IT’S AMAZING WHAT THE FLAG CAN DO

Proudly I watch the flag flying there,in freedom blowing in the summer air.’Tis but cloth in red and white and blue,but it’s amazing what the flag can do.It can inspire the braveto fight for a cause,lead them into battleat whatever the cost.It can speak loudly,it can whisper a sigh.It can silence a crowd,bring tears to the eye.It can cause the peopleto proudly sighas this unfurled clothgoes passing by.Oh, the things this flag can do.The red, the white, and the blue. \\\\ ]]] Continue reading IT’S AMAZING WHAT THE FLAG CAN DO

DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you want to give up?You want to throw in the toweland say, “Enough is enough. I give up.I just want the world to stopand I want to get off.I just don’t feel like fighting any more.I’ve had it. I give up.”I was having one of those dayswhen I happened to see a story aboutthe Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Jimmy Valvano, basketball coachat North Carolina State University, was ina battle with adenocarcinoma (cancer).In a speech at the 1993 ESPY Awardsceremony and before a nationwidetelevision audience, he brought a howlingteary-eyed Madison Square Gardenaudience to … Continue reading DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED

Sometimes I get discouraged.It just happens.Things can seem to be very normal,when all of a sudden it hits.Discouragement…..without warning.It wraps its arms around me….gets a tight grip and squeezes….firmly.It holds me captive.My emotions start to swirl.I go from downheartednessto the depths of dismay…..and back again.I feel down. I want to give up…..give in.I see life through the dark glassesof gloom and despair.The dark nights get long…..and longer,like the dawn will never come.BUT…….the dawn DOES come.And the miracle of LIGHTmakes the darkness disappear.In the middle of the worddisCOURAGEmentis the word COURAGE.COURAGE is the LIGHTthat makes the darknessof discouragement disappear.It takes COURAGE … Continue reading SOMETIMES I GET DISCOURAGED