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Day 155: Haiku

 

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Day 155: Respect the Flag Haiku

I stand for the flag,

disrespect if you kneel,

play football please!

I think it is very important to pay respect to our American flag, our country and our brave men and women who have fought for our country (past and present), especially as we prepare to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. I am proud to have served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1985-1989.

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Day 96 of 365: What we need more of in this world!

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Day 96: What we need more of in this world! Yesterday’s post was a bit on the negative side, so today I thought I would write about something more positive. I don’t mean for this to sound cliche, but what I think we need more of in this world is LOVE.

Our world has become so snarky lately. In America, ever since our election in November 2016 we have been living in a hate filled environment hell bent on destroying our country and our President. I have never seen any other President in my lifetime treated with so much disrespect and hatred. I may not agree with his style, Tweets and ill chosen words sometimes but he wants our country to yes become “great again.” Our country has been starting to turn around and that is a reason to be happy. There is a hatred so strong that rational vision has been BLINDED. I say that we need to open up our eyes, minds and hearts and give love a chance to enter! Filling our hearts with love helps our attitude, our outlook and our mental and physical health.

I am going to close with a wonderful quote from the bible, “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” – Proverbs 3:3-4.

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Day 95 of 365: The 10 Things I am Worried About.

 

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Day 95: The 10 things I am worried about. I have been thinking about what our world has become from where it was when I was younger. There is a lot that has been worrying me. I often think about these things because my 4 kids will eventually have children of their own and I worry and fear that their world won’t be a good one. Here is my list of my worries about our current world:

  1. Lack of respect for others, in general and with any difference of opinion.
  2. Lack of one on one, face to face communications, because of cell phones.
  3. Lack of self responsibility.
  4. Lack of open discourse, inability to listen and hear other view points.
  5. Lack of tolerance for different opinions and beliefs.
  6. Lack of work ethic, giving up too easily.
  7. Too much vindictiveness and hatred.
  8. Lack of respect for ALL life.
  9. Lack of kindness, courtesy and manners.
  10. Lack of religion, morality and values.

As I am getting older I am readily seeing changes in this world and almost all of them are NOT good! I don’t even see myself as a negative person but it is hard to stay positive with all these unfortunate trends in our world!

Today I am saddened by the death of Reverend Billy Graham. He was such a positive force in our world! I am happy that he is with God now!

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Day 83 of 365: Message for the World

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Day 83: Message for the world. If I had a message for the world it would be, let us be kind to one another! Lately there has been a growing divisiveness in our country and around the world. Remember that saying we learned when we were young to treat others the way we want to be treated?

Being kind to one another, what a novel idea. It isn’t hard to treat others kindly is it? If someone says something you don’t agree with, just change the subject or even better respectfully tell them that they are entitled to their opinion but that you don’t agree! What a dull world we would live in if we all thought the same thing and had the same opinions.

What about doing random acts of kindness? When I do kind things for others I feel better and that makes the other person feel better too! A win-win situation for everyone involved. Kindness is infectious and leads to more kindness.

Here is a quote that has touched me: “If I see you as different and I view you with suspicion, or at the best with cold neutrality, it is unlikely that I will feel kindly disposed toward you. If instead I look at you knowing we both belong to the human race, both have similar nature, different experiences but the same roots and a common destiny, then it is probable I will feel openness, solidarity, empathy toward you. In another word, Kindness.” …..Pierro Ferucci

Remember the common saying, no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted!

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