Category Archives: Thanks

As the Clock Struck Noon

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Hello, Folks, for this moving post, I wrote a comment to Jennie, and I would like that to be the introduction to my Reblog.

My Dear Jennie, greetings, and Thanks for sharing.

But, as I write this, and as I was reading Yours, I have Tears in my eyes and Anger in my heart.

India does not have too many War veterans. And those that are seem to be getting by.

All my knowledge of the West comes from reading and seeing the photographs; have never been West.

Through Your post I would like to address the Citizens of the US, to state that ‘THE LIVING VETERANS ARE BEING FORGOTTEN AND IGNORED.’

Aren’t a Very Large of them members of the ‘Homeless?’ After Such sacrifice, to be Ignored, on the Streets, even Hungry! I am Angry indeed.

Hope the US does More for its Veterans. My salutations to them. And Regards to You, my Dear.
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A Teacher's Reflections

Today I was a small part of honoring those who have served and given the ultimate sacrifice.  A wreath was laid at Arlington National Cemetery at noon.  Simultaneously, cemeteries across America participated in the same wreath laying ceremony.  It was humbling.  I was proud to be there.

Thanks to Wreaths Across America, people all over the country could be part of this important event.  There’s something special about small town America.  Seems to me that paying respect in my own back yard has far more meaning.  Close to home and close to heart.  It feels good.

Westford is the next town over and much like my small town of Groton, full of old homes and a pretty landscape.  People smile and greet each other.  Neighbors help neighbors.  The cemetery is close to the center of town.  For a small town it is a big cemetery, and full of the graves…

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The Mongrel Howls: Empty Spaces, Silent Spaces

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Two wonderful excerpts:

‘Do you die when memory of you dies away? Or, do you die when the impact of your actions on this earth die out completely?’

‘When he died, we were suddenly aware of the emptiness. While there is indeed a lightness in our apartment, there is an emptiness now, and there is a silence in the area where there used to be noise and action.’

Will that be said of All of Us?

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My father in law died a few days ago. He had been living with us for the last several years, and over these years, he had declined continuously. He had declined to the point where he was the shadow of the man who I knew when I married. In fact, my memories of the man I knew when I married had almost faded.

All I remembered was a man who had severe dementia, and who could not walk even a step. I would carry him to the bathroom for a bath, and carry him back.

Two weeks ago, he collapsed, and was bed ridden for the last two weeks in his life. We knew that his end was nigh, and we had realised, for a long time, that death was better for him than life.

When he was alive, he and his nurse occupied a physical and spiritual/ emotional space.

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Old People’s Homes

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When I was about 18 years old, I once had Blood Dysentery. I had become so exhausted, I had no strength to clean myself. My Dear Parents Cleaned me! And by that I mean They cleaned my Butts. When I was 18.

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Graphic from Facebook

Our Dear Parents should Not be put in Old People’s Homes.

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A TRUE Love Story!

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Awesome, is the word I would use to describe this. I was in Goosebumps. This from a person a person who always ‘Disguised her pain with a Smile.’

Raphaela n friend

This is Raphaela with her Friend. Hearty Kudos to her. May We Love like this too!

Giving You the link as the reblog button could not be found.

http://sirenempire.com/tales-experience/this-is-what-love-is/

Do peruse. I found it Superb. Regards. 🙂

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I am Grateful for this Today!

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Last night Our main line current went off at about 11, and as my UPS was beeping, I shut down things except for one fan for the night. As I had not been feeling tired, I would have like to catch up with my TV, but that was not to be, for said reason.

But it was a good thing, for I fell asleep in minutes!

In India, where things take Ever so long to get put right, and Expensive, (You have to pay all those electrical men, though they receive goodly salaries!), the current thing was finally repaired, and I could even fill in my Water tank which is done by electrical motor. …And they did not even come to ‘collect’ from me!

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The Ashram Water Tank!

The Lord is doing Wonderful things, Daily, and this event I can Attest to, Share and Witness, for Today, and too before 10 AM!

Praised be the Lord.:)

Inspired by: https://onceuponahotflash.com

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Locals of Muslim-majority village build church for Christians

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[ This is post is edited on 18.06.16, and has extra material towards the end. ]

The ISIS might be the worst terrorists, but it is Sad that many Muslims get maligned for the actions and doings of Some.

In India, as in Most parts of the World, People of All Religions have Co-Existed, for Ages. The Exceptions are the Hotheads, of all Creed.

Am Very Grateful to these Brothers and Sisters of the Muslim community in Pakistan for having built that Church. Al’Hum Dullillah!

May the Almighty Bless Us All! Regards.

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Image from the site.

Giving a reference to the site, as could not find a Reblog button.

http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2016/06/10/national/locals-of-muslim-majority-village-build-church-for-70-christians/

Am grateful to Our fellow blogger, Imran Ali, who shared this with me. Blessings.

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Here is something I had been searching to put on this post, which I finally found:

Muslims in Bihar Donate land for World’s Largest Hindu Temple.

Largest Hindu temple, land by Muslims

Ref: http://www.dailythanthi.com/News/India/2015/05/19230031/Bihars-Muslims-donate-land-for-worlds-largest-Hindu.vpf

From Facebook.

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Dedication!

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Mr. Abdul Malik is a Teacher in the primary section of one Pandijatthemuri in the Malappuram district of Kerala, India.

He crosses this river, Swimming some 100 metres to go to school. And he has Not taken Leave even Once in 19 Years!

Hearty Kudos to him, and Blessings.

Dedicated Teacher

That’s Dedication for You.

I saw all this in Facebook. Image from article in:

http://www.gajabstory.com/teacher-who-swims-through-a-river-everyday-to-get-to-his-students/

By the way, I consider it Sad and Bad that he not been given Promotion.

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