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Independence and interdependence

Happy 4th July

Globalization and independence no longer match, with globalization comes interdependence.  So we say Happy Interdependence Day.

World events make it extremely obvious how interdependent we are:  earthquakes, floods, fires, tornados, internal migration, wars, drought, cyclones, triumphs, good news – all show how much we are dependent on each other as we might be in England and have family suffering in the United States or China or Bangladesh or Zimbabwe.  We are no longer alone, independent, each of us needs each other.

Famous Quotes on Interdependence

Source: learning to give

“The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.”
Beecher, Henry Ward American Congregational preacher (1813–1887)

No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.”

Baruch, Bernard U.S. financier and government adviser (1870–1965)
“Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.”
Bell, Alexander Graham Inventor (1847-1922)
“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the centre of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this centre is really everywhere, it is within each of us.”
Black Elk
“We did not weave the web of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.”
Chief Seattle
“Patriotism is easy to understand in America; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.”
Coolidge, Calvin 30th president (1923-1929)
“I have no country to fight for: my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.”
Debs, Eugene V. Labor organizer and socialist (1855-1926)
“Every heart is the other heart. Every soul is the other soul. Every face is the other face. The individual is the one illusion.”
Young, Marguerite Writer (1909-1995)
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now—when?”
Hillel, Rabbi

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Day for mothers

Sunday is the day dedicated to all mothers.  For some it is a day of pleasure, happiness, gifts, hugs…for others it is just another day, another day fraught with worry and concern for things real and conceived.  Then there are those mothers caught up in the man-made wars which affect their children, their lifestyle and their livelihoods; those moms affected by typhoons, tornadoes, floods, cyclones.

Muriella’s Corner honors moms everywhere on the planet and shares some quotes to remember moms by:

Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.  ~Pearl S. Buck

The real religion of the world comes from women much more than from men – from mothers most of all, who carry the key of our souls in their bosoms.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.  ~Honoré de Balzac

All women become like their mothers.  That is their tragedy.  No man does.  That’s his.  ~Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895

He is a poor son whose sonship does not make him desire to serve all men’s mothers.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

Thou art thy mother’s glass, and she in thee
Calls back the lovely April of her prime.
~William Shakespeare

An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.  ~Spanish Proverb

She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.  ~Margaret Culkin Banning

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.  ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty

If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?  ~Milton Berle

Motherhood is priced
Of God, at price no man may dare
To lessen or misunderstand.
~Helen Hunt Jackson

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  ~Aristotle

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