Tag Archives: sacrifice

Thank You

Thank you to all who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others, and thank you to their families for the sacrifices made so others can remain safe and free. With Love from a Grateful Man, Russ   Advertisements

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Love and Sacrifice

In a comment to my most recent post, titled “Blindness”, a reader asked some great questions about what my thoughts were on the underlying message of the story and whether complete sacrifice equaled true love. I thought some of you … Continue reading

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A Well-Earned Rest and Glorious Vista

“I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter; I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many … Continue reading

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When Words Aren’t Enough

This post is longer than most that I send, and it has even been abbreviated from the version I received from a friend. I believe it to be true but haven’t Snopesed it because I WANT it to be true, … Continue reading

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An Infinite Succession of Presents

(Originally posted on March 30, 2012) “To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. … Continue reading

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An Old Guy and a Bucket of Shrimp

An aunt sent this story to me today. I enjoyed it and thought you would too. I haven’t verified the accuracy of the story. I often find value in stories whether they are true or not. This one falls into … Continue reading

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In Remembrance

A friend and his two sons were part of a group of 250 Boy Scouts who devoted part of their day at local the national cemetary today to plant little flags on the graves of the many men and women … Continue reading

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