Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Celebrate Freedom--Go Hug A Veteran...

Celebrations are the theme of the Art Bead Scene Carnival this month and I can think of tons of things to celebrate, but none quite as important as Veteran's Day--the 11th of November.  Of course I take it a little personally because of my own uniformed life, but there are a ton of folks out there who are doing things a lot more challenging than managing email (my normal focus) to ensure that as Americans we can go about our daily lives with the rights that we enjoy.

I can worship--or not worship--the way I want. 
I can argue with my crazy conservative friends about U.S. policies without threat.
I can vote for the folks who represent my ideals.
I can walk down the street wearing what I want, whenever I want.
I can sing songs in the cubicle where I can work for a living.

There are folks out there in the world who can't do these things, so I appreciate my friends and family who are part of a larger cause.  And, whether you think our missions are right or wrong you can't fault the commitment of those who give their days, years, and even lives to protecting the fundamental freedoms that we enjoy. 

Since this is a bead-related post...I'm going to encourage freedom through creative expression and shopping with a few links to some beads that make me think of the blue sky where we daily Aim High.  :)

Irridescent Blue-Black Lampwork from Paulina's Bead Shop

Gyrate Lampwork Focal from Flaming Fools

Blue Velvet Lampwork from Emmylou Beads
On that note, I'm going to proudly put on my camouflage and boots and get to work...even if it's email and meetings, taking care of Air Force people is what I try to do everyday and that's pretty important.  :)

7 comments:

  1. Thank you to all our veterans! And thank you for doing what you do in the military...every job is important!!

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  2. Thank you to both you and your husband for proudly serving so we all can enjoy our freedom.

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  3. Thank you and have a wonderful day!

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  4. You go girl! When I posted my Celebrations post this month I thought of you. The COLOR!!

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  5. Thank you for the reminder that our freedom allows us to celebrate so many things. I am with you on your list (if not the camoflage ;-). I celebrate YOU, Miss Jen. Thank you for serving our country and making it the place it is to celebrate.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  6. Thank you for your service indeed! Freedom is a wonderful thing to celebrate.

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