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Offline zach

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todays blessings
« on: July 15, 2014, 12:34:54 AM »
in the garden this afternoon. gift of a lifetime, a hummingbird landed on my knee, hopped into my hand for a second. flew off, and i hope it is ok, but fear something had to have been wrong with it.

maybe thanking me for feeding birds all these years?



bijoux is doing great. she loves to show off, this is her on a perfect sit, looking at me wondering where the treat is



and two hours after i started writing writing this. i've had a really painful phone call. i hurt someone when disappeared a few years ago. i learned a little more of the cost tonight

Offline tednlou2

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Re: todays blessings
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 01:07:49 AM »
Wow!  Landed because you're sweet like nectar.  You must have had your phone ready to snap the pic.  That's cool you got the pic.  I wish more would come to my yard.  I've seen a few over the years, but I guess we aren't rural enough.  We do get a Hummingbird Moth come visit at night.  Looks very much like a hummingbird, but is a moth. 

Bijoux is adorable.

Offline BT65

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Re: todays blessings
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 06:02:37 AM »
Those are really cool pics, Zach.  Love the hummingbird.  Dog adorable.

Sometimes I wonder how long I will have to pay for past mistakes, then I acknowledge how much certain ones hurt certain people.  When I got off my last drug jaunt, about a year after doing so, I made amends to everyone I could think of that I knew I hurt by my horrid behavior while strung out.  And I keep apologizing to my daughter, and she always tells me to stop doing that, she was over it a long time ago.

So I've kind of learned to let that go, but not completely.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline OneTampa

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Re: todays blessings
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2014, 11:04:06 AM »
Those are really cool pics, Zach.  Love the hummingbird.  Dog adorable.

Sometimes I wonder how long I will have to pay for past mistakes, then I acknowledge how much certain ones hurt certain people.  When I got off my last drug jaunt, about a year after doing so, I made amends to everyone I could think of that I knew I hurt by my horrid behavior while strung out.  And I keep apologizing to my daughter, and she always tells me to stop doing that, she was over it a long time ago.

So I've kind of learned to let that go, but not completely.

You have in your child a true blessing.

Take care.
"He is my oldest child. The shy and retiring one over there with the Haitian headdress serving pescaíto frito."

Offline mitch777

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Re: todays blessings
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2014, 03:26:23 PM »
That IS amazing about the hummingbird. Bijoux is a cutie!

As for past mistakes, I haven't met a perfect person yet. Don't be too hard on yourself.
32 years hiv+ (oct. 2013) with a curtsy.

Offline Joe K

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Re: todays blessings
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2014, 05:05:15 PM »
Betty & Zach,

Forgiveness is the one thing that we can give ourselves and its purpose is to allow us to move on from troubling times.  It does not mean we approve of what we did, or that people were not hurt, it means we realize that we all make mistakes.  By forgiving yourself you give one of the greatest gifts we as humans can give.

You forgive yourself for being human and for making mistakes.  Through forgiveness you acknowledge your foibles and understand that sometimes in life, all we can do is to express remorse after the fact.

Joe

 


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