Happy Flag Day

Thank you, Miss Betsy Ross, for making the flag, red, white and blue,
It is the most beautiful flag; this is so very true,
With its thirteen stripes and its thirteen stars,
In the 242 years since, as a country, we have many battle scars,
We have added 37 new states and stars to your flag as we grew,
I hope that you would have liked my tribute to honor you.Betsy Ross

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

Haiku, Tyrant & Hope

We Should Learn from Ann Frank

Faith gives us the hope,

Even living among tyrants,

We have strength to cope.

Remember Hitler,

Such a cruel man, killing Jews,

Please be kind, be gentler.

A hero was Ann Frank,

‘Cause she risked her life to help,

Held in small room, dank.

 

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Something to Think About……

Discrimination in any form, no matter the reason, should not be tolerated. As a person with Cerebral Palsy, the video below hurt me to the core. Far too often, I find that I have to remind myself that it is 2018.  Discrimination hurts! We have not come as far as I thought. I turned 4 years old in late 1968, so I don’t  recall the chaos of the 60’s. But I have read about it, and I have watched some clips about it on TV. It may well have seemed like Hell on earth to many minority groups who had few laws to protect them in those days. Fast forward to today. We have some of the necessary laws, but many people lack humanity and empathy. This couple just wanted something to eat. Additionally, employees need to learn how to treat customers! Treat others nicely, like you wish to be treated!

 

Isis, My Cat

Isis, My Cat

 

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Isis

An Egyptian Goddess is my dear cat of cats

Start to pet her and soon, away she scats,

But, if my pups are getting loves, up she jumps to get her pats,

She thinks she is the goddess of this home. “Forget those doggy brats.”

Not unlike her mythical namesake from the long ago past.

ABC Poem – What the World Needs More Of……

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A = Abundant hope, health, faith, joy and love

B = Beginnings anew like the freshness of Spring,

C = Comforting words to calm the anxious mind and heart,

D = Daring to soar like eagles

E= Exalting people with words and deeds,

F = Faith the size of mustard seeds to move great mountains (Luke 17:6).

G= Grace to try to forgive

H = Humbleness is not weakness, but strength.

I = Inner peace and contentment.

J = Joyous laughter that fills the room.

K= Kindness and empathy.

L = Love and loyalty aplenty.

M = Majestic beauty appreciated

N = New creation, new attitude.

O = Obedience in greater measure

P = Pondering before doing something regretful

Q = Quell the impulse to hurt others

R = Radiant smiles to brighten the day.

S = Sweet serenity of the spirit

T = Taking time to appreciate blessings

U = Understanding that we all have trouble in our lives.

V = Vicarious joy watching kids play.

W = Wonder as we look up at the sky.

X = Xanthous is the color of the sun on a fun summer day. Enjoy it!

Y = Youthful exuberance is a gift we should all share.

Z = Zest for love, hope, faith and life