a curl and a bud ….

All in a measurable time.

Then everything changed.

It felt relegated, displaced and replaced.

In spite of occasional assurances

that this wasn’t the case.

I became invisible

in my mind,

the worse place.

Monsters

That is what I have today.

Scary monsters that won’t go away.

Soul pain

that seems ready to stay.

I don’t want to feel invisible

but there seems no other way.

Elton John & Leon Russell

-When Love Is Dying-

We ALL are ONE!!! 

10 things you need to know today: March 8, 2014


We all are one!!!

The Fifth Column

Family members await news on the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.  Family members await news on the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

The Week

The search continues for a missing Malaysia Airlines jet, overnight takeovers raise tensions in Crimea, and more

1. Search continues for missing Malaysia Airlines plane
Vietnamese air force planes discovered a 12-mile oil slick that could be connected to a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared off radar screens less than an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur on Saturday morning. Bound for Beijing, the plane has 227 passengers and 12 crew members aboard. Malaysia Airlines said neither the pilot nor the first first officer sent a distress signal, suggesting any problems occurred very quickly. [The Associated Press]
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2. Overnight takeovers raise tensions in Crimea
Another round of takeovers and skirmishes re-upped tensions in Crimea overnight, as Russian forces gained control of a military office…

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To start the day …..


~~March 8, 2014~~

A gallery of dew drops …. 

Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening due to condensation. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, atmospheric moisture condenses at a rate greater than that at which it can evaporate, resulting in the formation of water droplets.

When temperatures are low enough, dew takes the form of ice; this form is called frost (frost is, however, not frozen dew).

Because dew is related to the temperature of surfaces, in late summer it is formed most easily on surfaces which are not warmed by conducted heat from deep ground, such as grass, leaves, railings, car roofs, and bridges.

DewRose

~~Formation~~

Water vapour will condense into droplets depending on the temperature. The temperature at which droplets can form is called the dew point. When surface temperature drops, eventually reaching the dew point, atmospheric water vapor condenses to form small droplets on the surface. This process distinguishes dew from those hydrometeors (meteorological occurrences of water) which are formed directly in air cooling to its dew point (typically around condensation nuclei) such as fog or clouds. The thermodynamic principles of formation, however, are the same.

DuePurp

ThroughDrop

~~Significance~~

Dew on a leaf

In Greek mythology, Ersa is the goddess of dew.

DewClose

RoseD

DropofWater

YellowDrops

Time-lapse Hibiscus flower blooming

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LadyBugsdrops

Lady Bugs in Honor of “International Women’s Day” 

dew drops on flower

~~Tears are the dew drops of the heart~~

We ALL are ONE!! 

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Good whale news from Japan


Yes! There’s still hope …. protect these majestic animals!!

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is called Humpback Whales – BBC documentary excerpt.

After bad news from Japan about taxpayer-funded killing of whales … and good news about Japanese demonstrating against whaling … now some more good news.

From Wildlife Extra:

Japan saves humpback breeding grounds

March 2014: It’s good news for humpbacks as Japan has designated the Kerama Islands and surrounding waters in Okinawa Prefecture as the country’s 31st national park and the first in three decades. These waters are also famed as a breeding ground for whales, including humpbacks who migrate to the tropical waters for mating between December and April every year.

The designated area includes 30 islets and reefs, and covers 3,520 hectares of dry land and 94,750 hectares of ocean. It lies 35 kilometres west of Okinawa Main Island and is famous for its rich aquatic environment. It is home to 248 species of coral.

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Happy International Women’s Day today!


Another tribute …. all very well deserved!!

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Clara Zetkin, founder of International Women's Day, in the middle of this 1920 photo From the New Statesman in Britain:

We mustn’t forget the revolutionary roots of International Women’s Day

Now marked with Google doodles and special shopping displays, in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day was a fierce, worldwide campaign for worker’s rights.

by Rebecca Winson

Published 8 March, 2014 – 10:00

International Women’s Day: a day, according to the UN, to “reflect on progress made”, to “celebrate acts by ordinary women”. Few would say that it fails to do this. Last year Google marked it with a doodle, and there were events from streets marches to window displays of Selfridges, who marked it with a short film showing famous female designers and presenters.

Yet all this fails to reflect exactly what the day means. Amid pastel Gifs and shop windows full of well-off women, barely a whisper could be heard about those who brought the day into being. Perhaps it’s…

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