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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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littleheartl Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for the extremely late reply, xD i always see the length of your messages and feel i need to find a good half an hour to answer them to a good standard. And being busy old me i keep avoiding it! :P I can be truly awful at times. Im really sorry about that.

Since i've last spoken to you i've learnt alot about myself, one of these things being that if i get to involved with something i tend to freak out and completely just shut it out of my life, i am terrible with commitment. So im pretty sure thats exactly what i did here xD
I'm sorry that i just left without saying anything, i just get overwhelmed with anxiety. 

My sister is doing pretty bad to be honest, she's still living off of benefits, and has moved in with my dad. Her BDP has gotten far worse and she throws up her meals at least twice a day. She's 21 now and her life is so dim, she's also tired to commit suicide a couple more times since we spoke. Although she adopted a dog and they see to have a beautiful bond, she's claimed so many times that the dog is the only reason she's still alive, i think that animals just know what to do.
Anyway, in regards of my sister i dont really have much emotion over the situation anymore, the things i listed above are just facts, they dont partically please me but im not going to cry over them either, its terrible i know, but im almost completely detached from that part of my life at the moment, so i dont really feel like we should talk about it or go into anymore detail over the subject.

My mums pretty fab, she married some guy call carl, i dont know if i ever mentioned him to you before? He hates animals so i kind of hate him, he's made far to many jokes about feeding my pregnant cat bleach and its just not funny.

I do art all the time, i['ve chosen it as one of my 4 subjects at college, i was originally going to go for the full art course but i got terrified at the last minute and changed my course so that im also taking photography, sociology and psychology.

Schools not to great, im not very good with making friends, so being in college is a little intense, lots od my old friends are with me, but i dont share any classes with them. the work load is also so large!! I come home and sit down for hours and hours writing essays and analysing pictures xD

i think generally im pretty healthy, although this month i've been to A&E twice (i think its called the emergency room in america?)
i fainted/had a panic attack the first time, and bumped my head pretty hard the second time XD I actually have concussion at the moment hahaha, trust me. 

Aww' Im glad lucy is okay, i hope her nervous stomach doesnt cause her to much trouble, one of my cats is part Siamese and i completely get what you mean, they chat all of the time, mainly when they want things :D . Im so happy hannah and lucy are getting along, its horrible when pets dont want to deal with each other, i hope they didnt cause you to much trouble :) how long did it take in the end for them to be civil xD?

Im glad to hear your operations went well, i know you were in alot of pain, and were stressing quite a lot over them. you dont need anymore do you? Its not right to put a good person like you through any more pain, you deserve to have a nice healthy life. 

I hope thats theres nothing too bad happening with you! 
Sending love your way!

Lili.
 
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arteater1 Featured By Owner 15 hours ago
I almost wish you hadn't replied rather than see in you have problems. That makes me terribly sad to see someone that's such a good person have to deal with these things, as if life isn't tough enough already.
YOu mentioned something that is so close to my heart about the animals though. Of all the treatments for these kinds of issues it seems to me owning a pet or having an animal friend is about one of the best things you can do.
I don't get along great with people so much but I'm loved by all kids and all animals. I'ts a gift I've been given somehow and have never been bitten by any animal ever and love them dearly.It's all about having a reason to live and being needed by someone is what I think does the good.

And your right...you are terrible at running from things I see now for the second time. What I can't figure out is why would you run from people you get along with and do you no harm or ask ANYTHING from you??
I know about he anxiety part as I've had to deal with that on some level fro a lot of years. At one point is was very bad and had to exercise everyday and eat right and meditate everyday and so forth just to keep it from getting out of control. 
Her'es the interesting part though. Because I'm a decorated soldier I went to the V.A. because my stomach hurt. They did some easy tests and found I had a hernia in my esophagus muscle that stops acid gases from coming back up but lets food go down into the stomach. I get this fixed and most all my anxiety went AWAY!!! It was this pain in my chest that my brain kept thinking was a heart attack or something terrible and making the mistake thinking the pain life threatening that got me so nervous that I thought I was dying. Once it got fixed the anxiety simply faded away very fast and hasn't come back. I went from maybe 6 to 8 anxiety attacks a year to NOTHING ever again!! I wrote this all out as usual to try to help you so you know that there's HOPE and many times things CAN be fixed.

I too was detached from my brother growing up just like you are because I was fighting for my own life in the awful conditions I had to live in so I know what you mean about not letting it tear you down, but also other people look at it as being cold and uncaring. It isn't of course because it's a life saving technique is a better word for it I think but anyhow....I do get it.

As for Carl...I hate the asshole right now and would gladly punch HIM in the face and feed him bleach if given the chance. I have no respect or caring for ANYONE that treats an animal poorly. They are a BULLY picking on something that can't defend itself and will do the exact same things to human beings as well. I'd love to punch him in the face to let him know what it's like to be bullied by a jerk like he is!!

I know it's very difficult at school and time consuming. For me it was hard too and I noticed for some others it was so easy because they just were smart beyond belief or had wonderful memories I guess. The good thing is, you don't have time to get in trouble or dwell on anxiety or things  and it's a sure way to give yourself a much better life in exchange for a couple of years or so of work. I try to look at it like that and it makes it easier for me. I loved learning so that was, and still is a big plus for me. I study every single day of my life for years now.

Now for my beautiful cats. It took them about six months to adjust and not swat at each other. I know how to introduce them to each other to make it easier and thank- god it worked pretty well and never had big fights or anything. They're just different personalities is all. Hanna was abused and likes being alone and doesn't really like anyone. She tolerates everyone is all and likes me because I feed and care for her is all. They would growl at each other at first and swat if they got too close, but not any big fights. Lucy on the other hand is the most lovable, social cat I ever saw and some of her pictures are in my gallery to show you. They get along now, but still even today Hanna likes to be by herself where Lucy wants to play and sleep together but Hanna won't have anything to do with that. She just walks away from that stuff and goes to lay down in another room. Lucy is a NON-STOP talker and lets me know everything about everything, but I love her so much.

My hips that were replaced are perfect now and no more pain from them and I can even run today. And thanks so much for asking and even remembering.!!!!!!!! I still have a couple of smaller back operations to do yet but the pain is far less than it was and I'm happy with that. I agree so much about not needing anymore pain and don't deserve it, but then again who does deserve it? I know you don't deserve the anxiety or depression either, nor does your sister deserve any of the crummy things she's endures as well. Why this is like it is has been a mystery for centuries.
Those jerks that do deserve bad things usually don't get them, and those that don't deserve them must live with them the most. YOu tell me why??? I have a great answer for this but you don't want to read it because it's a long answer. It has to be a bit long because it's such a complicated issue with many facets to it.

The short answer is that life is very short and eternity very long, and Gods let's us do whatever we want down here and let's us be alone I think. The laws of the universe treats everyone the same......they're unfair to everyone and both good and bad get cancer no matter how much good you do. If you did so much good and believe, then you go with God for eternity so then the fairness comes into play and not down here very much.
What do you think of this?? Do you have a better answer?? I wish you did.
The fairness down here is somewhat just "built-in" to things. If you smoke a lot you may get cancer and if you don't, your chances of not getting it are only better. If you drink while you drive you end up with bad things happening usually, and if not you never get a DUI ticket. That's all the fairness there is and is really no guarantee even at that.
I hope and pray God exists and does care, and we have a home there because this home here sure can suck can't it??

Thanks for the best note I think you ever wrote me and may nothing but good things happen in your life always. ~dennis~ :heart:
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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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