Unlike most Muslims, the Japanese cherish their animals…just ask Lala, the king penguin

Several years ago, an injured king penguin who got tangled up in a fishing line was rescued by a Japanese fisherman and nursed back to health. But when he was fully recovered, he refused to leave.  He’s been with the Nishimoto family ever since and lives in his own air-conditioned cold room in the house.

When Lala hits the road with his backpack, he heads right for the fish store to stock up.

h/t Rae R


WHITE TIGER CUBS…a welcome break from Muslims any day

There are thought to be only about 200 white tigers left in the world, so these births are very rare and welcome. It is hoped that breeding them in captivity, then releasing them into the wild, will save the white tiger population from becoming extinct.

Five white tiger cubs just born in Lithuania:

Another litter of 5 white tigers born in Austria last year:

White tiger cub in Tokyo rescues sibling who fell into a pool:



THIS EASTER…please listen for my bell

To all my Christian friends, wishing you a a joyous Easter and sharing a little story that seems to personify this special holy day. 


There is a field up the road with two horses.


From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing… 

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is totally blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. 

Even more amazing… If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it is coming from one of the horses in the field.


Attached to the horse’s mane is a tiny bell. It lets his blind friend know exactly where he is, so he can follow. 

As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking behind to see where the blind horse is. 

And the blind horse will listen for the bell, then walk over to where the other horse is…trusting that he will not be led astray.


When the horse with the bell walks back to the shelter of the barn each evening, he stops occasionally and looks back…making sure that his blind friend hasn’t fallen too far behind to hear the bell. 

Like the owner of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. 

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. 


Sometimes we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way. 

Good friends are like that…You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell…and I’ll listen for yours.



NOT ISLAM off topic story of the day

Seeing someone eating alone at a fast-food restaurant isn’t necessarily an unusual sight but what one woman snapped a picture of at an In-and-Out Burger has been shared widely on the internet. What got Madina Bashizadah’s attention was not the older man sitting alone or the walker beside the table, but the photograph propped up toward him as he ate his hamburger.The photo featured his late wife.


Inquisitr  Bashizadah wrote on TwitterI thought maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.

As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war.

After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”.

On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.

He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.

Some inspiring things he said; “I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love” “I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates” “

People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it.” “Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?”

Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”



This Israeli child has Williams Syndrome. Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone.  It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide.

h/t Liz