Monday, July 31, 2006

Last Day of July

I can't get the picture I want posted... so I guess I will forgo the picture I have for today. darnit.

My son truly leaves on a ship today. We had a nice chat on the phone yesterday and then I will not hear from him for the duration of the ship ride (sorry, I am sure I am not using the proper terminology) which should take about 32 days. I have a blue star in my front window. I wonder how many people even know what that signifies. I remember them from the 60's, when people who had a family member in Vietnam had them in their windows. I need to order a real blue star flag - but for now I have one I downloaded from the American Legion. I am proud of my son. The picture is of my front porch, with the blue star in the front window.

I will take a quick 2 mile run this morning. It is the last week before the race, so I get to "taper" this week. Which means no more huge work outs. I am kind of glad. Then I will get off to work. I am in the middle of a project that I really enjoy.

It is nice to wake up and look forward to the day ahead. And thank God for it.

"Give God the gift of a thankful heart. Try to see causes of thankfulness in your everyday life. When life seems hard and troubles crowd, then look for some reasons for thankfulness. There is nearly always something you can be thankful for. The offering of thanksgiving is indeed a sweet incense going up to God throughout a busy day. Seek diligently for something to be glad and thankful about. You will acquire in time the habit of being constantly grateful to God for all His blessings. Each new day some new cause for joy and gratitude will spring to your mind and you will thank God sincerely." -- Twenty-Four Hours a Day, Meditation for the Day, July 31.


Scott said...

I read that in the 24 HR book this morning... great reading...

I love it, 2 mi run to "taper down." I took a nice "long" bike ride last nite, probaby about 6 miles. It would take me a week to run 2 miles, lol. It's all about progress, not perfection Scott.

I am praying for your son... Big time...

peace to you MC

dAAve said...

I don't remember the Blue Star. Only yellow ribbons.

I don't even like to drive 2 miles, much less think about running them.

Christine said...

I didn't know about the blue star--exactly what does it mean?

AAwoken said...

molto bene!!!

Hah! Is Blogger in Italian again?

Imagine what happens to me sometimes in the states. I respond to someone in spanish and don't realize it. Makes for some very interesting reactions to say the least!

Someone sneezes....I say... Salud!

Congrats on your anniversary and my prayers are with you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Bet your son has a gold star in his heart just for you!
Thanks for sharing~

Anonymous said...

I was going to post the very same today from the meditations. I found it fitting and beautiful.
I will be praying for your son...and you.

Diego said...

MC... the quote for today is right on.....Happy trudging today....

Shannon said...

I am not sure what the blue star means...?
a quick 2 mile run..
a quick 2 mile run will be more like 1hr,....LOL

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

You and your son are in my prayers.

Thanks for sharing.

lash505 said...

It is a ship that will come home to you.

Gwen said...

We have several Blue Star flags in the hood. John explained to me what they are.

You are awesome.
Thanks for being sober,