Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day & Favorite Things

Wishing each of you, and especially all of our servicemen and -women, a special Memorial Day.  It's a good day to be grateful for all that we have, and the freedom to live and share our lives with others . . . the good, the bad, and the ugly.  There is so much "ugly" going on in the world today, and one can only imagine, arguably, how much uglier it could be, without the efforts of our military.  Irregardless of why our country is involved in some of its efforts worldwide, I am thankful for the men and women whom willingly serve to protect us, and their families whom are left behind to await their return home, and pray that these servicemen and -women make it home again.
I am reminded of my grandfather, whom served our country many years ago, and rarely spoke of his experiences.  If he were here today, he would choose to share the good in life on this day.  In honor of him, I will choose to share some of the things that make me happy today, as I am reminded of how fortunate I am to have the freedom to enjoy and share these things.

The colors found in peacock feathers are some of my favorite ~~ they are so vibrant and speak to me.  It has been years since I have seen a peacock in person, but recently Alisa Burke posted some of the most gorgeous pictures of peacocks found on her visit to the San Diego zoo.  I could view these pics of Alisa's continuously and feel total bliss forever.  If you look at Alisa's next blog, you can see what she did with the inspirational peacocks!  Now this is taking inspiration and running with it, at its fullest!

May we all find inspiration, and bliss, and love in our hearts and lives today and always!  And may our country, its military, and the world, find peace and blessings today and always.


  1. Wonderful photos, Jeanne,--hope you're enjoying the holiday.

  2. wonderful post! Thanks for stopping by with your kind comment :D
    Del Amitri's Nothing Even Happens started playing - I haven't heard that in forever - great song!