Before I forget, I wanted to note down some sayings that have made me think about things in a different way. This is purely for my pleasure and prevents me from forgetting them again, as I usually do with these things. I've picked them up reading different stories, and don't know the true attribution:
"Defeat is worse than death as you live with defeat." (picked up while editing a KRT sports story)
"Your capacity to help someone is endless." (heard on a movie)
"We shan't save all we should like to, but we shall save a great deal more than if we had never tried." - Sir Peter Scott (1909-89), WWF founder 1961
"We all want to be fed." (Oprah's speech at the Emmy's)
Meanwhile, things are the same for me. The cloudy/cold weather has prevented me from swimming as much as I'd like, but I've been going to the gym trying to build up muscle and stamina. Found this adoring Web site on polar bears
Also drove to old town Marietta, a very quaint place with a charming town square. Amazing how antique stores are big there. There's a Cuban restaurant there I'd like to try one day.
I just revisited a special feature on The Children of Angola
on Time.com. It continues to tear my heart. I can't believe how unfair things can be. On one side of the Atlantic Ocean, we have prosperity, food wastage and live bountiful lives. On the other side, children are dying every day because their parents are unable to provide food. Imagine spending your day wondering where your next meal is coming from, wondering if you'll survive this week. Imagine this torturous feeling a parent faces. I can't even fathom the feeling. The people of Africa continue to suffer
And then I believe "life is beautiful."