A friend who lost an arm and a leg – 失去一条胳臂和一只脚的朋友

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A story is told about a soldier who was finally coming home after having fought in Vietnam. He called his parents from San Francisco. “Mom and Dad, I’m coming home, but I’ve a favor to ask. I have a friend I’d like to bring home with me.”

“Sure,” they replied, “we’d love to meet him.”

“There’s something you should know.” the son continued, “he was hurt pretty badly in the fighting. He stepped on a land mine and lost an arm and a leg. He has nowhere else to go, and I want him to come live with us.”

“I’m sorry to hear that, son. Maybe we can help him find somewhere to live.”

“No, Mom and Dad, I want him to live with us.”

“Son,” said the father, “you don’t know what you’re asking. Someone with such a handicap would be a terrible burden on us. We have our own lives to live, and we can’t let something like this interfere with our lives. I think you should just come home and forget about this guy. He’ll find a way to live on his own.”

At that point, the son hung up the phone. The parents heard nothing more from him.

A few days later, however, they received a call from the San Francisco police. Their son had died after falling from a building, they were told. The police believed it was suicide.

The grief-stricken parents flew to San Francisco and were taken to the city morgue to identify the body of their son.

They recognized him, but to their horror they also discovered something they didn’t know, their son had only one arm and one leg.

Moral of the Story…

The parents in this story are like many of us. We find it easy to love those who are good-looking or fun to have around, but we don’t like people who inconvenience us or make us feel uncomfortable. We would rather stay away from people who aren’t as healthy, beautiful, or smart as we are.

Thankfully, there’s someone who won’t treat us that way. Someone who loves us with an unconditional love that welcomes us into the forever family, regardless of how messed up we are.

Tonight, before you tuck yourself in for the night, say a little prayer that God will give you the strength you need to accept people as they are, not as you think they should be, and to help us all be more understanding of those who are different from us!!!

Take time to think about this…….

[source: http://www.citehr.com/121018-pls-do-read-very-touching-story.html]


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[source: http://www.banbijiang.com/yipingushi/5132.html]
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农历正月十五元宵节.The Lantern Festival

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An endless journey by CJ

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An endless journey by CJ

An endless journey by CJ

“The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present.”
-Chuang Tzu






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Barbie Hsu Sticks Up for Animals

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Vegetarians Make Chicks Happy!

Vegetarians Make Chicks Happy!

What do you get when you cross a chick, a pig, and “the Queen of Beauty”? Four fabulous new ads featuring Taiwanese actor Barbie Hsu. The latest celebrity to pose for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific’s vegetarian campaign, it’s easy to see why Barbie was recently crowned Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian. And even though she has played opposite a menagerie of hot actors in numerous films and dramas, from Meteor Garden to Corner With Love to the upcoming Summer of Bubbles, Barbie’s PETA co-stars are her cutest yet.

Why does Barbie feel so “connected” to her cuddly co-stars? Unique and fascinating animals, chickens are not that different from humans. Like us, they experience fear and pain.

And from the moment they are born to the time of their death, pigs, chickens and other animals raised for food are subjected to fear, pain and suffering on factory farms. Confined to dark, filthy warehouses, animals are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them. They routinely undergo debeaking, tail-docking, and castration—all without any pain relief. At slaughter, many are scalded or dismembered while they are still alive.

“Animals are like my family, brothers, sisters and friends,” says Barbie. “We’re all equal. I love them all, that’s why I won’t eat them.”

I Love Animals, So I Don't Eat Them

I Love Animals, So I Don't Eat Them

Compassion Is Beautiful. Go Vegetarian! 爱素食

Compassion Is Beautiful. Go Vegetarian! 爱素食



What You Can Do: Take the Pledge to Go Veg!

Want to be like Barbie? Give us 30 days. Sign the pledge to ditch meat for a month, and we’ll send you an e-mail with our top tips on the best places to eat out, our favorite recipes, the tastiest animal-friendly snacks, and so much more.

[source: http://www.petaasiapacific.com/feature-barbie-hsu.asp]
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Lotus of Fortune Charity Campaign – 点燃慈善之灯

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Today I dropped by Mahkota Parade, Melaka and saw this wonderful campaign supported by Mahkota Parade and Seck Kia Eenh temple to give financial aid to the cancer patients. There were hanging written wishes on the wooden frame by the kind public to make wishes, at the same time giving a loving hand to the less fortunate ones.

Ah Too and I tossed some coins into the big lotus as seen in the photo below and made some wishes. May everyone be happy. If you happen to be there, kindly donate what you can.

Mahkota Parade is proud to support the Melaka Seck Kia Eenh Temple Cancer Fund, which provides financial assistance to cancer patients, regardless of race.

Open your heart and lend a hand to this good cause and donate what you can. You may also light up a lotus candle and place your wishes for the news year for a minimum donation of RM10.


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