Gosh, Friday already. And here I am, scrambling again to come up with a post. But it’s early. I slept better than Thursday night. I made it all the way to after six a.m. That’s a great Only the Good Friday thing right there! Much needed sleep is a good thing! Let’s see, something good. You know, the best thing about the Friday thing is that I believe in it. When I was first turned on to Shelly and her This Eclectic Life Blog, I didn't know it was going to have such an effect. I want to have something good in my life. I want a positive thought today. And I also have had this attitude that I want to feel this way all I can, all week, everyday, or a part of every day. I’ve had a good week in the positive/negative ratio department.
Yesterday, I posted a couple of recipes. I had a great day and my mood was jovial. I just felt like talking to people. At 3:00 a.m. There was no one around, so my audience was the blog readers. It was wonderful to hear from folks. As I said, I was talking to them.
In that post I mentioned the blog of a friend, Beth. She writes Beth’s Blog. I went there and read about her day yesterday. She had an amazing positive experience both at work and in something incredible that happened to her personally. You must read about what happened to Beth Right Here.
For me, time is moving quickly. This is Memorial Day weekend. In River Falls, WI, the town where I live now, the Community just sponsored a new Veterans Memorial at the local cemetery. In fact, I access my new home off of Cemetery Road. Yesterday, I was talking to a new acquaintance and was reminded that there would be some sort of program at the Memorial on Monday. I don’t have any travel plans or activity plans, so I think I’ll be down there and witness the dedication of the new Veterans Memorial.
I believe that we most definitely must Honor the Warrior, Not the War. NO matter what people think about war, I personally am totally against it, I find it hard to not honor those that put their life down for Our Families, Our Communities and Our Country. It's not for me to judge motive, whether the dead soldier was pro or con the war, whether he or she fought for peace or wanted to slay the fellow man. As long as war exists in this world, I want to honor the death of the Veterans. I will honor All Veterans from All Countries the world over. The Mothers and Fathers of all Warriors grieves at the loss. People all over the world want peace. Peace is a good thought.
With no travel plans this weekend, we will spend some quality time here at home. Still many little things here and there to do. Some good friends will gather here Saturday evening and we’ll go out to dinner. These are people I go back with over 40 years. We’ve never stopped talking, but getting together has been a chore over the past 5-6 years. We all put forth the effort to make it happen. So Saturday, old friends, husbands and wives, will break bread. The after dinner coffee will be at my place on the deck around sunset.
A nice waterfall. Niobrara River near Valentine Nebraska
On Sunday, another group of good friends will gather and we’ll ride the motorcycles down the Mississippi River once again. Our trek will lead us into Red Wing, Minnesota and we’ll have dinner at a place called Norton’s. The band that donated its time and talent for our Crow Creek Motorcycle Ride fundraiser last weekend will be playing at Norton’s. We’ll take in another session of a really good band. They used to be called Ipso Facto. But that group disbanded, now original band member Wain McFarlane has assembled the sound again. They play great Roots, Rock and Reggae and keep you moving and swaying the whole time.
I saw another good friend yesterday. He traveled down from Ashland. He had a chore to do in the area and he stopped here to talk with me. That made me feel good. Friends are an important part of my Good Friday. New friends and old friends. I have been fortunate of late to have made some wonderful new friends and hold onto the old ones as well.
I feel good. I have exciting things to do. I'll be with people I love and I believe I am loved by friends and family. So, it’s a good Friday for me. I hope it’s a good Friday and everyday for you.
Now, here are some pictures of more reasons I am still alive and feeling good. My Grandchildren.
Yoody and Papa on the motorcycle
Anna in her "new" twenty five cent garage sale dress.
There is good in everyday. I hope the world can find some of it. While you're looking;
May Peace be in your hearts, all of you.