ABH – Inspirational Sayings – September 2015
ABH – Inspirational Sayings
ABH – Inspirational Sayings – September 2015 – If there is one thing that I know – it’s that all people who love animals have their hearts nicked or broken every day. But then we focus on the task at hand – which is creating awareness to help them – and get back to doing the job that stirs our passions and helps to correct human wrongs!
A Beating Heart – Inspiration Sayings – is for those days when we need a reminder of all that is wise, profound and still beautiful in the world. I have always loved “profundities” and I hope these give you a lift on a day when you need a touch of magic!
This page was inspired by and is in remembrance of the Nigerian people who have either been kidnapped or lost their lives in these appalling atrocities against them.
September 1, 2015
“Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for continuing to believe as we already do”
James Harvey Robinson …
September 2, 2015
“That past is still within our living memory – a time when neighbour helped neighbour – sharing what little they had out of decency” – Mary McAleese …
September 3, 2015
“There is no smaller package in the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself” – William Sloane Coffin …
September 4, 2015
I want to wear my red shirt Daddy when we go across the sea
It’s my special one and I’ll be the best boy I can ever be
When I’m on the boat I’ll sit and be so very good
I’ll hang on really, really tight and do everything I should.
I want to wear my little brown shoes Dad
They’ve walked so far with me – the best ones I’ve ever had
When I’m on the boat my feet will be dry and warm
They may be scuffed and dull – but they can weather any storm.
I want to be beside my big brother, Dad
And though he sometimes makes me mad
I can hold his hand and feel his steady love
I can watch you and Mom and see the sparkling stars above.
I want to cross the churning sea and touch the other side
I want my Mommie’s tears to stop when we no longer have to hide
I want a place to lay my head where bombs no longer drop
When the world looks up and says that this must finally stop.
I want the boat to stop this awful pitch and fall
My red shirt is wet – the boat has coughed to stall
My daddy has my hand – the slicing waves are cold
Stop – my brother is slipping – gone – never to grow old.
I saw his face – my mother’s too – such fear and love for me
I tried to keep my daddy’s hand – then hang on to his knee
But the water crashed around me – its force was strong with greed
I slowly surrendered – it’s quiet now – I have all that I need.
My red shirt is with me – my brown shoes still in place
I’m floating in the morning sun with a knowing, lonely grace
This did not have to happen in a world where leaders know
That people simply want to live and watch their children grow.
My body drifted quietly then softly touched the shore
Little brown shoes and my special red shirt – now the things of lore.
The politicians “oowed and awed” – with slings of fault and blame
When they should have stood together with heads bowed down in shame.
For history repeats itself when men with bombs and war
Can drive us from our homelands to seek a farther shore
And little Aylan Kurdi may your name be penned with care
And written on the hearts of those who know to love and share.
May the leaders who walk amongst – all ego, lies and talk
Know that a small boy in brown shoes and a little red shirt
Had the power to stop a running world and force us all to walk
May his sweet soul rest in peace while we soothe his father’s hurt
And may we pause in our busy days and demand that all the strife
Is ended now – that peace returns – and honours a small boy’s life.
In Memory of 3 Year Old Aylan Kurdi
September 4, 2015
September 5, 2015
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing – but in rising up every time we fall”
Ralph Waldo Emerson …
September 6, 2015
“The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer in factory farms is hypocritical and delusional” – James Cromwell …
September 7, 2015
“The idea of evil is always subject to denial as a coping mechanism” – John Bradshaw …
September 8, 2015
“Force and mind are opposites – morality ends where a gun begins” – Ayn Rand …
September 9, 2015
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer – you have within you the strength – the patience – the passion to reach for the stars and change the world”
Harriet Tubman …
September 10, 2015
“The curiosity of the human mind is essential if you want people to think rather than accept”
Francois Englert …
September 11, 2015
“If you are worthy of its affection – a cat will be your friend – but never your slave” – Theophile Gautier …
September 12, 2015
“I’m an animal rights activist because I believe we won’t have a planet if we continue to behave toward other species the way we do” – James Cromwell …
September 13, 2015
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing about”
Benjamin Franklin …
September 14, 2015
“A DRIVEN HUNT – There is nothing quite as vulgar as sitting on a platform with a gun – waiting for cheaply paid ‘beaters’ to frighten wild animals onto a road so you can kill them. You call yourself a ‘hunter’ – when you are a cowardly disgrace – Rosemary Wright …
September 15, 2015
“I’ve become an animal rights activist – and I’ve changed my will to show my concern for animal rights” – Steve Wynn …
September 16, 2015
“Understand that the same spark of life that is within you – is within all animals. The desire to live is the same within all of us – Rai Aren …
September 17, 2015
“Waking up is not a selfish pursuit of happiness. It is a revolutionary stance – from the inside out – for the benefit of all beings in existence” – Noah Levine …
September 18, 2015
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help other beings. If you can’t help them – at least don’t hurt them” – Dalai Lama …
September 19, 2015
“Hope fills the holes of frustration in my heart” – Emanuel Cleaver …
September 20, 2015
“Do your little bit of good where you are – it’s those little bits of good put together – that change the world” – Desmond Tutu …
September 21, 2015
“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down” – Charlie Chaplin …
September 22, 2015
“There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action” – Goethe …
September 23, 2015
“That which is physical wears out and returns to Mother Nature. Our souls – which we sacrifice in the process of taking from Mother Nature – we cannot get back” –
Wayne Chirisa …
September 24, 2015
“In animal activism – we need allies not enemies – so keep on doing what you do and one day someone will say “I changed because of you” – and that is its own incredible reward” – Rosemary Wright …
September 25, 2015
“How we will die is part of the mystery of the unknown – it is how we live that matters” – Rosemary Wright …
September 26, 2015
“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we create change” – Barbara Mikulski …
September 27, 2015
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony” – Thomas Merton …
September 28, 2015
Religions Aside – A Good Man With A Powerful Message For All …
September 29, 2015
“Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom”
Marilyn Ferguson …
September 30, 2015
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time” – Jean de La Fontaine …