Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday thoughts……

This seems like a good thing to share with you all on a Sunday! I was having a bad day Friday….. nothing seemed to be going right…. I found myself fighting tears all morning … so headed to Wal-mart… not sure why…. perhaps I was headed for my favorite brand of Edy’s ice cream (double fudge brownie is oh-so-g00d!) but I ended up not even going in the store!

Outside the store were some of the “dreaded tables”…you all know the ones…they are usually selling something you really don’t need…and whether you buy or not is often determined by whatever mood you are in for the day… but that day the tables were manned by some Army Veterans who were collecting money for Veterans Support Organization

All the guys were friendly….. not pushing for donations…. and I stopped to talk to them. My bad day evaporated as soon as I looked them in the eye and thanked them for sacrificing and paying for the freedoms that my family and I enjoy…... I stayed and talked to them for awhile and felt much better when I left to head home…..

We need to remember (more often) the brave men and women who have volunteered their lives….sacrificing themselves and their families….. a simple thank you means alot to most… but there are some organizations that are helping in other ways…. and Veterans Support Organization is one of them.

Take/make the time to stop and tell them thanks…and let them know that we do care!

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Okay..I am off my soap box now… and will be back on Wednesday with something from outdoor!

19 comments:

  1. Susan you are absolutely right! The brave men and women who set their own lives aside, sacrifice time and memories with their families, work in horriffically adverse conditions and are willing to quietly do what they think is right deserve our love, respect and loud sincere thanks. And a thanks to you for the reminder.
    From one red, white and blue proud American to another- have a blessed evening.
    Yvonne

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  2. Very nice post...I know those days. Today was one of them for me. Funny how our down times can seem so insignificant when compared to the sacrifices made by others. Brings everything into perspective.

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  3. thank you so much for sharing that. my sweet brother was severely wounded in afghanistan in 2005, and the vso and wounded warrior project have been instrumental in his return to normal life. those men and women who give all are very close to my heart. on a completely different note, i'm doing my first ever giveaway (pottery barn giftcard and some of my crafts), so come by for a visit @ www.barefeetonthedashboard.blogspot.com.

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  4. Thanks Susan! I also make sure I thank a man or woman in our military uniform any time I see one. Don't want to even think about what things would be like with out them.
    Have a great week.

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  5. What a wonderful post! I'm from a military family..my Dad served in Viet Nam in a time where the war was not popular by so many. I always honor those brave men and women who are serving! Thanks so much for this post..it means so much to those who serve and their families.

    Soon I'll be back participating in Outdoor Weds! Come by for a visit as I'm having a giveaway to celebrate my first year of blogging!

    Thanks again!
    Miss Bloomers

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  6. Susan, you are so right. Each one of us is leading our life of freedom because of the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women. We need to pray for them each and everyday...and thank them when we have the opportunity.
    I fall short of this...but will strive to do better.
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  7. DEAR SUSAN,
    IT HAS BEEN OR SEEMS SO LONG SINCE I VISITED YOU. I STILL HAVE MY ANGEL BLOG BUT IN JANUARY I STARTED A NEW BLOG, SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY JOURNEY WITH MY BELOVED AMY WATCHING OVER ME FROM HEAVEN.
    THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL POST. I THINK WE ARE GETTING BETTER WITH SENDING OUR TROOPS OFF AND GREETING THEM WHEN THEY COME HOME BUT WE ARE AS A GOVERNMENT HORRIBLE AT TREATING AND RECOVERING OUR VETERANS.
    I AM SO THANKFUL YOUR DAY TURNED OUT POSITIVE...SOMETIMES IT IS GOOD TO CRY, IT LEADS US TO WHERE THE LORD WANTS US TO BE.
    I HAVE SHED A THOUSAND TEARS LATELY.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  8. Lovely post Susan. It is always good to get some perspective on those days... I need more of it I think!
    :)

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  9. Great post -- we all need a reminder every now and then to remember how lucky we all are and how much we owe those who sacrifice so much.

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  10. Amen for all our men and women serving in the armed forces. They are very much under apprecited by this country!

    Blessings
    R

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  11. So sweet Susan! I'm glad they made you feel better. Having many family members in the Armed Forces I agree with you 100%!

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  12. Thanks, Susan, for this reminder. You are so right. Linda

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  13. Oh yes, you are so right! And I hope we wake up soon! I hope it doesn't take another 9/11 to make people realize! Very scary...
    I hope you are feeling better, Susan!

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  14. Good post. Personally I support the USO organization. I have done some research on the matter and I think more of the donated money goes to veterans with the USO

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  15. Hi Susan,
    Hope all is well with you and you are feeling a bit better.
    I agree...God Bless Our Troops!!! We definitely don't say that enough. Thanks for recognizing them.
    Maryrose

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  16. hope you are feeling better now susan.

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  17. Funny, your post is about this, and my husband just returned from a business trip in CA. On his flight home he had many delays that left him with stretches as long as 9 hours at a time. He ran into a group of Marines at a restaurant. He thanked them and bought them a round of drinks. It made him feel good to say it to them and I hope it did the same for them. At the next airport he met another group of Army soldiers and did the same thing. He also got to see a wife with her new baby greet her husband as he returned home. He probably never saw his baby before. He found it very heartwarming. We really should take the time to thank these people who sacrifice so much for us to lead our lives how we want to. We are very lucky to have them. I enjoyed your post very much. Glad your day turned around.

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  18. That was a genuine and selfless thing for you to do, and I'm sure they appreciated your gesture.

    My favorite ice cream is Turkey Hill chocolate marshmallow, but my favorite besides that is Edy's double fudge brownie. YEAHHHHHH

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