Sunday, May 26, 2013

Celebrating Memorial Day

Roses Are Red
Violets Are Blue
I'm enjoying a three day weekend
I hope all of you are too !!!

   I just wanted to send a shout out to all the military who have served to make us safe.  A special thank you to all who are on active duty this weekend.  Because of your dedicated service, the rest of us get to enjoy ourselves this Memorial Day.  
   As we head to our backyard bar-b-ques, or the beach,  a ballgame, or a movie, let's take a moment to reflect on how lucky we are to live in America.  The Anthem that we sing includes the phrase " the land of the free and the home of the brave".  Freedom isn't free, and I want to acknowledge the price that our relatives and friends in the armed forces have paid to keep our country free.  
    Many patriotic Americans will take the time this weekend to watch their town's parade,  and enjoy the band's that are marching.  Many will  keep the tradition of placing flowers and plants near the cemetery headstones of relatives.  If you do not live close enough to do that, perhaps lighting a candle wherever you are, will serve as a proper gesture.
   I have lost several relatives and friends since last Memorial Day, and it still saddens me to think about how much I miss them.  The grieving process can be long, and different situations can remind us of our loss.  My suggestion is to get up in the morning, and try and enjoy every day.  I do my best to find simple solutions to my problems whether big or small.  I find someone who I can confide in, because I believe that a problem shared,  is a problem cut in half.  My advice is to stay in the present, and not obsess about the busy work week ahead, or what the future might hold.  Take one day at a time.  If we take care of everything that we can today, then tomorrow will take care of itself....and the beat goes on.....the beat goes on......

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