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Skeptical Baby by spike83
by spike83

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...

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.

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~

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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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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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arteater1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
I'm now glad you didn't write as I can't even understand what your talking about, soooooo...bye and thank goodness I don't have to deal with you.
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Sireynia Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Heya buddy, how's things going? 
I'm deeply sorry that I wasn't near a computer to wish you a happy birthday... It makes me sad....

But I hope you had a great day, and that you will get many more fantastic days, for a person like you, certainly deserves them :huggle: 
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arteater1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
It makes me sad as well, because just when I figure I have a friend they disappear for months or years and nothing. It makes me know that I can count on NO ONE at all in life but myself or animals to be honest.

I'm grateful you noted me and thanks for that, I do really thank you for even that kindness. I had a okay day but nothing really as hardly anyone remembered my birthday. As you know I have no family from my childhood on so holidays sometimes are cruel in my life but hey...I'm alive and in better health now after two more operations and I'm grateful for that for sure.
All my animals are wonderful so I love saying that. They eat perfectly now and are really healthy once you give them good food, love, peace and security that we all need.
Animals are never mean when you give those things don't you think?
I've never seen one anyhow and never been bitten in my whole life.
Hanna is getting old now and wants to sleep 23 hours a day. Lucy is full of pep and wants to play. She's at my side every moment I'm home, even to sitting on the edge of the tub when I take a bath.:laughing: She hates water like poison but she loves being with me so....I take her as the beautiful gift she is for me. Still a non-stop talker as all the oriental cats are.

I hope you're doing great and happy and healthy as well. You're not doing much art these days either it seems. Did you lose interest or get a b/f or what? :huggle:
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