All posts tagged: Veterans Day Reflections

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Thank You 2014

  525,600 minutes, 525,000 moments so dear. 525,600 minutes – how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife. In 525,600 minutes – how do you measure a year in the life? How about love? Measure in love. Seasons of love.  ~Rent   Today is Veteran’s Day.  As a wife of an active duty service member my thoughts automatically shift to all those who are serving their country far from home, away from family and friends.  As a mother, I think of all our children who have moms and dads risking their lives and who have to accept that mom and dad won’t be home, again, for_____fill in the blank.  Time crawls for those who are missing someone.  I know firsthand.  And yet, how is it when the clock is counting down for the next departure–time speeds up and moments move at lightening speed? It’s true when they say you don’t know what you have until it is gone, isn’t it?  After all …

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    It’s November 11th.  (That’s 11-11.) If you are reading this at 11:11 (on 11/11) did you know that on this day at this hour in 1918 World War 1 formally ended? Today is also Veterans Day, a day to say Thank You to all who served and serve in our military. So on 11/11, Veterans Day, I’m thinking about how the Navy sent us to the US Army War College for 11 months.  Not 12 months, not 10 months—11 months. There’s got to be something to number 11.  So I googled this 11 phenomenon.  The word Synchronicity kept popping up.  Apparently, when 11’s are involved repeatedly someone is trying to tell you something. Synchronicity, according to wikepedia, is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, whereas they are unlikely to be casually related.  The subject sees it as a meaningful coincidence, although the events need not be exactly simultaneous in time. The concept of synchronicity was first described by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychologist, in the 1920s. Jung was transfixed by the idea that …