Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rest in Peace Jack

Going to take a break from posting crafting related post today to share what is for me a profound reminder from Jack Layton which was shared in his last official written speech to Canadians before he left this world to carry on his journey in another plain of existence ...

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."

and well the quote below also speaks to me with what is being shown in Goderich Ontario this week after the community was devastated by a Tornando on Sunday afternoon ...  people come together in these times of sorrow and loss to truly remind each other that it is not our level of possessions that define us but the level of which one is possessed of love and compassion for one another that truly shows our potential in humanity!
"The goal is to cultivate in our hearts the concern a dedicated mother feels for her child, and then focus it on more and more people and living beings. This is a heartfelt, powerful love. Such feelings give us a true understanding of human rights, that is not grounded just in legal terms, but rooted deeply in the heart. -Dalai Lama"
Happy Stampin'

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