For Chip: He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. —Unknown

Monday, November 17, 2014

Daisaku Ikeda

Women are, in my view, natural peacemakers. As givers and nurturers of life, through their focus on human relationships and their engagement with the demanding work of raising children and protecting family life, they develop a deep sense of empathy that cuts through to underlying human realities.

It took me two and one half hours to get to work last week.  I was frustrated as I sat with my car in park in the middle of the freeway.  Little did I know that the reason we were waiting was because someone had jumped off the bridge and was hit by several cars in the still of the night.  Many comments were critical of this man causing a delay, and hurting other people who ran over him by accident.    I thought "My God".......give us compassion and understanding to deal with our fellow men who have lost all hope.  It is a sad day when we only worry about our selfish wants and needs.