December 24, 2012

A Christmas Story

Story of A Little Lisle

A small lisle was very concerned that it was not sufficient, the way it was .

I am too weak for a rope ", it told itself, "and I am too short to become woven to a sweater. I can´t get  tied to others. Pale and colorless as I am I am useless  for embroidery. Oh, if I was made of Lurex, I could decorate a stole or a dress. But I am simply not enough for anything.  Nobody needs me. Nobody likes me - and  at least I can´t like myself. "

While the small lisle played sad music and felt quite dejected in its self-pity, a small pat of wax ran through the cold night, full of desperation.

I am way too small for a big Christmas Candle - and I can´t  warm up anyone.  Pale and colorless as I am, I´m not suitable to decorate a big candle. Oh, what shall I do now? "

When the pat of wax came along the lisle´s house, it knocked at the door, because it was freezing to death.

Seeing the downcasted small lisle,  the wax had an idea and said eagerly:

“Don´t give up yourself. I've got an idea: Let´s stick together. You and me are too short and don´t have enough wax for a big Christmas candle but we are good enough for a small candle."

And so the two got together and were happy.

Let us never give up to try to kindle a light instead of complaining about the darkness...

Christmas is that time of the year to remember family and friends in gratitude for all the light and warmth they have brought into our lifes all over the year. Their love is a reflection of the Lord´s  neverending love for all of us and reminds us to keep the faith and to go on to spread love.

Merry Christmas
to you and your family.

Thank you for your support
and the L.O.V.E YOU put into the world. 


December 22, 2012

A Moment of Silence To The Fallen Children

The 22nd of every month we celebrate Children's Day on this blog. The December post usually is Christmas-related. However, this year the celebration of love indeed  is worldwide overshadowed by the massacre at Elementary Hook school in Newtown.
 A memorial on a stoop in southeast Washington DC's Eastern Market 
neighborhood 15 December 2012; Photograph: Richard Adams

Our Webteam won´t comment on this tragedy which broke so many hearts  in this small town in Connecticut. We are far away from expressing political demands or consequenzes at this point, because that´s not our job - this is something everyone has to decide for himself.

First of all the it´s-all-for-LOVE-webteam wants to extend our most sincere condolences and prayers to all those families affected by the devasting events in Newtown at Sandy Hook, Elementary School. 
Our second intent is that we want the victims to be remembered.
We want them remembered not as  numbers - but as unique, beautiful persons with names and faces, who loved their families and who will be always loved by them.
They will sometimes be present in the dreams, but they will always be kept alive in fond memories of their family and friends, because they have a place in their heart of hearts.
For all of us who never had the chance to meet one of the victims in person their death should be a reminder of how  absolutely essential it has become to stop war, hate and violence and that it is finally a matter of survive to chase wisdom, give love, promote peace and demonstrate compassion. (And at this point this sad post gets the "MJ-touch": Remember Michael Jackson's message ...) 

Please take a moment of silence and join us in remembering the victims and their families.

The names follow the list  of names of the dead provided by the Connecticut state police, which does not include the name of the shooter, nor his mother. Since we do not intent to become the shooter fame, we don´t mention him. We want to leave his family at the Mercy of the Lord.

Fallen Children
 Charlotte Bacon, age 6

      Daniel Barden, age 7, 
      Photo: Courtesy of the family

    Olivia Engel, age 6, 
    Photo: Tim Nosezo/Engel Family/AP 

     Josephine Gay, age 7, 
      Photo: Courtesy of the Family 

 Ana M Marquez-Greene, age 6,
 Photo: Family Photo/Rex USA 

    Dylan Hockley, age 6,
      Photo: Facebook

 Madeleine F Hsu, age 6 ,
 Photo: unknown source

Catherine V Hubbard, age 6, 
Photo: Courtesy of Hubbard Family 

    Chase Kowalski , age 7, 
    Photo: Courtesy of the Family 

    Jesse Lewis, age 6, 
      Photo: Family Photo/Rex USA 
    James Mattioli, age 6, 
  Photo: Facebook 

    Grace McDonnell, age 7, 
    Photo: Courtesy of McDonnell Family/AP 

    Emilie Parker, age 6, 
 Photo: Emilie Parker Memorial Fund/Reuters/Landov 

    Jack Pinto, age 6, 
   Photo: source unknown

 Noah Pozner, age 6,
Photo: Courtesy of the Family 

   Jessica Rekos, age 6,
    Photo: Facebook

   Avielle Richman, age 6, 
     Photo: Facebook 

    Benjamin Wheeler, age 6 
     Photo: source unknown
Allison N Wyatt, age 6, 
                                          Photo: provided by the family

     Rachel Davino, age 29, 
                                                Photo: Facebook

   Dawn Hochsprung, age 47,
                                          Photo: Eliza Hallabeck/Newtown Bee/AP

 Anne Marie Murphy, age 52, 
                                                     Photo: ABC News
Lauren Rousseau, age 30,  
                                      Photo: Courtesy of Rousseau Family/AP 

      Mary Sherlach, age 56, 
                                            Photo: Courtesy of Mark Sherlach/AP

Victoria Soto, age 27, 
Photo: Rex USA

May the Lord keep us all! 
Edit: After I finished this post I found that our fried Raven wrote an excellent article in making an analogy between Michael´s message  and the Sandy Hook tragedy.Take some time for reading - it´s simply brilliant.

Time can bring you down
Time can bend your knees
Time can break your heart
Have you begging please
Begging please

Beyond the door
There's peace, I'm sure
And I know there'll be no more
Tears in heaven 
~Eric Clapton, lyrics from "Tears in heaven"