Monday, May 2, 2011

Gratitude


As I was playing with my nephew last night I noticed something unexpected happening on TV - I grabbed the remote and turned it off mute.  As they announced the death of bin Laden, I felt a great sense of relief that he could no longer spread his message of hatred.

Later as I listened to the President speak, I started crying as I was overwhelmed by a sense of gratitude for all those in the armed forces who serve and have served.   I'm overwhelmed by the sacrifice of the men and women of the armed forces and the families who have carried on during their long absences.  I'm incredibly grateful to them and so very proud of what they do every day.

I echo the President's hope that we can again become united as a country (and a world) - and I hope we can move forward together to a peaceful future.

U2 - Peace On Earth
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22 comments:

Krystal said...

very powerful song to go with this post..i also hope this is a good turning point!
hope you're having a good start the week :)

Anna said...

The message of peace and unity is a poignant one. Something everyone should be able to rally around! Very nice photo, song, and message pairing!

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Yes, it was certainly emotional news. I'm hopeful it is the start of a more peaceful world.

i.ikeda said...

Well said, very well said. And yes, peace. Enough hatred, it's more than time to start cultivating peace. It takes a lot of hard work - not brute force, but work - and I have to believe it can be done.

Beautiful song.

DecorandtheDog said...

Beautifully written!

Diana Joy said...

Enjoyed your post and the song. I must say that photo is fantastic...great detail to that ?store front? Thanks.

tinajo said...

It felt just amazing when I read about it in my morning paper. After all these years - and finally... Big day, and hopefully a day in the right direction.

Sam said...

Beautiful photo, beautiful words, inspirational song x

Angie Willis said...

Nice one Jamie!

Lesley said...

It was very emotional news and I hope it will be a turning point. Great post ,Jamie, love the song too.

Stephanie Faris said...

Navy Seals are AMAZING. They got in there, got the job done, and left unscathed. Every time they go in to do something like this (like when they went on that ship last year that pirates had taken over), it always amazes me how talented they are.

Rosie said...

This is a wonderful post, Jamie, with the message, the photo and the song together! I also do hope that this is the start for a more peaceful world!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Never get tired of that tune!

lisa said...

So nicely written Jamie!

Ms. Becky said...

nicely written Jamie. we could use more light and peace in our world.

Cindy said...

wonderful song choice for this heart felt post, jamie.

Brunch at Saks said...

Fantastic post, Jamie! Love the song for this post too! Perfection :)

Dagmar said...

here in Canada where we felt the pain of the USA on 911 and landed so many of your planes on that day..we too sighed a sigh of relief to hear that the man that represented so much terror has been silenced.
x

Marcie said...

A truly momentous occasion. Gratitude is a wonderful expression of it!!

Debbie said...

I wish we could regain that unity we felt right after 9/11. How terrible that it takes such a tragedy to bring us all together.

Linda Makiej said...

Beautiful photos here!!
So happy to have found you to follow!

Amanda said...

I was so proud when I heard him speak yesterday. I thought it was one of the most eloquent speeches I had ever heard.

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