“What Is A Veteran?

A ‘Veteran’ – whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve – is someone who, at one point in his/her life, wrote a blank check made payable to ‘The United States of America,’ for an amount of ‘up to, and including his/her life.’ That is honor. And there are way too many people in this country today who no longer understand that fact.”

( ~ Author Unknown )

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For all members of the Ya Ya Sisterhood

“I am a STRONG WOMAN. Everything that hits me in life, I’ve dealt with. I’ve cried myself to sleep, picked myself back up, and wiped my tears. I’ve grown from things that were meant to break me. I get stronger by the day and have God to thank for that.”

( ~ Womenworking.com )

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“10 Signs You’re Doin’ Well in Life:

(1) You have a roof over your head. (2) You ate today. (3) You have a good heart. (4) You wish good for others. (5) You have clean water. (6) Someone cares for you. (7) You have clothes to wear. (9) You smile. (10) You’re breathing. . . . BE THANKFUL FOR THE LITTLE THINGS!” ( ~ Say Yes to Positivity )

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“I am a Seenager. (Senior teenager)

I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 60 years later…I don’t have to go to school or work…I get an allowance every month…I have my own pad…I don’t have a curfew…I have a driver’s license and my own car…The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant, and they do not use drugs…AND I don’t have acne! LIFE IS GREAT!” ( ~ Author Unknown )

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( ~ Touching Lives )

“Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses FAITH in God.”

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“Things I WILL NOT judge you for: (1) Sexuality, (2) Religion, and (3) Race.

Things I WILL judge you for: (1) Not signaling while driving; (2) How you treat wait staff; (3) Which way you place the toilet roll.”

( ~ Lori Stanton, thanks for posting the above on Faceback in August of 2010!)


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“10 Paraprosdokians to Tickle Your Brain

(1) Where there is a will, I want to be in it. (2) The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list. (3) Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright…until you hear them speak. (4) If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong. (5) We never really grow up; we only learn how to act in public. (6) War does not determine who is right…only who is left. (7) Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad. (8) To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research. (9) I didn’t say it was your fault. I said I was blaming you. (10) In filling out an application, where it [reads] ‘In case of emergency, notify_____…’ I put ‘Doctor.'”

( ~ Grammarly )

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“A meaningful life…

…is NOT about being rich, educated, or perfect. It’s about being real, humble, strong, and able to share ourselves [by] touching the lives of others. It is only then that we [can] have a full, happy, and contented life.” ( ~ Mar Razalon )

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Book Recommendation…

One True Loves* by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Preface: “True love happens only once in a lifetime. Or does it? What if true love strikes twice, and you are caught in the middle of it?”

Yeah, it’s a “chick flick” complete with a surprising twist before you’re even halfway through the book! I haven’t finished reading it yet but am expecting further surprises. However, with what I’ve read thus far, Reid wrote two sentences that have prompted me to recommend this book before I’ve even finished reading it. The first: “Travel the World by Reading a Book.” (Love it! My favorite because I’m an avid reader so feel as though I’ve traveled the world thousands of times already; and, I look forward to growing that number as long as I’m able to do so!)…and the second: “If you want something passionately, you owe it to yourself to make it happen.” (This thought parallels my belief to “Do it now”…don’t keep telling yourself that you’ll do it tomorrow, or next month, next year, or sometime, because sometime may never come.)

If you get a chance to read this book, please share your opinion/thoughts with me.

*One, singular vs. Loves, plural…I was curious about the tense of these words but once I started reading the book, it became crystal clear that Reid chose THE perfect title.

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Lakota Prayer…

“Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear, and thus walk in balance with the passing of each glorious sun.” Amen.

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