|Posted by Whitney on June 14, 2012 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
Our flag stands as a symbol of hope in crisis, of pride in success, of valor in battle, of freedom in the face of tyranny, and of comfort in grief. Wear and wave yours proudly, today and every day! This is one of my favorite poems about the flag.
RAGGED OLD FLAG - Johnny Cash
I walked through a county courthouse square,
On a park...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on June 14, 2012 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
As a guest blogger, I would like to take this opportunity to offer thanks to my new friends in the Texas Tea Party movement. Though I ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on May 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM||comments (1)|
"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude." -Cynthia Ozick
How do you express your gratitude? Is it with a note? A hug? Uttering the words "thank you" with a smile? Are we fully able, as a society, to express gratitude in the sincerest of ways? I often wonder if the people I am most thankful for truly understand the level of gratitu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on May 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Life presents us with rare opportunities in which a person, a story, has a deep impact on our lives. I am so thankful for the gift of Randy Pausch and his book The Last Lecture.
My first exposure to Randy was not long before he passed - I saw him on 20/20 and on Oprah, a vivacious man riddled with tumors and yet full of a spirit that could not be dimmed by the disease ravaging his body. His love of life, and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on May 17, 2012 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
For today's post, short and sweet, I ask you to visit the Wounded Warrior Project .... listen to their stories ... and join me in donating. The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is:
- To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
- To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
- To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet ...
|Posted by Whitney on April 26, 2012 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
“It is above all in the present democratic age that the true friends of liberty and human grandeur must remain constantly vigilant and ready to prevent the social power from lightly sacrificing the particular rights of a few individuals to the general execution of its designs. In such times there is no citizen so obscure that it is not very dangerous to allow him to be oppressed, and there are no individual rights so unimportant that they can be sacrificed to arbitrariness with im...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on March 23, 2012 at 1:20 PM||comments (1)|
Americans are pressing the perpetual snooze on the alarm clock of debt.
They are going to wake up one day, very soon, and be a day late and a country short.
While conservatives have been distracted by birth control, Sandra Fluke, and the "war on women," Paul Ryan has been hard at work on a new budget plan aimed at solving the REAL national crisis - our ballooning, out of control debt and deficit p...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on March 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM||comments (1)|
He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." - Epictetus
Why did I select Thankful Thursday as a weekly topic for my blog? Gratitude is a gift.
My parents did an amazing job providing me with a childhood that allowed me to enjoy life but also be extremely grateful for the little things. We didn't have a lot growing up - my father was in the Air Force and we had enough to live happily as ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Whitney on March 4, 2012 at 11:00 PM||comments (0)|