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Happy Senior Citizen’s Day

Recognize and show appreciation for the elderly in our society. Give them a wave today, and try not to honk if they are driving too slowly!

On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5847 declaring August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day. In his Presidential Proclamation, he said:

PROCLAMATION 5847

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/081988b.htm

Today is National Code Talkers Day

Let’s take a moment to honor the U.S. Marine Corps Navajo Code Talkers. The secret code these Marines developed, using their native language, could not be intercepted by the Japanese. This contribution helped lead the Allies to victory in the Pacific

National Purple Heart Day

Today we honor recipients of the #PurpleHeart award, paying tribute to their service and sacrifice. The Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. #PurpleHeartDay

HAVE THIS CONVERSATION BEFORE YOU SEND YOUR BABY BACK TO SCHOOL

Brave is a Decision Originally published August 28, 2011


Hey Baby.

Tomorrow is a big day. Third Grade – wow.

Chase – When I was in third grade, there was a little boy in my class named Adam.

Adam looked a little different and he wore funny clothes and sometimes he even smelled a little bit. Adam didn’t smile. He hung his head low and he never looked at anyone at all. Adam never did his homework. I don’t think his parents reminded him like yours do. The other kids teased Adam a lot. Whenever they did, his head hung lower and lower and lower. I never teased him, but I never told the other kids to stop, either.

And I never talked to Adam, not once. I never invited him to sit next to me at lunch, or to play with me at recess. Instead, he sat and played by himself. He must have been very lonely.

I still think about Adam every day. I wonder if Adam remembers me? Probably not. I bet if I’d asked him to play, just once, he’d still remember me.

I think that God puts people in our lives as gifts to us. The children in your class this year, they are some of God’s gifts to you.

So please treat each one like a gift from God. Every single one.

Baby, if you see a child being left out, or hurt, or teased, a little part of your heart will hurt a little. Your daddy and I want you to trust that heart- ache. Your whole life, we want you to notice and trust your heart-ache. That heart ache is called compassion, and it is God’s signal to you to do something. It is God saying, Chase! Wake up! One of my babies is hurting! Do something to help! Whenever you feel compassion – be thrilled! It means God is speaking to you, and that is magic. It means He trusts you and needs you.

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