Here is a soldier in Iraq , stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt ( U.S. soil), fertilizer, and some grass seed so that he can have the sweet aroma, and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. When the men of the squadron have a mission that they are going on, they take turns walking through the grass and the American soil — to bring them good luck.
Of all the things he could have asked his wife to send to him from home………..he asked for American soil. WOW.
"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
It’s almost Christmas, my favorite time of year! And Christmas of last year is when I got my fitbit. If you follow me you already know how much I love this little gadget because it keeps me on track. So I am giving one away for Christmas so you can start the new year on the right track.
The FITBIT is not just a Heart Rate Monitor, it tracks everything: calories in (sync with myfitnesspal), calories out (even at rest and during sleep), steps, distance, sleep tracker, it automatically knows when you’re active, and it’s even water proof so you can wear it in the rain.
Please read all the way through because this is not like usual giveaways.
MBF ME (this is a Christmas gift for my followers)
Re-blog only one time please.
Don’t bother re-blogging past 1000 notes.
I will go through all blogs and pick my favorite 100, and then I will let a random generator pick the winner.
If you think you know of a blog that needs and deserves a little bit of extra holiday cheer, you can message me and let me know why, I might feel a little extra generous.
The winner picks the color.
Please have your ask box open and be willing to give me your address.
Anywhere in the world.
And finally, I will send it to you asap so that you can have it by Christmas or New Years at the latest.
Come say hi and tell me why you think this would be a good Christmas gift for you if you’re feeling sociable, or just be my friend:)
Why does this not have more publicity. This needs it!
Signal boosting this A) because it deserves to be seen by more people, and b) because I appreciate some members of Congress are actually willing to see what it’s like living on food stamps in order to make their point about how horrifying cutting food stamps would be.
News flash, regressives: people on food stamps do not load up on Snickers bars and filet mignon. They’re limited in what they can buy, and oftentimes, it’s not enough to get by on. Go on thinking these are entitlements that let minorities live lives of luxury, comfortable in the knowledge that you’ll never go hungry.