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Sunday, March 10, 2013




"Three things in human life are important.
The first is to be kind.
The second is to be kind.
The third is to be kind."

Henry James
American Writer
1843-1916



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    1. On your toes
      even while at Nanny's show!

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  2. Or should say show
    So I can rhyme it with all the crummy snow

    And hmmm my math must be bad
    Here at my pad
    How can one be three?
    The cat is never kind when visiting nanny

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    1. one can be three
      like a trinity
      and repeated for emphasis
      for all the dimwits.
      ha. :)

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    2. That is true
      Needs to be emphasized for a dimwit or two

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    3. I was at your lair
      and you were over here!
      A serendipity of sorts
      as we gave our retorts!

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  3. be kind, be kind, be kind...
    now that is my kind of mantra...
    smiles.

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    1. Yep! Whether you believe in karma or reaping what you sow, it comes back to you...just like the vindictive evil stuff will, too! But you're always kind! I know that for a fact. :)

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  4. I love those words and you have mastered them well, you are so very very very kind.

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    1. well, so are you, dear. :) I'm loving your little owl there! :)

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  5. Dear Betsy, I love your photo of the fluffy litle birdie! And I have always loved to read Henry James and agree with his words.
    Have a nice Sunday
    Christel

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    1. Isn't he sweet all fluffed out to keep warm? Layers, you know. :) They are so smart.

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  6. DEar Betsy I love this quote so much! always think be kind is really important and the life is better to all LOL
    Im reading a Henry james Book now! :)
    And of course I love this little bird in snow is so cute,
    and you always are kind Betsy!

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    1. I have never read his book, but I'm sure it is a good one. Our snow is gone! It's almost 50F degrees here! And Gloria, you are one of the kindest people I know...truly!

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    2. ah you are so sweet betsy and have to say I always think in you like a lovely sister, I always tell to my mom and she thinks you are amazing, and is true, not matter what Pat tell me late LOL

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    3. Pat? HA! You are so funny...and he is so bad! A sister? Aw...love that. :)

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    4. yes you know Pat always teasing me:)

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    5. haha the cat will just pile some more dirt on your head
      Making you a comfy sand bed

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    6. Oh dear, Gloria! I'll come and talk to you through the sand. lol....

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  7. Words to live by...
    Your little birdie looks soooo cold. Brrrrr.

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    1. So true! He's warm today, though...it feels like spring here. I'm sure it's just a tease, though. ha.

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  8. Being kind is very important and always smile at people too. These are my motto's of which I try to live by. I may not always succeed but I try, I can say that there have been a few times when doing this has made a difference in someone's life. I think it has been three times that because I took the time to talk to someone who just seemed in need and I mean I spent more than a few minutes with total strangers, I basically talked to them until they seemed like they did not need it anymore. And each time when I was saying goodby to them and that I had enjoyed talking to them they told me that they had planned to commit suicide because they felt like no one cared. And just by my giving them some of my time they felt like at least there were people who cared. One lady thought I was an Angel sent by God. I cried with her and just said that he probably put me in the right place at the right time was all. I cannot tell you how good that made me feel but at the same time sad for the person because who knew what happened next week when I wasn't there to talk to them. But hopefully from there they found others to talk to.

    And with reading your post I thought of that saying where someone say, "You sir are a kind sir." Cannot remember which movie it goes to. And so I will modify it a bit to say, "You, Lady are a kind Lady." I think that is how most of us would describe you. And maybe add a Loving Lady in there too. And unselfish, along with a few dozen more. I do mot think we could put a bad word in there. Just a wonderful person. Just ask your family.

    God bless.

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    1. Wow...I'm so glad you shared this. Yes, it's always important to be kind...you never know what your actions will do to people...kind or otherwise. Love the stories of how your kindness actually made a difference between life and death of some desperate people. An angel indeed, Sherry. I'm sure that ended up to be a real blessing to you in return. I try to talk to people, too..and smile at them. I spent several minutes with an elderly lady in the tomato sauce isle the other day. She acted like it made her day...and giving up a few minutes to listen and chat was so easy to give. And like I said before...good or bad...it always comes back to us. People waste too much time trying to be hurtful, jealous, or just plain mean....and they won't feel any better for it either. I'll have to google that quote from the movies and see if I can find it. :)

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  9. Great picture and appropriate words to go with it...
    Enjoy your day...into the 50's here as well...bright sun!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. We have grey skies with our 50. ha. Just finished an omelette, fruit and yogurt and your delish lemon blueberry cake. oh yum. Nice brunch! :)

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  10. Betsy maybe you want to see this page later is a friend of blogger that live in France, lovely pictures and she loves birds too LOL

    http://lifeincharente.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-few-of-my-favourite-photos-taken-over.html#comment-form

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    1. Oh, she has a lovely blog! Thanks for introducing me to Charente!

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    2. yes is a love ly blog, ans she is amazing, and her photos are amazing like youra LOL

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  11. I think you have piccked the three most important qualities. Very true

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  12. Thanks so much for your visit and following, I am now following you as well. I think most of my bird photos go on my dailydiarydps while the other one is generally more about France and the Charente.

    Love this snowy little bird and the words are so very, very true. Have a good week, see you Diane

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    1. Hi Diane! Thanks for visitng...so glad Gloria sent me the link to your blog!

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