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(this story reblogged from the Zendictive post Feb 23, 2012)

It was the coldest winter ever, and many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions even though they shared their heat with each other. After awhile, they decided to distance themselves one from the other to stop being wounded.As they did this, they began to die… alone and frozen. So they had to make a choice: either accept the quills of their companions or disappear from the Earth. Wisely, they decided to go back to being together.


This way they learned to live with the little wounds that were caused by the close relationship with their companion, but the most important part of it, was the heat that came from the others that enabled them to survive the coldest winter ever.

moral: we should always stick close to family dispite the little pricks we may get.


My nephew come to live with us and everyday I have been telling him a story and he loves them, so today I planned to tell him about the porcupines. I figured it will help him understand the pain you get from family.

have a quality day



 Less is more, unless you’re standing next to the one with more,
then less just looks pathetic


If you are like me and love to read words of wisdom, Zen, enlightenment, inspirational quotes and touching words… then you will love these sites…

Pocket Perspectives

Reflections from a friend

Check this out…Yesterday, Pocket Perspectives, (her blog is also filled with wonderful words of inspiration placed on crafty computer art) asked; if she could use the picture of the Fawn and dog I had posted on the poem; “The Fawn.” She took the picture and created a wonderful post called;

“May we Nurture that Gentle Fawn that we see in each other.”

I am all for sharing and helping one another in this world, what a wonderful world it would be if we all thought like this. But then again, that is my perspective. Check out these sites and become inspired and perhaps a little wiser from reading wisdom writes/ quotes embedded in computer art. Since todays post is about perspectives, I thought this would be a great way to point a finger to two wonderful sites on… “Perspectives.”



A Perspective Story –

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to, learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted. The second son said no it was covered with green buds and full of promise .

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful, it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen. The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and drooping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season. That the essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and the love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.


(moral; Don’t judge life, or a life by one difficult season. Persevere through the difficult patches and better times are sure to come. We all see the world differently and from different perspectives.)

food for thought

Aspire to Inspire Before You Expire

Live Simply Love Generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to the Universe .

Happiness keeps You Sweet, Trials keep You Strong,

Sorrow keeps You Human…Failure keeps You Humble…Success keeps You Growing


Definition for; ………………….Perspective;

one’s “point of view”, the choice of a context for opinions, beliefs and experiences

the way in which objects appear to the eye.

or wisdom


I was hunting for some pictures for my other blog;

Fishin for chuckles

…and found these and I was intrigued. The way we view life is different for each of us and I look at it like; we are all flowers in a field and each of us a different color, shape, size and we all see the field from a different perspective. Then again some have to be the grass and weeds (perhaps they are the ones with-out beauty in their lives). I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did.

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”
John Lubbock

“Distance lends enchantment to the view.”
Mark Twain

“You’re life is a print-out of your thoughts.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Art and life are subjective. Not everybody’s gonna dig what I dig, but I reserve the right to dig it.”
Whoopi Goldberg

“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.”
Oscar Wilde

“Often it isn’t the mountains ahead that wear you out, it’s the little pebble in your shoe.”
Muhammad Ali




have a perspective day



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