Archive for April 2012

One Person Can Make A Difference

While walking along a beach, an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the ocean.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.
He came closer still and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the elderly observer commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
The young man listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it into the back into the ocean past the breaking waves and said, “It made a difference for that one.”

Who’s The Best?

A Soldier, a Sailor, an Airman and a Marine got into an argument about which service is “The Best.” The arguing became so heated, that they eventually ended up killing each other. Soon, they found themselves at the Pearly Gates of Heaven. They meet St Peter and decide that only he would be the ultimate source of truth and honesty, so they ask him:

 “St. Peter, which branch of the American Armed Forces is the best?” St. Peter instantly replies: “I can’t answer that. But, I will ask God what he thinks the next time I see him.”

Some time later the four warriors see St. Peter again and remind him of the question and ask if he was able to find the answer. Suddenly, a sparkling white dove lands on St. Peter’s shoulder. In the dove’s beak is a note with glistening gold dust. St. Peter says to the four men,

 “Your answer from the Boss… Let’s see what he says.” St Peter opens the note, trumpets blare, gold dust drifts into the air, harps play crescendos and St Peter begins to read it aloud to the four young men:


SUBJECT: Which Military Service Is The Best?

 “Gentlemen, all the Branches of the Armed Services are ‘Honorable and Noble.’ Each of you serves your country well and with distinction. Being a member of the American Armed Forces represents a special calling warranting special respect, tribute, and dedication. Be proud of that.”

 Very Respectfully,

GOD, Chief, USN (Ret.)



I am an American US Navy Chief!

I will do all that my nation requires of me.

I am a volunteer, knowing well the hazards of my profession. I serve with the memory of those who have gone before me. I pledge to uphold the honor and integrity of their legacy in all that I am – in all that I do. I am a warrior. I will teach and fight whenever and wherever my nation requires. I will strive always to excel in every art and artifice of war. I know that I will be called upon to perform tasks in isolation, far from familiar faces and voices. With the help and guidance of my faith,I will conquer my fears and succeed. I will keep my mind and body clean, alert and strong. I will maintain my arms and equipment in an immaculate state befitting a US Navy Chief, for this is my debt to those who depend upon me.

I will not fail those with whom I serve. I will not bring shame upon myself or the US Navy. I will never leave a fallen comrade. I will never surrender though I am the last. If I am taken, I pray that I have the strength to defy my enemy. I am a member of my Nation’s chosen few;

I serve quietly, not seeking recognition or accolades.

My goal is to succeed in my mission – and live to succeed again.



Americas Hero’s

It seems that the only time we think of Hero’s is when there is a disaster. That’s when we chant and praise them and even feed them. The people we now say are Hero’s were there doing there job yesterday and the day before and even last year when we didn’t even notice them. Everyday of their career they are Hero’s because they chose to do a job that most people can’t.

 We now praise our Military, they are Hero’s patrolling the streets, and sky’s and even waters around our cities. When these Hero’s came back from Vietnam thinking they really were Hero’s we spit on them in their own country. They didn’t get a parade, they got another fight.

 After Vietnam our government decided it wasn’t safe for our military to walk the streets of their own country in uniform they asked them to leave the military installations in regular street clothes so they would fit in. Remember these are our Hero’s.

 At a minutes notice our Hero’s respond to a deadly crisis without even blinking an eye. When a police officer stops us for doing something wrong we call him a pig, not a Hero. When we need them and they can’t be found we say “Check the Donut Shop”. These Hero’s are greatly underpaid and defiantly overworked, but we fail to give them a pay raise or new equipment to save lives.

 We have volunteer Firefighters and EMS personal all over our country. They are volunteer so they don’t get paid. They do it all for free and we don’t call them Hero’s, I have heard a lot of things but not Hero’s. We now call them Hero’s because they are doing their jobs. They too were always there doing their job and always have been a Hero!

 As Americans we forget how free we really are. We take everything for granted and forget to pass on core values to our children, except when disaster hits. We no longer talk to our neighbors, the mailman, or a person in the street. We no longer say “Hello” or “Good Morning” to people we don’t know. You no longer go into a neighborhood and smell the delicious foods cooking in the kitchens.

As Americans we need to take a step back and take another look at our lives, our children’s lives, and the lives around us. We need to know that there are Hero’s that walk among us each and every day. Some of them are unknown Hero’s, some of them you can see real clear, but still they are Hero’s.

People who volunteer their time to help someone or our children are Hero’s. They take the time to do something the rest of us don’t want to. Most people talk to a Hero a couple of times a week and don’t even know it, because we don’t take the time to find out.

 Let’s not lose our Hero’s again. Remember them everyday in your prayers and Thank them often. Remember the unsung Hero’s and the Hero’s in all of us.


5 Finger Prayer

       1. Your thumb is nearest to you. So begin your prayers by
       praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember.
       To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a “sweet

       2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach,
       instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers.
       They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right
       direction. Keep them in your prayers.

       3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our
       leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry,
       and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public
       opinion. They need God’s guidance.

       4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the
       fact, that this is our weakest finger; as any piano teacher will
       testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in
       trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot
       pray too much for them.

       5. And lastly comes our little finger; the smallest finger of all.
       Which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and
       others. As the Bible says, “The least shall be the greatest among
       you. ” Your pinkie ! Should remind you to pray for yourself. By the
       time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will
       be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for
       yourself more effectively.



Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages or on the web. It is not limited by age, gender, or education level. It is not a phase and it is not a joke. Bullying can cause lasting harm!

The problem I see about Bullying is that it’s been around for more than 50 Years. Everyone is talking about it, the Government states that they are doing something about it, but what’s really happening?

As a kid in Grammar School I was bullied. Nobody did anything about it accept me. As I got older I said to myself I would not put up with it. When in High School I did not put up with it. I fought back and the bullies stayed away. The problem is you still have to watch your back and stay tough. I went in the Navy when I was 18 and retired 21 years later.

Ladies and gentlemen it’s still there. You read about it in the papers, hear it on the news, and see it on the internet.

Statics state that 1 of every 3 kids in Middle School is being bullied, but many go unreported. Nationally, 8.2 million students are bullied each year and 1 million are cyber-bullied. About 160,000 students stay home from school on any given day because they’re afraid of being bullied. In Delaware, nearly 20 percent of students surveyed last year reported that another student issued a verbal threat against them, while 30 percent reported that they said something to another student to hurt them.

Legislation in Delaware was unveiled March 2, 2012 will protect students against bullying and make the reporting of bullying more consistent.  It’s hoped that with this legislation, more incidents of bullying will be reported to the Attorney General’s bullying hotline. The number for the Hotline is 1-800-220-5414.

We need to stop this bulling once and for all.


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