nothing separate

This week I sent  a cheque for €321 to Survival International : well over €1000 has now been raised in Knockvicar through the sale of hot drinks (with a complimentary little cake). So today I will just share the above photograph and the following quote received in their newsletter, and as I leave the garden I will also have to reinvent a way to raise money for their tremendously good work :

WORDS FROM NATIVE AMERICAN LEADER TECUMSEH

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, and beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and nothing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

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