24-K by M e l o d y

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In my hometown zoo we don’t have Kangaroo’s nor Koala’s, the animals I’ve shown in my entry at 23-K, the previous round but we have animals that most people call Kangaroo, whilst their real name is Walibi.. not that strange, because lots of people don’t know the difference between these two species, they look very similar, the most obvious difference is their size. Walibi’s are lots smaller. Since walibi’s look a lot like a kangaroo, and since we don’t have any other animals  in my zoo, and I don’t have photograps of them in other zoo’s, and I don’t want to ‘borrow’ photo’s that are not made by myself… wich name starts with a K … I show you the Walibi, a kind of kangaroo

 

 

 

 

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24-J by R o g e r

I was telling Melody that I didn’t think I’d have time to JOT down an introduction for the J. “My life has been such a JUMBLE lately. I still am doing Black History Month stuff at church. I have to JABBER about demographic information without using too much JARGON at the Chamber of Commerce.”

Melody advised me that she has confidence in me. “JEEZE! But I’ve run out of JUICE. I’ve been to five funerals in this calendar year already this year. And it it’s too cold to JOG.

“Moreover, I have to JUGGLE a trip to New York City, work on a Book and Author event, prepare a webinar on sales tax for my JOB, though I am JAZZED about it. I’m looking for something to JETTISON.”

Maybe next time I can JAW about something.

 

24-I by B e v e r l y

 

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I is for Imagination

From the dictionary : Imagination is “the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses.”s.

Imagination – we know what it is, we often wish we were imaginative and yet we often doubt that we have it. We think of artists and musicians as imaginative

Yet we all have it and we can all express it. It is important, it is as necessary as breathing.

From   Tao de Haas

“The ability to imagine things pervades our entire existence. It influences everything we do, think about and create. It leads to elaborate theories, dreams and inventions in any profession from the realms of academia to engineering and the arts. Ultimately, imagination influences everything we do regardless of our profession.

Imagination is the key to innovation.”

 

We may need to work at it, but we can be creative, imaginative, innovative. It is just a matter of degree.

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Check here for ideas to improve your imagination.

 

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24-H by M e l o d y

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One of my favorites…. they seem so sweet and gentle but beware, they are not!!!
So if you ever come across one in the wild…. never, never ever get in between it and water!
They have no natural enemy’s … so they always feel safe, no matter wich other animals surround them…
The only real threat they have is their sleep…. if their internal clock fails to work right they die in their sleep because the internal organs press together the longs through wich they will sufficate.


In my hometown zoo we have 6 ladies who have lots and lots of space… so the public can watch them whilst they are outside and also inside when they are under the waters. Beeing under water watching them is very beautiful… because then you can see how agile they realy are and how fast too.

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24-G by R o g e r

Its-not-easy-bein-green-w-KermitHaving been Green my whole life, I know the wisdom of the song first sung by the great philosopher Kermit the Frog.

It’s not that easy bein’ green
Having to spend each day the
color of the leaves
When I think it could be nicer
bein’ red or yellow or gold
Or something much more colorful like that

“Bein’ Green” was written by Joe Raposo and was originally performed by Jim Henson as Kermit on both Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

It’s not easy bein’ green
It seems you blend in with so
many other ordinary things
And people tend to pass you over ’cause you’re
Not standin’ out like flashy
sparkles on the water
Or stars in the sky

It has been covered by a number of performers such as Ray Charles. Van Morrison, and Frank Sinatra.

But green is the color of Spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like an ocean
Or important like a mountain
Or tall like a tree

“Bein’ Green” was sung by Big Bird (Caroll Spinney) at the two memorial services for Jim Henson in 1990.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why
But why wonder, why wonder?
I am green and it’ll do fine
It’s beautiful
And I think it’s what I want to be

 

 

24-F by B e v e r l y

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This week at ABC Wednesday, F is our letter of focus.

F is for FAITH – something we all need in these uncertain times.

So many religions exist around the world and each has their own expressions of faith. What a wonderful world it would be if we could all have faith, let our actions show how we live our faith and that love would triumph over hate and evil.

Here is my journal page on some favourite faith quotes:

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There are so many quotes about faith.. Here are a few more:

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies. Mother Teresa

Creativity is always a leap of faith. You’re faced with a blank page, blank easel, or an empty stage. Julia Cameron

He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery! Anne Frank

 

F is also for fear – and if we have faith, we can overcome our fears.

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24-E by M e l o d y

 

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For 24-E …

The largest ape on our planet… the Eastern Gorilla.
A very impressive animal, not only due to his size.
In The Netherlands we have a couple of zoo’s who keep them… and thankfully that way this species can be saved from extinction and our childeren, and childerens childeren can be educated by the real animal, alive and kicking, instead of via an image in a historiebook.
It always saddens me that there still are lots of people who don’t give a ugly word about creatures other than themselves… as if we could ever survive if every other lifeform is gone forever…

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-wednes-day / – week!
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24-D by R o g e r

D is for doors and my late dad.

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Back in May of 2014, I participated in this ninety-minute writing class from a woman named Diane Cameron. Among many other things, she’s a freelance writer who appears in the local newspaper regularly.

The directive was to think of three doors that were important in your life. Then you write about one of them for four minutes. And by “writing,” this means not taking the pen off the paper, not editing, just letting the words take us where they would.

The first door was the outside door Continue reading

24-C by B e v e r l y

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Another week, and another letter. This week we focus on C.

C is for Compassion and courage..

As we make connections with people, we come to care for them and show compassion. It takes courage to love, to share our lives and hearts with others. It also takes courage to live an honest, compassionate  life, one where others are treated with respect and dignity.

In this day and age, we need both compassion and courage – to face down the hate, the bigotry that surround us.

There are many role models for us to be inspired by: – Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Desmond Tutu, Anne Frank, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt ,Princess Di, Jimmy Carter.

Step up. Actively cultivate compassion and courage. Make our world a better place.

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