Be present in this moment before it passes you by because there are no do overs in real life. Relish the moment that you are in now. When it is gone, it is gone. Do not worry about what has happened in the past or what may be happening in the future. Focus on the now and stand still in it. Relish in it. Enjoy it. Embrace it. Live in it like it is your last moment and be thankful for it! Should you be so blessed to live to see another moment, then be present in it again.
Living in the moment,
June 6th marks the anniversary of a day known to most as D-Day. D-Day is actually a military lingo term that means the day an important event is to begin. We tend to use it in our everyday vernacular. However, it’s synonymous with the day President Eisenhower headed the operation that led to the liberation of German occupied France.
U.S. troops huddle as they near the beach. (cnn.com)
The Allied invasion of Normandy consisted of not only the United States but Canada, the Free French Forces, and the United Kingdom. The operation began with overnight parachute landings, air attacks, and amphibious landings. It was the greatest airborne and amphibious operation of all times.
I had previously learned about this World War II operation; yet when I had the opportunity to visit Normandy it was a surreal experience. Today, on the 71st anniversary, I reminisce about that visit. I remember looking toward the ocean and using my imagination to visualize what the shores must have looked like.
American troops storm the beach of Normandy. (cnn.com)
I remember feeling a presence in my chest at the thought of soldiers battling in the nighttime ocean water. I also remember visiting the American cemetery there and learning that it was not just a memorial, that some American soldiers were actually buried where I stood. I couldn’t help but think of their loved ones back at home.
My dad is a veteran and I am very thankful to him for his service. On today, I wanted to take a moment to recognize our veterans and their families, especially those of World War II. From the most sincerest place in my soul, thank you!
Anissa N. Graham-Davis
With summertime fast approaching, outdoor activities increase. These activities may include swimming, biking, boating, gardening, sports, home repairs or teen driving. Participating in these activities can lead to injury if proper safety precautions are not taken.
Listed here are a few friendly reminders. Do not swim alone. Bike with a helmet and use hand signals when biking on streets or highways. Become familiar with new gardening equipment before use. Ask someone to hold a ladder you may climb when making house repairs. Require teenage drivers to place their cell phones in the glove compartment while driving.
Whatever you do, slow down, take precaution and put safety first! Avoid injury and enjoy the summer!
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. Be sure to thank your teachers for all that they do. I believe that it takes a special and unique person to be a successful teacher and I am so grateful for all of the teachers that have had such a positive impact on my life. I would like to personally thank you and others who have the gift of teaching and are excited to share knowledge. THANK YOU!!
2014 North Carolina Voter Guide. A good source for candidate profile/information by district. #voteearly