When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
I have to say “Thank you” to all of those who’ve sent their thanks on this Veterans Day—it was truly an honor and pleasure to serve such a great country. We may have our different opinions on how policy should be run under various administrations, but we live in the best country I’ve ever encountered in my 48 years...and I’ve hit many, many countries all over the world. Here’s to another great year of living with freedoms many will never know.🇺🇸⚓️
Every so often I’m reminded, life is short—even shorter than many of us would ever think. We must ask ourselves if tomorrow was our final day on this planet, how would you like to spend these last 24 hours? Don’t waste them on trivial things...our time here is finite and the end of our story is rarely known.
By Tara L. Collacchi
There was no time to say goodbye.
But this I ask - please do not cry.
Remember me as you think best.
Remember the happy times, but forget the rest.
Look for me and I'll be there,
And you will find me everywhere:
In the gentle touch of the breeze
That cools the skin or swirls the leaves.
In the scent and color of flowers
That gave me such happy hours.
On sunny days, under sunny skies of blue,
Just think of me, I'll be with you.
In winter when there's cloud or mist,
The rain will give to you my kiss.
As wood smoke lingers in the air,
Look for me and I'll be there.
Where seagulls cry above the sea
And surf rolls in so endlessly.
Among towering trees that soar above,
In all these things that I once loved.
Look for me and I'll be there.
You'll feel my presence EVERYWHERE!
Sometimes on your travel through hell, you meet people that think they are in heaven because of their cleverness and ability to get away with things. Travel past them because they don't understand who they have become and never will. These type of people feel justified in revenge and will never learn mercy or forgiveness because they live by comparison. They are the people that don't care about anyone, other than who is making them feel confident. They don’t understand that their deity is not rejoicing with them because of their actions, rather he is trying to free them from their insecurities, by softening their heart. They rather put out your light than find their own. They don't have the ability to see beyond the false sense of happiness they get from destroying others. You know what happiness is and it isn’t this. Don’t see their success as their deliverance. It is a mask of vindication which has no audience, other than their own kind. They have joined countless others that call themselves “survivors”. They believe that they are entitled to win because life didn’t go as planned for them. You are not like them. You were not meant to stay in hell and follow their belief system. You were bound for greatness. You were born to help them by leading. Rise up and be the light home. You were given the gift to see the truth. They will have an army of people that are like them and you are going to feel alone. However, your family in heaven stands beside you now. They are your strength and as countless as the stars. It is time to let go!
Your Guardian Angel
Shannon L. Alder
A few “work” photos thrown together. Although many days are long and busy, it still sounds strange to call it work when you love what you do! I’m going to call it “Fun”...as in “I have to ‘fun’ tomorrow!” It May sound weird but it’s much more accurate.😉