The New Year ? All gone?

I’ll see about a week to 10 days after November 9 I pray… Till then… Yet another delay … kinda an 8 week delay that’s an undeserved blessing which I’ve yet to understand …

I planned on writing Billy Graham on his birthday as I have been these past years. We both lost our wives years apart but a loss of a wife tends to bond one to another. Things are always unexpected, unplanned and a mixture of joy and sadness always to be sure.

Billy’s 98 this year I think and he fully expects to live to be 100 and I’m going to try to make it there for that birthday. I believe I’ll be there because this year I had my sixth heart attack third cancer and I just got out from my two vessel bypass! The doctor told me that I’ve got a 50 year warranty.

Just months ago I didn’t think I’d finish my book that God wanted me to write or so I thought ‘they’ guess I gave up. I was hoping maybe one of my children would finish it as my son has a talent for writing. It seems my daughter’s is starting to show up of late as well with that talent.

You see in truth I didn’t expect to see you 10 days after the elections as I expected to die as I was told 10 years ago if I had another heart attack or stroke it was Kaput!

Surprise! Life is truly full of them have most often amazing and happy ones.

I just stopped at the clinic here at Syracuse Assumption church and once upon a time middle school; more later. Anyway, doctor friend of mine Bethany mentioned she thought it was closing down because it was for sale. Turns out they’re moving over to the rectory and the priests are moving upstairs and the clinic is going in the main floor that’s a real surprise! Indeed I’m looking around me and my past years there’s been a lot of them which I failed to recognize and still do.

As I started to mention Billy is expecting to live 100 years and while at the clinic we spoke about my bypass and how God has been real good to me.

How can Billy Graham know and expect to live 100 years and I wonder what sister JP is going to live to and so the conversation went. We went from wondering how long were going to live, what we’re going to do like the one thief on the cross with jesus that says remember me when you get to your father!

I said I’m not worried about that at all because I know where I’m going. With a new heart I’m more concerned about finishing things now and doing them well, since I’m going to be late – being the procrastinator that I am and always figuring I had time but first I want to get a bigger house and a nicer car and a better job I was always missing the point.

A couple people there were shocked at best with my comment about knowing where I’m going and I’m going to heaven and I said I’m sure of it. If I died this past few weeks I knew Jesus was going to be really really disappointed in me too! Sadly, so very very ashamed that I didn’t pay attention to him first! He already promised me seek what I want you to do first and I’ll give you anything your heart desires – God doesn’t lie.

They said I’ve never never never heard of anybody saying that they knew where they were going!!! I can’t tell you the exact time and moment that I knew that but it probably began with believing what God said!

Obviously I’ve thought about this over the past couple days and through Christmas – Jesus’s birthday.

Granted I am and have been so ashamed of so many things and before worried of going to heaven or hell and worse!

We’re given the gift, the greatest gift of forgiveness and I didn’t understand that when I went to Assumption and for perhaps another 40 years and all we have to do is ask in earnest and again believe what God says. Pretty simple I think or thought until they told me I ain’t never heard that before! I only know of a couple before me that really got it from the start.

I can’t tell you how many times I went to confession and started with bless me father, but I knew I was going to collect from the parking meters come the next week … and a few other things I don‘t want to mention!

I was to learn more about being repentant much later being the main trick to forgiveness so to speak.

We can all get it and it’s free… It’s really free and the best Christmas present ever! I hope you’ll check it out and have a great year.

Thanks and God Bless! Rick =)

PS. I’m really nothing special except got adopted as God’s kid. Oh! That’s how I know where I’m going!

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Nanowrimo 2016

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It was the end of May the last time I posted a blog. Things happen and my original piece will have to follow this and it is self-explanatory.

For all of you who’ve been so kind to me overall these many years it is appreciated often more than you know. So this is lead off for my November month of writing of this novel of sorts. You’re supposed to do it in a month and rough draft form, but I’ll tell you now that God had different plans.

What I have to tell you is I’ve continued to learn especially this last three years that he’s got a plan for me and all of your endeavors as well. I can promise you with my heartfelt thanks it will be better than you can or I can dream up.

It’s important to note that this ( ‘What you got to lose’ ) was a how to make money based on my experiences over the years. As I explore the situations in the multiple illnesses it once again occurred to me that God is in everything that we all do whether we are willing to admit it or not.

It’s an important book. I think so many of you will benefit from it or at least I hope so!

God wasn’t and hasn’t made it easy for me. I started the journey with Bell’s palsy and then vertigo and Bell’s palsy on the other side and more over the last several years. I’ve gotten up to six heart attacks and six strokes and several cancers of varying degrees I believe. But many of you guys never let go of me thankfully.

I hope and plan to continue and finish this book in a short time after November 9. It’s not to go another year if six months.

I’m thinking this works out as a nice blog entry too!

I’ll see you about a week to 10 days after November 9 I pray … Till then…

Thanks and God Bless! Rick =)

NB: This was written about 11/7 – apparently forgot to enter before entering the hospital – Unintentional mistake – rlc?

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Do you ignore the little things?

You do know that little things are important and can be both precious or destructive with such little effort.

Well, I’ve been here just over a year now on this blog. It started about 60 years ago, with the desire to help each of us even in some small measure of truth. I do pray I have helped at least one. Gee, after 60 years one would think so, wouldn’t you?

Other than relatives or friends no one has had any interest enough to sign up. Finally this past month someone did! It really does make me smile out loud. It’s encouraging which is a small thing in the eyes of some. To me, I have been beside myself!

What about the widow’s mite, rather two small coins. Jesus said she had given more than any of the others who gave out of their wealth. I would like to think she gave out of Love! I can say I love the new subscriber and am thankful.

Then there are acorns and seeds growing into great Oaks and Redwoods.

This is most generally what we hope for in our beginnings of so many endeavors and real heartfelt leaps in faith.

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The-Little-Things-Posters by Robert Braut

Buying a cup of coffee and soup for a man, or a pizza for an immigrant family. These are small things that can grow as they come together and build. I think we have all seen these in our lives and other’s as well. It is truly wonderful, exciting and soul stirring.

I won’t get into the whys for those times we find that after all loving and sincere efforts that nothing happens. Little seems worth it now. It’s God’s will of course.

Where ever God shuts a door He opens a window! Really John, He has an even bigger ministry for you than you had hoped for in the beginning! Do these comforting sayings help you? How is it setting with you. Next time except this is the 6th time? Often I wish they’d say nothing. Give a hug instead!

Actually God has a bigger plans for me or you or her and we will get there! Funny, what about the ‘normal ordinary days’ that Henry Ford had or Edison, your grandfather or maiden Aunt Rita. There are others, that I hope enjoyed the smiles like you and me and just kept going. Again the little things, the precious moments of each day. All those in-between moments make up the majority of our lives! Both good and bad and sometimes we don’t know why this side of heaven. I hate those ‘sucky’ moments don’t you? Nevertheless, there’s another amazing moment coming along, in just a moment – So all is good!

Into each life we’re told a little rain must fall … I immediately ask why?!? I am noted as the Chief of questions throughout this solar system (talk about egos) ! I also minored in what if’s … !

If we answer honestly there really isn’t much of anything that we will or can do except receive our blessings. If you can agree with this then come along. If not you’ll feel better if you hang here and we’ll be back to pick you up!

This next excursion will cover a few small things we can help or control to some extent. Please take note that none of us have control really. What we do is just try to prepare to help in the most likely things that might occur.

Perhaps we ignore our gas gauge since it’s been broke for awhile now but we were smart! Now we’re not paying attention so much and we’re out of gas and lost too! No idea! At least we have a gas can and so start walking hoping to get a ride! Meanwhile, we get one heck of a Florida rainstorm short but drenching! Alas we return with gas. If we’re calm it’s a little thing and still the same if we raise cain! Short lived. In most instances there are many small things we do knowingly with thoughtlessness!

Then again there are other small things that can grow, like great oaks, into greater destruction. They are of a more important nature. Still they deal in our relationships and endeavors as well!

One small thing I recall involved my little brother of 3 or maybe 4. He came along with my girlfriend Ro and myself. Michael kept singing the same song over and over to which I finally told him to shut up! I also made some critical remark about his singing. It made him stop singing. He never sang again up to his death at 49. That was major – not little – and all that time I could never encourage him to sing again! A horrible little thing that destroyed a lot and turned out as a major thing!

Just one more note about my brother now known to me, “suffer the little children to come unto me” if anyone should harm one they should be dropped in the deepest part of the ocean with a millstone (BIG ROCK) tied about their neck. I agree and but for God’s grace I should not be here.

Then somewhere it’s written to treat your wife as yourself. Connie had just went to her hairdresser (he and I got along … but not so much) and I met her to go home. She had gotten an afro which she had dome for me to look lovely! It was a thing back then. Nevertheless, I told her she looked like a whore or something just as bad. She forgave me. Yet, I regret that more than anyone will know. I should have been drowned years before – truly.

Just a few little words but so destructive.

So you see little things matter a lot and I ask we all pay attention to them. Please take my few words and treat each other from here on as you would yourself. Meanwhile get rid of all that other thoughtlessness. It’s hard, but doable and can be full of joy for all concerned! I hope this helps. By the way it is great for business!

I won’t worry about getting readers anymore, but please stop in now and then, as I really could use and would welcome the company. Hoping you find some wisdom along the way too! God Bless!

Drafted April 21, 2016

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Christmas Eve Thoughts – Part Three (3)

 

A long cold winter...with breaks of sunshine

A long cold winter…with breaks of sunshine

Written January 3, 2016

This week following ‘Christmas Eve’ gives all of us, I think, time to breathe and time to reflect on so many things!

On first thought we quickly think of the 1st! The New Year and I do enjoy “New Beginnings” – a phrase I coined in 1988; hence incorporated into my life way too many years ago!

Still the best time is this time where I can really reflect mostly on what things I did right and most importantly what new beginnings need to be made to make actions and decisions of last year better or throw away all together!

Perhaps the most important times are what happened in between each boring reflection of success or failure. That is the time we truly need to consider as being gifts of grace right from the throne of God! No kidding! It’s nice to get a yes for our proposal of any kind (good) and the successes and extra joys! Nevertheless they are here and gone! It’s the in between that seems to drag on. These are the times we so carelessly waste big time! Stop It!

These are the times we can rest, and really consider we do have time rather than telling our loved ones and everyone else … I can’t right now … I just don’t have time! Get outta my way! Again Stop It!

Soon the beginning of the New Year will be over and then it will be the rush to ‘celebrate’ Valentine’s Day and the next and the next … . Soon we shall prepare for Halloween in September and Christmas in November and then we’ll lose Thanksgiving … whatever that was?

Some wonder how all these successful people get things done and we can’t get our laundry finished and have to make Bologna sandwiches for supper … again! Why can’t we? We waste all those in-between moments I think.

Too much time planning rather than discover and move! ‘Just do it!’, as Nike advertised. That’s just one thought. What is yours? It often comes back to the question I always ask is “Who are you?” .

Boring is good! But only if we stop calling it bad! It’s always tied to attitude and perceptions …. . A better new beginning would be if we consider only good attitudes and for perceptions … Let’s call it looking on the brighter side! Yes yes, I know it seems corny and well worn, but why do you think that is? Simply because so many sayings became that way because they are true! Oh! Boring can be somewhere in between if you want it to be!

The last thoughts for the last year are what worked and what didn’t! Again it’s simple. There’s a scripture about confounding the wise or those who are filled with themselves with the truth.

What worked and what didn’t. What didn’t work? Was it a total flop or perhaps a late bloomer? Most times you don’t want to revisit that again, but sometimes we can be throwing out the baby with the bath water. I have a patent (invention) I should have put out there in another form but I didn’t. I may still and so for the last decade that hasn’t helped anyone! Not ONE!

Successes are just that! We are being promoted, expanding our families, staying healthy and our company is growing at a healthy pace !

However, know that a company doesn’t grow without exercise and trying new things! Neither do we or me or you?

That’s always my New year’s resolution and I work at making it every day for myself and each and every person I meet or hear about that I might be able to help! I think that’s been my main job right from the beginning. I work at keeping focus on no more than one thing at a time and no more than 3 altogether, until one is finished! Sadly, some I rinse repeat and wash again and again and realize this would make an awesome rag! Let’s move on!

The next is not to hold grudges and find forgiveness since without it, all can be lost!

From me to all of you praying and wishing for a wonderful New Year!

God Bless! Rick =)

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Christmas Eve Thoughts

Written December 24, 2015

Classic Christmas girl  The Graphics Fairy

Classic Christmas girl
The Graphics Fairy

This blog post just might wind up a short story and that will be ok too~! You see Christmas eve has always been an important time in my life for my very own reasons. You too may have your own thoughts that night as well.

The first one I recall vividly has burned itself into my mind and can never be erased. Yes, seriously. It’s my warmest memory that I can ever have as Rick or Ricky?

It was in 104 Michaels Ave on the north side of Syracuse, NY (The salt city).

It was on the second floor there where I lived with my grandmother & grandfather, and always seemed cold there except in the summer.

The Christmas tree had so many colored lights in it. We had bulbs that looked like Street lamps, Santa Claus, Elves, Wreaths, Christmas trees; you only have to use your imagination to dream of many more and they’ll appear! I do and even after 50 years I find many more as time goes by!

With that there are mostly warm feelings each year with questions of wonder, but with sadness of what happened? The first year was very special though.

That first year was filled with amazing colors mixing on the white sheet to make new colors I’d never seen! Some of the bulbs had paint that had fell or chipped off and made many shapes forming some animals or memories of somewhere else I had been or was going to go!

Later on I often spent my time somewhere else alone with cousins, aunts and uncles and ‘friends of the family’. But the first night I was warm and safe and it still keeps me warm and safe today at least on that night!

I still believe Jesus or the Holy Ghost was there with me that very night, early morning. Sadly I can’t remember if I was 7 or 8 maybe. We had served midnight mass at Assumption. That doesn’t happen anymore there nor at many more similar churches like that. I also liked that night as people stayed up very late and the homes I could end up at were warm, but the trees were never as wonderful as mine that night.

I finally had decided that my Uncle Sam was my father actually. I called him Uncle Sam but wondered if I should let everyone catch on that I knew my dad was my grandfather actually.

Funny how young minds work. Funny how mine and maybe other’s work as we grow up.

Later that night Uncle Sam and I opened the most wonderful train set any kid could ever hope for! It’s orange and black diesel engine was incredible and so were the tunnels, box cars, log carriers, caboose along with all the little men and the other premier Lionel accessaries.

I ran it a bit and was told I could do it in the morning. Now … to bed! I asked if I could color a little before I went to bed. They said I could but no one came back so I stayed up so very late. Not sure how late of early it was but it was daylight when Sam woke me.

I’ll tell you a bit about my coloring that morning as I continue to explore Christmas eve.

Meanwhile I would love to hear about yours. Your special time can be whatever you most recall in detail and it doesn’t have to be Christmas eve! Honest!

I decided to write about this and it began me to think of what made others feel safe or happy or sad. What do you want and how can I best make or bring some happiness to each of you and the rest of us bring as well! What can we discover, or research to entertain you and increase your contentment. I still think we all have many many wonderful stories of a day or a week that filled us with joy or sadness. Perhaps a time when one of us would begin to laugh and couldn’t stop!!!

Sitting here 50 years later I missed too many things because I didn’t know and reading 10,000 books didn’t cover everything!

I believe each of us has answers for the other that will make our lives fuller!

Let’s sleep on it and come back a little later. OK? Both bad and good are to come but you know that I think.

God Bless and see you in a bit! Rick =)

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Legacy (s)

Don’t you think everyone wants to create a legacy that is uniquely their own! I do. I may be wrong, but there is always a first time!

Leave-The-Legacy-76Usually it’s for our kids and other loved ones. However, many have larger hopes, dreams and goals that include family and more. Take Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet, George Washington and I believe so many more lost in Paris just two weeks ago in that tragic and senseless massacre!

We think of building our legacy and grand ideas, but none of us know how long we have. I know God does but I can’t help you or myself about that. So what are we to do!!!

More and more I hear so very many knowledgeable and even foolish persons saying to us — START TODAY!

But are we listening? I don’t more often than not and I should! After all, I’ve had significant strokes, heart attacks and several cancers, but do I listen? I can only say I test God regularly, and figure I still have plenty of time. What kind of insanity is that?

I like what I think Steve Jobs said about thinking on what is really important on the day of forgiveness as to what is important?!

An extra $1,000 for a vacation, or spending time with a child … your’s or another’s to teach them or just help them smile? These are all gifts and can be part of your legacy too! Oh! Did I tell you that you can do these daily … not large but huge as you go on and I’d be proud of that legacy.

Perhaps having completed the sale of a patent or publishing another book might be your idea of a good legacy … it would be! Can you do it today?

This is the time of THANKSGIVING here in the states. Many are thankful of the kindnesses given to them by you whether it was a coffee or a mortgage payment and the list goes on! We can always do something as little as it may seem to you … may be incredible to another, but do it often. I believe Thanksgiving can be celebrated daily all over the world.

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Even Kermit is Thankful!
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So really you can start building on to your legacy right now! No muss no fuss (is that what one says?).

Help another discover a real Thanksgiving today! Of course, you build yet another part of your legacy! If I can help somehow, let me know. Perhaps join us here so we can help one another build your legacy! Many hands make light work!

Write your stories today for your loved ones, friend and yes … strangers! God Bless, Rick =)

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Don’t Quit!

Too much to do & see ... so there's eh door

Too much to do & see … so there’s one door …

Don’t give up! Perhaps it is what it is which is so often said. Never did like that saying, but after many years I think I am understanding it … sorta.

I also apologize to you simply because there were some topics you might have wanted to consider but I’ve been too busy with life! I had to take time to get rock solid permission for the last picture. I believed that if I didn’t get permission I was fearful the world would end! Mine at least! I was afraid plain and simple. My wife used to say you know too much, which makes you think too much! Finally, I agreed.

What do you believe or think and how do you process each and every thing? Do you have control over all the processes? Did you just fail miserably or just a little? How many times has this happened this morning? I hope a lot!

I think it means you’re busy living or trying to live! That’s good don’t you think?

We can’t do it all. There’s simply too much so pick!!!

Pick one thing and finish it despite whatever is in front of you that seems to be stopping you! Most of all tell fear you will do whatever it takes to make it happen over it’s dead body!

It will either hurtle you forward to experience joy and happiness, because you will succeed or fail! Either way, it’s behind you and you can take one step forward … Simon says so!

You’ve accomplished it and you know you’ll do it better the next time! Or, you’ve failed and now you know it doesn’t work that way but you’ve gained wisdom! I can promise you that both are satisfying! You can only lose if you quit!

I go through this so many times during the day. I want to quit or be lazy and think why bother!

My excuses are that I am really sick. I have a heart attack and then I am stuck in the hospital to have them recover me so to speak! I am depressed and I don’t think of it much … I just don’t want to do anything … ever been there? However we have life and we forget to be thankful for that gift! Each and everyone of us!

I discovered what depression really is. WE tell people to just get over it … WRONG! I really and truly wanted to go to heaven and be with my wife … I wanted to die because to be alive was not an option. I quit hundreds of times a day and yelled at God! I don’t care if you have something for me to do yet! That’s a lame excuse! You hear me!

Yet in between I have helped my daughter though she doesn’t see and I have helped my son and he sees. I have helped so many and that helps me. It is what I do and is one gift I have for anyone. Truly it helps me to help you. Is that selfish?

Why I am not dead today is a miracle! It’s also only by God’s grace – a gift. I have thrown so many gifts back at God and said no thanks! Get out of my life now!

Today I am so glad He ignored me! What about tomorrow?

My suggestion is Don’t Quit!

My wife gave me that sign before she died almost 20 years ago! I have to look at it almost every day but it helps me to remember you.

Sending smiles to you today! Rick

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Yom Kippur 2015

Israel Repenting

Israel Repenting

Yom Kippur is about many things with the stated first point as atonement. Atonement, like making restitution. Perhaps one could say reconciling with an individual.

I thought that for years like saying I am sorry and that takes care of it for the 237,000 times you hurt someone.

Do you remember all them?

Many of you who know me pretty well, often think I can be a bit off. My mind works differently than most people. Maybe because I have so many interests and talents.

I’m not bragging, but having been told that a lot over the years it’s possible. I think they might be right even though they all make fun of me and it’s ok!

One day a year we jews can be washed white as snow. Our memory of all wrongs and sins are sent away as far as the west is from the east. Who has promised us that? My God and His Son.

Who of us can make fun of God or would even dare. Heylel or Lucifer did even with all he knew?! What kind of lunatic would do that. Lucifer! He spent billions of years, perhaps trillions or more working in God’s service and with Him, so he knew God! I think he was perhaps the most foolish being that ever existed. He got kicked right out of heaven never to return.

Nope there were no do-overs for ‘him’. Yet according to the law we can be forgiven for everything. We get a do-over and get another chance this year.

Catholics per Rome, Christians and their versions; we can get do-overs weekly or daily even!

Have any of the Faiths really thought about that. What truth do we allow to sink in. I don’t think a lot and that says it all!

Saying ‘sorry’ doesn’t really cover it. Growing up as a Catholic I thought an act of contrition did it all … along with a 100 Our Fathers and 350 Hail Marys. I was a bad … bad boy.

I was an alter boy and wondering did I forget something? If I served Mass on Sunday would I be vaporized? No kidding I really did have these and many other thoughts. Looking back, I got a LOT OF DO-OVERS!

I wasted maybe a half million do-overs so far and never had anyone given me a reason to think what more could I do?

Teshuva a Hebrew word for Repentance. It was explained to me that what I was asking to be forgiven for meant nothing unless I was hell bent (sorry) on never ever doing it again. Not like fasting and after today or 6 weeks from now I could do it again … not a big deal. Right? Forever never occurred to me even after discovering I was supposed to repent (still working on figuring that out). Didn’t matter how much penance I did. It was what my heart decided.

As a Christian I can ask for forgiveness and be forgiven … every day! As a Jew I reap that benefit once a year? As a Jew I am comfortable with Yom Kippur because I really think about not doing whatever, really really seriously!

I may have hurt you but I sinned against G_D and HE gave me a do-over!

Blessing to all Faiths today and I hope your do-over is as wonderful as mine!

Thanks for listening and God Bless ! Rick

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Remembering Kitty with Love

August 23, 2015

I was reading news, internet articles and hearing the TV in the background; all about the goings on.

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Scarlet Anne lost to the flu earlier this year…KOMO News.com

So much is about fighting, and deaths and so many other tragic losses which brought me to think of my family’s losses as well.

Just recently a young girl of 10 and her mom died in a car crash.Almost immediately the 5 y.o. son made a 911 call to announce the accident and lead the rescuers to them. There are so many more children lost

Then the image of Kitty initiated overwhelming sadness, and the almost unbearable loss that comes with the tragic loss of yet another young child!

I had the privilege of writing about Kitty before in an earlier blog.

Loss is more it seems, with a child and I couldn’t begin to number the reasons. We have all lost family like mothers and fathers, brothers, grandparents and more which indeed evokes great sadness and grief.

Still the loss of a child is more. So I once again prayed for her mom and dad and the whole family. I don’t know what more I could do except each time I recall, to pray for Mom and Dad and the family. What else can any of us do except share in the grief and sadness at the time. It helps I believe.

It’s maybe a couple hours later and I went back to re-read my previous post where I found out about Kitty from my good acquaintance Brittany and her family.

I just finished praying how to, in some way, be able to ease the terribly tragic loss of Kitty. She was a bright promising young lady who just celebrated her 5th Birthday this past April.

No one knows what happened with Kitty … perhaps she fell in the water and in trying to get up … it was dark she got turned around after hitting hit her head? No matter what, it is tragic. We all ask why and we all start to lay blame which helps no one.

What has comforted me with Kitty and so many other losses in our own lives was my wife Connie knew they were safe now and we would see them again.

It makes it no less hard for sure!

I guess now that is partly why I am writing my latest thoughts on Faith. We’re all so lost without it along with needing to share it.

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We both (Connie & I) shared whatever we could do together, but she’s home now with Jesus like so many of our loved ones, maybe working from the other side!

Please continue to pray for Kitty’s and Scarlet’s family and I hope this helps you and all of us left behind!

I want to thank Brittany, Scott, Isla, Hailey and Mira for their help in this post. Check them out to hopefully add a bright spot into your life! The Windtraveler Blog!

God Bless … Rick

PS: Don’t forget to hug, call, email, send a smile to a loved one today!

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Memorial Day …

May 25, 2015

We make memories all through our lives!

As we get older and not old age, do we begin to appreciate what they can and can’t do for us!

They can uplift us and also put us in the depths of a depression you can never imagine! When you finally imagine it ( I pray none of you do), you’re lost and all life is hopeless and we want to disappear and worse — cut our losses and die!

Too many of us have been there sadly and do not want to go back. For those of you that have been spared your faith has saved you, whatever your faith is!

Memorial Day here in the US has been or was started to remember our fallen men and women in wars. Those we lost defending our country against our enemies.

Oddly enough one of the worst wars fought was the Civil War and that’s where Decoration Day came from later to be called Memorial Day.

Brother against sister and Father against son and so much hurt, which still exists today.

However, we do nat take it as solemnly as we did. Rather it’s a day for pig roasts and some parades and disputes of which weekend to celebrate … It used to be May 30th. This year it is being held on two consecutive weekends so neither one seems real actually – to me that is.

I wonder about this? Is it to sell more chickens and wings and ribs and beer and …? It no longer seems to be about the dollar … It is!!!

What’s your thoughts on this?

Here’s what I wrote on a dear friend’s blog about Memorials (www.mirrorministries.org)

We remember so we don’t forget! Forget what?

The love that our families gave us and the happy memories to be enjoyed later!

Then we remember so we don’t forget a tragedy or tragedies of war and yes 911, Boston, the Holocaust and more!

Both are important.

One brings us Joy and the other brings us profound sadness and terrible losses.

We have free will to create new memories. God doesn’t create them! We do!

Thank God for Romans 8:28 ( scripture in the bible)!

Let’s make better and happier ones from now on!

Thanks for reading and I am so sorry for losing this post too! It’ my fault and hope you will forgive me. Rick =(

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