Take a look at these two photos I took on Friday, November 11, 2011:

What do you see?  We look at things all the time.  How often do we see?  How often do we spend time seeing what’s in front of us, not simply watching life pass by.  How often do we think about the events in our lives, the days that signify the months in the year?

What I find fascinating about the month of November is that fact that two significant days fall on that month.  Some of my friends call November the Thankful Month.  Why do you suppose that is?  The obvious answer is that Thanksgiving falls in November.  Heck the word Thanks is in the word.  Every year when November rolls around I can’t help but consider an ancillary reason November is The Thankful Month.  Another important day happens to occur in November:
Veteran’s Day

It’s unfortunate that many see the day as simply another day off from school or work.  They don’t give pause to consider how lucky we are to live in a country that is free.
–Freedom of Speech.
–Freedom of Religion.
–The Right to Vote.

These are just a few rights American Citizens have.  Were it not for the bravery of America’s service men and women, these and many other rights may not exist.

Remember to be thankful NOT just for home and hearth, NOT just friends and family.
Remember to thank the military.
Remember to shake the hand of someone in uniform.
Remember to give pause.

And remember that November is the Thankful Month.

Feel free to visit my Veteran’s Day Gallery:
Veteran’s Day Ceremony 2011
Madison, Connecticut

Be Happy!  Be Well!  Be Positive!
Blessings to you.

Chris

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