Grateful Thoughts: Soul Gift ~ My lovely gift from a beautiful friend.

I’m highlighting the blog  SOUL GIFTS written by the lovely Raili today as the subject of my Grateful Thoughts. Raili, originally from Finland, moved to Australia with her family when she was just a little girl. She also met and married a fellow Finn in the “desert heat of Mt Isa in North Queensland” of…Read more »

When they come home…Military homecomings to touch your heart.

NEVER FORGET…ALWAYS REMEMBER This week, I’m paying tribute to our men and women in uniform as we commemorate the end of World War I, 100 years ago, on November 11, 1918. “We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war,…Read more »

I fought for you… 1918 to 2018

NEVER FORGET…ALWAYS REMEMBER This week, I’m paying tribute to our men and women in uniform as we commemorate the end of World War I, 100 years ago, on November 11, 1918. “All gave some…some gave all.” ~ Korean War veteran and purple heart recipient Howard William Osterkamp Thank you for your service! This is a…Read more »

A Tribute to our Veteran’s… 1918-2018

November 11, 1918 marked the end of World War I. Whether you’re in England celebrating Remembrance Day, or France celebrating Armistice Day or the USA celebrating Veteran’s Day,  each year, for the past 100 years,  the world stops, on November 11, to thank our veterans and remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.…Read more »

The Purple Almond Hall of Fame – Finding French Charming

An announcement before I get into the main post… I’d like to tell you that I’m taking a blogging vacation for the next 10 days. I am currently on a break from school and would like to take the next 10 days to give my brain a break. After I complete a class, my brain…Read more »

Grateful Thoughts: Simple Ula

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. In case you’re new here, I’ll review what Grateful Thoughts is all about. It  began life as Thankful Thursday. Every Thursday, I’d choose a follower and highlight them on my blog. I write a brief synopsis of the blogger, followed by links to 5 articles…Read more »

Grateful Thoughts: Christy Birmingham ~ When Women Inspire

Today’s Grateful Thoughts (aka: Thankful Thursday) is a bit unusual, in that I have TWO articles, highlighting TWO followers, instead one, as is the norm. I’m highlighting the winners of my CELEBRATING 2000 FOLLOWERS give-a-way. The first article was on the other winner, Jo Ann Maxwell, which you can find HERE. The second winner I’m…Read more »