February 16, 2018

Happy Chinese New Year Of The Dog! 🐢 Find Out What 2018 Means For All Of Us. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–πŸŒ·

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Chinese Horoscope 2018 Predictions For All Zodiac Signs
[source: AstrologyClub.org]

WELCOME TO THE YEAR OF THE DOG!

I am alert
Worldwide violence is why I’m here
To listen to complaints and dismiss your fears
To guide you to a more peaceful time
To protect what’s pure and eliminate crime
Defending the underdog is my game
I promise to proceed in God’s name
My vision fixed on cowardice acts
My intent to stop bullies in their tracks
I stand for honor, justice and fair play
And will stop at nothing to save the day
I AM THE DOG.

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Chinese Horoscope 2018! The Chinese New Year 2018 will start on February 16, 2018 – the second New Moon after the Solstice.

2018 is the year of the of the Brown Earth Dog and those born under this sign tend to show great determination and could attain the highest level of achievement if they decide too. The Dog have excellent manners, easily makes and keeps friends, works very hard, and appreciates luxury and the goodies in life. They are very romantic, loving, sexy and make loyal partners.

Best Wishes, The Astrology Club Team.

Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, one of the traditional Chinese holidays, is celebrated on the first day of the first month of the Chinese calendar, which falls on the day on which the second new moon after the day on which the winter solstice occurs, unless there is an intercalary eleventh or twelfth month in the lead-up to the New Year.

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the Chinese people, and many East Asians such as Mongolians, Koreans and Vietnamese who have holidays which fall on the same day.

Chinese New Years are named after a cycle of 12 animals: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog, and pig, which are the signs of the Chinese Zodiac. Chinese Astrology associates character traits with people born in the year of each of the Animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Celebrations of the Chinese New Year start on New Year’s Day and continue for fifteen days. The celebrations include visits to family and friends, the wearing of new clothes and shoes to mark the new year, and the liberal use of the color red in all decorations.

Around the Chinese New Year 2018, Chinese people greet each other with: “Congratulations and be prosperous” and “Happy New Year”.

Chinese Zodiac 2018 Predictions: Is It a Good Year For You?

The Chinese zodiac 2018 shows that after the vast challenges of the past two years the following year of the Brown Earth Dog 2018 can be expected to be much less dramatic for all animal symbols.

If you’re enjoying 2018, then you’re going to love the 2018 chinese zodiac predictions. That’s right: It’s time to ring in the Chinese New Year … February 16 kicks off the Year of the Dog!

The sign of the dog is known, not surprisingly, for loyalty and generosity. Need to spill a secret? Seek out one of these honest souls and bend that expert listening ear. While Dogs themselves may be reluctant to place their trust in just anyone, once they do, members of this sign can make the best business partners and leaders. And while Dogs might enjoy life more by relaxing their exacting standards from time to time, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better or more faithful friend.

So what can we expect from the upcoming year? The Dog is an ethical and idealistic sign, and the year that bears its name will also bring increased social awareness and interest in society’s less powerful members. Any tendencies to take, take, take will be replaced by a widespread sentiment of generosity and selflessness. In general, we will all be imbued with the Dog’s keen sense of right and wrong. You can also get a feel for the year to come by checking the compatibility between your Chinese sign and the sign of the dog — the better your compatibility, the better your year.

Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai (may you have wealth and prosper)!

Make the most of the Year of the Dog with the Chinese Horoscope Forecast for 2018 for all animal signs.

Please select your chinese year sign below.

CLICK HERE to read your 2018 horoscope...

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written by Shannon Yrizarry: healer, clairvoyant and card reader
[source: AstrologyAnswers.com]

The year ahead holds great shifts, lots of marital energy and a heightened spiritual awareness. According to numerology forecasts and the Chinese Zodiac being the year of the dog, relationships will be in focus in all areas of our lives. We will be holding hands throughout the year as we realize how to fit together to enjoy life and become successful.

Expect to see a lot of political systems shift because people′s hearts will be beaming with passion to protect those who are oppressed. This passionate year is about loyalty, expansion of consciousness and connecting to our spiritual side.

2018 Numerology

We are entering a universal number 2 year, with the positive themes such as marriage and teaming up as well as the negative themes of being two faced or taking sides. The 2 energy is all about patience and we can see relationships turn into marriages in the coming year as it′s not a year of isolation but of joining. In our careers we will need to share and pool our resources.

It is also a master Number 11 year which means we will have a heightened spiritual connection, just as we saw in 2009 when a lot of people got into spirituality and there was a thinning of the veil. Personally, the 11 energy will help us with intuition and expansion of consciousness.

Find good ways to manage anxiety because 11 is a master number that brings a great magnitude of energy that we will need to anchor into our psyche and nervous system. On a large scale, the 2 energy will highlight extremes in beliefs that can clash, but it also will allow for the coming together and joining of groups.

The 11 energy is always going to bring shifts of great magnitude so we can expect old systems that no longer serve the people to be confronted. We are ending a 1 year which is about independence and starting something new. Now we will revamp our plans on those projects and pool our skills to make things work more efficiently.

This year is about patience, being dependable and growing wise as our collective consciousness is catapulted to higher ideals.

Chinese Zodiac Year of The Earth Dog

The year of the dog technically begins February 16, 2018. The earth dog is sometimes called the yellow dog. The energy matches that of the 2 in numerology with the themes of balance as well as empathy and tolerance. We will see people joining together with those that are neglected in society to bring equality.

The 2018 Chinese Zodiac element is earth and this is the natural element of the dog, accentuating its characteristics that much more. Coming from the outgoing year of the fire rooster where we began projects, we are now asked to team up with people to push that momentum forward.

Just like the 2 energy, this year will be all about the communication between people. Similar to the energy of the master number 11, the dog year brings a new consciousness only seen once every 60 years. This will bring new thoughts about what it means to be human philosophically and can lead to new systems that help our society run better.

Maybe we see energy infrastructures shift and education programs revised for instance. The energy for relationships is assuring according to the Chinese Zodiac which matches the numerology predictions.

The earth element in Chinese astrology corresponds to the planet Saturn. Saturn is a responsible energy that can be serious but communicates well. We will see the loyal characteristics of the dog combined with pragmatism and efficiency. We have a strong moral sense with the earth dog and much less extravagant energy than last year.

The dog is also the 11th position of the Chinese Zodiac, which matches the numerology master number energy. Again, to avoid excessive worrying, do things that make you laugh and lighten up. You′ll feel like planning a lot before moving but your instincts will also be strong. There will be innovations and combining of resources to create new socially conscious businesses.

Conclusion

Your personal year number reveals more specifics about what you can expect in 2018. Use our personal year number calculator to find yours. Those that live in fear will experience a year of confusion and chaos, seeing only strong opposing viewpoints. Those that live from their heart, accentuating spiritual ideals will find love bridges our differences and heals our world.

Greed will not fare well in the coming year as we subtly want to find a way to connect through higher ideals. We may see the overthrowing of regimes that have been oppressive, so be prepared for even more revolutionary changes. Your heart and mind may feel like they are in a tug of war this year.

Spend lots of time in meditation listening to your heart so it can guide you away from fear based decisions.

Being a 2 year with the expansive 11 energy, you may want to find your own balance number to understand how to center yourself amidst strong winds of change and divisiveness in ideologies. The Chinese horoscope for 2018 points to love as does the 2 energy, so maybe save some extra dollars for the fun times and events to come!

Family, equality and morality are in our hearts and minds as we plunge into the next dimension of our spiritual evolution. This year you can best support your friends by reminding them to follow their heart and take time to relax to lower anxiety.
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To thrive and enjoy 2018, prioritize partnerships, make a habit of getting massages, listening to calm music and taking bubble baths to balance the energy you will have that makes you feel like you have to do so much and push yourself. You can make great changes in your life this year that will benefit the big picture!

Even if there is drama on the global scale, sometimes things must be shaken up to see what is meant to remain after the dust settles.

Happy Chinese New Year Of The Dog! 🐢 Here Is Your Day-By-Day Guide For Celebrating The Lunar New Year. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰

Your day-by-day guide for celebrating the Lunar New Year
written by Echo Huang
[source: Quartz Media]

The traditions associated with the Lunar New Year are full of auspicious meanings.

Ringing in the new year, also known as Chinese New Year or the spring festival, usually means following a set of customs passed down over generations in hopes of welcoming health, wealth, and good relationships over the coming year. There are specific rituals for the days leading up to the holiday—for the year of the dog in 2018, the new year starts on Feb. 16—and over the course of the spring festival.

Here’s your day-by-day guide for what you should do each day of the Lunar New Year.

Feb. 13: Day of cleaning

The 28th day of the last month on the lunar calendar—two days before the Lunar New Year—is designated the day of cleaning.

The act of cleaning is in many ways symbolic. By sweeping dust and discarding things that aren’t needed anymore, Chinese people are in essence saying farewell to the old year. But it’s also important to get the cleaning done before the new year because it’s believed the acts of sweeping, washing, and mopping—especially during the first five days of the spring festival—will drive one’s good fortune away.

Feb. 15: Reunion dinner

The reunion dinner, which takes place the night before the Lunar New Year, is one of the most important meals for Chinese families. The dinner triggers China’s biggest migration every year, as people travel across the country to reunite with their families for this evening. (In 2018, Chinese people are expected to make nearly 3 billion trips from February to March.)

The reunion dinner usually features dishes heavy with symbolism that’s believed to bear good luck, wealth, better grades, and so on. The Cantonese, for example, carefully choose ingredients that sound or look auspicious. For example, pomelo, which in Cantonese is pronounced as luk jau, suggests continuous prosperity because the two characters are homophones for “rolling” and “to have.” Lettuce (sang choi) and dried oysters (ho si) are also popular ingredients because they sound like “growing money” and “good things,” respectively. (Here’s a more detailed guide on the symbolism of Chinese New Year dishes.)

Feb. 16: The first day of the new year

The first day of the new year is spent visiting family (traditionally, the husband’s side) and friends. Married couples will hand out lai si, red envelopes with money, to children, unmarried people, and the elderly to wish them the best for a new year. Some people also give red envelopes to doormen, waiters, drivers, and other service workers.

Despite the busy visiting schedule, one shouldn’t rush others by forcing them to wake up early in the morning because it’s believed that will set a tone for the rest of the year—making them feel they’re pushed by external forces rather than taking action for themselves.

It’s also important to avoid killing animals on this day as that’s believed to bring bad luck. Killing a chicken, in particular, is believed to kill one’s luck (link in Chinese) since chicken is a homophone for luck in Mandarin (ji) and Cantonese (gai), so it’s best to avoid freshly slaughtered chicken on the first day.

Feb. 17: Visit the wife’s side of the family

The second day of the Lunar New Year is when married couples visit the wife’s family, but the specific practices vary by region.

For example, in the Chaoshan area of Guangdong province, couples will visit with gifts, such as candies and cookies, and have lunch with the wife’s family before getting dinner with the husband’s family.

In the city of Heze in the Shandong province, it’s tradition for newlywed couples to bring the wife’s parents an even number of presents (link in Chinese)—believing good things come in even numbers—in addition to a gift box filled with several layers of buns and desserts. Likewise, it’s tradition for the parents to decline the gift box.

Feb. 18: Stay at home to avoid bad luck

During the first two days of the new year, people are paying visits and their respects to friends and family. The third day, however, is designated a day for staying home, the idea being that you should avoid visiting others to avoid any possible arguments. This day is also known as the day of the angry dog—chi gou ri (θ΅€η‹—ζ—₯)—a god believed to bring misfortunes (link in Chinese) in ancient times. Furthermore, going out on this day is believed to bring poverty because the Chinese word chi also means deficit.

Feb. 19: Prepare to welcome the gods

This is believed to be the day when several gods associated with cooking and wealth return to earth from heaven. It’s an especially important day for entrepreneurs, who hope to win favor (link in Chinese) with the gods. Starting in the late afternoon, people prepare fruits, alcohol, and three types of meat—fish, pork, and chicken—in addition to lighting incense.

Feb. 20: Welcome the god of wealth

The fifth day of the new year is said to be the birthday of the god of wealth. To welcome the god, people will light fireworks and open doors and windows shortly after midnight. In the past, people also carried the traditional practice of eating all night with the hope (link in Chinese) the god of wealth will bring fortunes to their families in the coming year.

There are two key ingredients (link in Chinese) to welcome the god of wealth: goat’s head and carp. The former is an auspicious symbol while the latter in Chinese, yu, sounds like the word for leftovers, a symbol of being well off.

Feb. 21: Send away the ghost of poverty

Whereas people are strongly discouraged from cleaning during the first days of the new year, the sixth day is when they should throw away old clothes, take out their trash, and clean their homes to send away the ghost of poverty.

The story goes that a son of an emperor in ancient China turned into the ghost of poverty. The son was short and weak, and often in ragged clothes. He got the name “the man of poverty” because he would tear apart the clothes people sent him before wearing them, according to the folklore (link in Chinese), before eventually becoming the ghost of poverty.

Feb. 22: Celebrate the birthday of humankind

The seventh day of the new year marks the creation of human beings by Nuwa, the mother goddess who separated heaven from earth in Chinese mythology. When creating the world, Nuwa spent six days (link in Chinese) to create six animals—chicken, dog, pig, goat, cattle, and horse—before finally creating humankind. Therefore, the day is also known as ren ri (δΊΊζ—₯), the day of humans. It’s believed that a sunny ren ri will bring good luck and peace.

Celebrations like making human-shaped paper cuttings, hiking, and composing poems date back to China’s Han dynasty. In the southwestern city of Chengdu, locals often visit (link in Chinese) the former residence of Du Fu, one of China’s most famous poets from the Tang dynasty. In China’s southern Chaoshan region, people prepare soup with seven vegetables (link in Chinese), including Chinese kale, garlic chive, and celery, to fight off diseases and avoid bad luck.

In Malaysia, which also celebrates the Lunar New Year widely, people will eat a dish known as yee sang, consisting of raw fish slices, vegetables, lime, pickled ginger, and crunchy toppings such taro strips (video). Tossing the mixed ingredients represents a wish for a prosperous year—the higher the toss, the better.

March 2: Marking the end of Lunar New Year

In China, work usually restarts after a seven-day break, but there’s an important celebration on the 15th day to mark the end of the new year: the lantern festival.

On this day, people will light lanterns, which are also used in a popular festival game. A tradition dating back to China’s Song dynasty, people will paste riddles, usually in the form of poems, on their lanterns. Those who can solve the lantern riddles can claim prizes from the owners. Today, some places light up the lantern festivals in a more modern way. For the 2017 lantern festival, Guangzhou set off 1,000 drones to display the Chinese character 福, which means blessings, in the sky.

The lantern festival is also known as the Chinese Valentine’s Day because it was an occasion (link in Chinese) for unmarried young men and women to meet in ancient China. (There’s another holiday, taking place on the seventh day of the seventh month on the lunar calendar, that’s also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day.)

The spirit of the lantern festival is to get together, and it’s also a good time to appreciate the full moon—which occurs on the 15th day of each month on the lunar calendar—a symbol of reunion and happiness. People also eat glutinous rice balls with various fillings such as bean paste and sesame to celebrate the festival.

New Moon Solar Eclipse In Aquarius On February 15th. Awakens Freedom! by Tania Gabrielle


written by Tania Gabrielle
contact her at www.TaniaGabrielle.com
[source: CrystalWind.ca]

In February we only have ONE lunation – the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aquarius on February 15.

Aquarius is first and foremost about FREEDOM… Exploration, Independence, Adventure, Going Your Own Way, Uniqueness … .these are all encouraged now and through the next six months.

So this marks a time of breaking out of Old Patterns, BEING DIFFERENT!

Furthermore, with ALL planets still in direct motion during this new eclipse, the forward momentum of your manifestation goals is extremely favorable.

Plenty of positive transits are activated during the eclipse too:
  • Sun/Moon conjunct Mercury – Activates intelligence, thinking things through thoroughly, embracing a new mindset.
  • Uranus sextile Sun/Moon/Mercury conjunction – Exciting news, stimulating conversations, lots of freedom and choices, being thrilled about trying something brand new.
  • Mars square Neptune will slightly lessen your energy. Mars wants to go within into Neptune territory and wake up your spiritual nature.
  • Sun and Moon Square to Jupiter – You are thrilled about your Independence and grateful for new adventures, so you can expand and explore in a way you never have
  • Venus sextile Saturn – wanting companionship, to be loved for who you are, to take it deeper with more commitment from your partner. Taking your finances seriously.
These themes will impact you for the next six months – until the next eclipse cycle in July and August.
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I would like to give you some food for thought. If we as human beings treasure the new birth growing within nature as is depicted in this painting, why don't we as human beings treasure the new birth growing within human beings?

Why do I see human beings hate their own human species so much? I understand there are horrible people and groups on this planet that are causing humanity and nature so much pain. But that is no reason to want to drive the human race to extinction. That's not a rational solution. It's like saying, you're going to commit suicide to hurt another person. You're not hurting the other person, you're killing yourself. You're snuffing out your own light and the other person you want to hurt isn't affected at all.

I want you to notice how the artist used a human infant to represent the new birth growing inside of this tree emanating life. The artist didn't draw a little tree or seedling or seed growing inside of the tree. I love this painting. It's beautiful.

I am unashamedly a tree hugger. I have always felt connected to nature. I was naturally drawn to hugging trees at a very young age. When I was younger, I used to think I was sharing my light, my energy, with the tree and helping to heal it, give it strength. I found out later in life that the tree absorbs our negative energy and uses it as fertilizer. This exchange with the tree causes a transmutation of our personal energy field, leaving us feeling happy. The elemental exchange in the process positively affects both the human and the tree. So, in the process of my own self discovery, what came to light for me was that the tree and I are healing and strengthening each other with the hug. It wasn't a one way exchange as I thought when I was a child.
It’s a fantastic “new birth” moment at the onset of our 11 Universal Year of Double New Beginnings.

And, how thrilling that all planets are moving direct…

Plus, love that this Solar Eclipse is happening on the 15th at 27°… so much LOVE!

Many Blessings,
Tania Gabrielle
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written by Tania Gabrielle
Friday February 16, 2018

The Aquarius Eclipse on February 15 was another milestone…

We are experiencing a new energy.

And you may not understand it. Things may happen, and you don’t know why.

This new energy is an invitation to go where you’ve never gone before: a total acceptance and activation of your Inner Shaman.

Inside of you is knowledge of where to turn, what to do, and where to go.

This “inner knowing” is immense.

It is infinite… eternal… and always there.

You are now learning how to access your divine downloads for any and all occasions – and be your own shaman.

If you believe in it, you will discover it.

If you trust it, you will experience it.

Becoming conscious of energy is the first step towards manifesting it.

Just as importantly:

If there is energy around you that does NOT align with who you are at soul level, then learn to say – “This is not resonating with my magnificence.”

And like magic, the energy will turn away.

Jupiter and our 11 Universal Year are encouraging you to expand your belief in yourself, to trust your hunches and seek out the Wisdom Within, and to embody being in charge.

No one can take that from you.

Begin now by taking charge of ALL of your moments.

Begin now by owning everything about who you are.

Pay attention only to what matters – not what strokes the ego
  • IMAGINE your highest potential.
  • VISUALIZE your magnificence in action.
  • Be THRILLED about everything you do and say – totally OWN it.
Listen to when you need rest, so you can assimilate and internalize.

Jupiter is supporting you all year long, holding the space for you to feel good, positive, powerful and fortunate.

Jupiter exudes positivity.

Never underestimate where you are putting your attention.

What you focus on is exactly who and what you are becoming.

Every time you make a choice, the whole universe can change!
  • 2018 is an 11 Universal Year.
  • Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac.
  • 11 is the Master Number of Psychic Awakening.
11 embodies the present moment – the only moment when Intuition speaks through you.

Your Awakening is the listening – and the listening is the knowing…

Love and Blessings,

Tania Gabrielle

P.S. In this fabulous time of exponential growth make sure the spelling of your current name is fortunate, so that you can easily attract an abundance of opportunities and support!

February 14, 2018

I Hope You're Having A Happy Valentine's Day...❤


Lady
sung by Kenny Rogers
written and produced by Lionel Richie

Lady, I'm your knight in shining armor and I love you
You have made me what I am and I am yours
My love, there's so many ways I want to say I love you
Let me hold you in my arms forever more

You have gone and made me such a fool
I'm so lost in your love
And oh, we belong together
Won't you believe in my song

Lady, for so many years I thought I'd never find you
You have come into my life and made me whole
Forever let me wake to see you each and every morning
Let me hear you whisper softly in my ear

In my eyes I see no one else but you
There's no other love like our love
And yes, oh yes, I'll always want you near me
I've waited for you for so long

Lady, your love's the only love I need
And beside me is where I want you to be
'Cause, my love, there's somethin' I want you to know
You're the love of my life, you're my lady

15 Beautiful Heart/Love Quotes To INSPIRE US On This Valentine's Day! ❤

15 Beautiful Heart/Love Quotes
from various authors
  1. Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~ by Confucius

  2. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. ~ by Leonardo da Vinci

  3. The "kingdom of Heaven" is a condition of the heart - not something that comes "upon the earth" or "after death." ~ by Friedrich Nietzsche

  4. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. ~ by Buddha

  5. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ by Dalai Lama

  6. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. ~ Oscar Wilde

  7. Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made. ~ by Darren L. Johnson

  8. The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart. ~ unknown author

  9. The heart has reasons that reason cannot know. ~ by Blaise Pascal

  10. There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... pursue those. ~ by Michael Nolan

  11. What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own. ~ by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  12. Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with those who are reckless with yours. ~ by Mary Schmich

  13. The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed. ~ by Jiddu Krishnamurti

  14. A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. ~ by Thomas Carlyle

  15. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ by Lao Tzu
BONUS

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet. ~ by Plato

BONUS BONUS

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul. ~ by Judy Garland

Story of St. Valentine πŸ’–

[source: www.olrl.org]

"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.

Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ; not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned.

During the last weeks of Valentinus's life a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth. Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome's history to her. He described the world of nature to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength.

"Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia asked one day.

"Yes, my child, He hears each one."

"Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you've told me about!"

"God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said.

"Oh, Valentinus, I do believe! I do!" She knelt and grasped his hand.

They sat quietly together, each praying. Suddenly there was a brilliant light in the prison cell. Radiant, Julia screamed, "Valentinus, I can see! I can see!"

"Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed, and he knelt in prayer.

On the eve of his death Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God. He signed it, "From your Valentine." His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, Saint Valentine's Day, messages of affection, love, and devotion are exchanged around the world."

Happy Valentine's Day...❤


My Tribute for VALENTINE'S DAY
Just Because I Believe LOVE is Universal, Eternal and Transcends ALL...
This is my favorite LOVE song... ❤

Evergreen
Love Theme from A Star Is Born, 1976
~ by Barbra Streisand

LOVE soft as an easy chair
LOVE fresh as the morning air
ONE LOVE that is shared by two
I have found with you

Like a rose under the April snow
I was always certain LOVE would grow
LOVE ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two

You and I will make each night a first
Every day a beginning
Spirits rise and their dance is unrehearsed
They warm and excite us, cause we have the brightest LOVE

Two lives that shine as one
Morning glory and midnight sun
Time we've learned to sail above
Time won't change the meaning of ONE LOVE
Ageless and ever evergreen

February 13, 2018

♥ A Love Story! ♥


"Love knows only one time: NOW and only one place: HERE" ~ by Osho

A Love Story
~Author Unknown~

Once upon a time, there was an island where all the feelings lived; Happiness, Sadness, Knowledge, and all the others, including Love. One day it was announced to the feelings that the island would sink, so all repaired their boats and left. Love wanted to persevere until the last possible moment.

When the island was almost sinking, Love decided to ask for help. Richness was passing by Love in a grand boat. Love said "Richness, can you take me with you?" Richness answered, "No, I can't. There is a lot of silver in my boat. There is no place here for you." Love decided to ask Vanity who was also passing by in a beautiful vessel. "Vanity, please help me!" "I can't help you Love. You are all wet and might damage my boat," Vanity answered. Sadness was close by so Love asked for help, "Sadness, let me go with you." "Oh....Love, I am so sad that I need to be by myself." Happiness passed by Love too, but she was so happy that she did not even hear when Love called her!

Suddenly there was a voice, "Come Love, I will take you." It was an elder. Love felt so blessed and overjoyed that he even forgot to ask the elder his name. When they arrived at dry land, the elder went his own way. Love realizing how much he owed the elder, asked Knowledge, another elder. "Who helped me?" "It was Time," Knowledge answered. "Time?" asked Love. "But why did Time help me?" Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and answered, "Because, only Time is capable of understanding how great Love is."

Love, Wealth, or Success? An Inspirational Story with Wisdom ♥

Love, Wealth, or Success?
An Inspirational Story with Wisdom

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat." "Is the man of the house home?", they asked. "No", she said. "He's out." "Then we cannot come in", they replied.

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in!" The woman went out and invited the men in.

"We do not go into a House together," they replied. "Why is that?" she wanted to know. One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!" His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?" Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!" "Let us agree to our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love Please come in and be our guest." Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him.

Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?" The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success. The other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love. Wherever He goes, we go with him.

Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success.

My Wish...❤


I heard this song for the first time a few years ago and was deeply touched by the beautiful lyrics and music. So with that being said, this is my wish for you! :)

My Wish ~ by Rascal Flatts

I hope that the days come easy and the moments pass slow,
And each road leads you where you want to go,
And if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose,
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you.
And if one door opens to another door closed,
I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window,
If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile,

But more than anything, more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

I hope you never look back, but ya never forget,
All the ones who love you, in the place you left,
I hope you always forgive, and you never regret,
And you help somebody every chance you get,
Oh, you find God's grace, in every mistake,
And you always give more than you take.

But more than anything, yeah, and more than anything,
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, and your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too,
Yeah, this, is my wish.

This is my wish
I hope you know somebody loves you
May all your dreams stay big

This Is My Wish For You...πŸ’–

This is my wish for you:

Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.

February 11, 2018

Faith Brings Joy; Adam and Jesus Christ Contrasted; God's Wonderful Grace Available To All Through Jesus Christ Our Lord And Savior.

[source: Biblegateway]

Faith Brings Joy

1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
Adam and Christ Contrasted

12 When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned. 13 Yes, people sinned even before the law was given. But it was not counted as sin because there was not yet any law to break. 14 Still, everyone died—from the time of Adam to the time of Moses—even those who did not disobey an explicit commandment of God, as Adam did. Now Adam is a symbol, a representation of Christ, who was yet to come. 15 But there is a great difference between Adam’s sin and God’s gracious gift. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ. 16 And the result of God’s gracious gift is very different from the result of that one man’s sin. For Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s free gift leads to our being made right with God, even though we are guilty of many sins. 17 For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.

18 Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone. 19 Because one person disobeyed God, many became sinners. But because one other person obeyed God, many will be made righteous.

20 God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant. 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

[source: Biblegateway]

20 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. 21 He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. 22 And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous. 23 And when God counted him as righteous, it wasn’t just for Abraham’s benefit. It was recorded 24 for our benefit, too, assuring us that God will also count us as righteous if we believe in Him, the one who raised Christ Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was handed over to die because of our sins, and he was raised to life to make us right with God.

Life Through the Spirit; More Than Conquerors.

Life Through the Spirit
Romans 8:1-17 NIV
[source: Biblegateway]

Life Through the Spirit

1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (the living breathing WORD of God), 2 because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives LIFE has set you FREE from the law of sin and death. 3 For what the law was powerless to do because it was weakened by the flesh, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the flesh but according to the (Holy) Spirit.

5 Those who live according to the flesh (this world, man's law, your own will, selfishness) have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. 7 The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. 8 Those who are in the realm of the flesh cannot please God.

9 You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the (Holy) Spirit, if indeed the (Holy) Spirit of God (the breath of God) lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. 10 But if Christ (the Word of God) is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. 11 And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Our souls have been eternally redeemed by the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross for those who believe. Jesus was sacrificed on our behalf. Jesus (Yahshua) was God's WORD made flesh to walk among us. Demons (evil spirits, dark forces, negative energy) tremble in fear at the name of Jesus Christ. When you are feeling distressed, call on the name of Jesus. Say His name, whisper it if you have to, but call out to Him. Tell Jesus that you need Him, that you need to feel His presence, you need His help. Within minutes, you will feel the Holy Spirit hugging you tight deep within your spirit and soon afterward your tears will be dried up and you will be filled with an enormous amount of LOVE that cannot be compared to anything on earth.

When you plead the blood of Jesus Christ over your life, your mind, your home environment, your finances, your loved ones (name them) etc., demons (evil spirits, dark forces, negative energy) are cast out, banished. Ask God to put a protective hedge around you so that no weapon formed against you shall prosper. You have to be vigilant about this. Every day and every time you feel weak or in distress.

When you ask God for forgiveness and surrender your life to God, you are filled with the Holy Spirit and it is the Holy Spirit who begins the process of transforming you from the inside out. Not by your will, but by the will of God. Overtime, you will no longer desire to do the former things as God get's you in line for His perfect will for your life. Sin simply means come short of the glory of God's perfection; missed the mark; fallen short of the standard that God expects for us. None of us is perfect, therefore all of us walk in sin, even the preachers/pastors who constantly condemn everybody. Jesus didn't die on the cross and shed His blood for us so that all of humanity would continue to live in condemnation. It's satan who seeks to condemn you always to keep you from the love of God, your Heavenly Father. This is why it is important to ask the Holy Spirit to guide you in your day to day activities and choices. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct your steps. Please understand that God loves you soooo much unconditionally. He doesn't condemn you for your imperfections. He wants you to love Him in return of your own free will. You being saved has nothing to do with religion or a cult. This is about you feeling unconditional love. God almighty, your Creator, wants to have a "personal" relationship with you. Read 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 NIV. (emphasis mine)
12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh (this world, man's law, your own will), to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the (Holy) Spirit (the breath of God) you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

14 For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The (Holy) Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the (Holy) Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The (Holy) Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ (the annointed, the WORD), if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
Future Glory

18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.

22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the (Holy) Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

26 In the same way, the (Holy) Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the (Holy) Spirit, because the (Holy) Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.

More Than Conquerors

31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”

37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Sunday Evening Cartoons: Tom and Jerry Classic Mouseketeer Episodes From The 1950's! :) RE-POST From 6/11/11 I Still Feel The Same. ♥


VIDEO 1: Tom and Jerry - Touche, Pussy Cat! 1954

VIDEO 2: Tom and Jerry - Tom and Cherie 1955

VIDEO 3: Tom and Jerry - The Two Mouseketeers 1952


Hahahahaha... I feel like Jerry's little adopted Mouseketeer nephew Nibbles!!! The top vid is titled, "TouchΓ©, Pussy Cat". The center vid is titled, "Tom and Cherie". The bottom vid is titled, "The Two Mouseketeers". Enjoy these classic Tom and Jerry Mouseketeer episodes. :)

I AM NIBBLES!!! lol ;)

After watching these cartoons tonight and LAUGHING my heart out, I got to thinking to myself who has been the Jerry in my life? Then it came to me... Jerry represents all of the guardian angels God has sent to me both in spiritual form and human form throughout my entire life while on this planet, teaching me, guiding me, who have also protected and saved me from my own folly and from my adversaries. This revelation has me feeling really grateful right now. Thank you to everyone who have been watching over me. I love you so very much! ♥

The seed of discouragement cannot take root in a grateful heart. What and whom are you grateful for today?

By the way, Tom would represent all the challenges, obstacles, dark forces we face in life. Watch the videos I've shared to see if you too can relate with Nibbles. You need to know with every fiber of your being that Almighty God has your back and is taking care of all of your needs. It's also very important for you to know that as a child of the Most High God, no weapon formed against you shall prosper! Hugs! :)

THE MOUSEKETEER CODE:
(Child of God code)
A Mouseketeer is Brave
A Mouseketeer is Obedient
A Mouseketeer is Courageous

More Zen Humor To Help Lighten The Mood Around Here! πŸ˜‰πŸ€“πŸ˜„

God's Favorite Sound Is LAUGHTER!

Q: What do you call a schizophrenic Buddhist?
A: Someone who is at two with the universe.

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A Buddhist nun, an atheist and a Catholic Priest are on the Titanic when the ship hits an iceberg. So they all run out on deck to get into a lifeboat.

"Women and children first!" yells the Buddhist.
"Screw the women and children!" yells the atheist.
The Catholic Priest yells,"Do you think we really have that much time?".

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So the Zen master steps up to the hot dog cart and says: "Make me one with everything."

The hot dog vendor fixes a hot dog and hands it to the Zen master, who pays with a $20 bill.

The hot dog vendor puts the bill in the cash drawer and closes the drawer.

"Where's my change?" asks the Zen master.

The hot dog vendor responds: "Change must come from within."

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Q: What is the name of the best Zen teacher?
A: M.T. Ness

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Disciple: Oh wise and all knowing one, show me the place of perfect peace.
Master: If I show it to you it will no longer be peaceful.

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Q. Have you heard of the cow who attained liberation?
A. It was dyslexic and kept on repeating OOOOMMM !

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A new monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand. He notices, however, that they are copying copies, not the original books. So, the new monk goes to the head monk to ask him about this. He points out that if there were an error in the first copy, that error would be continued in all of the other copies.

The head monk says "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son." So, he goes down into the cellar with one of the copies to check it against the original.

Hours later, nobody has seen him. So, one of the monks goes downstairs to look for him. He hears a sobbing coming from the back of the cellar, and finds the old monk leaning over one of the original books and crying. He asks what's wrong. "The word is 'celebrate'," says the old monk.

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Q. What happens when a Buddhist becomes totally absorbed with the computer he is working with?
A. He enters Nerdvana.

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Three monks decided to practise meditation together. they sat by the side of a lake and closed their eyes in concentration. Then suddenly, the first one stood up and said, "I forgot my mat." He steeped miraculously onto the water in front of him and walked across the lake to their hut on the other side.

When he returned, the second monk stood up and said, "I forgot to put my other underwear to dry." He too walked calmly across the water and returned the same way. The third monk watched the first two carefully in what he decided must be the test of his own abilities. "Is your learning so superior to mine? I too can match any feat you two can perform," he declared loudly and rushed to the water's edge to walk across it. He promptly fell into the deep water.

Undeterred, the wet monk climbed out of the water and tried again, only to sink into the water. Yet again he climbed out and yet again he tried, each time sinking into the water. This went on for some time as the other two monks watched.

After a while, the second monk turned to the first and said, "Do you think we should tell him where the stones are?"

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Four monks were meditating in a monastery. All of a sudden the prayer flag on the roof started flapping.
The younger monk came out of his meditation and said: "Flag is flapping"
A more experienced monk said: "Wind is flapping"
A third monk who had been there for more than 20 years said: "Mind is flapping."
The fourth monk who was the eldest said: "Mouths are flapping!"

HUMOR: Zen Words of Wisdom...πŸ˜„

Zen Words of Wisdom...

Be here now. Be someplace else later. Is that so complicated?

Drink tea and nourish life. With the first sip... joy. With the second... satisfaction. With the third... peace. With the fourth... a danish.

Wherever you go, there you are. Your luggage is another story.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breathe in. Breathe out. Forget this and attaining Enlightenment will be the least of your problems.

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A student goes to the Zen Master:
"Master, what happens when you die?"
Master: "I do not know."
Student: "But you are a Zen Master!"
Master "Yes, but I am not a dead Zen Master."

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Hyakujo, the Chinese Zen master, used to labor with his pupils even at the age of eighty, trimming the gardens, cleaning the grounds, and pruning the trees.

The pupils felt sorry to see the old teacher working so hard, but they knew he would not listen to their advice to stop, so they hid away his tools.

That day the master did not eat. The next day he did not eat, nor the next. "He may be angry because we have hidden his tools," the pupils surmised. "We had better put them back."

The day they did, the teacher worked and ate the same as before. In the evening he instructed them: "No work, no food."

Philosophical Humor: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? LOL! :) Thank God We're Not Clones. This Shows Us 'Individual' Perspectives On Life. ❤

Independent, Objective, Critical, Free THINKERS of the World UNITE!

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
[source: Space and Motion]

Plato: For the greater good.

Machiavelli: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained.

Jacques Derrida: Any number of contending discourses may be discovered within the act of the chicken crossing the road, and each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never be discerned, because structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD!

Timothy Leary: Because that's the only kind of trip the Establishment would let it take.

Douglas Adams: Forty-two.

Nietzsche: Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road gazes also across you.

Oliver North: National Security was at stake.

B.F. Skinner: Because the external influences which had pervaded its sensorium from birth had caused it to develop in such a fashion that it would tend to cross roads, even while believing these actions to be of its own free will.

Carl Jung: The confluence of events in the cultural gestalt necessitated that individual chickens cross roads at this historical juncture, and therefore synchronicitously brought such occurrences into being.

Jean-Paul Sartre: In order to act in good faith and be true to itself, the chicken found it necessary to cross the road.

Ludwig Wittgenstein: The possibility of "crossing" was encoded into the objects "chicken" and "road", and circumstances came into being which caused the actualization of this potential occurrence.

Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.

Aristotle: To actualize its potential.

Buddha: If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken- nature.

Salvador Dali: The Fish.

Darwin: It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.

Emily Dickinson: Because it could not stop for death.

Epicurus: For fun.

Ralph Waldo Emerson: It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.

Johann von Goethe: The eternal hen-principle made it do it.

Ernest Hemingway: To die. In the rain.

Werner Heisenberg: We are not sure which side of the road the chicken was on, but it was moving very fast.

David Hume: Out of custom and habit.

Jack Nicholson: 'Cause it (censored) wanted to. That's the (censored) reason.

Pyrrho the Skeptic: What road?

Henry David Thoreau: To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow out of life.

Mark Twain: The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.

Zeno of Elea: To prove it could never reach the other side.

Wordsworth: To wander lonely as a cloud.

Blake: To see heaven in a wild fowl.

Dr Johnson: Sir, had you known the Chicken for as long as I have, you would not so readily enquire, but feel rather the Need to resist such a public Display of your own lamentable and incorrigible Ignorance.

Oscar Wilde: Why, indeed? One's social engagements whilst in town ought never expose one to such barbarous inconvenience - although, perhaps, if one must cross a road, one may do far worse than to cross it as the chicken in question.

Kafka: Hardly the most urgent enquiry to make of a low-grade insurance clerk who woke up that morning as a hen.

Swift: It is, of course, inevitable that such a loathsome, filth-ridden and degraded creature as Man should assume to question the actions of one in all respects his superior.

Macbeth: To have turned back were as tedious as to go o'er.

Freud: An die andere Seite zu kommen. (Much laughter)

Hamlet: That is not the question.

Donne: It crosseth for thee.