So, in the middle of everything today, we ran across a hellaciously distressed momma mallard and a bunch of her baby ducks that had fallen down a sewer grate. Another guy was already trying to fish them out, so my friend and I called animal control before we tried to fish the rest of them out. When Animal Control got there, we had all of them out and the mother duck quacking very happily. I was surprised - none of us got snapped at or hurt. I was even holding onto a bag at one point that had all of them in it and she just watched me.
I love how the duck is perched on the guy’s butt
I’M SO HAPPY
ohhhhh look at the sweet babies being wonderful
the ducklings are adorable too
the lady duck standing on the guy’s bottom is excellent
she’s like yes this man is assisting my children
From Etymonline.com, in the 1500s, the word “spell” in a magical context meant one of a highly negative connotation, for harm and ill wishing upon someone. The word “charm,” however, was used to indicate positive magical arts, such as healing, protection, and beauty.
The verb “to spell" ;
"name the letters of," Old English spellian "to tell, speak," infl. by Old French espeller "declare, spell," from Frankish *spellon "to tell;" both Old English and Frankish from Proto-Germanic *spellan (cf. Old High German spellon "to tell," Old Norse spjalla, Gothic spillon "to talk, tell"), from PIE *spel- "to say aloud, recite." Related: Spelled; spelling.
Meaning “write or say the letters of a word” is c.1400, from notion of “read letter by letter, read with difficulty” (c.1300). Spell out “explain step-by-step” is first recorded 1940, American English. Spelling bee is from 1878 (earlier simply spelling, 1860).
The image represents a pun, and it’s a really good pun at that. I heard from a gypsy mother once, “What you say with your mouth, so shall it be,” and it kind of stuck in my mind the more she said it. I had always known these tenets, but never had an affirmation to go with it for discipline purposes. Even her daughter, my good friend, has on her living room wall, “Please be responsible for the energy you bring into this space.”
What we say with our mouths is manifested. What we think with our minds is manifested. What we dream in our psyche bubbles up to the mind and thus to the mouth and thus to the outside realm. When we exist, we transmit. Since we’re all existent, we’re still transmitting at every given moment, even those who appear to no longer exist (death) are still “existing,” just in another realm (the spiritual realm), and they too transmit. What we transmit here in the matter realm, or material realm), is our entire spiritual (spirit: mind, body, heart, soul) makeup and we transition this energy as an imprint into something much more solid and concrete. As serial magicians (whether personally known or unknown) in this universe of infinitude, we have the opportunity to dismantle this imprint before it becomes more solid.
When it is solid, it is fully manifested and ready to take its form to the next level: animation and then movement. The old expression “be care what you wish for” is an excellent point to consider when manifesting (and we all do it all the time, consciously and subconsciously). There are sometimes surges in the cosmic energy grid (the entire matter-ial uni-verse) and at these moments, we are capable of manifesting at highly accelerated rates. Then terrible things occur and after which we regret what we had said, thought, or “wished,” but these surges usually affect only vocalized thought. Now why would the universe which our Supreme Higher Power has full sovereignty over allow ourselves to manifest such wicked things? Where is the protection? Free Will? Choice? These are possibilities, but really, we are in control of our lives and we should be responsible for what we think, feel, and speak, especially what we do.
There are beings surrounding us at all times hoping to protect us and guard us and shield us from all sorts of things which are mutually understood as being for the detriment of our soul, but sometimes that ego just wants what it wants and will get what it’s going to get. No matter what is understood mutually between our side and theirs, we are still in control and we still call the shots.
In our lives, we must carry responsibility over our entirety. Words are powerful because they are mental imprints manifested, materialized into this actual realm, projected and broadcast for all the world to see, hear, know, or experience. We are able to undo what we have done mostly, but when another is affected or a domino effect has begun because of our actions, we can only attempt to mitigate the repercussions and our consequences, whether a punishment or a reward.
Please be responsible with all that you do. Introspect and analyze, get to know your psyche, challenge yourself in ways to become a better person than you were the day before, have some morals and ethics and actually attempt and eventually succeed in practicing them, love your fellow man, shepherd the land you tread and all its flesh, express yourself candidly but respectfully, open your mind and heart to new experiences and experiencing old ones form new perspectives, and allow yourself and others to walk your path with you, assisting you and you assisting others in conquering demons that limit your progress.
Talks about the responsibility of words. Uses slurs within the first two paragraphs. A swiiing and a miss.
NEW SPECIE: WALKING SHARK DESCRIBED FROM INDONESIA
A new ‘walking’ bamboo shark, Hemiscyllium halmahera, has been discovered at Weda Resort at Halmahere, Lembeh. is the newest species of elasmobranch to be described.
Because I feel bad if I don’t reblog…
STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …
My friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.
During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.
Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :
S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
And it could be your own.
First reblog post that actually saves a life.
This is a life-saving post.
the more you know
yeah don’t think that this can’t happen to you or someone you know if they’re young. my cousin’s wife is 33 and she had a stroke last year
I’ve had a stroke. It happens to people, and the more you know about this kind of stuff, the better.Because it could be important to know.
LIVE SAVING. WOOOAHH. REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG REBLOG
Had a family member almost die of one, so signal boosting because you never know when you could save a life.
This could save a life.