Volunteers Make a Difference
Don "G" was a special friend
(Hospice VA client) to all the staff and to our new class
of 2000 CIA hospice volunteers(10). Because of who
he was and the loving space that he provided, all the
Volunteers new they could all be welcomed with a
"smile" and a "thank you"
for coming to visit. Don was so special to the
staff and the volunteers that we gave him a
"Un-Birthday." A traditional
Birthday is to give gifts. A "Un-Birthday"
is a day when you acknowledge the gifts you have received
(that you get to carry with you) by the interaction with
another human being who has touched your life.
We (staff and volunteers) circled around Don at the VA
Hospice for his "Un-Birthday." As each
person held the Lighted candle they would share with Don
the gifts he gave them, then pass the candle to the next
person in the circle of love. There were tears,
sorrow, and laughter. After we all toasted with Don
(using pain-med cups), Don asked to say a few
words. Don thanked all of us with a little tear in
his eye. He would always ask, "Why Am I Still
Here?" Because of this tribute, Don said
"I will never ask "Why Am I Still
Here?" Don was a great story teller (you felt
like you were with him in the story), he was always
able to come up with a "SMILE" to make you feel
welcomed, he was always able to come up with enough
energy to have time for you, he was always able to
look beyond the pain to make you feel welcomed and
everything was a "OK." I have been
doing this hospice volunteer work for 12 years.
Everyone of my friends (clients) have given me a
gift. The "GIFT" I shared with Don that
night and I will share with you is "even if your
terminal you can still be giving the gift of who you are,
and making a difference in other peoples lives right up to
your last breath." "THANK YOU DON
FOR THE SPECIAL GIFT." Doves gift from Don is
"you can have integrity to the end."
LOA! --Dove and TOM
Because of Don all 10 graduates of the year
"2000" training at Long Beach are still
doing the work. What a Tribute to Don!
Don was a special indeed! I had
the pleasure to visit with Don 2 days before he left
us. He was cheerful and a great motivation to
all those around him. This holiday, I would ask that
you send a Christmas card to a Veteran at your local VA or
other nursing facilities. My life is enrich by
having met Don! The Long Beach VA is blessed
to have these fine CIA volunteers! --Mel
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& Thoughts By W. G. Black Ph.D. - Founder of Gakati'yi
The Ten Octaves of Unconditional Love
are Present(s) Here and Now. Let us practice, share
and show our beliefs in abundance during this season.
Great Britain has just announced the forgiving of $1.5
Billion in debt with some third world countries
stipulating that it be spent in humanitarian ways.
Let us pray, meditate and visualize other such miracles
into manifested realization now.
Miracles save time and prevent or reverse destruction,
injury or harm. That explains why they are so
important to us and so valuable. One of the darkest parts
of our history has been the misuse of miracles for
purposes of destruction, such as military projects to
discover faster, more efficient ways to destroy people and
property. Progress has been made through
interventions. There is much left to do,
however. Let us resolve to do our part this Holiday
Season to use our miraculous powers with love as the basis
and the saving of precious time and the prevention
of unnecessary suffering as our goals. May we have
the loving heart, the total commitment and the faith of
the precious young girl in this story, furnished by Fred
I receive a lot
stories, and seldom burden others with them. But, a
few minutes ago I received the following from Lee
Duckworth. It is so touching I thought you might
find it worth the time. If so, perhaps you know someone
with whom to share it.
Tess was a precocious eight year old who heard her Mom and
Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All
she knew was that he was very sick and they were
completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment
complex next month because Daddy didn't have the money for
the doctor bills and their house.
Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was
looking like there was none to loan them the money.
She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered
"Only a miracle can save him now."
Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from
its hiding place in the closet. She poured all the
change out on the floor and counted it carefully.
Three times, even. The total had to be exactly
perfect. No chance here for mistakes.
Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting
on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way
6 blocks to Rexall's Drug Store with the big red Indian
Chief sign above the door. She waited patiently for
the pharmacist to give her some attention, but he was too
busy at this moment.
Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise.
Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most
disgusting sound she could muster. No good.
Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on
the glass counter. That did it!
"And what do you want?" the pharmacist asked in
an annoyed tone of voice. "I'm talking to my brother
from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages," he said
without waiting for a reply to his question.
"Well, I want to talk to you about my brother,"
Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone." He's
really, really sick... and I want to buy a miracle."
"I beg your pardon?" said the pharmacist.
"His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing
inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save
him now. So how much does a miracle cost?"
"We don't sell miracles here, little girl. I'm
sorry but I can't help you," the pharmacist said,
softening a little.
"Listen, I have the money to pay for it. If it
isn't enough, I will get the rest. Just tell me how
much it costs."
The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man. He
stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of
a miracle does your brother need?" I don't
know," Tess replied with her eyes welling
up. "I just know he's really sick and
Mommy says he needs an operation. But my Daddy can't
pay for it, so I want to use my money.
"How much do you have?" asked the man from
"One dollar and eleven cents," Tess answered
barely audibly. "And it's all the money I have, but I
can get some more if I need to.
"Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man.
"A dollar and eleven cents --- the exact price of a
miracle for little brothers." He took her money in
one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and
said "Take me to where you live. I want to see
your brother and meet your parents. Let's see if I
have the kind of miracle you need."
That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a
The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't
long until Andrew was home again and doing well. Mom
and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events
that had led them to this place. "That surgery,"
her Mom whispered, "was a real miracle. I
wonder how much it would have cost?"
Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle
cost ... one dollar and eleven cents ... plus the faith of
a little child.
A miracle is not the suspension of natural law, but the
operation of a higher law.
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Friends of the Vietnam
War In Memory Memorial Plaque Project
A year ago we obtained the introduction of legislation to
authorize In Memory plaque. By Memorial day, Congress had
passed it unanimously, and in June the President signed it
into law. Now we need help with the job of raising
money for the plaque recognizing our Vietnam veterans
whose service-related deaths occurred postwar. Many of you
have already sent your contributions to the ABMC, and some
of you have notified us so that we have been able to
include the information on our web site’s dedication and
recognitions web page. But we need still more of you to
join in and make a donation in memory of your veteran to
help fulfill the ABMC’s requirement for a substantial
financial nest egg with which to start its work. As
the end of the year approaches, remember that plaque
project donations to the ABMC are tax-deductible
charitable contributions, either for individuals, private
businesses or corporations with which you may be
Here’s the official word from the ABMC web site:
"On June 15, 2000, President Clinton signed Public
Law 106-214, authorizing the American Battle Monuments
Commission to solicit and accept private donations for the
design, procurement and installation of a commemorative
plaque to be added to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in
Washington, DC. The plaque will honor those veterans who
died after their service during the Vietnam war as a
result of that service and whose names are not otherwise
eligible for placement on the Memorial wall. The
plaque will be placed within the existing 13 acre site of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Although its location,
design and its inscription have not been determined, the
public law specifies that it shall be at least 6 square
feet and not exceed 18 square feet." The
American Battle Monuments Commission is now accepting
private, tax deductible donations to fund its work in the
planning and execution of the plaque, according to Col.
Anthony N. Corea, USAF, the ABMC's director of operations
and finance. All contributions will be placed in a
separate U. S. Treasury trust fund and used
solely for the establishment of the commemorative
plaque. When you send your plaque contribution to
the ABMC, you are invited to notify the Vietnam War In
Memory Memorial, Inc., to have your name and your
veteran's name added to a list for placement on our
planned dedication web page. (Please do not tell us the
amount of your contribution. All donations are equally
Your check or money order made out to: "ABMC -
VVM MEMORIAL PLAQUE" goes to:
The American Battle Monuments Commission
Courthouse Plaza II, Suite 500
Attn: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaque
2300 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
Thank you for your ongoing help in making the In Memory
plaque a reality
Ruth Coder Fitzgerald President,
The Vietnam War In Memory Memorial, Inc.
808 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
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WHY ARE WE
Rebekah Clark Dunlap
Mankind came into the
world to bring forth his God-likeness; that is, to express
his own true nature which is the Christ. Enfolded within
each person is the divine pattern, the glorious blueprint,
or the God idea of the perfect person.
We are gradually coming out of the mental darkness of our
past beliefs into the light of understanding where we can
now realize each one of us is an evolving soul, expanding
in spiritual consciousness to realign with conscious union
with God. As we move forward, we conquer the fear of
death, illness, poverty, and loneliness. We begin to
realize that we must do certain things for our self. No
one else can do them for us.
The experiences of our return to God-likeness are shown in
our life and attitudes of today, and what we do today will
shape our future destiny. Thus, let us regard life as one
continuous process of evolution. Our divine plan is to
return at-one-ment with the Father-Mother Creator, and at
some point and time we shall experience the inner tug that
will pull us forward to this great goal. The time will
come when we can cast aside the earthly shackles
altogether, and as the flower opens to the sunlight, we
shall unfold into the great spiritual evolution of
How beautiful the moment of ascension when the soul is
freed from all the ties that have held it over its long
past, and the awakened Christ consciousness, fully
bloomed, ascends to the mountaintop of expression and from
there, rises unfettered into the light and glory of God's
Robert Perala Dec. 11
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which I often did not fully enjoy because I was comparing
them with other moments of the future. --Andre
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