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Feel Good Sunday: Australians are opening their homes to wildlife injured and orphaned in bushfires

Source:ABC News (Australia) a public broadcast service in Australia

“May God bless each and every one of these kind and compassionate Australians, our hearts and support go out to them.” ~ R.T.

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  1. These people have hearts of gold and are living examples of the Starfish Story.

    “One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one.

    Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he was doing. Without looking up from his task, the boy simply replied, “I’m saving these starfish, Sir”.

    The old man chuckled aloud, “Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?”

    The boy picked up a starfish, gently tossed it into the water and turning to the man, said, “I made a difference to that one!””

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    • Excellent story, written by Loren Eiseley long ago. He was controversial and suffered in his own time as he was an able scientist but also a philosopher able to walk between many worlds. I try whenever possible to bring his work and words to new people so am happy to do so here as well. He published many works in his lifetime and these should be part of any thinking person’s library.

      Loren Eiseley was an American anthropologist, educator, philosopher, and natural science writer, who taught and published books from the 1950s through the 1970s. He received many honorary degrees and was a fellow of multiple professional societies. At his death, he was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and History of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.

      “…he has had a strong following over the decades throughout the United States. More than ever, with the world becoming flatter and the myriad issues regarding global warming, pollution, population growth and resource depletion, Eiseley’s message may have a special relevancy today in the face of growing world uncertainty with hidden shoals that could be dangerous to our future. In fact, Loren Eiseley may very well prove to be a shaman of our times, providing his special enlightenment for all humankind.”

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  2. Can only imagine how hard it is for anyone attempting to save as many of these wonderful creatures as they can – only to see how many have been killed. I hope & pray that anyone who is denying climate change looks at these pictures & LISTENS to the people who are in the middle of this disaster. There has to be more of an attempt by all countries to stop our destruction of this planet – before its too late.

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  3. Watching this story was incredibly heart breaking. Such complete devastation! We are so removed from it here, it’s easy to forget this catastrophe going on in that other part of the world. I hope people are generous and donating what they can to help. Bless these volunteers taking care of these poor innocent animals who have lost so much.

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