Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

In the United States, today is Memorial Day, which is a national holiday in which we honor people who have died while in military service. My father and his three brothers served in World War II, and I always think about them on this day.

But, since my readership is international, I would like to honor all those who have died defending their countries. During my lifetime, I have always hoped we might "make love, not war." But then, I was a college student during the 1960s.

Still, my thoughts and prayers today are with all of those who have lost people they loved while in military service.


Periwinkle said...

Please keep me in your thoughts I am really struggling at my job, not the actual work but the fact that I the learned this weekend a fellow employee does not like me. I have come to the conclusion that the staff is very similiar to the show "survivor" where individuals create, alliances etc. I am dedicated to keeping my mouth shut and not talk about others. The reason this employee doesnt care for me is part of my bipolarism, when I go into different characters apparently when I speak "british" it really pisses this personoff. I have become depressed over this............

Periwinkle said...

I am going to post more photo's on my blog from my last outing. Enjoy I especially like the Sunset over the 9th hole at the golf course.

Mariposa said...

Hope you're enjoying the holidays!

Florida Sue said...

Thank you so much Susan for remembering the Allied Forces who all stand together for freedom and the end of tyranny. Have a wonderful Memorial Day.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Periwinkle,
I will be thinking about you, and hoping that things improve. But, if it is at all possible, I would strongly suggest you see a therapist or counselor to help you resolve this.

When you say this co-worker doesn't like you because of your bipolarity, and because you "go into different characters," I'm not sure what you're talking about. Why do you speak with a British accent? What does all this have to do with bipolarity?

I believe that if we're behaving in a way that causes others to dislike us--we need to look inward to figure out whether it's them or us. And if it's us, we need to determine whether this behavior is truly "off-putting" and we need to stop doing it!

In saying this, I don't mean to sound judgmental or critical. Sometimes, a realization like this-if you explore it further-- can be a great opportunity for growth.

All my best wishes in resolving this.


P.S. And I will check out your post.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Mariposa,
Thank you!


Wellness Writer said...

Dear Florida Sue,
Thank you. And I wish you a lovely holiday as well.