Today I attended my daughters Veterans Day assembly where they ask veterans to come to the school to be honored by the community. As I was listening to her and the rest of the choir sing beautiful songs to thank the veterans for their service I realized one thing, we as Americans sometimes forget how lucky we are to live in a country that gives us the opportunity to be great people and to do great things.
Today I was reminded I am proud to be an American! There is no where else in the world I would rather live. This is my home. This is my country and I stand tall with my head held high and I will teach my kids to respect the flag and our leaders and our veterans regardless of what side of the aisle they are on. Today I thank the heroes that have served and have protected our beautiful country!
Thank you for your service!
Not like stop signs or street signs or billboard signs, but the kind that the universe throws at you when you are not paying attention. Sometimes in life you must look at all the chaos that is around you and find that one thing that moves you. That one moment in time that stands out from the rest. The one thing that you will learn from. How many times have you looked up and realized something special happening around you? It’s amazing what you see when you embrace the chaos of life.
Sometimes the signs are simple and just about obvious. For example, waking up one morning at your lowest point, asking yourself if all the time and effort you are putting in is worth it. Frustrated with life in general and wishing everything would change. You finally muster up the strength to shower and get ready for work when your dog decides to not tell you he needs to go outside and does his business right outside the bathroom door. Well, when you open the door thinking that life cannot get any worse at this point, and it is still dark, and you don’t realize what the dog just did… Yep, you guested it. What do you do now? Cry and wish the world could pause for a bit so you can catch your breath or laugh at the irony of stepping in a pile of shit first thing I the morning. After I cried for a few mins, I couldn’t help but laugh at the whole situation and realized that was my sign. And let’s face it, it was pretty hilarious trying to explain to my boss why I was late this time.
Life is chaotic… Learn from it. Embrace it. Live it. Love it.