RED CARDINALS …. “💕 Beauty and Hope …. Cardinals appear when Angels are Near 💕 …. “!!


~When a Cardinal appears in your Yard, it’s a Visitor from Heaven~

Cardinals have long been symbolic of beauty in the midst of darkness, hope in the midst of sorrow, and renewal in the midst of winter.

Whether these symbolic meanings came from the folk proverb, or the proverb came from the traditional symbolism, in any case many people are reminded of the presence of a departed loved one when seeing a cardinal bird land nearby.

Here’s a pithy, poetic version of this traditional quote:

“Cardinals appear when Angels are near.”

This latter quote appears to have come from a poem and blog post by Victoria McGovern of Our Wander Life.

Here’s the context of the fuller version:

May you come to find comfort in and remember:
Cardinals appear when angels are near.
So go now, sit outside and drink your tea.
Keep a look out for the little red bird –
It is there, your loved one will be.


Messages For The Soul Facebook Video



The Red Birds have a special meaning …. “Cardinals”!!

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The New Normal …

I’ve heard … ‘the fish rots from the head’!!


‘… in today’s administration, there appear to be many more who have no class, no dignity, no sense of propriety. Perhaps the ‘man’ at the top has set the tone for all, or perhaps it is simply that he has surrounded him – crass and vulgar.’
Beyond crass and vulgar!! … 

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We are all aware that class is not Donald Trump’s strong suit.  In fact, I think it’s a fair statement to say that the man has none at all.  But in today’s administration, there appear to be many more who have no class, no dignity, no sense of propriety.  Perhaps the ‘man’ at the top has set the tone for all, or perhaps it is simply that he has surrounded himself with people just like himself – crass and vulgar.McCain Holds Townhall Meeting In York, PennsylvaniaSenator John McCain is dying of a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer.  For his entire life, he has served his country well.  McCain is a genuine American hero – one who fought and suffered for his country in the theater of war and has dedicated the better part of the last four decades of his life to public service as a House member, a senator and a two-time presidential…

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IOTD …. “🇵🇷 Images of the Day, Special Edition …. Castillo San Felipe del Morro 🇵🇷 …. “!!

RedLineBLying on the northeastern-most point of the islet of Old San Juan, Castillo San Felipe del Morro is named in honor of King Philip II of Spain. The fortification, also referred to as el Morro or ‘the promontory,’ was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the Spanish colonial port city of San Juan from seaborne enemies.

In 1983, the citadel was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in conjunction with the San Juan National Historic Site.




The sentry boxes or “garitas” were used by the Spanish soldiers or guards to protect the city walls night and day. Some of these were located quite near to others but others were more distant and solitary.

At night the guards would occasionally shout a call to other guards in their boxes so as to check on their whereabouts and to keep from falling asleep.

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Happy Caturday …. “🐱 You Kinda Look Familiar 🐱 …. “!!


“It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends.”

~Henri Nouwen~


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New Yorker: “Taking Children From Their Parents is a Form of State Terror”

Masha Gessen has been sounding the alarm for a while! Let’s learn from her …
‘The New Yorker’s Masha Gessen, a renowned LGBTQ Russian American journalist and activist, compares the Drumpf administration’s policy of ripping children from the arms of their parents to tactics employed by Putin.’


Screen Shot 2018-05-12 at 8.51.04 AMMy family was once on the rough end of America’s immigration law, when faced with the threat of my same-sex spouse having to go back to her country of origin.  Because of DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) LGBT people could not marry with federal immigration rights to sponsor a same-sex spouse to remain in the United Sates. The possibility that I could be separated from my spouse and toddler daughter was simply terrifying. I lived with a feeling of terror – the unknown – as we sloughed through looking for solutions.  We did everything we could to hold our lives together, but it debilitated us at every level of our existence. It was costly and cruel.  That is true persecution!

Since the Obama era, we had attained marriage equality and our federal right to equality in immigration.  I had hoped America had moved forward. I had hoped we were headed…

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The Wilderness



What has this nation become? I pray with you …

‘I personally pray this is not the only solution we have. At this rate we are in for another six years of this Horror Show, by then it will truly be too late to save us.’

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“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Abraham Lincoln

Soapbox LogoI find myself sitting, sometimes for hours, with nothing in my heart but despair for a nation and a people that seems to have lost all semblances of good, all impression of humanity and all appearance of what was at one time something to polish and throw across our shoulders like a mantle of hallelujah and can’t touch this. We are too frequently a sorry lot these days, pathetic because if you are old enough to know better, old enough to remember real heroes, you know today we fall far short too often we are not anywhere near what we once were…

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Saturday Morning

Lazy Saturday morning … cloudy and rainy!! The best …

Live & Learn


To rise early, reconsider, rise again later
to papers and the news…
Another day of what we bring to it-
matters unfinished from days before,
regret over matters we’ve finished poorly.
Just once you’d like to start out early,
free from memory and lighter for it…
to shrink from, nothing to shirk,
no lot to carry that wasn’t by choice.
And at night, no voice to keep him awake,
no hurry to rise, no hurry not to.

Tracy K. Smith, from “The Ordinary Life

He sees that this emptiness of self—that this alone—makes a life worth living, a life worth writing. He has been rinsed of ambition, of pride in himself, rinsed of shame over his failures, emptied of his grudges. He has even let go of time, of history—the sources of our regret, our sense that…

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