Share Your World – Memorial Day 2020

Sharing my world with Melanie and all of you seemed like a very good reason to post this morning. It’s a holiday, so I plan to keep the day simple, with very little in the way of work happening here. Kind of like most of my days.

In your opinion, does patriotism require the belief that one’s country is the greatest on earth? No. I think it requires honoring your country’s flag and leaders – assuming said leaders deserve to be honored. Perhaps I should have said history and culture. I think we have to be real though, and admit that our country is not perfect – no country is perfect. A country is made up of human beings, and perfection ain’t gonna happen. It’s a lot like loving your family and friends – they are not faultless, and we do not expect them to be.

Why is patriotism considered by some to be the highest of virtues? What is so important about love of country? Shouldn’t we be more concerned about humankind, or the planet as a whole, rather than a single country? I don’t know why some consider patriotism to be the highest of virtues. Yes, I think we should be concerned with humanism, compassion, perhaps not more concerned, but at least equally concerned. I think we should be concerned about our planet and its well-being, just as we should be concerned about the earth’s inhabitants and their well-being.

What is the relationship between decisions and consequences? Where there are decisions, there will be consequences. There is no way to separate the two. If we make a decision of any kind, we must be ready to accept the consequences, which should be considered to the extent possible before making a decision.

What is social justice? I don’t know – what is social justice? Is it society that defines justice? In a way, I guess it is, in that laws are made by those selected by society (not in the term as used to define wealth and that culture).

and one ‘easy’ one because those others?  Fairly difficult.

What’s one body part you wouldn’t mind losing? (told you.  Silly). My waistline girth. Is that a part? Well, it’s attached to me, so it must be. That’s the only part that I really can’t see a use for.



What is something that made you smile during the past week?

What made me smile this week? Conversations with my son and daughter, the twitter of the birds outside and they prepare to raise new young ones, the budding of my lilacs, just beginning their bloom, the budding of the peonies, which will follow the lilacs. Sunshine, springtime, awakening every morning able to get out of bed and move on my own volition.

Wishing all of you a good socially distant Memorial Day, filled with enough.


About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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9 Responses to Share Your World – Memorial Day 2020

  1. leendadll says:

    Great answers!
    My gratitudes have been watching the hummingbirds at the feeder, watching finches pick pieces out of my window screen to use in their nests, playing with my kitties, watching animal antics on my webcam, and another completely unexpected health rebound by AdamCat (I expected to find him dead Fri night, instead came running to the door to go outside!).

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  2. Do love your last line Carol…….. filled with enough. Hear hear.

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  3. Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World and some lovely thoughts! I hope your Memorial Day is filled with peace.

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  4. Kathy says:

    I always love the way you remind us about enough. The birds are riotous in the woods today and the temp near 88 awhile ago. We’re supposed to get rain soon, hoping so, for the sake of the garden.

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  5. Carol — You’re absolutely right. Choices and consequences go hand-in-hand.


  6. Some of those questions are hard to answer, but I think the hardest is the loss of a body part. How about hair…is that a body part? It would be okay if everyone was bald, however, what would all those hair stylist do?

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  7. Ally Bean says:

    I agree about decisions and consequences. Of course I’m not a person who lives in a state of denial, projecting my weaknesses onto other people. So what do I know? 🙄

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  8. As I read through the responses to question number two I am coming to see I read the question wrong. I thought it read one of the highest virtues. I am with you here I think. I do not believe patriotism is the highest human virtue. I think that would have to be love.

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