Consistent Uncertainties

Never underestimate your power to heal with a kind smile or hurt with a simple word.


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Blessings and Peace For All

Happy Thanksgiving to my U.S. friends. May you have a holiday filled with family and fond memories.

Here’s a heartwarming video that serves as a reminder to all of us what the holiday message is all about.


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A Moment Of Silence

We Shall Keep the Faith

by Moina Michael, November 1918

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet – to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honor of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We’ll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.


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In Tribute to the fallen U.S. Armed Forces

For those of you who’ve watched the “highway of heroes” video just posted this afternoon; I thank you. It’s always important to take time to appreciate those who’ve given so much for our many freedoms. In my “googling” I came across this image. I’m not sure where this took place or indeed if it’s a regular occurrence; however, I was struck by the thought and dumbstruck by the vastness of this dedication.

To the United States troops as well, we will remember your many sacrifices.

A touching sentiment for the many fallen U.S. armed forces personnel.


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The Oldest Fireman

I don’t care if this clip is about a hundred years old, it’s still fresh and funny after all these years. Reliving my childhood; The Carol Burnett show was always a fav of mine! 🙂

Hope you enjoy it as much as I just did. Again

Cheers!


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If You Don’t Know Me By Now

Here’s a mellow one for you to unwind with tonight. Always loved this song. (mind you the dude could use a haircut…lol)

Hope you enjoy it too!

Peace out!


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Cast A Positive Light

Pretty flowers…but a pretty important message.

Sometimes I like to post something that’s a little more upbeat and positive. The subject matter is sometimes very heavy and dark on this blog. It’s important to let the light in from time to time and make sure that there is some equilibrium. The good with the bad. It keeps us sane and grounded; nobody wants to hear the bad all the time. It just drags you down and keeps you there. I prefer to reach for the sunlight from time to time like a flower in a garden. Corny, but true.

I’ve been a big fan of history tho’ it wasn’t a strong suit in school. I truly believe it’s important to always remember where we’ve been, what we’ve done, in order to know where we’re headed.

Whether it changes the path of humankind to know the events of the past, I’m not sure. Continue reading


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A Lesson In Bravery

Nujood Ali aged 10, shown here with her lawyer, Shada Nasser

An avid reader, I tend to read a lot of true stories and biographies. Currently, I’ve picked up the book, I Am Nujodd; 10 and Divorced. It’s the story about a girl, aged 10 who was married and divorced in Yemen. Her age is an estimation due to the lack of registration of births in Yemen; there are some thoughts that she could have been as young as 9. Her mother having given birth to 16 children was, understandably, a little foggy on the exact dates and years for all of her children’s births.

As the story goes, Nujood is promised to an older man (three times her age), whom she refers to as the “monster”. Going back on  his vow to not touch her until she grew older; the youngster was subjected to repeated rapes and abuse. A horrible story, worse yet knowing that it’s a true story. This young heroine ran away to a courthouse one day and in a show of solidarity for her well-being, some of the Yemeni officials sheltered her. A lawyer was provided for her and her divorce was granted.

Unfortunately the only thing that is uncommon Continue reading