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“Eyes Right!”

Belgian boy salutes Canadian troops, gets recognition in return
As they march together, soldiers use the command “Eyes Right!” to salute a foreign dignitary or a leader as a mark of respect.  
The U.S. Military has the following procedure for the “Eyes Right!” command.
In this case, Canadian troops were marching on the road after attending a memorial service. A little Belgian boy waited for them patiently and when the soldiers approached, he stood erect and salute them.
The boy has saluted soldiers in the past, but none have ever responded. Troops usually are ordered to ignore spectators. Breaking this rule can also have stiff consequences; for example, a band leader was fired for smiling at Obama during the march.
But in the case of the young Belgian boy, the leader of the Canadian troops marching issued the command “Eyes Right!” and all the troops followed the order. They looked at the boy as a sign of respect.
 
Source:  Digital Journal


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Beneath the same starry heavens♥

seeker:

Look what I found. This is such a fabulous video posted by B* and make sure you read her musing. Enjoy.

Originally posted on Little Moments of Beauty in the Everyday:

‘Finding Welkin’ by Jay Salbert 

welkin  or ‘wel|kin, n. the sky or heaven[s],
fr. OE wolcen ‘cloud, sky’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch wolk and German Wolke *

Hi dear all, I hope this post finds all friends well.
Coming up for a quick breath of fresh air to be amongst kindred minds and friends here.
I am thankful for David Kanigan’s lovely post (amongst many at Live and Learn) of Jay Salbert’s gorgeous, short film on the beauty of “finding the things that connect us,
created out of a modest budget and inspired by George Orwell’s dystopic classic, 1984.

The following humble musing then is inspired by Salbert’s gem of a film (Thank you, Jay Salbert).

* * *

Sometimes
in all the spinning rush of life and work that leaves us gasping
for moments of peace and quietude

It helps to remember

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Series of thoughts on living and death. We don’t have forever.

 
Basil
Give them a packet of seeds to plant and nurture.
New growth means never too late to start living.
Encourage those around who simply exist.
Show them the endless possibility of life.
Every moment is a new beginning.
You can do it.
Step by step.
Adjust along the way.
Look into people’s faces and eyes.
Simple pleasures and beauty abounds.
Hold, hug, touch, smile, visit, call… Do it NOW.
You are given this life with no plot.
Like in the movies, it has a script.
Your life has no preview.
Be active in writing your life story.
Use your imagination.
Write or rewrite.
Be surprised with unexpected scenarios.
Not knowing the exact ending.
Make it exciting.
Let it unfold.
Death is just around the corner.
You realized you have never actually lived.
Squeeze every ounce of living while you can.
Squeeze. Squeeze. Squeeze.
We only have one life.
Moments don’t last forever.
Disappearing too quickly.
Never to return.
“He is not here, for he has risen.”


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Refracted Life

Refracted waterKeep looking, always. You will find lights dance and glisten on any surface. Observing how alive, animated and interesting the reflection of the sun, patterns will emerge.

Refracted glowEven in the dark, you will glow. There is always beauty to find playing with children.

Refracted SignAristocratic. It has a distinctive neon sign boasting “courteous service, quality food, all over town.” True to its form. The best restaurant in the early years.

Photo Credit to Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles

Photo Credit to Tina Schell of Travels and Trifles

How many people did you send rainbow colours and refracted your own light back to you?


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Autumn of Life

Tito Boots Oct 16, 2014

The autumn leaves can dazzle us with their magnificent colors:
deep red, purple, yellow, gold, bronze,
in countless variations and combinations.

Then, shortly after having shown their unspeakable beauty,
they fall to the ground and die.

The barren trees remind us that winter is near.
Likewise, the autumn of life has potential to be very colourful:
wisdom, humor, care, patience, and joy
may bloom splendidly just before we fall to the ground and die.

As we look at the barren trees and remember our dead,
let us be grateful for the beauty we saw them
and wait hopefully for a new spring.

~ Henry Nouwen

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