Bless the Beasts and the Children

My heart has been troubled at how unimaginably brutal our world has become of late. So the only thing that felt appropriate was to post this collection of reminders, both silly and sweet, that love and kindness still exist. For all who are hurting, may there be healing and restoration.

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Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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43 Responses to Bless the Beasts and the Children

  1. dougdial says:

    Oh GOD, we need a return to kindness, civility, and Christlikeness in our, hearts, streets, and homes.

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  2. bersinink says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Really needed this!

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  3. Grant at Tame Your Book! says:

    The best, Mitch — thanks!

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  4. Thanks we need this

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  5. Thank you so much Mitch for these kind reminders that there’s still goodness in this world and we have the choice to be the good that we want to see…. Thank you 🤍✨

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  7. I can’t tell you how much I needed this, Mitch. Thank you. It was healing and beautiful and restorative. And I will be coming back to these glimpses of goodness over and over. You did real ministry here, my friend.

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  8. Thank you, Mitch. I needed these today.

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  9. Thanks Mitch. I needed that. Bob

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  10. Mitch, I agree with the 7-year-old that said finding the lost bracelet would make someone’s day. Whenever I lose something, I pray for the person who’ll find it. When I lost my lapel pin that said “TRY GOD,” I imagined someone’s finding it after thinking in despair, “What’ll I do?”
    One day I read a letter to Ann Landers where that very thing happened. The person went to church, became a Christian, and was testifying to Ann Landers! I don’t know if that was MY pin, but I’ve rarely gotten upset about losing things, especially since then.

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  11. Reblogged this on A Blog About Healing From PTSD and commented:
    We need more laughter and love. Thanks, Mitch!

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  12. ejstoo says:

    Sadly people tend to think that talking about something else makes the problems disappear. When things are not right, that is the time for people to speak up. If they don’t, it only gets worse. You can do it gently in writing. But make sure you tag anyone of any importance that you can think of. If no one shows any interest, well, at least you tried to make things better. If you fail, then people are just not harmed enough to bother to take action and scream to politicians and high high up people. If everyone would do what they could to help each other, the world would be a much better place. Some just like to hear themselves talk though I think. They complain to each other, but don’t want to go further. I use the blog, podcast and Twitter to put ideas out…and test the water so to speak. Just a FYI, blessé is French for wounded….I think we blessé enough people and animals for some time between shooters and systems with issues.

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  13. Sue Cass says:

    Thank you. Very good reminder and gave me many smiles.

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  14. murisopsis says:

    Loved this compilation!!

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  15. Just what I needed, Mitch. Thanks 🙂

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  16. Lance Dean says:

    Thank you for these!

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  17. You light up my day, Mitch. As a farm boy who named every one of the cows and pigs and even a few chickens, I can relate to the sleeping boy and cow. I miss the sweet smell of cow dung and even the squishiness of a cow pie between the toes.

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  18. pkadams says:

    Thanks for the boost 💕

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  19. Uncoffined says:

    Thank you for posting these Mitch

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  20. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Wonderfully uplifting, Mitch! Role models of kindness, caring, and good-natured humor are all around us; we’re just not always aware. Thank you for bringing these examples to our attention.

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  21. Caroll says:

    I think you just saved my sanity. Thank you!

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  22. clcouch123 says:

    Like breathing again. Thanks!–Christopher

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  23. Thank you. For the first time, I looked at and enjoyed each and every one. The heart transplant one really got me, though, because I guess that those parents lost their kid to be able to give it the man. Their sobs. Mm, mm.
    At least one other picture showed mixed-race hugs, families, and stuff like that, which I love to see.
    My 7-year-old son’s National Geographic book of Why (that’s the title) explained skin color differences because of melanin. “Kids whose ancestors came from sunny places are born with more melanin, and darker skin.”
    And yes, somewhere in my brain I knew that, but to read it to him and hear it so simply, and to think, this is one of the issues that our country is being torn apart by? Racism… bred from melanin differences.
    A lot more, I know, but it certainly gives me pause.
    Thanks again. Really needed this after the Robb School massacre.

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  24. Yes, there is evil in the world, but there’s good too. Sometimes we just need to look for it. Thanks for the reminder!

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  25. Thank you for the beautiful reminders! I smiled, I laughed, and even cried, but it was wonderful.

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  26. Matilda Novak says:

    Thank you Mitch.
    Just Thank You!

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  27. Thank you, Mitch. Some made me smile and laugh, some made me cry. I am saving half for later when I will need them. Such a great collection of GOODNESS. Thank you!

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  28. Ann Coleman says:

    Thanks, Mitch! Just what I needed!

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  29. Anne Sandler says:

    These are so beautiful!

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