Wednesday, July 21, 2010
My folks came to visit and I had to get pictures of this! First time Karma was friendly since she was maybe two years old! Someone else got to see the Karma I know! Maybe greeting her when they came in the door helped? Who knows!
Don't know what came over her--hehe! Karma loves to be combed and she actually let my mom comb her for a long, long time. If I didn't have these pictures nobody would believe it--ROFL!
Maybe Karma's turned a new leaf? She hasn't been hiding the bedroom when Dagan and Leah come over anymore--but she hides under the end table or the art table. (Dagan and Leah said they are not holding their breath--ROFL!) Who knows the mysterious Karma mind--hehe!
Karma hung out for a while with my dad on the porch. My folks are retired Floridians and accustomed to the heat. They both get cold in the air conditioning (notice the sweater and jacket in pictures). Dad wanted to sit out on the porch where he could warm up--hehe! Karma kept him company. [It was less humid--still is today! I have the windows open right now--65 degrees--whoohoo!]
Dagan came by after work. We dropped Grandma and Grandpa's car and things off at the motel and then we all went over to Dagan and Leah's place. Had burgers on the grill, salad, and broccoli (my mom and I had boca burgers). I cut mine up and chewed very carefully and slowly--no jolting incidents--tada!
While we were sitting there a mother turkey and her babies went strolling past!
I've never had a chance to see more than one lone turkey before. This was exciting! Seven babies following the mom as she strutted along--all of them catching bugs in the grass as they meandered across the lawn on the edge of the woods.
Here's Grandma and Dagan at the table...
...and Grandpa and Leah.
While we were sitting around gabbing the mother turkey and babies went racing across the lawn in the opposite direction. You can see them here in the distance at the end of the next building. What scared them off?
A gang of young males. (The smaller one could be a young female, but the bigger three are definitely red wattled.)
Bad boys! Bad boys! Whatcha gunna do?
I wonder if they would actually try to hurt or kill the baby turkeys? The mother sure ran off with her babies at her heels!
Well, it was a guilty conscience and not mouth pain that got me up really early without much sleep last night. During the course of the conversation around the table last night I was talking for a while with little sympathy about a person we know who's always been condescending, insulting, judgmental...
Well, I woke up being chastised by G.A. and reminded that I was being judgmental--and, therefore, was being just the same as the person I was talking about. There is no excuse. Not even facts or truths, you know? Yes, that person personally hurt me many times over the years and I watched them hurt others--but my own ego/emotions blind me, continues the cycle of negativity, and prevents love and forgiveness.
Loving your enemies ain't easy--hehe! Loving people who love you is easy, but I believe we are here to learn spiritual lessons. Easy doesn't usually get our attention or test our beliefs or challenge us to learn something new. Enemies...they are a spiritual goldmine!! ;)
I got a kick in the pants from my guardian angel today (who doesn't let me get by with much--hehe!)--so I am reminding myself with multiple quotes about judgment. I felt I truly needed more than one. I am ashamed of myself.
Have a loving day!! :):)
"We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path."
"Do not judge and you will never be mistaken."
Jean Jacques Rousseau
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."