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postheadericon Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance – Sunday Selections

Patience, Persistence, and Perseverance are the chosen topics for this week’s Sunday Selections. It is unfortunate that I am in definite need of all three of these virtues right now. Things have not gone quite as desired or expected this past week, so I think I will just share a relevant quote for each virtue instead of choosing just one.

 

Idaho's Lake Winchester for Red Barn Blue Skies

Patience

Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.

~ Joyce Meyer

Perseverance

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

~ Julie Andrews

Persistence

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

~ Colin Powell

postheadericon Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Events

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 is upon us. If you don’t have plans already, it is not too late. There are many events taking place all over the country to commemorate the day and honor those brave men and women who died in service to America.

It is a good time to take the opportunity to teach your family and loved ones why America celebrates Memorial Day.

memorial day weekend 2017 Red Barn Blue Skies

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

The US Department of Veterans Affairs in collaboration with the National Cemetery Administration are hosting events at VA national cemeteries throughout the country. Local communities will put their own special touches on the events and honor local heroes. You can find the VA sponsored event closest to you by checking their website.

Sponsored by the World War II Veterans Committee, the National Memorial Day Parade will take place in Washington, D.C. It begins at 2pm at the intersection of Constitution and NW 7th and ends up at 17th Street after parading down Constitution Avenue and the White House. It will be televised and streamed live online. More events in the D.C. area can be found here.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 parade Red Barn Blue Skies

Be sure to check for events in your local area. Your American Legion post can usually advise you of celebrations near you.

Please have a safe weekend and don’t forget to honor our heroes and those brave people who died for our country, our flag, and your freedom.

postheadericon Change, Gratitude and Joy – Sunday Selections

The message of today’s quote embraces change, gratitude, and joy as I bring back one of my favorite features – Sunday Selections. I enjoy the hunt for quotes, poems, and passages that ignite a spark in me or touch a chord.

Changes

There are many transitions occurring in our personal and professional lives at the moment. We have several different paths ahead of us and important decisions to make.

I found this quote from author William Arthur Ward to be a perfect fit as we explore the opportunities that are presenting themselves to us. Enjoy.

 

Change, Gratitude and Joy at Red Barn Blue Skies

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings,

turn routine jobs into joy,

and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

~ William Arthur Ward