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Friday, December 9, 2011

A Heart Opener...

These photos are so precious! We recently received them from an online friend, and I was so moved by them that I had to share them with you.

This is the short story that came with these pictures: Lily is a Great Dane that has been blind since a bizarre medical condition required that she have both eyes removed. For the last 5 years, Maddison, another Great Dane, has been her sight. The two are, of course, inseparable.

This was the caption at the bottom of the photos…

"People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them feel."


“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives
the most to us, we often find that it is those who,
instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures,
have chosen rather to share our pain
and touch our wounds
with a gentle hand.

The friend who can be silent with us
in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief & bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing,
not curing,
not healing,
and face with us the reality of our powerlessness,
that is a friend who cares…”

Henri Nouwen


You might also like to view
this wonderful
Heart warming video

click here.


  1. what an amazing story! I can 't think of words to comment on this one! the pictures say it all. it's a two way street, don't you think?

  2. Natural love and compassion in action. Lovely!

  3. This is just so enormously heartwarming! And those photos are so sweet. What a bright light Lily shines. :o) Thank you for sharing this story of joy, Christine ((HUGS))

  4. Thank you Tracy ~ Joy to you! And hugs too :) woof...


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