Human Kindness Overflowing / Mother Teresa / Car A/C and Dangerous Benzene


Bright before me, the signs implore me, help the needy and show them the way.

“Broken windows and empty hallways
A pale dead moon in a sky streaked with grey.
Human kindness is overflowing
And I think it’s gonna rain today”
I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
(Randy Newman)


Human kindness overflowing is indescribably beautiful.

My dear friends,
The beauty of music and art and nature,
We can enjoy,
Cherish what they bring into our lives.
But human kindness
Possesses beauty beyond
What we can behold.

It transcends the boundaries
Of what can be defined.
Our Love for each other
Is reachable,
Indescribably beautiful,
And far, far beyond
The value of anything else
In this Life.


Sometimes the only way to describe our precious Love is with the word – indescribable.

The true wealth
Of this world
Is within.
To find it
You need do nothing.
Close you eyes
So that you may see.
Ask God to see the Light
In your Heart.
Let it be.

Broken highways
Lead to empty dreams.
And we cannot
Feign from wondering about
What we do,
We chase Love away.

But Truth,
If we have Faith
And face it:
We are all in poverty,
Poor in some way,
Spirit, Faith, Hope,
On what we come to believe
Is such a sad day.


Destinies cavernous, beautiful, unknown.

But Hope
And a wealth of Love untold,
Unfathomable to behold,
Is inscribed in Loving Ways,
Revealed in
The Holy Word,
That lay beside us
Within our reach,
In all this time,
The time of need.

You, my friend,
Are the Sacred Vessel of your Soul,
Beautifully expressed as light and energy,
A biological being for the Eternal Spirit
That brings what your perceive,
Is life,
And moves through you.

Within the Sacred Vessel you are,
Is and always was,
The precious Love of God,
Passed down from Heaven Above,
Imprinted upon our Heart’s desire,
To stem the ever ebbing tide
Of unending tears,
Illusory desires,
And end such suffering
As becomes unbearable,
Of so very many years.

“Nature is filled with the utmost perfection.

Utmost perfection

From the spiral center of a sunflower,
to the cracks in drying mud,
to the intricate lacing in a dragonfly wing,
there is beauty, symmetry,
and wholeness
in everything.

So too are [we] perfect,
arranged by nature
to carry us

gracefully through life.”
– Dr. Angela Carter

Your Heavenly Father
In His Precious Word,
Wants you to know,
To feel
To be assured,
Beyond all and every doubt,
That you are deeply loved.

Our days can become such long,

Love is not Love until the moment you accept it.

Lonely highways,
Traveling, as it were,
And may always be,
Fast and past,
Never knowing where
We are truly going,
Dotted with signs
Blurry before us,
Signs that never
Show the way.
As we travel so fast,
They cannot be read,
They are always in the past.

And so we gaze into the midnight mirror
In search of meaning.
Looking into reflections long, long gone,
Never knowing the arrow of time
Moves you in another direction, on and on,
To destinies cavernous, beautiful, unknown.


But reflections of the Heart,
Of Hope and Prayer,
Lead to abiding Love,
To being there,
To finding that which still sparkles in our dreams,
To a discovery few have known:
Heaven is within you,
You are already Home.

God is in His Heaven,
And Heaven
In your Heart.

Open this Gift,
For Love is not Love,
Until the moment
You accept it.


Love is not in frozen flowers or smiles.
It is always fluid to the moment.
Always in motion.
Love is in the air,
On tips of wings,
In eyes of compassion,
In the smiles your Heart brings,
In tears of emotion
To flood the barren plain,
For those forgotten
Those in need,
And in tears of Thanksgiving,
Pouring down like morning rain.


           Love is in the air

As Mother Teresa accepted
The Nobel Peace Prize,
She canceled the scheduled celebratory banquet
And had the $7,000 it would have cost
Sent to her mission in Calcutta,
where it would feed 400 people for a full year.
She accepted the prize
“In the name of the hungry,
of the naked,
of the homeless,
of the blind,
of all those who feel unwanted,
unloved, uncared for”.

In a demonstration that her life’s work
transcended any single religious doctrine,
representatives of many other faiths –
Anglican, Hindu, Islamic, Sikh, Buddhist and Parsi –
Rose to offer messages and prayers
In her honor.

vulture watches child

In the name of those who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for.

Jesus emphasized
That what flows from the Heart
Is what matters most.
We are set free to make choices
And to set others free to choose.
We are free to speak to God.
We are given freedom
To thrust aside the walls of exclusion
And give healing love
Directly to one another.

– by Mother Teresa

 Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is love, enjoy it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is tragedy, confront it.
Life is a dream, realize it.

A crowd of as many as a million people
turned out to pay their final respects.


  “Truly, I say to you,
as you did it to one of the least of these
my brothers and sisters,
you did it to me”
– The Gospel of Saint Matthew 25:40

The following questions were set in a GED examination. These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds). Thanks to my dear friend, Bob Puryear, for this valuable insight into the mind of American teenagers.

Q. Name the four seasons
A.. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.

Q. How is dew formed.
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.

Q. What are steroids
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.

Q… What happens to your body as you age
A.. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.

Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A.. Premature death.

Q. How can you delay milk turning sour
A.. Keep it in the cow. (Simple, but brilliant)

Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorised (e.g. The abdomen)
A.. The body is consisted into 3 parts – the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the
abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O,U

Q. What is the fibula?
A.. A small lie.

Q. What does ‘varicose’ mean?
A.. Nearby.

Q. Give the meaning of the term ‘Caesarean section’
A.. The caesarean section is a district in Rome.

Q. What is a seizure?
A.. A Roman Emperor. (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit)

Q. What is a terminal illness
A. When you are sick at the airport. (Irrefutable)

Q. What does the word ‘benign’ mean?
A.. Benign is what you will be after you be eight (brilliant).

Q. What is a turbine?
A.. Something a Sheik wears on his head. Once a boy reaches puberty, he removes his diaper and wraps it around his head.

Do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car

Don’t drink water in plastic bottles left in the car either .


Now this is very interesting! My car’s manual says to roll down the windows to let out all the hot air before turning on the A/C.

No wonder more folks are dying from cancer than ever before.

We wonder where this stuff comes from, but here is an example that explains a lot of the cancer-causing incidents.
Many people are in their cars the first thing in the morning, and the last thing at night, 7 days a week.

As I read this, it makes me feel guilty and ill. Please pass this on to as many people as possible. Guess, its not too late to make some changes.

Please do NOT turn on A/C as soon as you enter the car.
Open the windows after you enter your car and then after a couple of minutes, then turn ON the AC.

Here’s why:
According to research, the car’s dashboard, seats, a/c ducts, in fact ALL of the plastic objects in your vehicle, emit Benzene, a Cancer causing toxin. A BIG CARCINOGEN. Take the time to observe the smell of heated plastic in your car when you open it, and BEFORE you start it up.

In addition to causing cancer, Benzene poisons your bones, causes anemia and reduces white blood cells. Prolonged exposure can cause Leukemia and increases the risk of some cancers. It can also cause miscarriages in pregnant women.

The “acceptable” Benzene level indoors is: 50mg per sq.ft.
A car parked indoors, with windows closed, will contain 400-800 mg of Benzene – 8 times the acceptable level.

If parked outdoors in the sun, at a temperature above 60 degrees F, the Benzene level goes up to 2000-4000 mg,40 times the acceptable level.
People who get into the car, keeping the windows closed, will eventually inhale excessive amounts of the BENZENE toxin.
Benzene is a toxin that affects your kidneys and liver. What’s worse, it is extremely difficult for your body to expel this toxic stuff.

So friends, please open the windows and doors of your car –
give it some time for the interior to air out -(dispel the deadly stuff) – before you enter the vehicle.

Thought: ‘When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.’


    Albert Einstein

The most beautiful emotion we can experience
is the mysterious.
It is the power of all true art and science.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead.
To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists,
manifesting itself as the highest wisdom
and the most radiant beauty,
which our dull faculties can comprehend
only in their most primitive forms
– this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center
of true religiousness.
In this sense, and in this sense only,
I belong to the rank of devoutly religious men.

– Albert Einstein 

Forgiveness Reconnects Us

Your child can take you on a life changing journey. He or she can share new insights into the ways you may unlock the secrets of their universe. And in doing so, your child can bring you a sense of peace and of purpose, and happiness, and fulfillment not previously known.

Resolving your outstanding issues is paramount in allowing you to improve the quality of your relationship. These may be recognized by examining patterns of turmoil in your life. I know there are some issues that can remain so painful for us, that we carry them for a lifetime. And we assume that there may be no real resolution. But there is. There is hope.

If your childhood was traumatic, remember that what happened can evolve to a higher level of enlightenment. The transformation from hate to love, reminds me of Robert Frost as he beautifully intoned, “Taking the Road Not Traveled”. And yes, that will make all the difference. 

At the end of that beautiful journey, you will discover the most powerful and meaningful gift that you can bestow upon yourself. It is a gift precious beyond worth. It is a gift that God promises to give you, if you give it to others. It is the only gift worthy of giving, to those who have transgressed upon the sanctity of your being. And it is the only act you can do to free yourself from the endlessness of the shackles of tyranny and injustice.

It can bring peace to your heart and rest to your weary mind. It can bring peace to the middle east and peace to the world.

Those individuals who exposed you to their toxic dysfunction when you were a child, can become your very best teachers.The bitter legacy of a heredity of hatred, that often evolves into mental illness, can be obliterated. What we see happening in so many other places in the world, is symptomatic of mental illness. But God provides a way.

How well I remember the Rev. Desmond Tutu, following the atrocities of Rwanda. His call for those who were guilty to confess and receive forgiveness was, in retrospect, the only way out. It was, at the same time, the only pathway forward and the only viable solution to an absolutely insane condition the country evolved into.

His many efforts, in so many endeavors, led to the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007;[1] and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

It can be so very hard to “swim against the tide” of our reactions to injustice. But heading down the path of forgiveness can be as simple as knowing we each have this spiritual sense that can identify the good that’s present, even where it seems far from obvious.

My favorite quote from the famous Nobel laureate is this: “Good is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate; light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death. And most importantly, Rev. Tutu brings us to the realization that forgiveness reconnects us with our humanity.

I invite you to learn about Archbishop Tutu’s Global Forgiveness Challenge and how you can get involved. It is very easy — go to the website at

I have found that in forgiving others, we are healing ourselves. And, it is a truly wonderful feeling. My friends, you are, thanks to the loving dedication of so many brave men and women who laid down their lives for you, on so many battlefields across this world, born free. And the truly greatest part of that precious gift lies in the freedom to forgive yourself and others.

May God abide with you, as you let go of the hand of hatred that can become your bitter companion for so many years. The things that happened yesterday, truly belong to history.

My friends, live what you are learning.

Yes, my child. We have had GREAT Presidents and Teddy Bears.

Yes, child.
We have had great Presidents.
Theodore Roosevelt

He was the only man to win the top prize for peace and war – the only president ever to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. And he won the Nobel Peace Prize. At 43 he became the youngest President in the Nation’s history, becoming the 26th President of the United States at the age of 42 – in office from 1901 to 1909.

He jump-started the conservation movement, and was the first voice of reform in American politics. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa due to his outstanding grades, he was appointed Police Commissioner in New York and began to drive out corruption there with his usual fearlessness. President McKinley then appointed him as Secretary of the Navy. Later, he was elected Governor of New York in 1899. He worked very hard to make the Panama Canal a reality and obtained the Pure Food Act in 1906, regulating the food industry. He attacked corruption ruthlessly.

By the way, I found it interesting to discover that Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing about a peace conference in September 1905 between warring Russia and Japan. Later, Franklin Roosevelt, his Fifth cousin (same family), would be notable for getting a commitment from the leader of Russia (then the U.S.S.R.) to Enter a war (WWII) against Japan (same countries), after Germany’s impending surrender. Theodore was a Republican, Franklin a Democrat. You cannot make this stuff up. History is always fascinating and, like politics, truly strange territory indeed.

Franklin Roosevelt proved to be another of our great Presidents. You would not believe the problems he had to deal with – a world wide great depression and a world war, and all while having to cope with the deadly disease of Polio. Do you know why he is Honored with his image on the United States coin – the dime? Because of his crusade to defeat polio and the “March of Dimes” campaign to raise funds to fight this horrible disease!

The Teddy Bear, so beloved of children everywhere, was named for Theodore Roosevelt, after he refused to shoot a defenseless small cub black bear on a hunting trip. Yes, the Teddy Bear was invented in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was an outdoors man and a hunter, but also loved animals. In 1902, President Roosevelt legendarily spared this life and prompted a plush toy craze for so-called “teddy bears.”

Teddy BearYes, I am the proud owner of one. It was given to me by my Mother at the tender age of six. No, you may not borrow him. He is in almost as fragile a condition as his owner. And you may not borrow me either. I have napping to do. After all, we are almost the same age. And what he represents possesses far more wisdom than I can imagine having. By the way, his ears are totally worn out from being dragged around on the floor – by his ears. I simply must stop doing that. The students say it is embarrassing behavior (like they never embarrass anyone with their behavior). I blame “Teddy” Roosevelt for all the abuse.

And I blame my “Teddy Bear” for acquiring a major in political science. I must admit that my professors never accepted my eccentric behavior or that of “Teddy”, my bear. I think he also majored in political science. Why not? I told the other students he was a Baylor Bear. You would be shocked at what he got by with, claiming to be the school mascot. And, I believe he learned far more than me. His transcript may appear blank, like his stares. But he charmed all the teachers and students and got by with frequent naps, while I had to take copious notes. Next time around, I am wearing a fur coat and cuddling with everyone. One is never too old to learn!

Why the bears have all the fun?

Why let the bears have all the fun? By the way, convincing the wife to dress like this – was difficult!

President Theodore Roosevelt became the Father of Conservation. As president, he created five national parks – America’s best idea – which doubled the previously existing number and signed the landmark Antiquities Act. What he did was to preserve and protect the environment and wildlife of the United States. He was dedicated to preserving the country’s natural beauty. He created the Grand Canyon Game Preserve by proclamation in 1906 and the Grand Canyon National Monument in 1908.

“There can be no greater issue
than that of conservation in this country.”

– Confession of Faith Speech, August 6, 1912

Yes, my child. We have had truly great Presidents,
and adorable Teddy Bears!
Teddy Bear CartoonA 1902 cartoon in the Washington Post was the inspiration behind the birth of the “Teddy Bear.”