Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day





Today, Memorial Day, Americans remember the brave men and women who lost their lives in the fight for freedom.

That sweet gift of being free, which Americans have, came with terrible costs.

When I think of all the thousands of lives that were lost during times of war, it fills me with
overwhelming sadness.


It's just hard to imagine the pain parents must feel when they lose a "child" who chose to serve the country in a branch of the Armed Services and then was killed.


Or who left to fight on foreign soil and came back maimed-----blind, missing arms or legs, or even psychologically damaged.

Amid picnics and a day off from routine activities today, think of why Memorial Day is celebrated.



Today, when seeing American flags waving in the breeze, think of all those who have fallen.

They are not forgotten.


WHAT, IF ANY, ARE YOUR PLANS FOR MEMORIAL DAY?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Blessing of Sunday (and Life!)





                    (Photos taken at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts)

On this Memorial Day weekend, may you be filled with all kinds of blessings.

Today, be cognizant of all the good things life has to offer.

Feel the sunshine warming your face and look up to the expanse of the heavens.



Savor the little moments when something makes you smile.

Cherish loved ones for we never know when our time together on earth is going to end.

There is so much to be thankful for, so much goodness despite the difficulties and disappointments of life.


Today, Sunday, may your life be specially blessed.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU ARE ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL FOR TODAY? WILL YOU SHARE IT WITH US?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Zany Month of May

 
Luckily, despite yearning to buy lots of flowers for pots around the yard, I held off.

Last night we even had a freeze forecast.

I was afraid for the pretty pink plant that was purchased because its sign said it attracted butterflies.


It was so chilly last evening we switched on the Eden Pure heaters in two rooms.

May is crazy that way. 

It can be warm and gorgeous in the daytime and very chilly by evening.  

Hopefully, sooner than later, we can plant some pretty flowers without fear of frost freezing them!

WHAT'S THE TEMP  TODAY WHERE YOU LIVE?


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