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​A student asked anthropologist Margaret Mead for the earliest sign of civilization in a given culture. He expected the answer to be a clay pot or perhaps a fishhook or grinding stone. Her answer was “A healed femur.” Mead explained that no mended bones are found where the law of the jungle, survival of the fittest, reigns. A healed femur shows that someone cared. Someone had to do that injured person’s hunting and gathering until the leg healed. The evidence of compassion is the first sign of civilization.

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
Lily Tomlin

Most avoid death and those who will soon meet it.
Most are afraid to reach out and make a friend they know they will lose.
Most cringe at the thought of spending time with a stranger, but not you,

A hospice volunteer.

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
Winston Churchill

"May I never get too busy in my own affairs that I fail to respond to the needs of others with kindness and compassion."
Thomas Jefferson

"If you ever need a helping hand, it is at the end of your arm.  As you get older, you must remember you have a second hand.

The first one is to help yourself.

The second hand is to help others."

Audrey Hepburn

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