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Veteran's Cemetery

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our little community is blessed with a beautiful Veteran's Cemetery, it is one of my favorite places to walk/run and today was not exceptiong... It just touches my heart to see all the American flags waving in the wind, the beautiful reflecting pool and fountain, with all the headstones of the many, many who have given their lives for MY freedom!!! What a wonderful privilege it is to be able to have this beautiful place right here in our own community!!!

  
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STHAX10 9/12/2012 11:55AM

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SONYALATRECE 9/11/2012 9:13PM

    Amen!

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IDLETYME 9/11/2012 7:26PM

    We must always remember to be thankful for those who gave their lives for our freedom! emoticon

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SLUNDQUIS 9/11/2012 7:19PM

    That's wonderful. I come from a long line of soldiers and both my boys want to serve. I couldn't be more proud.

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ZRIE014 9/11/2012 7:14PM

  i know what you are talking about. my father and mother are buried in Arlington. every time i'm there, it gives me a heavy heart knowing that the people buried here had protected our freedoms and some gave everything to protect them. emoticon

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Helping others quote...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday.- Sally Koch
It is important to reach out to others... continuously..

  
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ENUFF81020 9/11/2012 3:05AM

    I think this matches the famous "random acts of kindness" movement. We simply need to do our best to treat others like we want to be treated--hmm that golden rule came a long time ago from Jesus of Nazareth as He tried to teach people what was acceptable behavior. It is interesting that there is still a need to teach this to others. I hope that we, the human race, gets it all figured out soon.

Take care,
Sylvia

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STHAX10 9/10/2012 9:24PM

    Well put! Thank you! emoticon

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IDLETYME 9/10/2012 9:22PM

    I'm very proud of my daughters. They were brought up to do all of the things that you mentioned . They did them as a child and still do in their forties. emoticon

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ALICIA214 9/10/2012 9:18PM

 

It is easy to do offer a smile to some-one you pass on the street, help a person in a wheel chair who can't reach a shelf in the grocery store or open a door or carry a
a bag for the elderly. The list is endless best of all it doesn't cost anything but a
moment of your time. Let's do it.!!

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Perspective....

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Sometimes I forget to be thankful for everything I've been blessed with in my life... choosing instead to focus on less important details/events... But not today...It's a beautiful morning ... I'm looking forward to spending the day with my husband and grandson! I am truly a blessed woman!

Enjoy your day!!!

  
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ENUFF81020 9/9/2012 11:59PM

    I sure understand your thoughts here--busy parents and grandparents sometimes get lost in the activities around them with the demands that go with them.
We had an awesome church service today and it made it easy to give thanks for our blessings.
I count your comment on my blog as one of my blessings today.
thanks for stopping by and leaving your thoughts.
Sending best wishes to you,
Sylvia

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Forgiveness-VS-Forgetting

Saturday, September 08, 2012

As a Christian I know the importance of forgiveness and do my very best to be forgiving...however...I must admit that I struggle with "forgetting" an extreme betrayal that I learned about a year ago... I've worked through the anger/bitterness (for the most part) but still struggle with the pain from time to time... last night was one of those nights where my mind wouldn't let me forget... thus sleep alluded me... I've been up for hours and now that daylight has dawned I'm ready to climb on my bike and go for a ride... a good ride is just what I need.
Thank you to my "spark friends" who will read this and say a prayer for me... I appreciate it... know that I am good...just needed to vent a little... Have a wonderful day!

  
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ENUFF81020 9/10/2012 12:03AM

    Hi there,
Consider a prayer said on your behalf.
What you described is a human reaction and not to be ridiculed or punished. I often find it hard to get past the action when I have forgiven it--and I also have a couple of things that I haven't been able to forgive as well. All we can do is be honest and honorable, treating others as you would be treated and do your sould searching as needed. You do need your sleep, but sometimes night is the only time we have left for such thoughts.
I wish you a good night's rest and some peace with what's on yourmind.
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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COOP9002 9/8/2012 3:31PM

    Forgiveness is a challenge for all of us. Only God can empower us to truly forgive, and sometimes he uses things like bike rides to help us cope with the pain.

Blessings to you on this Saturday.

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PATSYB7 9/8/2012 1:02PM

    Hope you had a great bike ride! emoticon

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CRISSA1669 9/8/2012 9:18AM

    "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you" 1Peter 5:7

Yes, it is a challenge to forget, I understand what you mean COMPLETELY! But we have God's word to stand on so let's read it and believe it because the Lord is SO faithful and merciful to us and He can not lie!! :)

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One to share...

Friday, September 07, 2012

"Your thoughts will determine your decisions;
Your decisions will determine your actions;
Your actions will determine your habits;
Your habits will develop your character;
Your character will determine your destiny."- Anon

This is one I share and discuss with my students as there is so, so much truth in it! Leads to great disussions and I like to believe, changes in some thought processes....

  
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IDLETYME 9/7/2012 7:29PM

    Thanks for sharing it with us!! emoticon

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CATHYJR73 9/7/2012 6:48PM

    it is great thank you for sharing!! emoticon

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