Feel Good Sunday: We Press On

“It has historically been the norm, here at SFTHH, to post something uplifting, funny, goofy or just plain hilarious in an effort to buoy advocate’s spirits after a week of fighting for those who have no voice.  But over the last few weeks we have shifted a bit more towards spiritual strength and the message that you are not alone as our struggles increase and weigh on our hearts.

Over the past several weeks we have had family and friends struggle with virtual death watches, horses lost to illness, separations and of course the gruesome fight against the BLM’s never ending campaign to cruelly manage our wild equines into extinction.  A heavy load for all to bear.

My intent, today, is not to wax religious on you but through personal experience attempt to convey the message that regardless of your circumstances, you are not alone.  Don’t allow the darkness to pile up upon you but instead to seek the light of righteousness in knowing that you are not only doing the right thing but you are also not a solitary player in this game called life. 

We all struggle, hurt and question our direction but the mere fact that you are here; trying to help and make a difference speaks volumes to the size of your heart and the direction of your soul.

Have a peaceful day, my friends, and regardless of what the future holds, we are going to go though it with heads held high, eyes raised with friends and family standing beside us, united as one.  We will prevail.

Peace.” ~ R.T.


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  1. A young girl was walking along a beach upon which thousands of starfish had been washed up during a terrible storm. When she came to each starfish, she would pick it up, and throw it back into the ocean. People watched her with amusement.

    She had been doing this for some time when a man approached her and said, “Little girl, why are you doing this? Look at this beach! You can’t save all these starfish. You can’t begin to make a difference!”

    The girl seemed crushed, suddenly deflated. But after a few moments, she bent down, picked up another starfish, and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked up at the man and replied, “Well, I made a difference to that one!”

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    • This was written by Loren Eiseley, a scientist with a soul who suffered for his comprehensive thinking. The piece is called “The Star Thrower” and is based on his personal experiences. He is one of my heros and I hope in this time of deconstructive and destructive policies everyone will look up his work again.

      http://www.eiseley.org/

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  2. There are “David vs Goliath” battles raging across the country and across the planet right now
    The “Goliaths” may prevail for a time but eventually they all go down
    Ours is part of a much larger battle and we’re all connected mentally, emotionally and spiritually
    We are not alone

    C-SPAN Video interview

    Formerly Known as Food
    Journalist Kristin Lawless chronicled how food has changed over the past 100 years and the effect it is having on our bodies.

    From transcript:

    WHAT DO A VALUE IN OUR CURRENT SYSTEM? WHAT ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE MEANT STEWARDSHIP OF THE LAND AND WATER AND THE PROTECTION OF THEIR FUTURE. IT’S OBVIOUS WE CAN’T OVERALL OURS BOOT SYSTEM PRODUCING FOOD IS AROUND POINT FOR ORGANIZING BRINGS THE POTENTIAL OF POWERFUL CHANGE. A POLITICAL MOVEMENT TO CREATE A HEALTHY SUSTAINABLE FOOD SUPPLY WILL BE THE FOUNDATION FOR MAKING OUR SOCIETAL SYSTEM WORK WITH THE ENVIRONMENT NOT FOR THE FREE MARKET AT THE EXPENSE OF THE ENVIRONMENT.

    THE CHEMICAL SAID IN MANY CASES ARE TOXIC TO ALL LIFE FORMS WE ARE ASKING AT THE SAME TIME ARE NOT PROVIDING HER BODIES WITH THE NECESSARY FOOD TO BE OPTIMALLY HEALTHY. THIS IS AN UNPRESS AND AN INCREASE IN THE DIET RELATED DISEASE. WE ARE SUBJECT TO THE CULTURAL FORCES THAT ARE NORMALIZED FOOD PRODUCTION. PART OF CHANGING THE WAY WE APPROACH OUR FOOD SYSTEM WILL ENTAIL CHANGING THE WAY WE SEE OUR WORLD AND THIS MEANS WORKING TOGETHER IN COLLECTIVE ACTION TO CHANGE WILL NOT COME FROM INDIVIDUAL CHOICES MADE WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF OUR CURRENT ECONOMY. WE WILL NEED MASSIVE POLICY REFORMS AND COMPANIES WHO ORGANIZED FROM THE GROUND UP. EVERY FORMULATION OF THE WAY WE GROW PRODUCE AND CONSUME FOODS CAN BE SEEN AS A CONTINUATION OF THE FEMINIST MOVEMENT AND THE OVERALL STRUGGLE FOR ECONOMIC EXCELLENCE PILLS MADE THE BATTLES ABOUT HOW AND WHAT WE EAT ARE WHAT WE VALUE VALUE. WHAT DO A VALUE IN OUR CURRENT SYSTEM? WHAT ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE MEANT STEWARDSHIP OF THE LAND AND WATER AND THE PROTECTION OF THEIR FUTURE. IT’S OBVIOUS WE CAN’T OVERALL OURS BOOT SYSTEM PRODUCING FOOD IS AROUND POINT FOR ORGANIZING BRINGS THE POTENTIAL OF POWERFUL CHANGE. A POLITICAL MOVEMENT TO CREATE A HEALTHY SUSTAINABLE FOOD SUPPLY WILL BE THE FOUNDATION FOR MAKING OUR SOCIETAL SYSTEM WORK WITH THE ENVIRONMENT NOT FOR THE FREE MARKET AT THE EXPENSE OF THE ENVIRONMENT. ORGANIZING AROUND FOOD IS INCREDIBLY UNIFYING AS THE NEED FOR GOOD HEALTHY FOOD IS UNIVERSAL AND THERE’S ONE OTHER THING ABOUT FOOD. EATING IS PLEASURABLE. HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS FOODS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WISE BE A WAY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. ZINC COATED IN OUR BIOLOGY. THAT MEANS IT HAS LIMITLESS POTENTIAL FOR SUCCESS BECAUSE THE QUESTIONS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR SOCIAL STRUCTURE FROM UNIFYING PERSPECTIVE. A FOOD MANIFESTO THAT CAN GUIDE US TOWARDS CREATING HEALTHY SYSTEM THAT WILL BENEFIT THE ENVIRONMENT LEAVING NEW AND INNOVATIVE IDEAS FOR BUILDING ALTERNATIVE MODELS IN HER COMMUNITY AND STANDING IN OPPOSITION TO BIG FOOD AND BIG AG PRINTER MUST DEMAND HIGH-QUALITY SAFE FOODS FOR ALL OF US. IN THIS WAY WILL PROTECT NOT ONLY OUR ENVIRONMENT BUT FOR THE FUTURE OF YOUNGER GENERATIONS BUT HANDING OUR FOOD SUPPLY HAS RESULTED IN UNPRECEDENTED DESTRUCTION TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH. WE HAVE TO TAKE OUR FOOD BACK. [APPLAUSE] AND I HOPE YOU WILL LOOK AT THE

    THIS GETS TO DEMANDING THAT WE CAN REGULATE THE COMPANIES PUTTING ALL THE PESTICIDES ON OUR FOOD SO IT DOESN’T HAPPEN. THIS WILL HAVE TO BE LARGE BECAUSE THERE IS NO SIMPLE ANSWER TO THAT. WE JUST HAVE TO START REGULATING CHEMICALS AND HOLDING THE COMPANIES PUTTING THEM ON THEIR ACCOUNTABLE

    https://www.c-span.org/video/?447134-2/formerly-food

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  3. This has been a long and hard-fought battle, but they did press on and will, more than likely, have to keep pushing back against the anti-Brumbie forces that are now screaming and protesting.

    Culling of Kosciuszko brumbies to be banned under plan to protect ‘national icons’
    By Tom Lowrey
    May 19, 2018,

    (photo) “Wild brumbies have been roaming the Australian alps for almost 200 years and are part of the cultural fabric and folklore of the high country,” Mr Barilaro said

    Deputy NSW Premier John Barilaro said the cultural significance of the brumbies needed to be recognised.

    He said the “Brumbies Bill” would put an end to any suggestion the animals should be culled.

    “The heritage management plan will specifically prohibit lethal culling of the brumby, aerial or otherwise, and will identify those areas in the park where brumbies can roam without causing significant environmental harm,” Mr Barilaro said.

    “If brumbies are found in highly-sensitive alpine areas of Kosciuszko National Park, resources will be allocated towards relocation first, followed by re-homing, should population numbers grow too high.

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-20/culling-kosciousko-brumbies-banned-under-plan-national-icon/9780558

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  4. Thank you RT, as I always look forward to “Feel Good Sunday” messages from you, when receiving so many negative msgs. all week from various animal/horse orgs. needing support & $$. Having many issues with deaths in our immediate family, but try to be there for the horses. Many thanks for “Feel Good Sunday”.. It helps to motivate so many of us to continue the fight for the innocent ones who have no voice! You keep me grounded when I feel hopeless! Gotta Luv all of you for that!! You will be blessed!

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