Generousity Examples

    One would think that a person was the great example of generousity, but in the course of his actions he received a further lesson in its meaning. Step one:  Go online and obtain an Olive Garden Never Ending Pasta Pass - cost $100.  Ascertain...

Sacrificium Laudis Deo

"Let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise — the fruit of lips that openly profess his name."    [Hebrews 13: 15] On this day of Thanksgiving I bring a sacrifice of praise. For the gifts great and small that have been given through...

Bravery & Determination!

Kleenex Alert! Have at least a box near to hand! Young woman does not let a dire diagnosis hold her back from doing something she loves and enjoys!

Gratitude Challenge - Day 4

Day 4: Things that give you joy or has given joy to another.   Things that give me joy:       1.  the chorus of birds at a clear dawn in spring       2. the peaceful burbling of a stream through a mountain glade       3. music either...

Gratitude Challenge - Day 3

Day 3: Things great and small that gave proof that caring still matters; whether it involve you directly or not. 1. The lift given by recieving a genuine smile or genuinely smiling to others. 2. The warmth resulting from truly listening or...

Gratitude Challenge - Day 2

Day 2: Find times you were able to show goodwill or times goodwill was shown to you.            First what is goodwill?  It is  a kindly feeling of approval and support.  It is either experiencing or giving of benevolent interest or concern....

Sunday Soothing: Hope

What is the thing that keeps us going It is the one thing that remained in Pandora's box When out of curiousity she lifted the lid unleashing nastiness into the world It is that small quiet voice It is that spark that still flickers ...

Gratitude Challenge - Day 1

Day 1: Find things great and small that add to your comfort.             If one really thinks about this category it includes things that many of us take as our due rights or entitlements.  Yet they are gifts given to us out of a love and many...

The 1776 inversion

          In 1776, the colonists proposed that the order of things should undergo an inversion.  Until that time, and it continues in many places today, the concept of governance could be summed up in the Latin phrase, "Rex est Lex".  In other words,...

Searching

How is it you define yourself?  Our picture of ourself can be essential to our capacity for optimism.  Picturing our worth by what we do, what we have or even on the capacity of other men is a shaky foundation as all of these things can change...

It worked once so why not again?

          Once before in the history of the United States there were a couple of terrorists that were convicted and executed.  But their cause was admired in certain sectors so there has been a concerted effort to cloud the history and our...

Sunday Revery

Wistful, wishful wondering Bounty and beauty abounding yet strife and anger bubbles the discord of coveting obscures the loving distrust blocks the caring Why is it easier to loathe than to love? When the sharing of love gives...

Scribbles & Bits 117: Wazzup wid dat?

Something we all agree should be: Helping those in need. the options stated are: provide them what they need   or   help them start to help themselves divisive whispers come: "they don't want to give"                   "they want...

OSW: dedication for a friend

For a great gal, who shall remain unnamed but could consider this a course of action.   Then keep a dream close!  

OSW: Optimism

Optimism springs when we remember that what was can be yet again If we but prepare and hold to the hope that it can come to us better

Honoring our neighbor!

When our neighbor to the north was assaulted by a madman who killed an honor guard, a retired US Marine could not stand by and stepped up to cover while they regrouped! Retired Marine Stands Guard At Canadian War Memorial Amidst Threats On His Life...

Slightly schizoid attitude

          Since our founding this country has had a slightly schizoid attitude towards its military and its veterans.  This was rooted in the distrust of a "military class" mentality that had been exhibited by the British military and the recognition...