Merry Christmas 2015

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I know not everyone celebrates Christmas. I also know that many who do celebrate it aren’t Christians.

I am a Christian and I celebrate Christmas.

Whether you are or aren’t, whether you do or don’t…

 I wish everyone good health, peace of mind, and joy on this day, and all days, throughout the year.

Happy #Thanksgiving U.S.A! 2015

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I sincerely hope all nations have a celebration that’s comparable to our Thanksgiving Day celebration. If we get too caught up in the day-to-day struggle to keep moving forward, it’s nice to know that we can at least set aside one day to just be thankful for whatever little bit it is we have. Sure there’s historical, political, and for those who choose, even religious ties to this holiday, but it doesn’t have to be that complicated. There’s always something to be thankful for.

Today I’m thankful for:

…My health, that isn’t always the best, but at least I’m here and not currently suffering any pain.

…My family and friends. I’m not always the best at keeping in touch or being aware of what’s happening with others, but I do care and know that I couldn’t make it day-to-day without the ones who love me standing by my side: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

…My country, with all its faults, it’s still the place that allows me to live and pursue happiness in spite of my race, gender, and religious preference.

…Jesus Christ.

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Happy Veterans Day U.S.A. – 2015

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Today is the day we remember and honor the end of wars and the signing of peace treaties. This is the day we thank and honor our veterans for serving in wars (appreciated and unappreciated) to protect the ideals of this country…We also get a day off work (some of us).

To everyone else around the world, I wish you a good day and hope that your country also recognizes a day such as this.

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Today is Patriot Day U.S.A. 2015

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Today is a day to remember the attacks on September 11, 2001. Do you remember where you were when it happened? Have you lost someone to this great tragedy? My heart goes out to all people of the world who’ve been affected by acts of terrorism. Maybe one day we’ll live in a world where our differences aren’t a reason for war.

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Happy Labor Day U.S.A. 2015

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Today we honor the laborers, or maybe the labor associations, or maybe the contributions of laborers to the economic system…huh…well, at least I get to eat hot dogs and watch fireworks.

Seriously, I know why, as a nation, we started celebrating Labor Day, but in all honesty, it’s the mark of summer’s end now. I do make an effort to reflect on the true purpose of this holiday, but right now, I’m so preoccupied with the last of my summer vacation.

To everyone else in the world, I hope you’re having a wonderful day and are enjoying the end of your summer or winter, depending on where you are. 😉

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