Silent Gratitude - Thank You for Your Service

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone -G.B. Stern
Everywhere on this day, the after-war continues, as eternally as war itself  ― David Finkel
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. -John F. Kennedy
Eleventh hour of the Eleventh day of the Eleventh month 11.11.11 World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France.
Arlington West Few years back at the Santa Monica beach pier, what I didn't expect to see a sea of crosses and veterans family at Arlington West . On the anniversary of D-Day I was privileged to experience a different generation of veterans
Honoring the veterans by creating the opportunity to give back the sense of Purpose, Self-worth and Community. Jake Wood, co-founded Team Rubicon with the vision to create a new paradigm in disaster response that recognizes and harnesses the skills of military veterans; 

Is Mother's day a Hallmark creation

The celebration of motherhood occurs throughout the world; many of these can be traced back to ancient festivals, like the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration. Is Mother's day a Hallmark creation? 

Mother's day is a great time to notice and give motherly love to the children without mothers. 293,000 children enter foster care each year in US - 130,000 children waiting for ..


What Are You Doing For Others?

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" -Dr. Martin Luther King

  • At 33, he was pressing the case of civil rights with President John Kennedy
  • At 34, he galvanized the nation with his "I Have a Dream" speech
  • At 35, he won the Nobel Peace Prize
  • At 39, he was assassinated, but he left a legacy of hope and inspiration that continues

I Have A Dream Legacy Lives On: Imagine Project 


Why 78% Of New Year's Resolutions Fail?

A study conducted in 2007, by Richard Wisemen, from the University of Bristol showed that 78% of those who set New Year's resolutions fail, and those who succeed have 5 traits in common

  1. Focus on one resolution at a time, with short realization or milestones of 2-6 weeks
  2. Planning in advance, time to reflect and focus with clarity and commit to take action
  3. Avoid repeating a previous resolutions or at least try a different technique to succeed
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Today is the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that was erected in 1961 to stop the mass exodus of people fleeing Soviet East Berlin for West Berlin and the non-Communist world. The wall was a mass of concrete, barbed wire, and stone that cut into the heart of the city, separating families and friends

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