In many of my posts I mention that I currently live on the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Florida. I would like to think I bring a unique perspective when writing about my experiences and feelings while living here. In my post ‘Reveille‘, I wrote about the pounding of my heart when I hear on the loud speakers the National Anthem after reveille. In my post ‘Moment of Silence‘, I wrote about taking a moment of silence to observe and honor the death of one of the Blue Angels pilots.
These events and experiences have changed me and I see some things differently.
Do I have a different perspective today than I once had?
Yes, I do have a different perspective today about many things because of where I am living and my health and what I am living with and without.
Living on a military base can change perspective.
Living with cancer can change perspective.
Living with less possessions can change perspective.
On the Naval Air Station, I see young women and men training, working and serving this country. They stand tall and proud and I see sincerity in them and this has me thinking about the importance of this country to me and those around me.
Last year I had minor surgeries, chemotherapy and most recently a major surgery. At this point in time parts of my future are unknown with regards to what comes next with my cancer journey.
I stand tall and proud and I think about the importance of others in my life that are helping me through a difficult time.
Today I live with much less as last year the downsizing was completed and living minimal is taking place. What a relief to have less and realize the importance of it.
The military enlisted, those serving I salute you and honor you and say ‘Thank you’.
Those around me helping me through a difficult time, I appreciate you and want to say ‘Thank you’.
And to my husband, the one who is always beside me, you are amazing and to you I say ‘Thank you’.
Some lyrics from the song ‘United We Stand’ –
There’s no where in the world that I would rather be
Then with you my love
And there’s nothing in the world that I would rather see
Than you smile my love
For united we stand. Divided we fall
And if our backs should ever be against the wall
We’ll be together, Together, you and I