In this picture, Jayden is so happy to receive one of Ted's carvings at her birthday party. Ted carves this from one piece of wood from Northern Saskatchewan. "She loves Ted's carving." - Jayden's Mom Ted Ohlsen carves these little treasures - and The Emily Dahl Foundation loves to give them to others. Ted's chain carvings are so amazing and remind us that we are all connected. Inter-dependence, of course, is a fundamental law of nature. Not only higher forms of life but also many of the smallest insects are social beings who, without any religion, law, or education, survive by mutual cooperation based on an innate recognition of their interconnectedness. The most subtle level of material phenomena is also governed by interdependence. All phenomena from the planet we inhabit to the oceans, clouds, forests, and flowers that surround us, arise in dependence upon subtle patterns of energy. Without their proper interaction, they dissolve and decay. It is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore, we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others. Thank you, TED!