Sep 012017
 

#OPENLETTER to @southwestair

Dear Southwest Airlines,

Have you ever felt bullied? Have you ever been picked on?

Have you ever been rejected?

The one who got left out because for some reason to another person you didn’t measure up; you did not belong?

A couple of days ago, the young girls in this photo were made to feel just that by individuals who wear your logo and represent your company. It was their first flight ever and they were so excited to join their Daddies on a family trip.

Only your employees made it clear that these beautiful little girls and their fathers were not in fact “family.” And when it came time for “Family Boarding” these little girls were shown what has caused the detriment in our world; hate.

They were not allowed to board with the other families and had to watch as their fathers were told that they didn’t count as family.

Love is what these wonderful little girls have for their Dads. Love does not separate, it unites. So, I would just like to ask you ‘why’? Why would your company representatives (the desk agents boarding the plane on behalf of your corporation) believe that it is okay to reject these little girls’ love for their fathers, making them feel that they are not good enough?

That their family should be left out? Is that not a form of bullying? Is that not a form of hate? I certainly wouldn’t call it love. I implore you, as a company that seeks to provide a happy experience for all of its customers, to hire individuals who despise hate, not love; who embrace difference, not look down on it. Please, don’t allow your company to promote the hate that destroys the pure innocence of the love of a child.

With an Absolutely Broken Heart, AnnaLynne McCord

 

Paula:  Thank you, AnnaLynne and everyone that takes a stand against discrimination in its many forms:  homophobia, Islamaphobia, sexual orientation, transgendered persons, the poor, the differently-abled, the immigrant, racism, sexism and all the other hateful “isms.”

Sep 012017
 

Kelly, My Lovely Golden Retrievers and New Born Kittens.

Taken from my current site for children http://childrenandteensstoriestomotivateandinspire.com  Would you please pass this link on to family, friends and children?  Thank you.

My Golden Retriever, Kelly, and New Born Kittens.

This picture brings back wonderful memories of my beautiful dog, Kelly.   She has left this world and is now in the a world full of wonderful animals that do not hunt or kill one another.  She shares different kinds of heavenly food with all animals.  I believe this.   There are many religions that have names for Heaven.  I believe that it is a wonderful place for humans after they die.  It is also a place for all animals.

Kelly and the Birth of Sheba’s Kittens

Kelly and Sheba.

When I took a homeless cat into my home, I did not know that she was pregant.  Kelly welcomed her and they became best friends.

What a surprise it was when Sheba’s belly grew and we knew she was going ot be a mum, mother, momma!

Sheba gave birth to four lovely kittens.  Kelly watched from over a board of wood that we had placed at the entrance of the door.  She knew not to cross the board.  She knew that Sheba needed space to give birth.  When Kelly saw and heard the kittens, she wagged her tail but remained calm. She did not want to upset Sheba or frighten the kittens.  She was a good nurse who waited in case Sheba needed help.  Sheba often looked at Kelly.  We knew she was proud of Auntie Kelly.

Kelly Loved the Little Kittens

Chrissy the first kitten to snuggle with Auntie Kelly

Several days later, it was Sheba that made the move on bringing the kittens over the board and into our living room.  We had a lovely little bed of a baby’s mattress with soft sheets ready for them.  At first, Kelly just sat a little way from the bed.  She wanted the kittens to know that they were safe.  I remember the first brave kitten that slowly wobbled over to Kelly.  Our dog was seated on the carpet and “Christopher” came and gently rubbed his head against Kelly’s chest.

We chose to name him – Christopher – after the brave explorer, Christopher Columbus. Later, we had to call her “Christine” or “Chrissy,as she turned out to be a girl.  Well, Kelly didn’t move.  She did not want to scare Chrissy.  Instead, she gently licked the top of Chrissy’s head.

Chrissy playing with Kelly

Sheba had been watching.  One by one, the other three kittens went over to Kelly. Several times that day, we watched as the kittens snuggled into Kelly’s big warm coat and slept.  At the end of the day – even Sheba came to snuggle into Kelly with her kittens.

Kelly was a good babysitter. She would watch over the kittens when Sheba when outside for walks.

Auntie Kelly with Chrissy and Ginger.  The other kittens, Tabby and Jenny were on a walk with Momma Sheba when the photo was taken.