Posts Tagged ‘gratitude’

I am sure you have heard by now today is the 5 year anniversary of the War in Iraq.  I am married to a Marine who has served this country with passion and dedication for almost 24 years. I  feel it is important not only today but everyday to show gratitude to all branches of service and the men and women of this country who represent them. 

Belief in the War, Political views or affiliation aside – right now for me it is about appreciation, gratitude and support for the troops.  These men and woman have sacrificed so much for us all.  The families at home also need to be commended and thanked as they have served us all in their own way as well.

 Today for me it is about Thank You’s, safe returns and well wishes.

God Bless You all today and everyday


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I just watched this 12 minute video that was broadcast on OPRAH about Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon computer science professor with a wife and 3  young children who only has a few months to live.  His story is inspiring – moving – humbling and heartbreaking.   This is one of those video’s we can all watch and learn from.   I thought it was important to share.  We all just run and run and go and go and sometimes we forget   what is truly important.  The bottom line is that everyday is significant and we need to show more “gratitude” for them.  Life is a gift and a blessing and we should not waste the “limited” time we have.   

His passion and zest for “today” is incredible as his today’s are so short.  This man has no self pity, only appreciation.  We all should be grateful and embrace our today’s and those people in our life who share them with us.    


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