“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your
longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated
from anyone. You belong.”
In honor of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald
A joyous time is had by all. Or maybe not…
A time was when this was one of my favorite times of the year. I enjoyed finding just the right gift for all. I enjoyed, even more, heading to the mall. not so much to buy but more so to just enjoy the hustle and bustle of this special season. I am a people watcher by avocation or at least I seem to be.
This year has not been as enjoyable as in the past. Dealing with a stroke and all its attendant problems has sort of tapped me out (physically, emotionally, monetarily, loss of my freedom, etc.)
Emotionally, as I see the struggles of others more in need than myself a certain sense of shame comes over me, tho it's hard not to let those feelings creep in.
I Wish You And Yours The Best The Season Has
To Offer as well as Peace To The World!
A short, quick note on ‘LOVE' from Leo!
I was recently ‘re-introduced' to someone that has a great deal to say on the subject of Love.
Leo is no longer with us,having gone on to his much-deserved reward in 1998 but having left everyone a great deal of love.
If you have never heard Leo speak on this subject You should take some time and view his talks on YouTube. He is often known as ‘Dr. Love' and he is Most Passionate on the topic.
The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.Leo Buscaglia
One gift I would give every child, were it within in my power, is at least one grandparent!
We had our maternal grandfather in our life for many years and consider ourselves to be very lucky to have known him. He was a very cool dude, especially when telling stories about our mom as she grew up! ‘course mom didn't always appreciate that but…
Thanks for all the fun Gramps! And mom it made us appreciate you all the more!
Sadly our paternal grandparents died well before my brother and I came along.
So do something to celebrate your grandparent(s) on September 11.
And check out this video by Johnny Prill:
Today we celebrate Freedom's Day. ‘FREEDOM' – The right of ‘ALL People' to determine their own destiny.
We sometimes forget how much the world looks to us for guidance and direction on correcting societies ills – but we should never do so…
Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the Declaration of Independence “[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
* Please Celebrate Safely *