Need a Hug

There is something magical about a hug.

It is soothing to both the giver and receiver.

Look at How Masika sweetly hugs her mom.

My wish for you is that, when you need a hug, someone is there to give you that hug. 


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Happy Look

What is your facial expression when you are happ?

Most of us smile.

Instead of a smile, Radi sticks out his bottom lip and tongue.

At first, I thought he was pouting, but I discovered this is his happy look.


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Kids Do the Craziest Things

Human children aren’t the only ones to do crazy things.

Masika has entered her climbing phase.

Although she is limber and adventurous, she hasn’t yet learned how to judge whether an object can hold her weight.

Mom, Makari, is highly amused with her crazy antics. 


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Sometimes we get confused by what others do.

In this case, a young female gorilla was fascinated with the nesting materials that a mother gorilla was using.

She snatched a piece of the material for herself but was confused about the best way to use it. 


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A Little Flute Music?

Are you musically inclined?

If there’s not a traditional musical instrument around, do you improvise?

This looks like flute playing even though I suspect the sound won’t qualify as flute music. 


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Two Are Better Than One

Sometimes, you need a boost.

Hopefully, you don’t think you can handle everything by yourself.

Consider Ecclesiastes 4:9-10.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor.

For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.

But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. 


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Happy Dreams

Do gorillas dream?

I think they do.

I base this on my observation of Radi.

Notice his mouth shows his signature happy look as he sleeps.

To me, that demonstrates that Radi is having a happy dream. 


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