Monday, May 29, 2017

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to everyone. It is a special day to thank the men and women who have served our country selflessly to keep us free. Wave the red, white and blue with pride to show respect that they all so richly deserve. 

Woven into this short holiday blog is something that I saw on the comic page in today's local paper. It was Garfield, written of course by Jim Davis, and it was as simple as could be, yet powerful. Garfield is walking along and comes to a sign that says, "Beware of pretty much everything." He then thinks to himself, "Like there needs to be a sign?"

Garfield seems to always have the answers. In the newspaper today there were so many articles about things that we need to 'Be Aware Of.' For me, life is so much happier if we just use good common sense. Steve, reminds me often that common sense is not so common. This quote is attributed to Voltaire and to Mark Twain, although Mark Twain's is not quite as grammatically correct: "I've found that common sense ain't so common." All I can say is it seems to be the truth. Just in today's paper alone the BEWARES consisted of:

  • texting and driving
  • obesity
  • drinking and driving
  • diet sodas
  • computer viruses
  • ISIS
  • retirement
  • red meats
  • fake news
  • severe storms brewing

All of the above were on the first two pages. YIKES!
I stand by what I have said before that the things that we can control, then do so. Use moderation. Then, there are things that we can't control. Do you wish to spend your time in a state of fear and worrying about what is out of your control? The best thing to do is simply be aware. Join in forces of others when you feel it is necessary, such as Neighborhood Watches, etc.

And by all means, CELEBRATE this Memorial Day weekend with those you love. I am ending this blog with a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. "In the End we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."

Enjoy your Memorial Day! Let Summer begin!

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