Sunday, November 11, 2012

gratitude...the 11.11.12 edition

It is Sunday, my favorite day...and time for alittle gratitude.  
Some weeks it may seem like a small thing and other weeks it may be a biggie.  But big or small ... I am thankful.

It is Veteran's Day... for some it means a long well deserved weekend, a break from studies at school or the 9 to 5 work grind.  Also it is a weekend filled with incredible sales that lure us into the stores.  Or if we are lucky enough it is a weekend filled with delightful weather that lets us get outside before that blast of old man winter arrives.  

But in our hustle and bustle, let us not forget our veterans.  These are the men and women that fought for our country so we may enjoy our freedoms.  My father~in~law fought in the "big one"...World War II, my father fought in the Korean War and my husband in the Vietnam War.  Each generation helped to protect our homeland.  Today several of my son's friends find themselves in Afghanistan.  One of his friends was on the first plane out after the bombing in New York on 9/11...another just left for Afghanistan to continue the fight.  

I want to pause and thank each one for their service to our dear country.  

For the men and women in our military...I am thankful.

Until next time...


  1. As am I... I take Veterans Day and Memorial Day very seriously...take time to 5th great grandfather fought in the Revolutionary 2nd great grandfather fought in the Civil War and was a prisoner of grandfather fought in World War I and received the purple heart...and my father was in World War II, in the Pacific...and my nephew served in Iraq and Afghanistan. I truly doubt those of us who have always have had freedom realize its preciousness and what this gift has cost. Thank you for your poignant reminder.

  2. I join you in thanking our Vets for their service.

  3. Great post!! My Dad served in the Army and then turned around and enlisted in the Air Force. He was on stand by during the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Thank you for the reminder and a heart felt Thank You to our Vets!!!

  4. Thank you for this important reminder. And thank you for creating a blog that's all about gratitude...I love the bright energy here.

  5. I have lots this image for years...thanks for sharing. Also, thanks for being a great support on my is very much appreciated!! I don't think women put ourselves first enough in this world.

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  13. Hi Nancy,
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    I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Happy New Year!


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