Merry Christmas, 2014

As the Christmas holiday draws near, I simply want to extend to all of you:

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Hope Santa gets you all exactly what you wish for!

and

May you have the best holiday season yet!

Thanks for stopping by – have a great day!

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Veteran’s Day 2014

In memory of my USAF Veteran Dad, and for all of the Veterans and active military who courageously put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms and serve our citizenship in times of peace, disaster, and need: Thank you!

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Note about the photo:
This was taken in a cemetery nearby. It is a statue that marks the grave of this family’s only son (only child!) who was killed in WWII – and it is his likeness. What a beautiful (and sad) tribute.

Remember to shake the hand of a Veteran or active-duty Military person and thank them for their service — not just today but feel free to do it on any day…

And, since it’s getting to be that time of year,  please remember service members when filling out your Christmas Card list:
Holiday Mail for Heroes Campaign (Christmas Letters)
www.redcross.org/holidaymail
Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans. We support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe. And once a year, we get the joy of delivering holiday cards to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world. The cards and personal messages, sent by tens of thousands of Americans, provide a welcome “touch of home” for our troops during the holiday season.

Thanks for stopping by – have a great day

World Gratitude Day

World Gratitude Day is today (Sept. 21st)
It’s not a well-known or even particularly observed “holiday”
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But that’s okay.
Let’s just make every day “Gratitude Day”!
It begins like this: “I am grateful for…”
See how easy?!
Thanks for stopping by – have a wonderful day!

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We’ll always remember this day.

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And where we were when it happened.

Thanks for stopping by – spread love!

Wednesday Wisdom 1

When I was posting daily, I also regularly made posters from my photographs and quotes & sayings I liked.

I kinda miss doing that.

So I’m starting up again (yay!)

This saying came across my computer today – sharing the message with those of you who have supported me from the beginning seemed rather apropos:

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Thanks for stopping by – enjoy your day!

Gifts and Talents

“The person born with a talent they are meant to use,  will find their greatest happiness in using it. ”
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

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You have something important to share with the world – don’t keep your talents locked up inside of you because of doubt or fear.

To paraphrase Henry VanDyke :

The world is pretty silent if only the best sounding birds sing.

Namasté

Take the curve (on 2 wheels!)

Life isn’t lived in straight lines.

Thank goodness because how boring would that be?!

But sometimes we get caught up in a “supposed to be” and forget that life is the journey (or is that just something I do?)

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“A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.” ~ I found that sentiment to be comforting and eye-opening at the same time.

Ya know, I’ve always been a fan of car racing (that’s my Dads influence, he was a racer back in the day) and because of that influence I’ll be taking a page from their book:

I’m going to treat the straight-aways and corners equally…

and I’m leaving my foot on the gas!