It’s been a busy sort of week. Each time I’d sit down to “blog” to my friends ~ nothing. Perhaps it was because I continued to picture the unrelenting “to do” list in my mind?
Then last night….I went to a concert with hubby. I’m a country loving gal….but one of his favorite groups is Journey, and well….of course I escorted him! I was caught up in watching the buzz of all the people coming and going.
(Am I the only person who goes to a concert and stays in my spot?!?!) And while I was counting up the number of beers the itty bitty thang sitting in front of me had consumed….. I heard a familiar sound…..in a most unfamiliar rendition. The Star Spangled Banner as performed by Neal Schon of Journey. The entire demeanor of this sold out crowd changed in just one moment! Everyone was on their feet, applauding or holding their hand over their heart, out of respect, honor and love for this country. For those that have served and sacrificed. For those that still do. The song ended, the audience calmed. My mind began to reflect on my week. I had a surprise visitor at my door on Wednesday. The father of one of my neighbors…. a veteran…. he handed me a flag and said, “I noticed your flag out front is a little tattered, so I thought you might be able to use this.” This act of kindness meant more than he could ever know. Hubby replaced the flag that evening. Then he walked across the street to thank the giver of this gift. The wind was blowing just right and they both agreed it was a sight to behold. Those stars and stripes in the sunset.
Just the night before this….our oldest son posted a new song he’d written. The title? Well OLD GLORY, of course. I hope you’ll take a listen.
Wishing you each the best. We are surrounded by so many blessings, but sometimes they just slip by because we’re too busy with a list that doesn’t really even matter. ♥
p.s. A Shout-Out to my dear friend, Debbie G. Happy Happy Birthday! What a blessing you are in my life! ♥♥♥