R U OKAY Day (Australia)

*trigger warnings*

RUOkay? – Suicide Preventation

This is an interesting cause, I know people who really love it and I know people who really have hated it. Now RU Okay is supposed to be about reaching out and asking people…Are you okay? It’s supposed to be about encouraging people to reach out, if they feel something is wrong with themselves or with someone else. Of course the R U Okay team encourage people to do this every day, not just on the one day a year. They also encourage people to speak face to face, not just on social media.

However, some people detest the day, as they are going through something at the time, so of course “They are not okay”.

It’s a tricky business really.

Now, I want to point out that this mainly an Australian idea, but I don’t see why everyone else can’t use it either.

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World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day

The Giant Magicians who wander<3

…And then there’s little one… =D

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(baby elephants are the cutest)

World Elephant Day was officially founded, supported and launched by Patricia Sims and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation on August 12, 2012

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – Twitter

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, I think, is the most trusted Sanctuary, especially when it comes to Elephants in Africa. They will take in Rhinoceros as well, usually ones who have lost their Mothers. A LOT of the animals that the DSWT rescue have lost their Mothers. Asian Elephants are listed as “Endangered” and the African Elephant is listed as “Vulnerable”.

 

World Lion Day

The Kings and Queens of the African Savannah!

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This celebration of the animal kingdom’s most beautiful and fearsome creature was founded by Big Cat Rescue, the world’s largest accredited sanctuary dedicated to big cats. August 10th is a day for people to come together from across the world to pay tribute to the mighty lion in as many ways as possible. Though a fun and exciting occasion for all, its foundations are based in a very serious matter: lion numbers have dramatically declined to the point where the species needs to be placed on the endangered list, just like its larger cousin the tiger.

Big Cat Rescue

*Now please be VERY careful when you chose to donate to any cause…Especially when it comes to Wildlife. They can’t let you know if the money is even getting to them and there are LOT of people who DO take advantage of this. Please do research before donating*

Saying that…Please DO donate too:

Please DO NOT donate too:

  • BJWT
  • Kevin Richardson aka “The Lion Whisperer”

I actually used to follow both of these accounts. BJWT isn’t even a registered sanctuary, despite what “Papa Bear” may say. It’s kind of like saying I’m Beyonce, just because I say. Kevin Richardson, blamed one of his own staff for her being killed. When it wasn’t the case and the women unknowingly walked into an area where the gate had not been shut properly. It was also NOT the first time someone has been killed on one of his properties.

Beware of “rescues” and “foundations sanctuaries” that allow people (especially celebrities) to come in and handle cubs/baby animals. Sanctuaries will NEVER allow humans to handle the Cats. We give them and they give us diseases, but ours kill them. Another reason to NOT support BJWT. Constantly having cubs come in (most of the time on a weekly basis), then they get sick, then they “disappear” is not  what a Sanctuary will do. Sanctuaries will only come and “rescue” cubs IF it’s urgent.

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What is with that?

This past July I made a few posts asking others to donate towards the Australian Cause “Dry July”. My target amount just $500.00…I thought that this was going to be such an easy target to meet.

I was very wrong…

I had just assumed that the dollars I had given to other people would be reciprocated. Who doesn’t want to cure help towards getting rid of Cancer and helping make life easier for those who suffer from it.

I was very wrong…

Yet, the cheek of it is…They keep asking me to donate to their things still?

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Why do people do that? It’s like those people who never turn up to anybody elses’s things, but then complain when others wont help them out? Except, of course, in cases of sicknesses. I had a friend who used to do that and she didn’t suffer from anxiety or anything, just never could be bothered. Then complained when people wouldn’t show up to her things? Like, of course they’re not. (She’s not even a nice person to begin with).

One Voice Day

FOR PEACE!

One Voice Day

Although this not an official holiday, I do like the idea of this day.

Here is The Universal Peace Covenant

Peace is the breath of our spirit.

It wells up from within the depths of our being to refresh, to heal, to inspire.

Peace is our birthright.

Its eternal presence exists within us as a memory of where we have come from and as a vision of where we yearn to go.

Our world is in the midst of change.
For millennia, we have contemplated, reasoned, and practiced the idea of peace. Yet the capacity to sustain peace eludes us. To transcend the limits of our own thinking we must acknowledge that peace is more than the cessation of conflict. For peace to move across the face of the earth we must realize, as the great philosophers and leaders before us, that all people desire peace. We hereby acknowledge this truth that is universal. Now humanity must desire those things that make for peace.

We affirm that peace is an idea whose time has come.
We call upon humanity to stand united, responding to the need for peace. We call upon each individual to create and foster a personal vision for peace. We call upon each family to generate and nurture peace within the home. We call upon each nation to encourage and support peace among its citizens. We call upon each leader, be they in the private home, house of worship or place of labor, to be a living example of peace for only in this way can we expect peace to move across the face of the earth.

World Peace begins within ourselves.
Arising from the spirit peace seeks expression through the mind, heart, and body of each individual. Government and laws cannot heal the heart. We must transcend whatever separates us. Through giving love and respect, dignity and comfort, we come to know peace. We learn to love our neighbors as we love ourselves bringing peace into the world. We hereby commit ourselves to this noble endeavor.

Peace is first a state of mind.
Peace affords the greatest opportunity for growth and learning which leads to personal happiness. Self-direction promotes inner peace and therefore leads to outer peace. We vow to heal ourselves through forgiveness, gratitude, and prayer. We commit to causing each and every day to be a fulfillment of our potential, both human and divine.

Peace is active, the motion of silence, of faith, of accord, of service.
It is not made in documents but in the minds and hearts of men and women. Peace is built through communication. The open exchange of ideas is necessary for discovery, for well-being, for growth, for progress whether within one person or among many. We vow to speak with sagacity, listen with equanimity, both free of prejudice, thus we will come to know that peace is liberty in tranquility.

Peace is achieved by those who fulfill their part of a greater plan.
Peace and security are attained by those societies where the individuals work closely to serve the common good of the whole. Peaceful coexistence between nations is the reflection of man’s inner tranquility magnified. Enlightened service to our fellowman brings peace to the one serving, and to the one receiving. We vow to live in peace by embracing truths that apply to us all.

Living peaceably begins by thinking peacefully.
We stand on the threshold of peace-filled understanding. We come together, all of humanity, young and old of all cultures from all nations. We vow to stand together as citizens of the Earth knowing that every question has an answer, every issue a resolution. As we stand, united in common purpose, we hereby commit ourselves in thought and action so we might know the power of peace in our lifetimes.

Peace be with us all ways. May Peace Prevail On Earth.

signed this 8th day of October, 1997, at the College of Metaphysics

Dr. Barbara Condron | Dr. Daniel Condron
Dr. Laurel Clark | Dr. Pam Blosser | Dr. Sheila Benjamin | Dr. Al Rohrer | Paul Blosser | Melanie McManus |
Linda Yeingst | Ernie Padilla | Teresa Padilla Terry Martin | Christine Andrews | Sharka Glet Jay McCormick |
Greg Hoeflicker | Lisa Kinser | John Clark | Patrick Andries | Damian Nordmann | Mari Hamersley | Terryll Nemeth | Paul Madar | Oliver Seger | Lyle Branson
John Harrison | Karen Low | Traci Byington |
Shannon Cordes

Created in 1997 by faculty & students of the School of Metaphysics

Dry July (Australia)

This year I have decided to take part in Dry July, which takes place in Australia. You can (if you so choose) to help me by donating on my profile, or indeed, any profile. Funds raised through Dry July go towards cancer support organisations across Australia, to help improve patient comfort, care and wellbeing.

Support Lolly’s Library by helping to raise money for Cancer Research

Now I am not 100% sure if people overseas can donate, but please consider it! If everyone that follows me on WordPress donated even a dollar, that would be over $700!

 

Proud Service?

*I’ve been debating with myself or not to actually post this. I have not served, but this gentleman has. Although I feel it is disrespectful, at the same time. If you’re not fighting for reasons other than to free people from Tyranny. I don’t see how fighting for a flag or an anthem is why you should be fighting. How can you go and fight for other people to be free and safe, and then come back to your own country and deny fellow citizens the same freedoms? I have been rescheduling and rescheduling…I don’t feel 100% comfortable with this*

I made a spelling mistake, but I was ON FIRE! When are these Trump supporters going to actually think for themselves for once? There’s nothing sadder to me than a Vet who went to fight save others, but wants to censor and stop bringing attention to their OWN CITIZENS plights…Cause Trump says so…You know that guy who doesn’t even know the word to the song?

I was talking to this Vet before I went to bed last night and I originally had scheduled this post. I always have an issue, if I start something before I go to bed. I always wake up the next morning regretting it. I did this morning as well again, like “Omg, I was arguing with a Vet” but I’ve kept this scheduled post, because it’s something that needs attention.

WHY…

WHY OH WHY OH WHY


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…Are their Vets who jump when Trump says so? When Trump hasn’t done anything for them, he can’t even bothered to learn the words to the song that he’s trying to “own the libs” on. I have a feeling that donating part of his salary to the VA and the Vet Act to expand health care…Which is good and I would LOVE the Act to be enacted…But also because he’s been totally been failing in that regard.

World Narcissistic Abuse Day

I did not know that today is World Narcissistic Abuse Day

#IfMyWoundsWereVisible

Narcissism Abuse if often unseen by others, including the victim of the abuse. This is because Narcissism is often both a psychological and emotional. It is similar to mental abuse, generally with Narcissism abuse it’s more unseen. A lot of people know something is wrong, but they can’t put their finger on it. They are not necessarily being put down, but they are…

…That makes no sense.

It’s something you would only really understand if you ever felt it.

With a lot of abuse it’s not just romantic relationships that can be affected by any kind of form of abuse. I have come to realise that this is what one of my ex best friends was doing to myself. When I stopped making my life about her, because I couldn’t do it anymore. I was cut.

Below I’ve posted a link that can show you some signs that you are the Victim of a Narcissistic Abuser. When I first read it, I just kept nodding my head.

11 Signs You’re the Victim of Narcissistic Abuse

One of the last points is about fearing your Abuser and I actually do. It’s why I’m happy to keep her and some of her mutual friends blocked from my Facebook. I do genuinely fear her and her partner. My mum keeps telling to stop saying that, but I’ve watched too many crime channels to know that if something happened to me and I didn’t put my fears out there. They’d never know,lol. This is what narcissistic do to you, they make you paranoid,lol