The Mother of all Cactus Needles

Wow, those are some humongous sharp needles on this cactus!

When I checked out from the store with this deadly plant, the cashier oulls the cactus from the shopping cart and gets one of the pins stuck right in her finger. 

It was just sort of caught there with the other end hanging out a couple of inches from her finger.

A little shocked and not sure what to say, I just sort of stumbled “Oh, Are you okay? I so sorry!”

She said she was and reached over and plucked the needle out holding her hand limply in the other. 

On the way home then, this guy says to me, “you better not sit on that thing.” 

Ah yeah, you’re not kidding! 😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Everyone’s Heart Is Something

This video has gone viral since Monday. 


A 6-year old girl instructs her mom and dad on how to treat each other better after her parent’s divorce. 


“I just want everyone to be friends.”


“If I can be nice, I think all of you can be too.”


“I want everyone to smile.”


“I think you can get your mean heights to low heights.”


“My heart is something. Everyone’s heart is something.”


“If we live in a world where everyone is mean, then everyone will be a monster. What about the future?”


“If there is a little bit of person, we will eat them, then no one will ever be here, only the monsters will be in our place,”


“I want everything to be good and possible, nothing else.”


So innocent and pure are her words.


Yes, a wake-up call to all of us!


If G-d can endow us with such pristine souls, surely we can nurture these and one day return them to the Maker, certainly no worse for the wear, and maybe even some better with good deeds done. 😉