Sorry I haven’t written lately. I had a little accident that has taken me the better part of a month to recover from. I will be just fine.
I recently was made aware of a 104 year old retired Marine, whose wish is to receive Valentine’s Day cards from everyone–and everywhere. This may very well be his last Valentine’s day. He wants to add them to his memory collection of his life–right next to his Purple Heart medal, that he was awarded after leading Marines under heavy Japanese fire during the battle of Iwo Jima, in World War II.
ATTN: Hold for Major Bill White, USMC (Ret)
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207
It may be nice to write your name and city, state inside the card–and if you can, just a little note of appreciation and/or encouragement.
Doing good is simple sometimes. You can write on a piece of paper, have your kids make cards, buy a 97 cents card or a $8 card–it just matters that you do something.
I believe that when an opportunity to help someone crosses our path, it is our duty to act. Some blessing opportunities are more difficult than others. This one, however, is an easy one.
When I spoke to the assisted living facility today, an attendant told me that another resident had this idea to cheer up retired Major White. I hope that you, too, will take part in this humane effort that qualifies as magnificent.
Thank you for listening and for caring. Especially for caring.
Please share this post–let’s see if we can reach people all over the world. Valentine’s Day has no boundaries of any sort. God bless you.
Little Junie, my love, keeps a protective paw on her bone while she naps on her Kuranda-like bed! Yesterday, she found the toy box on her own while I was working on helping a soldier in trouble in Wisconsin (more to come on this). She had about twenty toys out all over the place–it was like a “toy party.” (I had to clean up the toy shreds off of her bone when she woke up–she loves to “kill” the toys and take out the squeakers! Thankfully, during the “toy party” she just played with most of them.