Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Living From The Heart



Disabled American Veterans


Every year I give to the Veterans disabled society. For over 60 years, they have been there for wounded veterans, fighting for them at every turn. For over 60 years, America has trusted this society to help vets become productive members of society. They are a non-profit organization.

I received a calendar, as a gift for my donation, it has some of the most beautiful quotes posted on each month, if any of you friends have received this calendar you will already have read the quotes.

*When we become wise, our lives are lived from the heart.*
*To love someone is to know the song in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten the words *
*Where friends meet the heart is warm and life is simple*
*Love is not, just, looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction*
*You hold in your hand a precious gift=the freedom to be who you want to be*
*Free yourself by dancing with the wild flowers, wherever you find them*
*Sometimes our dreams, like a cats whiskers, are soft and elusive= and sometimes we build them, stitch by stitch, like a well loved quilt*

Sixty years ago, when United Spinal Association was founded, veterans with spinal cord injuries and disorders were confined to hospital beds, some were given only 18 months to live.With help from the Americans, our advocacy and modern medicine changed all that. These efforts has gotten the vets out of the hospitals and back into the community.

But going back to their families and friends, they faced a completely different challenges= a nation that was unprepared and unable to accommodate their special needs. Jobs, transportation, housing, and education were largely unavailable to paralyzed veterans. In today's world a lot has changed to accommondate the vets.

I hope all of you enjoyed this tribute to a fine association, that has dedicated its time and efforts for our men and women who have served our country and came back not able to function as they once did. God Bless everyone.

21 comments:

Joops said...

I will become one (vet) in a couple of months hehehe.. I will be retiring in March for my 20 years of service in the navy. Thanks for your support Ms. Margaret..

ryliej said...

May God bless your heart for your Patriotism Ms. margaret. Even if my father in law is a vet, he also help this organization every year.

sailor said...

Have a great week and take care always!

Babli said...

Very nice and touching post. May God bless you both and I wish for your long and healthy life.

A New Beginning said...

Thanks for the wonderful post Margaret:) Its indeed great to know that there are people who care for others, who think about them and try to make a difference thru their words :)Take care and have a great week ahead!!

Jeanette said...

Gday Margaret. Lovely post and truly lovely quotes I cant pick a favorite out all very true...

Linda said...

This is wonderful - thanks for the beautiful tribute, Margaret and the lovely quotes as well. :)

Judy said...

Great post. I am copying the quotes and passing them on to my friends and children. There is so much truth in each and every one of them.

Merle said...

Dear Margaret~~ Beautiful quotes and it is great that you have people who look after veterans.
We have Legacy here in Australia who look after te families of their mates who didn't make it.
Glad you liked the pic of my mother and 2 of her sisters,and the story of the dog angel. The cats
and dogs differences were good too.
Thanks for your visit and comments. Take care, my
friend, Love Merle.

Katie and Da Katz said...

thanks for this dear tribute. I love these quotes and saved them! I hope to put them with some photos of cats or flowers I have taken recently. luv n purrz
Katie Kat n Katie Too

Abraham Lincoln said...

This is a fine tribute to our veterans. I am one of them as I was in during the Korean War. It has been ages ago now but I was immortal then or felt like I was. I always enjoyed the care I got at the hospitals I was in.

Thank you very much for visiting My Birds Blog and for the comment you left me there about my Coopers Hawk photograph. My Birds Blog

Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely tribute to a very worthwhile organisation, Margaret. They certainly deserve it.

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ Thank you for your comments and
glad you liked the poem and the story of the black man on British Airways. I really liked that one and the crowd applauded the hostess giving the seat to the black man.
The wind has eased a lot. They had a few bad days in Melbourne - mostly near the coast.
I guess that silly Paddy is still trying to get free sex. Take care dear friend. Love, Merle.

ryliej said...

Hello Ms. margaret, just came by to wish you a great week ahead!

sailor said...

Have a lovely Monday!

Gledwood said...

... *To love someone is to know the song in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten the words *
...


I wish I could do that ...

SINCERITY said...

Thank you for sharing such loving and respectful words about our vets. I only wish more folks would do the same.

Suman said...

nice

Lilly said...

I love the quotes Margaret and you have given to a good cause.

Merle said...

Hi again Margaret ~~ Thanks for your comments and glad you liked the Margaret and Bert joke and the cat pic and the safety tips. I hope the fires are quieting down a bit by now and no -one else lost their lives. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Denise said...

Hi Margaret, sorry I haven't been around for a while but I have enjoyed catching up on all your posts today. Have a great Labor Day weekend.

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