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Sunday, March 8, 2009

zoo trip





Braveheart was invited to a very special behind the scenes tour of our nearby zoo back in Feb. Thanks to Brad of Trudy's Tribe. That is an organization that provides events for kids with cancer in this area. The director of the zoo was there and we got to watch them feed the elephants and look, he even got touch the elephant!! Isn't that cool??


We went into the giraffe house and were able to feed them as well. They are so huge, it is hard to fathom until you are there and they are still growing!

We walked through the bird house and saw the area where they prepare the food for the animals.

Yes, they pulled out a bag with frozen rats in it! Ugh.
It was a fun morning, just short enough not to wear us out.





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Why MAGNANIMOUS?

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:
MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.