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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!


When I think of the 4th of July, I think about the importance of respect for our country. Please remember the lives of those who gave us our freedom and who are still fighting for it!


Fourth of July

Have the sense of freedom,

Have the sense of joy,

I am proud to be an American,

And I am proud to be free,

But I won’t forget the great men and women,

Who also died for me! Happy 4th of July!


Taken from: http://www.wishafriend.com/4thofjuly/id/8021/#6HFzteLOgii0mmrZ.99


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Summer Days

Lazy, Crazy Days of Summer

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Making The Bed

Summer country.

In the morning the leaves bend to the window and fold the house in.

Mountains and sun.

I fold the blankets, hand smooth.

When you’re here I know it.

The sun crosses the hand’s breadth— and in your face the unenterable image.

Under your eyelids night unfolds.

Pull the blanket over you and with it the darkened air.

“Making the Bed” from Somehow by Burt Kimmelman from poets.org.

Summer Midnight

Warm midnight falling.
Stars shining, dancing brightly.
Peaceful all at once.

Compliments of Sazaria Quarles on familyfriendpoems.com

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May Reflections

“It’s spring fever…. You don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!”
– Mark Twain

“Green is the fresh emblem of well founded hopes. In blue the spirit can wander, but in green it can rest.”
– Mary Webb

“Spring is God’s way of saying, ‘One more time!’ ”
– Robert Orben

“Don’t knock the weather: nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”
– Kin Hubbard

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The Journey

This morning a good friend was telling me about one of her close friends. This gentlemen was diagnosed with a disease with a four to six months expectancy to live. After hearing the sad news, she called the spouse a week later to plan for a time to visit. He had passed away the day before. In our conversation, my friend said, “I just want you to know how I value our friendship and our time together.” Death of a loved one is such a hard and tender place to be. We have all been there and we all try to cope in the best way we can. We all move so quickly and when we slow down we find that we may even feel guilty for having a chance to reflect and take in the day. I’m not saying that we should abandon our present life with it’s responsibilities but my hope is that we can appreciate more and see things for what they truly are. With age, I have come to realize the importance of each day. AS the Hallmark card says, “Yesterday’s the past and tomorrow’s the future. Today is a gift-which is why they call it the present.” (Bill Keane) I have so much to be thankful for: family, friends, my health, etc. l think of our parents’era- work hard, save your money and when you retire you can enjoy the pleasures of your labor. The theory is a good one except that you need to enjoy the journey as well as the destination. In my profession, I’ve seen people work very hard and never be able to play with the retirement gold at the end of the rainbow. I do think it is about creating a good balance of all the essential elements of life: responsibility, health, spirituality, family, friends, etc. Don’t forget to take time for yourself and those you care about. Time is precious. With Thanksgiving around the corner, take time to reflect on the things that you are thankful for and celebrate these thoughts with others!

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What is Knocking at Your Door?


“A very little key will open a very heavy door.” Charles Dickens

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Wash Away Worry

Thanks to Bing.com

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You can do it!

Success Kid!

Success Kid!

Compliments of Bing Pictures

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