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With all the negative comments and depressing events in the country and the world it can be disheartening, frustrating, and embarrassing to absorb and dissolve into the national news threads. And those negative threads explode with hundreds of comments.  Let’s see if we can turn those negatives into positives and explode with hundreds of comments that turn things around. Who will join in?

Today is Memorial Day. A day to celebrate all of those who have served our country in some capacity, those who lost their lives to give us safety, security and freedom. I am so grateful for those people who were brave and had the courage to go to foreign places, knowing they may not come back, to fight for the freedom of those at home and the generations to follow.    

Let’s all look for some positive, encouraging, optomistic and uplifting words we can use to describe our lives and our country.  Let’s to give THANKS to the families who are mourning those lost family members, those who are MISSING loved ones, or who are celebrating themselves with our retired/discharged/injured soldiers?  My father served in the Army for 20 years and fought in the Korean War.  Several cousins are serving now in various armed forces with one cousin presently serving in Afghanistan.  

For my positive words, I’d like to say that I think our nation, although not always viewed positively, is endless in the possibilities of making our dreams come true.  That is something that would not be possible without the diligence and hard work of our forefathers, our country’s leaders, as well as, the mental and physical strength of our military forces who have laid down EVERYTHING for the sake of keeping those dreams attainable.  As a second generation American, my grandparents came to this country in search of the American dream.  When I think about how blessed I am to be living here instead of another country where the citizens do not share the freedoms we have, it amazes me that I was fortunate to be born here in America.

So share your positives about living in America today.  And give thanks to those who continue to fight for our freedom.  Happy Memorial Day!




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 31, 2010
    • I too am a second generation American. My grandparents were so proud when they became citizens! I have a nephew in the Army at the moment, my dad and husband both served in the Air Force. I’m very grateful to all the men and women of our armed forces.

      One thing about our nation that I truly love and appreciate is, when things get tough, we forget all about our differences and come together for the greater good.



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      Marya1961 wrote May 31, 2010
    • Same here..it was truly a blessing when my relatives came from Italy and Sicily and chose to be American..they worked hard, adopted the English language and were always appreciative of the New Country.  My hub served in the Army National Guard and just missed being deployed back in 1988, but he served his country well.  I will forever support our nation for what it was and what it can be in the future.estatic



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 31, 2010
    • Mary, do you know where in Sicily your family came from? Mine came from a little town called Camporeale



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 31, 2010
    • Maryann I love this blog! Thank you for being positive and a positive influenceheart

      My positives are that we have options, opportunities and possibilities. That no matter what goes on in the world we will always have that. Also we have big hearts!

      And I thank our military past and present that make that possibleestatic



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      Wookiemom09 wrote May 31, 2010
    • thank you for this reminder.  My father and stepfather served in Vietnam, my grandpas in Korea and WWII and I remember being raised to respect our military for their thankless job.



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