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Skeptical Baby by spike83
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I loved it and as for originality.....what would you have the baby do...wear a baseball cap so people would think it was original???? T...

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I've spent a good bit of time waking up at 2:am and 5:am in the morning to watch the Americans battle the Europeans in the golf outing called the RYDER CUP this week-end that happens every two years.
I'm so thrilled to see this kind of competition today among some of the worlds best players in any professional sport.

I saw men of character again, with no swear words or tattooed covered bodies with non-stop filthy language as each one trash talks about killing the other man. Instead I saw dignity in human beings in spite of losing, and not one person making excuses or shifting blame toward anyone.

The intensity and anxiety was  beyond what normal human beings will ever feel, as each mans effort and outcome will be etched in the record books for his country and the world to see a hundred years from now, and still civility, manners and class were the order of business, and as for me, I'm so proud of every single one of them.
I thought to myself that they're those that WATCH the world go by, and those that act and MAKE it go by, and I regret now not being part of the latter as much as I could have. These guys make things happen, and yet at the same time give all of us a decent role model today in a world of sports that haven't very many left.
Who wins and who loses, has little meaning to me, for they all win in even'ts like this that show men can climb to a higher level than throwing stones at each other or brutalizing each other physically before many of them are sent off to jail or court rooms all over the country, so I for one loved it.

In the end it seems to me, God will have little interest in who won, and cares nothing for the victorious countries involved, but might be proud of the conduct and character of those that played the game this week-end. Somehow my faith in humanity gets raised up a notch or two seeing what human beings can be, rather than what we usual see or read about, and I'm thankful to have been apart of that.
Congratulations Europe....well done!
I realize of course that most people idolize some fool that can jam a basketball in a hoop because he's 7 foot tall, or worship a drugged up rock star simply because they wrote some tune people related to. We all have our reasons, but my list is far different from most peoples and I'll give you the reasons why as well.

My Grandmother Muir..........because not once did she ever stop loving me or give up on a kid that was badly broken.

MY Grandmother Singer...... that always helped me and thought nothing but kind things about me.

Gandhi.......A man that changed a nation and a world, fighting against the odds and never lifted a hand with violence in mind.

Mother Teresa.........Loved people so much she got filthy dirty helping those others wouldn't touch. Wouldn't even eat when traveling the world as she never wanted to forget what it felt like to be hungry like those she treated.

Arnold Palmer...........Not for the golf at all, but how someone can be loved by the world and never do anything to be ashamed of in 85 years of public life is incredible to me. Perhaps the most respected man in sports.

President Carter....... An average president I guess, but lives a life totally committed to the poor and building free homes as he lives in a modest house himself and cares nothing for money, while traveling the world spreading peace.
 
Nelson Mandela......Spent 31 years in prison and after he's freed, spent the rest of his life helping his people and those that imprisoned him, with no hate for his oppressors.

Jesus..........Changed an entire world forever, by simply talking, and living a life of faith, love and kindness.

Bobby Jones..... A man that cared little about money even as they threw tons of it at him to change, and became a legend in golf doing the right thing all his life. One of the most honorable men in public life. Someone that no one says anything bad about.

Warren Buffet........ takes 15 BILLION dollars from his checking account and gives it to charity, while he spends the rest of his life encouraging other rich people to do the same.

Walt Disney........... However was it possible for me to forget one of my biggest hero's in life and that's Mr. Disney himself. A man that did nothing in life but make people happy and leaves behind an almost real world of happiness for generations to come through his parks. Without a doubt my favorite place in the world still, after all these years. Thank-you Walt for everything.

These are some of the human beings I look up to because I guess each one has the qualities I wish I had or would do better with. Someone hurts me and my inclination is to want to hurt them back even though I do fairly well at controlling that, none-the-less I still have those feelings inside. As for living in filth and squalor with nothing but the poorest of the poor; that's beyond a challenge for me....it's impossible. Living lives of substance and yet seeing the futility and deception of money for themselves is something all these people see clearly and showing love for others no matter what their station in life is a virtue I wish I had, instead of admiring it in others.

My life isn't quite over yet, so I have a little time to get better at these things, but somehow I sense I'll never be anything like the people here that have set a standard I think I'm incapable of.
All I can do is try and each day see myself in this roll and hope to rid myself of some of the selfishness and hatred this world seems to love these days. 
In the final analysis......we take nothing with us when we leave this planet, save the love we have for others and the love we got from them. That little FREE thing we can all afford to do, is so rare, that when another person shows it, they become a hero or legend in life. I wish I had more of what they had. I'm NOT a great man at all, but could have lived a great life, and wonder why it never occurred to me until recently.
I wish you all love peace and kindness~
If anyone is lonely or depressed or just needs some support or perhaps has a question about almost anything, let me know.
I love helping others and especially if your at a low time in your life and just need a hand.
I'm good at listening and good with developing a plan to make things right also.
Let me know if I can help.
Don't ever give up, because sometimes it feels like there's No answers or no one cares, but really....there are many things that we may not have thought of or know, so never, ever give up.....never give in.
Dennis


“Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering '"I will try again tomorrow....."

I've spent a good bit of time waking up at 2:am and 5:am in the morning to watch the Americans battle the Europeans in the golf outing called the RYDER CUP this week-end that happens every two years.
I'm so thrilled to see this kind of competition today among some of the worlds best players in any professional sport.

I saw men of character again, with no swear words or tattooed covered bodies with non-stop filthy language as each one trash talks about killing the other man. Instead I saw dignity in human beings in spite of losing, and not one person making excuses or shifting blame toward anyone.

The intensity and anxiety was  beyond what normal human beings will ever feel, as each mans effort and outcome will be etched in the record books for his country and the world to see a hundred years from now, and still civility, manners and class were the order of business, and as for me, I'm so proud of every single one of them.
I thought to myself that they're those that WATCH the world go by, and those that act and MAKE it go by, and I regret now not being part of the latter as much as I could have. These guys make things happen, and yet at the same time give all of us a decent role model today in a world of sports that haven't very many left.
Who wins and who loses, has little meaning to me, for they all win in even'ts like this that show men can climb to a higher level than throwing stones at each other or brutalizing each other physically before many of them are sent off to jail or court rooms all over the country, so I for one loved it.

In the end it seems to me, God will have little interest in who won, and cares nothing for the victorious countries involved, but might be proud of the conduct and character of those that played the game this week-end. Somehow my faith in humanity gets raised up a notch or two seeing what human beings can be, rather than what we usual see or read about, and I'm thankful to have been apart of that.
Congratulations Europe....well done!

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dennis law
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Dear God.....
So far today, I've done all right. I haven't gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy or grumpy, selfish, or over indulgent.....I've not hit anyone or screamed at them or called them obscene names........... but........ in a few minutes, I'm going to get out of bed, and from then on, I'm probably going to need a lot more help.

Thank-you...Amen

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littleheartl Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How are your pets?
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Oh My goodness it's you!!! Whee have you been add how could you simply go away and not say a word? 
I just don't understand people today.

It's nice to hear from you and I hope your back for a while at least.

Hows' your sister?

Mom is okay?

Do you still do art and still into it? 

How's school going for you?

Are you healthy??


My girls are good, and I'm so thankful for that. Lucy has an eating issue sometimes and let's her food come back up at times for some reason but she isn't sick. They say she has a nervous stomach like some cats have. She's stay's with me constantly and always at my side, plus she talks up a storm. When I got her I read up on the Siamese cat and the articles said they are the most talkative cat of all, and I know now that's true. She talks to me all the time trying to communicate. Mostly she lets me know when it's eating time or wants the window shade open. She loves to watch her birds and ducks in my yard. Hanna on the other hand rarely says much of anything during the day. At least hey get along good now so that's another thing I'm grateful for.
I still love them dearly and are two of the best things in my life to be honest.

I've had about three big...big operations since you've been gone and I'm doing much better than I used to be now. I have a couple of images of the aftermath of them. I would never post up any gory junk but this is just what was left. these operations were not easy as you see but I do really well.

Let me know all about how you are ...
With kindness and respect...your friend, dennis
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persephone1503 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Thank you for the :+devwatch:! :hug:
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thanks for the Llama. How are you?
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
I'm just feeling anxious as I try to buy a new computer and find all those companies crooks as they say it's the fastest gaming machine ever, and charge 6 or $700.00 and then you do the work and check, and it's an awful CPU and the video card is rated so low it's pathetic with a 280 watt power supply that does nothing..

Like the one that says, this is so great and I check the video card and it's rated 289 while other cards get ratings as high as 10,000!! And I didn't mis-type this...289 out of 10,000!!

Then when you find something decent and you check and the customer service is just horrible or non-existent!! Once they get your money...so long sucker!!
Even Amazon is full of horror stories of paying $1000.00 and get a blue screen out of the box that they will lie about trying to NOT fix the issue. Charging you fright to TRY to fix it both ways, and on it goes. I mean it's crazy that this country allows corporations to rob us all blind, and if you steal a pack of cigarettes........ you go to jail if your black. I'm not black nor do I smoke but I'm just saying you know.

Okay so that's how I am....:laughing:
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mfleury75 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Been there, believe me. I was promised Heaven and hell was all that I got. Now, I found an old high-school friend. Computer expert. He does all my computers, otherwise we are bound to some elaborate con.
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Yeah me too. I had a good friend that worked with computers so we would make one and it was the best. Now he's gone from the area as he couldn't stand all the foreigners in south florida either and I have no good computer people left. I know them pretty well but you gave me an idea. Building one may be my answer thanks, I'm going to do the math on that right now.
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HappilyWild Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for such lovely comments on my photos
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Gee I hope it wasn't too strenuous on you to say anything. Next time I won't bother as I was trying to encourage.
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HappilyWild Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohh I'm sorry to offend you but I just thought that if I wrote it on your wall then everyone that visits your wall will see it and see how encouraging you are! :)
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