Thanks to the kindness of person exhibiting this as a bumper sticker, a timely reminder
5. Pittsford Adventures and Frogs – 2018.12.4. – On Kindness This Green and Black Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobates Auratus), kindly allowed me to take a photo in Costa Rica. Animals are incredibly patient with nosy and curious ecotourists, but like other phylla, this tiny amphibian (males less than an inch, females, slightly more than an inch), can differentiate between human kindness and threat. If in danger, its toxin is able to stop a human heart.
What do guns have to do with frogs? Do you get it? The painting is called Illusion.
Based on the Buddhist principle that every living being wants happiness and to avoid suffering, followers are called on to save all sentient life.
(In truth, the Dalai Lama DID say that it is all right to kill mosquitoes).
This is a highly evolved precept to follow, especially as from the beginning of time, killing, as much as loving, is the way things go.
Courtney with Brooke on a beautiful sunny warm day in the back of A Frog House
There actually are genetic, physiological and anatomical differences between people with and those without compassion empathy, or remorse. But besides nature, characteristics also can be taught, and are “catching.”
Courtney recently donated 6 bracelets she made out of shiny beads and a frog dangle to raise money for the Froggy Foundation.
She also was at A Frog House on December 2nd to help plan a bake sale to raise money for the Froggy Foundation. Start planning now to contribute to the bake sale which will be just before (Date and Time to be Determined) Easter Sunday on April 21st, and Earth Day on April 22nd.
We have been taught in Matthew 25:40 ” Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Who in the animal kingdom is smaller and least considered than the frog? They are threatened and endangered. Please join other concerned groups such as SAVE THE FROGS! for specific steps toward saving our planet.