In the U.S.A, on the last Monday in the month of May, we take a day to remember… to remember all the men and women who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces.
In my hometown, the week before Memorial Day, the local government stakes out on the side of main roads hundreds of white crosses, proudly flying the American flag.
To the woman who carried me within for the better part of year…
My heart is hopeless
Wonders why, when, how, where
But flooded to the brim and overflowing…
If you are in the throes of ecstatic love or one who still dreams, then today is for you:
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Ask yourself: Will it be bookeeping or love?
And here are some other great quotes on this exquisite madness we call love: Love is Magic #1, Love is Magic #2, Love is Magic #3, and Love is Magic #4.
And if you want to know how I really feel about this man and his Presidency, then check out this post: The Obama Years: It Was Camelot!
As 2017 dawns, I wish us all…
Question: So what did you get Jesus for Christmas?
Another post you might enjoy: Happy Easter 2015
Sybilla: What becomes of us?
Balin: The world will decide. The world always decides.
~ Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
As my post yesterday stated, I had planned to share a special edition post today.
But I think that yesterday’s post and my latest words –a love letter– deserve to have a wee bit of distance between them; so, please, stay tuned until next Monday, November 21, 2016.
Until then, I wish… I hope…
Either we vote for the first female president or we vote for the last president. ~ Unknown Wise Woman
This election season has been a bleak commentary on just how far removed too many among us are from social, racial, gender, and humanitarian enlightenment!
For me, General Election 2016 has absolutely nothing to do with the important issues.
OK, the truth is, I have no idea how we can achieve world peace, but maybe we could start here:
Recently, I came across an article entitled “The 31 Best Non-A**hole Celebrities on Planet Earth.”
The title intrigued me, so I took the bait and wasted a bit of my life to take the time to scan the article.
I did not expect much and I got even less.
Starting in 1894, the first Monday in September officially became the day we celebrate the contributions of all the regular souls whose labor make this country strong, prosperous, and function-able.
Happy Labor Day!
Another observation you might enjoy: Happy Labor Day
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke, Irish political philosopher
I am a woman.
So today as we laugh among friends and family, soak up the sunshine, grill burgers and hot dogs, and finish it all off with red, white and blue cupcakes, I urge us all to take a full minute — yes, a full minute — to taste the salt from the cries of our fellow human beings who are not as lucky as we and who are still being stomped under the ugly combat boots of oppression, senseless violence, and injustice!
Call to action: Now, let us have a Happy 4th of July!
Other related posts: It Was Independence for Some.
There are seven days in a week–and someday isn’t one of them. ~ Hello, My Name Is Doris (2016)
Call to action: Have you been putting something off until someday? Well, then, I command you to get up off your rump seat this instant — and Start. Already!
Moms get so much of the glory–and deservedly so. But, sometimes, it seems that dads and their value is under appreciated and undervalued. And that just is not right!
As I was writing Ali vs. Freeman, I was reminded of this wonderful Italian proverb.
To those few mortals who are blessed by Lady Fortune with spectacular talent, tremendous wealth, and/or physical magnificence, stay humble, because…
I was born into a family of warriors, really strong people. ~ SHAILENE WOODLEY
A mother gives birth to life, to the future. There is nothing, nothing more essential, more extraordinary than giving birth to, nurturing, and protecting a new life until that life can fly on its own. This is a very lovely thing.
This morning, Hobby Lobby delivered this message in my email inbox–and I think it is such a beautiful reminder that we must believe in something unfathomable and sublime if we are to attempt to live our lives boldly and abundantly.
If wishes could come true and my wishes had any power at all in the Universe, then this is my heartfelt wish for today: That every living soul who has ever dreamed a dream of true love could win the lottery of love…
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Call to action: Go forth and commit a random act of loving!