On Veterans Day

By Joanna Fuchs

On Veteran’s Day we honor
Soldiers who protect our nation.
For their service as our warriors,
They deserve our admiration.

Some of them were drafted;
Some were volunteers;
For some it was just yesterday;
For some it’s been many years.

In the jungle or the desert,
On land or on the sea.
They did whatever was assigned
To produce a victory.

Some came back; some didn’t.
They defended us everywhere.
Some saw combat; some rode a desk;
All of them did their share.

No matter what the duty,
For low pay and little glory,
These soldiers gave up normal lives,
For duties mundane and gory.

Let every veteran be honored;
Don’t let politics get in the way.
Without them, freedom would have died;
What they did, we can’t repay.

We owe so much to them,
Who kept us safe from terror,
So when we see a uniform,
Let’s say “thank you” to every wearer.

On Today

Today You Can

by Catherine Pulsifer

Today you can choose to count your blessings

or you can count your troubles.

Today you can live each moment

or you can put in time.

Today you can take action towards your goals

or you can procrastinate.

Today you can plan for the future

or you can regret the past.

Today you can learn one new thing

or you can stay the same.

Today you can seek possibilities

or you can overwhelm yourself with the impossible.

Today you can continue to move forward

or you can quit.

Today you can take steps towards resolving your challenges

or you can procrastinate.

You see today the choices are up to you in deciding what you do today.