Good Morning America!
Happy Memorial Day!
Today is Memorial Day holiday, a holiday in America to remember the fallen soldiers who have died defending the freedom in America. These brave men and women defend the freedom not only in America but also in other lands where man’s freedom is threatened. I watched several videos and listened to some patriotic music this morning. As I watch the slides on the videos of our brave servicemen/women. I realized when they sign up to join any armed forces, they are signing off their lives to defend our freedom that we take for granted because we have been living in the country where freedom rings loudly.
My mind starts to think and wander about the families of these brave soldiers who also sacrifice a lot for our freedom. We tend to forget to say even “thank you” to the soldiers for their services or to the families for letting their loved ones go to the frontlines to defend us so we can sleep soundly at night knowing someone, somewhere is on guard watching over our safety. We forget there are repercussions of wars.. not only casualty of wars but also the trauma of wars that a lot of our veterans suffer and endure to defend our freedom. Freedom is not cheap, it costs a lot. Freedom takes courage, bravery, and sacrifice. Freedom demands it all so someone can live freely without fear and have peace that you are protected.
Today, I say “THANK YOU” America for the freedom you give me to live in the land of free where I can eat, say, do and have choices without being fearful. Thank you, America for sharing your goodness with me and most of all, thank you for your unselfish welcome to all who desire freedom. May I never forget your kindness and goodness towards mankind. I pray God continue to protect America and put His legions of angels to every corner and city in America to watch and defend you. May God always keep His eyes on you and bless you with His goodness in Jesus name.
To all servicemen and women, “THANK YOU” for your service to the great ol’ USA and to us. Without you and your sacrifice we are not where we are today. I pray God will hold you in the cup of His hands and protect you as you defend our beloved country. May God hide you under His wings as you go and protect what you stand for.. freedom. God bless you and your families!!!
As The Lord commanded, I bless Israel and pray for peace in Jerusalem and Middle East.
Have a blessed Memorial Day!
My son decided he wanted to clean the decks yesterday so we turned on the outside water faucet. This is around 10:30 in the morning. He skipped a couple classes at school to help me clean. Nice boy I have 🙂 Little that I knew, the water spigot on the side of home was opened full blast. My sister told me that the kitchen was losing water pressure and that my other son has been in the bathroom for a long time. I checked and told her that he has been out of the bathroom for a while and the noise is just the water running outside… boy, was I right.. the water was running LOL for about 2.5 hours full blast.
I sat down watching TV in my living room and I heard this noise like running water.. suddenly, I remembered and thought “oh no”.. ran outside and yep.. the water was running full force and looked at the window well.. there was a pool LOL I ran back inside the house, grab a pail and dog leash and yelled at my sister to go down and check the bedroom. Taking out water with pail and dog leash brought back memories how we drew water from the well back home… I started to laugh and thought it was funny LOL I took about 10 gallons of water from the window well. A thought came to my mind whether I should jump into the well so I could get the water faster but I would be stuck if no one could hear me LOL. We used 12 towels plus my small wet and dry vacuum to dry the carpet. I decided to call my friend who is a carpet cleaning guy, Bruno (by the way he does a wonderful job and I can refer you if you need help with carpet cleaning) to help me and bless his heart, he came 30 minutes later. He looked at the carpet and he said it wasn’t that bad and asked if I had a fan to dry the carpet and I told him I do and showed him my desk fan.. he laughed and told me I needed a commercial fan.. he said he would go home and come back with the big fan LOL Now the carpet is pulled back and drying. I have to call a carpet installer to change the pad and put the carpet back. The day that I said I am done with cleaning the basement.. now this happened LOL
Later that day, I was making hamburgers for prayer meeting and my family. I tried to lit the grill and it wouldn’t lit.. my son tried to help me for 10 minutes and we tried every knob LOL and it wouldn’t lit. Then we realized the propane was gone LOL thank God I have two more tanks in the garage so whoala.. we had a nice dinner for prayer meeting. Most of all, we all got hit with the joy and laughed at the things that happened. There is no need to get mad or swear as it will not change anything…. I guess I learn to just flow with life and not sweat the small things that can be fixed and in everything joy is the strength 🙂 and when we can laugh at any situation, somehow it doesn’t seem to dread or weigh us down.. so laugh until your sides hurt with the story because it’s exactly what God wants you to do 🙂 May the joy of the Lord be your strength and you can laugh at your fear and it will not have any hold on you anymore 🙂 God bless you
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength – Anonymous
There is no joy in worrying as it only robs your happiness. We can worry and worry and it will not solve any problem, but will imprison us into fear. Sometimes what we worry doesn’t matter at the end of the day. When we concentrate on worrying about the “what if”, we might lose sight and missing what is important today.
Today has its own troubles. So, trust God and believe that He knows everything and He is working behind the scene on our behalf. In the meantime, seize the moment, look at your surroundings and enjoy the good things that has been bestowed upon you because you are blessed beyond imaginations 🙂