Lest We Forget…So that we can live
Today is Australia and New Zealand day of remembering and respecting. ANZAC Day is our day to honour and remember solider present and past from all the War of which we participated and those soldiers who died, so we cold be free. The date of the 25th of April commemorates the anniversary when Australia and New Zealand both were apart of the first campaign that led to major casualties for both countries.
For most people it’s a pretty emotional day, as I am sure that every country around the world experiences the same kind of feelings when they commemorate their soldiers. The feelings I feel, the appreciation for what these young men and women did for us, the freedom they gave to us. I try to hold onto that feeling for as long as possible. I tend to find during the next few weeks after ANZAC Day, I do things, stay off of social media things and get a lot more proactive.
What do feelings do you all have? Do you find yourself doing a lot more “proactive things” after you celebrate your soldiers?
I really struggled today with what I was going to write for today’s session of “Magical Monday” Mainly because I got food poisoning and then my partner got the flu. So I’ve been really trying to think of different posts to write about, its’s been a struggle I can tell you.
However, while I’ve been sick I received two DVD’s of “movies” that I used to watch obsessively as a child and have been watching them while I’ve been sick. One was the “ice-skating spectacular” with ice skating superstars Dean and Torvill called “Fire and Ice”. I also purchased the Royal Ballet production of “Beatrix Potter”.
I used ot watch these two obsessively whenever I was at my Grandparents, as well as “The Red Shoes” (but I still have to purchase them).
So readers did you have any favourite movies or shows that you used to be obsessed with as a child? Maybe share something that you think no one has ever heard of before.
Tales Of Beatrix Potter-The Royal Ballet Film
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(First of all if you are not 18+ please do not read any further than this sentence!)
As I was having a shower I had a random thought (as you always do in the shower). My left leg for the past year or so will give me sudden twinges of pain, and it will last for a couple of days after I get it. It happened after last year…I don’t know how many of you watch “Sex and the City” there was episode called “The Catch”. If you know that episode you will understand completely what I mean when I say that someone from my recent past of last year is a “Jack Rabbit”.
After I stopped “copulating” with this person, within a week I had my issues regarding my leg. The other problem was my immune system was down and I had developed a cold, and when I gave my first cough…My lordy! The pain that shoot through my leg, my dog run away from me because I swore so loudly,lol.
The thought that I had while I was in the shower was actually about my best friend who has recently broken up with someone, and although she knew that I did not particularly like him (for good reason) I have gone either “I told you so” However she keeps doing, as sometimes happens, meeting up with him and I have this deep dark feeling that they will eventually get back together. As I was in the shower I had this thought “If only there was some sort of physical reaction we have that gives us pain, to remind us…”This person will cause you pain“…Of course, just as I was thinking I had my own pain shot through my leg.
Instead of crying out in pain or annoyance though, like I normally would have, I had a little grin to myself. I have my own little reminder of the person that gave me that pain. In that moment, I just had a slight happy satisifcation to myself. That pain will ALWAYS remind me…
For those who do not know what a “Jack Rabbit” is…Here’s a clue…(Don’t watch video unless you are 18 years of age and over).
In case you have been living under a rock this week you may have missed that one of the most brilliant writers and minds of our time have passed away….Sir Terry Pratchett.
Terry Pratchett was probably most famous for writing the book series “Discworld” and influenced millions of people and other writers around the world and was awarded an OBE inn 1998.
Unfortunately though a few years ago he was diagnosed with a rare form of early-set Alzheimers. One of the reasons though that I admired him SO much was because instead of hiding away, he faced his diagnosis head on. I watched his documentary series on others who were also battling terminal illnesses and how they were dealing with it “Terry Pratchett: Living With Alzheimer’s”. It was moving and brought up the issues of assisted suicide. It was incredibly moving and I recommend everyone watch it at some point.
R.I.P Terry Pratchett!
I’ve only been on the online dating site for a couple of days and I already have two guys that I’m interested in and they seem interested in me too…
In the moments though when I am not talking to them and those silent few minutes before I asleep. I am suddenly reminded of the heartbreak that I have only recently endured and it comes all flooding back to me and then I am paralysed again by fear and I just want to go back to the beginning of the year and start all over again.
I don’t want to feel like this any-more, I want to be happy, I don’t want to be sad. It is easy to forgive, it’s hard to forget. I wish that there was someone who could just give me one big hug and tell me that it was all going to be okay and for once be able to believe it myself.
As some of you might have guessed I have thing about books and Libraries. I am currently studying a Librarian and also volunteer at one of my local Libraries, I am trying to turn this into paid work though. I thought it was appropriate to share about interest books facts and what benefits reading can bring to you!
Number 6 I definitely agree with!
10 Scientific Facts about reading books!
Joshua 2013, ‘10 Scientific Facts about reading books and how could it really improve your life’, Unbelievable Facts, Blog, posted September 29 2013, <http://www.unbelievable-facts.com/2013/09/10-scientific-facts-about-reading-books.html>