To start the day …. “August 10, 2015 …. World Lion Day”!!


~~August 10, 2015~~ 


Today we hope to all stand together to celebrate the world’s most iconic species.

Today we hope to make a difference.

Let us use passion, outrage, fascination, admiration and even moments of anguish proactively.

Let us support those working to save the King of Beasts and his kingdom.





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 Excerpt taken from the “LION” poem by Adam Childs

“The power of his pounce
Is governed by both his strength
Of spirit and the honesty
With which he meets the earth
For he owns all of his own pain
And paces and growls to warn
Away any who seek to steal his fresh kill
And diminish him with pretty lies
For he owns all his space
As it feeds his strength
As somewhere in the fury of feasting
Lionesses and Lions
We find our freedom
For his power explodes like a volcano
When his soul meets the earth
As he shakes off all avoidance
To seek only truth
As streaks of white light
And pure Gold glisten in the SUN
As the world’s projections
Reflect and bounce off him
There is so much to learn
From a beautiful LION.”


~~Lions Tribute~~

“He Lives In You”

~~Uploaded on Jun 3, 2009~~

Tribute to lions with song He Lives In You. The song matches the clips and pics perfectly. It focuses mainly on adult male lions and their cubs.

He lives in you
He lives in me
He watches over everything we see
Into the water
Into the truth
In your reflection
He lives in you

Rob Elwell


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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!! 


To start the day ….. “Freedom to Marry: Celebrating Victory”!!

June 26, 2015 in Washington, DC.

~~July 24, 2015~~ 


It was almost one month ago today, when the Supreme Court of the United states was deliberating on the constitutionality of several issues.

The momentum for marriage equality had been steadily building and the people where waiting, rallying outside their building .. wondering about the outcome.

I wasn’t there but I was surely keeping up with the news. Suddenly, there is was ….all over social media!

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Same-Sex Marriage a Right Nationwide

I never thought I would see this in my lifetime.

It was beyond happiness, it was beyond belief.

It had become the “law of the land“.

No more waiting.

Marriage equality was legal nationwide.

This is only the first step after many efforts. I’m fully aware that there’s a lot still pending to be done and achieved. Yet, this moment in time, will forever be in my heart, mind and soul. This moment is ours.

We’ve only just begun!



Freedom to Marry is an organization which campaigns for the right of same-sex couples to marry in the United States. Freedom to Marry was founded in New York City in 2003 by Evan Wolfson, whom many consider to be the father of the modern marriage movement.

According to its “Roadmap to Victory”, Freedom to Marry is working “to end the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage” by winning same-sex marriage for more states, growing the national majority support for same-sex marriage, and repealing the Defense of Marriage Act a law it sees as discriminatory.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”



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It’s been a decades-long, hard-fought fight for the freedom to marry. See how we got here with this beautiful new video.

(Video produced by Eyepop Productions) FreedomToMarry©



~~Celebrating Victory~~

Freedom to Marry

~~Published on Jul 15, 2015~~


#ToStartTheDay #FreedomToMarry #CelebratingVictory #InMyLifetime 

#SupremeCourtRuling #SCOTUS #SameSexMarriage #NationwideRight #EvanWolfson #FatherModernMarriageMovement #RoadmapToVictory #DecadesLong #HardFoughtFight #EyepopProductions #MrsAndMrs

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!! 


To start the day …. “It’s Still a Wonderful World”!!

~~October 16, 2014~~ 

I have posted this YouTube video before. It came through my Facebook feed early this morning and I saw again all the wonder that the world has to offer us. 

Nature is there, the resources are there, beauty is there, the people are there. Diversity abounds. Wonder is ever present.

Our goal/mission/plan/purpose should be to restore what has been lost and to continue along a path of peace, preservation and continue to marvel at the wonder of it all. It’s a combined effort of all of Earth’s inhabitants.

It is still a wonderful world. We have to work at it. 


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~~What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough~~


~~Uploaded on Dec 9, 2011~~

Original description

A celebration of Natural History on BBC One with David Attenborough.


We ALL are in this TOGETHER!!


We ALL are ONE!! 


“Community Heart Award” …. for bloggers who care!!


~~June 30, 2014~~ 

Kev at created a brand new award:

The Community Heart Award!

community is a social unit of any size that shares common values. Although embodied or face-to-face communities are usually small, larger or more extended communities such as a national community, international community and virtual community are also studied.

In human communities, intentbeliefresourcespreferencesneedsrisks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.

Since the advent of the Internet, the concept of community has less geographical limitation, as people can now gather virtually in an online community and share common interests regardless of physical location. Prior to the internet, virtual communities (like social or academic organizations) were far more limited by the constraints of available communication and transportation technologies.

One broad definition which incorporates all the different forms of community is

a group or network of persons who are connected (objectively) to each other by relatively durable social relations that extend beyond immediate genealogical ties, and who mutually define that relationship (subjectively) as important to their social identity and social practice.


… has been nominated for this incredibly awesome and meaningful award by:

Just Patty from

The heart symbol or “heart shape” (♥) is an ideograph used to express the idea of the “heart” in its metaphorical or symbolic sense as the center of emotion, including affection and love, especially (but not exclusively) romantic love.


This award has an important meaning to us at “It Is What It Is“. It embodies the soul of our mission and purpose. There’s a definite sense of community and a complete commitment to caring.


“I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone “out there” who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is “eclectic” – a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I’m interested in news – reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse – the “wrongly” affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need.”

As noted above, the internet has broken barriers and has made our huge world so much smaller and accessible.

We connect and we make long lasting bonds even though we are physically far apart. 



Kitty ….

Susan & Radonna ….

Barbara ….

Xena ….

Valentine ….

Michael ….

Darcey ….

Carol ….

Sir Jeremy ….

Penny ….

You don’t have to accept an award, just know that you and your work in our community are very much appreciated!


~~Desires of The Heart~~

Chris Spheeris


~Published on Oct 15, 2012~

Angel of Music With Love


We ALL are connected through this wonderful web we WEAVE!!