Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Putting It All In Perspective

As much as I try to make each moment count, there are those times where I allow frustration to take over and I begin to sink into self pity. God has a great way of timing things, and as I was feeling sorry for myself about having to head off to work,(among other things), there was a piece that came on the radio. It was about young soldiers in Afghanistan coming home and the difficulties they were facing adjusting back to the routines of daily living. "I try to listen to my friends talk about their daily frustrations with car problems and what-not," he says," and I think to myself, you have no idea how lucky you are to be dealing with these things-I just had to pick up my buddy's body parts from a mine blast."

I'm not trying to minimalize what each of us is dealing with in our lives, but I thought it would be good to put it out there that we have alot to be thankful for, including these brave men and women that help to keep this country free.

On the way home the other night, I was lucky enough to pick up a broadcast from Paul Harvey about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence. I highly recommend listening to this if you can find it-I managed to locate the piece in print-it is yet another overlooked sacrifice that so many have made for people like me so I can have all those wonderful choices and privileges I take advantage of every day. You can read it here.I suppose, as I write this, that I have it pretty good. God Bless America!
xxx Andi

Friday, July 1, 2011

What I'm Listening To This Evening....

While this has nothing to do with history, family or Gettysburg, I think it is still noteworthy to share. This girl has an amazing, powerful voice and the song lingers long after it's over. I've taken to listening to more NPR sorts of things, but every once in a while its refreshing to get caught up in a tune like this just for the sheer enjoyment. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.