~*~ "Sorrow does make us look back and reflect on the grief we have been through. Worry, we all know, steals away from the present moments that could possibly be the best moments. Faith restores our hopes for better tomorrows." ~ Beckie Cutler ~ BC 2019 Quote Credits: Pinterest and Me, Myself, and, I.
Suggestions for Responding: Create a SYW post. Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World” and link it to this post. If you’d like, remember to... Continue Reading →
For visually challenged writers, the image shows frosty dawn, seen through the bare branches of trees. The sky is aflame, dappled with pink clouds, deepening to orange and gold. On the horizon is a small hill crowned with trees, behind which the sun will rise. Brighter Tomorrow (Poem) a miracle to rise and seek... Continue Reading →
REBLOG: Heather, of “Sgeoil” – Such a touching poem for Veterans Day!
I wear the poppy
with heartfelt sorrow
for the soldiers buried
with their bravery
beneath white crosses
in Flanders Field
and for the soldiers
returned who lived
to walk the earth
buried by memories
in the dark of sleep
reliving fear they
dare not speak
while tears burn
a poppy red
the blush of which
holds no shame
for if asked
they’d do it again.
In honour of my father.
Ragtag Daily Prompt: Bravery
Happy Veterans Day! Laura, of "Lauravent69", Weekly Song Challenge #39 is pretty darn special today. If you would like to participate, the rules are listed below. Rules: Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post. Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions. Tag two people to participate!... Continue Reading →
Hello, All... Paula, of "Light Motifs II", "The Monday Peeve", is one of those posts I can't resist. Maybe, you have something you need to unload and rant about. It really helps to get stuff off your chest. If you are interested in joining, here are the rules: https://lightmotifs.wordpress.com/2019/11/11/the-monday-peeve-9/ Believe it or not, I really... Continue Reading →
Welcome back to Mindfulness Monday! How are all of you today? Did you have a pleasant weekend? Last week I mentioned I wanted to talk about being peaceful and for me, peaceful was pretty much nonexistent the entire week and a half. Part of what happened, I certainly could have handled a bit better, but I... Continue Reading →
~*~ "Sometimes we need a swift kick to our own butts to remind ourselves that we know better. Yeah, the reminders come from reflecting on the past, but it was the past that made us stronger in the first place." ~ Beckie Cutler ~ BC 2019 Quote Credits: Brainy Quotes and Me, Myself, and,... Continue Reading →
REBLOG: Di, of “Pensitivity101”, shares this story of strength and respect towards veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedom. God Bless our US Veterans!
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Extract from The Fallen, by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)
My father was only 10 when war broke out in 1939. He joined the army in later years to do his National Service, but didn’t see active service. Neither of my grandfathers ever spoke about the two World Wars, and I was only five when my great grandfather died, so have no such memories from him.
My late father-in-law was an Army Major, and on seeing his medals, he promised to sit down with me one day and tell me their history, as some were his father’s too. Sadly that never came about.
Today is Remembrance Sunday, and tomorrow commemorates the ending of hostilities “at…
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