As we drive along the interstates or highways something that we are always going to have are guardrails along the side of the road. These are put there for protection and to keep us from veering off the road into a danger zone which could cost us physical or mental harm or our life.
I often wonder how many of our younger generation really understand what Memorial Day really stands for. Our veterans are why we have the freedoms we enjoy today. They are the ones who put their lives in harm’s way so that we can enjoy life as a free nation and not have a dictatorial rule.
This is a very difficult question to answer unless you are a convicted criminal sentenced to death. As I was flipping channels on the television one day, I came across a program about trauma in the emergency room.
In today’s society it seems that if things don’t go the way you want them to, then all you have to do is file a grievance, go to the news media, or even sue someone over very minor or trivial things or items.
Several years ago my wife and I drove to Georgia to visit with my daughter and her family. My oldest grandson was about three years old at that time and looking forward to his visit from his grandparents. We arrived late at night and he was asleep.
I have always been taught that when you meet someone you should smile and be cordial. Doing this shows what is in your heart and in most instances, will receive a kind word and acknowledgement in return.
Not too long ago I attended the funeral of a 97 year old widow lady. This lovely and wise lady was one of my wife’s cousins. Even though we didn’t see her very often, mainly at family reunions and funerals of other relatives, I really admired her wisdom and understanding of others.
All of us go through life making choices whether we want to or not. God gave us the right to decide on what we do and when we do it. Many times these choices are going to affect us whether it has been in the past, in the future, or at this moment.
One of Mark Twain’s best quotes says, “Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” I don’t know of any statement that can be better for us to understand than this. I only wish everyone would read it and use it.