Eileen M.'s Profile
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― C. JoyBell C.
“Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind -- a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. Love of country plays a part, but it's not merely love. Neither is it pride, although pride too is one of the ingredients.
Patriotism is a commitment to what is best inside us all. And it's a recognition of that wondrous common essence in our greater surroundings -- our school, team, city, state, our immediate society -- often ultimately delineated by our ethnic roots and borders... but not always.
Indeed, these border lines are so fluid... And we do not pay allegiance as much as we resonate with a shared spirit.
We all feel an undeniable bond with the land where we were born. And yet, if we leave it for another, we grow to feel a similar bond, often of a more complex nature. Both are forms of patriotism -- the first, involuntary, by birth, the second by choice.
Neither is less worthy than the other.
But one is earned.”
― Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration
Hope everyone has a safe & Happy 4th of July!
Can only do 1/2 of this! The left side of the head is still too tender to massage and I've got my summer hair cut so too short for 100 strokes!
Bette S. We're going for that big bonus number tomorrow!
“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.”
― Erma Bombeck
Sang along with favorite songs in car today. . . ."Long Neck Bottle. . . .does that count? Oh, it does, 'cause I also drummed on the steering wheel!
Bette S. Day 3 is over! Hooray for us!
“If you are a dreamer come in
If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar
A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer
If youre a pretender com sit by my fire
For we have some flax golden tales to spin
― Shel Silverstein
Phyllis R. replied July 1, 2015 at 23:35 UTC:
Thanked my hubby (I know, not a stranger), my hair stylist & shampoo girl. All were very helpful today!
“Sometimes, looking at the many books I have at home, I feel I shall die before I come to the end of them, yet I cannot resist the temptation of buying new books. Whenever I walk into a bookstore and find a book on one of my hobbies — for example, Old English or Old Norse poetry — I say to myself, “What a pity I can’t buy that book, for I already have a copy at home.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, This Craft of Verse
Bette S. Day 2 is over & done. Cloudy with a few rainstorms here today. Clearing ahead for the week. Hot & Humid coming back next week.
Okay I will do this sometime this week.
“At two o'clock in the morning, if you open your window and listen,
You will hear the feet of the Wind that is going to call the sun.
And the trees in the Shadow rustle and the trees in the moonlight glisten,
And though it is deep, dark night, you feel that the night is done.”
― Rudyard Kipling
will do this later today! good one, DC!
“When from our better selves we have too long
Been parted by the hurrying world, and droop,
Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired,
How gracious, how benign, is Solitude”
― William Wordsworth
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