The Force of the Horse

A Holiday Message from SFTHH

Santa2“As I do everyday, unless Deb has the reins, I sit in front of the computer and either attempted to write something of some value or find a tid-bit on the web that might be of interest to our readership…and you know what, I came up empty handed today.  It is the week between Christmas and New Years with everyone enjoying the holiday season and probably very few people visiting here.  Plus, I am 7,900 miles away from home; although used to it the sting never goes away nor dull you just learn to live with it.

So with that being said, I sincerely hope that you are all having a good time and I promise that I will NOT post any bad news until the season is over.  If we have nothing good to say we are just not going to say it..hence today’s brief OpEd.

Peace to you and yours.  Every last one of you is so very special.” ~R.T./Santa

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  1. One day an old man was walking along the beach. It was low tide, and the sand was littered with thousands of stranded starfish that the water had carried in and then left behind.
    The man began walking very carefully so as not to step on any of the beautiful creatures. Since the animals still seemed to be alive, he considered picking some of them up and putting them back in the water, where they could resume their lives.
    The man knew the starfish would die if left on the beach’s dry sand but he reasoned that he could not possibly help them all, so he chose to do nothing and continued walking.
    Soon afterward, the man came upon a small child on the beach who was frantically throwing one starfish after another back into the sea. The old man stopped and asked the child, “What are you doing?”
    “I’m saving the starfish,” the child replied.
    “Why waste your time?… There are so many you can’t save them all so what does is matter?” argued the man.
    Without hesitation, the child picked up another starfish and tossed the starfish back into the water… “It matters to this one,” the child explained.
    Loren Eiseley

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