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Attitude of Gratitude Day 9

November 11th, 2010 at 07:07 am

Today is Veteran's Day and although I am thankful for the Vets, I'm also grateful that my school district has decided to give us the day as a holiday.

Holidays are often wonderful days that give you a chance to sit back and reflect on this and that. And sometimes is gives you breathing room from your job so you can think and do something different for a day.

I do get a bit discouraged when I see the store advertisements harking the holiday sale. I know that they have to make money to stay in business, but sometimes the commercialism is overwhelming. Pray tell, what can one buy on Veteran's day other than a flag or flower that truly celebrates the holiday? Somehow new shoes for my non Veteran feet or a new outfit doesn't seem fitting for the holiday.

All in all, we have to take the bad with the good. So, I'm pleased to have today off and a chance to thank our Veterans as well as relax a bit.

3 Responses to “Attitude of Gratitude Day 9”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Yeah, we are pretty vague about what to do with Veterans Day.... Interesting you should mention shoes and veterans. A local radio host was musing yesterday that there are probably a lot of veterans with foot problems. I guess due partly to age and to the sometimes ill-fitting boots they were issued....and then the terrible abuse their feet were put through in those boots. Historically in war time "trench foot" was sometimes bad enough to threaten the life of soldiers and to send them back home for good....Perhaps since our public services for vets is not so great about their physical needs, there should be a really super veterans foot care charity. Maybe there are already charities that do special shoe and orthopedic interventions for vets. Do you happen to know?

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm grateful for the ability to workout my body, which makes my whole day better.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    No, Joan, I don't know about a charity for special shoe and foot care for Veteran's. But I agree, there should be.

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