Sunday Trees & Thank You Vets and Active Duty Military

Happy Sunday Readers. Joining in with Becca for Sunday Trees (here) and Dawn for festival of leaves (here). 

 

 

The leaves on the window felt a little reflective. Today is Veteran’s Day 2018 and all over the web people are giving thanks to our Veterans and those in active service.
These two pictures remind me of the idea of “not” taking things for granted. On November 6th, I took the top photo. Sitting at a really long light, the yellow of the leaves caught my attention. I just so happened to be at the same light on November 8th, merely two days later — and the same tree was gone! What? I did a double take. There must have been a car accident that wiped out the tree. I am sure in the spring they will put a new tree here, but staring tat the chunk of stump left was sobering to how we never know what a day might bring forth; today, I use this wiped-out tree analogy to remind us to NOT take for granted what we have today. Let’s mindfully appreciate the freedom we have and make wise choices to care for this freedom and those who work to protect it. Let’s think of the next generation in all that we do, especially with resources and efforts – and LET’S THANK VETERANS AND THOSE IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE RIGHT NOW. Thank you. We appreciate you.

With gratitude we pause to say thanks….
This photograph reminds me of how what “we” (older trees) do today impacts what “they” (young trees) have tomorrow. Let’s be mindful, grateful, and act with wisdom. 

Thanks for viewing and to all the Veterans and active military – thank you for your service.

All photos are from Virginia, USA: November 2018

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