Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years,

but has never quite experienced anything like this before.
He was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot when he got an unexpected visitor.
A goose came up to his car and started pecking on the side of it.
He threw food out for her, thinking that’s what she wanted, but she didn’t take it.
She continued to peck and quack, then walked away, stopped, and looked back at Officer Givens.
Then she came back to his car and pecked at it again.
She made it very obvious that she wanted Officer Givens to follow her, so he finally got out of his car and did just that.
The goose led him 100 yard away to a grassy area near a creek.
Sitting there was one of her babies, tangled up in a balloon string.
He was kicking his feet, desperate for help. He was wary of helping the baby on his own,
worried that the goose might attack him, so he called for help from the SPCA,
but no wildlife rescuers were available at the moment.
Luckily, Given’s colleague, Officer Cecilia Charron, came to
She began to untangle the baby, and the mother goose just stood there and watched, quacking.
She didn’t become aggressive, and just let Officer Charron do what she had to do to set the baby free.
It’s like the mother goose knew they were helping.
Once she untangled the baby, she put her down and she ran right to her mom and they went back to swimming in the creek.
Charron teared up and said it was the highlight of her 24 years on the force.
It seems like something made up.
It was just incredible, Givens said.
I honestly don’t know why I decided to follow her, but I did.
It makes me wonder  do they know to turn to humans when they need help?
We may never know the answer to this question,
but what we do know is that Officer Givens was in the right place at the right time to help these geese!
Life is precious.
A great story with a good ending.

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“A Good Word for “YOU” – TODAY”


Guideposts: Image reading, Do more of what you love


Guideposts: Image reading, You can't change anyone but yourself


Guideposts: Image reading, Do things that matter to your heart


Guideposts: Image reading, You are smarter and stronger than you realize


Guideposts: image reading, You already know what you need

Guideposts: image reading, Be Nicer to Yourself

“So be it – for TODAY! ********* AMEN!

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“Inspiration with a GOOD WORD”


Guideposts: The rising sun shines out over a white winter's landscape

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.—Walt Whitman


Guideposts: A lit candle brighten a darkened room

It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.  Proverb


Guideposts: The desert sun peeks through a narrow opening in a red rock arch in Utah

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”  — Leonard Cohen


Guideposts: The warm glow of a sunrise shines down open the seashore.

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5 (NIV)


Guideposts: Heavenly beams of light from the sun peek out over the clouds

The light of God surrounds us;
The love of God enfolds us;
The power of God protects us;
The presence of God watches over us.
Wherever we are, God is.
And all is well.
—A prayer for protection

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“Getting Ready for HALLOWEEN”

“HALLOWEEN” is one day that little children get a real good time – – the children get to dress up – – in outfits that look so cute – – and are so much FUN – – just the  making  of them and  then watching each child have a great time – – in a “Make-Believe” land.


The PHOTO on the left is little “JAIME” and she looks like the cutest little friendly MOUSE – – that you would like to keep… forever.  – – And… if ever you wanted to look beautiful… you would get all dressed up like “ALYSSA” is…  in the PHOTO on the right – – and try on a beautiful “WEDDING DRESS” – – that  may have only been worn  once… before.

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This is the “PRE-SCHOOL” class room… where  you first get to see how your school friends will be “DRESSED” for the big day…  HALLOWEEN – – and find out where they will be going to do their “trick and treating” – – –  and of course – – you will be getting ideas for what your next year’s  HALLOWEEN costume  will look like.


In this PHOTO – – we see that the “TEACHER”, herself is dressed like “RONALD MAC DONALD” – – which is a very nice out-fit to have – as you can use it at so many  “PARTIES” and always be is style.

I do not remember who made LITTLE MOUSE  JAIME’s out-fit – – but she sure is the cutest little mouse – – that I have seen – –  and it looks like all of her friends also like her cute  “mouse”  out-fit – – it just WINS a PRIZE in my book!

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“ALYSSA, Detective with CAMERA…”

“Do you remember … the “Nancy Drew Mystery Stories” — books  that were exciting to read – – and you just could not put down – – since you (the reader) wanted to know how “Nancy Drew” would solve this  ‘mysterious  mess’   – – that she would be in!”

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This PHOTO of ALYSSA ALDRICH – – is “GIRL DETECTIVE” – – working under-cover in Italy – – and she is on a highly secret mission – – only to  be known  to her…  and the CIA members  – – their mission requires ALYSSA – – –  to get evidence on film – – that only she can  – – since she works with so many   facets of  information – – to be able to disguise herself – – as she always appears to be a completely different person.

ALYSSA…  has helped to solve so many crimes – – that her calendar is full – – for the very next and exciting case to be worked on – – as only she can – – with the help of her secret assistants – – that can only be addressed by code names and numbers – – Alyssa  can pick up clues    in more secret and hidden places – – it is a wonder – – that so many cases  need her expertise – – to  help solve some of the very oldest on the books… one more case… marked CLOSED!

Now you (the reader) know  – – why this is one of my very favorite PHOTOS of ALYSSA!

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“Grandma to Great-Grandma”

Just looking at this PHOTO of  GREAT-GRANDMA,  Phyllis Ferris  – – and myself – – just a regular GRANDMA – –  saw the AMERICAN colors in our dress – – “RED – WHITE – BLUE’ – – AND THOUGHT … ISN’T   IT JUST WONDERFUL TO BE A PROUD   AMERICAN… TODAY!



Every  “HOME” needs an in-door “4-WHEELER” – – when the person in the home is not using their “4-WHEELER” to navigate   through    the rooms – – so that they are  able to do for their self as much as possible  – – – there will always  come  a TIME … when the adult children feel like having FUN –  – – by taking their FATHER, their FUN-LOVING  “DADDY-O”…. for  a “hundred mile an hour” ride from room to room!


img_80661“LOOK OUT” – – and clear the way – – we are in this “RACE” to “WIN”  – – as there is always a PRIZE… at the FINISH LINE!

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