What Can Animals Teach us About Love and Life? (All Gods Creatures)

Life is simple; we just make it complicated. The importance of hope; they always keep hope. The importance of living in the moment or appreciating the moment; dogs, in my opinion, don’t care about the past or the future, they focus on the now. They give us one thing that everyone knows: unconditional love. But, they also give us forgiveness. We as humans are not very good about forgiving people’s mistakes or forgiving ourselves. With a dog, you can make a mistake today, or you can hurt him, and a minute later he is wagging his tail. They are telling you: “Don’t worry about it. I forgive you.” A human will tell you he forgives, but it begins at level three. A dog begins at zero. They are the masters of forgiveness.

– Cesar Millan

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I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

I’ve been a member of this church for about thirty something years, and when I think about it, that’s as long as Jesus lived on earth. My experiences being a member of this church is that you go to church because you want to be more like Jesus, even though you know those around you, as well as yourself aren’t perfect like He is, you still go. I know that it’s here where Jesus Christ can teach me by His Holy Spirit. Its also here where I know I can be given opportunities to serve others like Jesus did when He was alive. This has helped me know I am a child of God, because of the many things I still need to learn about His teachings. This church is undoubtedly centered around Jesus Christ, and I’m glad I’m a member.
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What about our Tears

Whether this little research reveals significant facts or not, there seems to be many verses in scripture that reveal the significance of our tears. Who doesn’t find this interesting is beyond me.
Put thou my tears into thy bottle (psalms 56.8)
I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal you ( 2 kings 20.5)
She began to wash his feet with tears (luke 7.38)

Looking At Tears Under A Microscope Reveals A Shocking Fact.
One day Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of grief would look different compared to her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close under a microscope.

She studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions. The tears that come about from hard laughter aren’t even close to the tears of sorrow. Like a drop of ocean water each tiny tear drop carries a microcosm of human experience. Her project is called The Topography of Tears.

Joseph Stromberg of the Smithsonian’s Collage of Arts and Sciences explained that there are three major types of tears: basal, reflex, and psychic (triggered by emotions). All tears contain organic substances including oils, antibodies, and enzymes and are suspended in salt water. Different types of tears have distinct molecules. Emotional tears have protein-based hormones including the neurotransmitter leucine enkephalin, which is a natural painkiller that is released when we are stressed. Plus, the tears seen under the microscope are crystallized salt and can lead to different shapes and forms. So even psychic tears with the same chemical composition can look very different. Fisher said, “There are so many variables—there’s the chemistry, the viscosity, the setting, the evaporation rate and the settings of the microscope.”

Tears from laughing until crying
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Tears of change
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Tears of grief
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Like snow flakes and fingerprints, no tears are alike. I can’t believe the difference between all of these. If you found this post interesting, share it with others.