I was taught at an early age to be grateful for even the simplest things. I'm eternally thankful that someone loved me enough to impart that little bit of wisdom to me. I'm grateful and thankful that I was smart enough to listen.
We should never stop being thankful and our gratitude should be enduring. Our way in life is guided by how we treat ourselves and others. If we want our Karma to be good, we have to humble ourselves in the eyes of God and our fellow man. We should not be too proud to continue being thankful for all manner of things.
Life will ultimately teach us that the consequences of our daily actions have a direct bearing on how things work out for us.
I believe that being happy is all about the good choices that you make. Being a happy person means that you choose not be strict, rigid or inflexible with yourself. You definitely choose not to be sad or foster sorrow in others.
You choose to keep an open mind about all things and all people. You have faith and belief in your fellow man. You encourage and promote opportunities whenever possible.
Being happy never gets old.
I wake up each day with a greater appreciation of the world, my unique place in it and the limitless possibilities that each new day brings.
Like a painter, each day to me resembles a fresh new canvas, where I can paint my existence anyway I want to. I'm a "Can-Do" individual, so my todays are always painted using bright cheery colors. My portraits are painted with good intentions and are always about happy outcomes.
I have control of my inner consciousness that consists of Me, Myself and I. That internal self is at peace and is vibrant because I love not only who I am, but also what I can become.
I have control of my outer self, that consciousness that everyone else gets to see. My goal is to always be engaging, civil, polite and respectful, to like minded people. I try to keep a positive perspective on most things and work hard to keep any of life's negativity at bay.
My main motto is: "It's not what you say ... it's what you do that makes the difference"
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone! This is one of those traditional holidays that is best spendt with treasured family and friends. It's a great time of the year, without a doubt.
Even when we cannot be with our loved ones, we have so many things to be thankful about. I myself am extremely grateful for all the blessings God has bestowed upon me. I am eternally thankful for all my triumphs, trials and tribulations. Yes, I am thankful for the good and the bad. I believe, the fact that I can acknowledge and appreciate both has made my present-day life a very peaceful one.
I am thankful for my new and old friends. I know I don't have many of them, however the ones I do actually have are priceless and worthy of knowing. I have a great appreciation of their enduring love, kindness and good spirits.
In closing, I hope that everyone will have a rewarding, joyful and festive holiday season this year.
Serving in the Armed Forces of the United States can be one of the greatest choices that an individual makes in their lifetime. It's a decision that immediately puts your life at a greater physical and mental risk than staying at home as a civilian countryman/countrywoman. Whether you ended up on an actual battlefield or simply served and provided support to your fellow servicemen and servicewomen, your contributions were exemplary and honorable.
We celebrate a Veteran's Day each year on November 11th, in order to respectfully honor all who have served. All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to each citizen soldier, airman, seaman and marine who put their own life at great peril for their country. We need to also remember that some never made it back home because they unfortunately made the ultimate sacrifice for their nation.
Our military veterans and our current servicemen/servicewomen should be in our thoughts and prayers every single day. As a society, we should be doing all that is possible to actively support the people who guarantee and have guaranteed our beloved freedoms. We must remember that our daily actions regarding military, veteran and retiree affairs say more about us than any pats on the back or simple accolades.
On 15 October 2013, we had the pleasure of dining with our cousin Barney Glover at his house in Augusta, Georgia.
The dinner was outstanding, as is always the case whenever we have been entertained by Barney and Sarah. The entire evening turned out to be an enjoyable and satisfying experience.
Barney and Sarah Glover will be hosting the upcoming 2014 Glover Family Reunion, which will be held in Augusta. We confirmed that we would be attending and look forward to this magnificent event next year.