George Smith Patton Jr. was a General of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Wikipedia
A. “Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.”
B. “Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.”
C. “If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”
John McCrae’s ‘In Flanders Fields’
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”
My thoughts on a sad situation:: There was a mass shooting in a popular bar in Thousand Oaks, California. Twelve are dead. The killer was a local ex-Marine. For his final act, he killed himself.
A. Gun control ( right or wrong ) isn’t going to happen anytime soon. ( just a fact ).
B. ( PTSD ) “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, sexual assault, physical abuse, or a bad accident.PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you. Read More ( MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE)
C. The U.S. Dept. of veteran affairs & our military need to do more. PTSD: National Center for PTSD …
Veterans Crisis Line:
D. Alcohol and Drug addiction is a major cause of all crime/deaths in the U.S.A. PREVENTION/TREATMENT IS THE ANSWER. SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.
E. In our world today we all need to be more vigilant and aware of our surroundings/situation. If you hear/see something that needs to be reported do it.
F. Prayers are probably doing much more than we realize. KEEP IT UP… In particular I use:: “YOUR will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” (pretty much covers everything)
AND BE VIGILANT & SAFE……