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Memorial Day 2015 — Freedom Has A Price

Posted in American Military, Cemetery, Death, Honor, Patriotism, Remembrance, Soldiers, WAR with tags , on May 25, 2015 by Morguie
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Crosses of Sacrifice and Courage   Remind Us of The Heavy Cost of Liberty

Crosses of Sacrifice and Courage Remind Us of The Heavy Cost of Liberty

Memorial Day isn’t just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that’s a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It’s a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. ”

― Pete Hegseth

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Hobson’s Choice and Circle of Life

Posted in Aging Parent, Blogging, Caregiving, Children, End-of-Life Issues, Family, Life, Personal Crisis, Senior Citizens on May 16, 2015 by Morguie

I haven’t been on to post a real post in some time now. I want to thank my followers for their kindness.

Firstly, this is mainly due to the awful new upgrades WP has implemented with the dashboard changes. I get extremely frustrated trying to work with the posting tools and so on.

GEE THANKS, WordPress.  PERHAPS THE NEXT UPGRADE SHOULD INCLUDE USER-FRIENDLY    TOOLS OR INSTRUCTIONS...?

GEE THANKS, WordPress.
PERHAPS THE NEXT UPGRADE SHOULD INCLUDE USER-FRIENDLY
TOOLS OR INSTRUCTIONS…?

I like it when I can easily come in and put a post together without hunting the globe trying to find the controls I have been familiar with. So I gave up in a way…not to worry, though…when my patience returns, I will return in a little more regular posting.

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ANGEL OF PATIENCE, WHERE ART THOU?

Too many changes at once.

Then, more recently, a personal problem, which concerns the caregiving needs of my ailing mother has developed.

One day I woke up and discovered (several years ago, actually, when Dad died) that I went from being a parent’s child to being the parent’s parent.

It is a sad time,  wrought with hard choices and limited options from which to base choices.

Sometimes I wish I could be 5 again…

CJ

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO ME?   WHO AM I, anyway?

WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED? And, WHO AM I, anyway?

Free Range Chicken

Posted in Animals, Birds, Comedy, Family, Fun and Entertainment, Humor, Insurance, Musing, Pets, Traveling, Video Clips with tags , , , on March 21, 2015 by Morguie

God Bless the folks at Geico Insurance! We fell in love with this ad, which we noticed for the first time earlier in the week. It is so sweet, the cute way they portrayed this lovely Buff Orpington hen, as she took in the sights and sounds from her perch in a box car.  Sure makes us miss our good little buff hens…if only just a little.

Have a great day all!

Timeless Lesson In Working Toward Something Worthwhile

Posted in Cherished memories, childhood, Children, Family, Gratitude, Inspiration, Life, Luxury, Musing, Parenting, Thought For Today on March 15, 2015 by Morguie

Thought for today —

 

   “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”

― Pope Paul VI

 

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Anything worth having requires working a bit harder for. Very few things in life can be better appreciated that that which requires a fair amount of desire and determination…dedication and elbow grease to acquire.

Children now seldom understand this without being put to the task. SO much is taken for granted…so much is expected and is often received without the benefit of the lesson of what it is to actually earn it.  It is important for us to remember our own longing for a certain little ‘luxury’ or special item so that we can give the reward of this lesson to our own children.

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It is no surprise that here in America, very few people have managed to put away any measurable amount of  earnings into a savings account…with the ample variety of credit or installment plans, folks who want something NOW often get it NOW. Sometimes it’s good to step back and save for extras…it helps us to realize what we feel about that thing’s necessity in our life by taking the time to gradually save up and pay for it in cold, hard cash.  Many impulsive purchases would be avoided as well as the debt load that keeps many a soul awake with worry.

Can we go back, or has the world of ‘instant gratification’ moved beyond the point of no return?

Sometimes we wonder about this  —- especially during those occasions when we find ourselves longing for kinder, simpler times of our past. Somehow all of the comforts of today do not quite give that gentle happiness and joy…we wonder, again, what the magic is that seems to be lacking.

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The sense that sacrifice and struggle add a little more appreciation for things we hold dearer? Perhaps that’s it.

Then again, we awaken to the current moment,  admitting that everything seems a little sweeter when looking back with a sentimental heart.

Peace to all…and thanks for coming by!

CJ and the Mouse

 

© C. S. Thompson, 2015.

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