New Beginnings

2018 MAY NEWSLETTER,  MEMORIAL DAY

NEW BEGINNINGS, IT WORKED FOR ME – COULD WORK 4 YOU!!

Please also check out my new Blog at www.itworked4me.com thanks and enjoy!

Memorial Day can pave the way, for us say thank you, thank you, thank you: Fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, friends, relatives, neighbors. Everyday man, everyday woman you know who you are so deserving our fervent hopes and prayers to live in a country where freedom is a reverent outpouring and needs to be memorialized on a regular basis and on a regular basis shown some measure of appreciation in your deeds and words. Right on, Remember the Day, or we will be In Memoriam.

For those that have lost loved one’s serving our country, Our heart-felt loss and sympathy.

AND DON’T FORGET: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!!

Will S.

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Memorial Day can pave the way, for us say thank you, thank you, thank you, Fathers, sons, daughter, brothers, sisters, friends, relatives, neighbors. Everyday man, everyday woman you know who you are so deserving our fervent hopes and prayers to live in a country where freedom is a reverent outpouring and needs to be memorialized on a regular basis and on a regular basis shown some measure of appreciation in your deeds and words. Right on, Remember the Day, or it we will be In Memoriam.

For those that have lost loved one’s serving our country, Our heart-felt loss and sympathy.

AND DON’T FORGET: FREEDOM IS NOT FREE!!

Will S.

 

 

 

21 Memorial Day Quotes To Celebrate & Honor The Red, White, & Blue

By Marisa Casciano

Memorial Day is this coming Monday, which means barbecues and road trips with our besties are right around the corner. You’ll see lots of patriotic shirts on social media, and maybe check out the parade in your town. It’s always sweet to have a reason to celebrate, but it’s also so important to remember exactly why we’re waving our flags. These Memorial Day quotes will set the perfect tone for your celebrations, and remind you to pause and reflect during your day off.

In between all of the burgers and beach days, take time to come together with your friends and family and honor what this day is all about. Sure, it’s nice to have some time away from work to relax, but this holiday is meant to commemorate all of those men and women who have served our country. We can’t thank them enough; they were incredibly brave in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness for all.

We may not have know them personally, but proudly putting our flags up this weekend is a great way to show our appreciation, and pay tribute to those who have died fighting for our country. These 21 quotes will help you celebrate the stars and stripes this Memorial Day.

  1. “Home of the free, because of the brave.” — Unknown
  2. “May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.” — Peter Marshall
  3. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy
  4. “There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” — William J. Clinton
  5. “Heroism doesn’t always happen in a burst of glory. Sometimes small triumphs and large hearts change the course of history.” — Mary Roach
  6. “To those in uniform serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor you today and every day.” — Unknown
  7. “Their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” — Daniel Webster
  8. “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” ― Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” — Unknown
  10. “My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” — John F. Kennedy
  11. “This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.” — Theodore Roosevelt
  12. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” — Maya Angelou
  13. “We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it.” — Barack Obama
  14. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” — Barack Obama
  15. “What we need are critical lovers of America — patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it.” — Hubert H. Humphrey
  16. “Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” — Benjamin Franklin
  17. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell
  18. “Memorial Day: celebrate, honor, remember.” — Unknown
  19. “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” — John F. Kennedy
  20. “Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” — Calvin Coolidge
  21. “Honoring the heroes who served to hold our flag high.” — Unknown

Hopefully, you found a few quotes that reminded you of the beauty and strength of the land of the free and the home of the brave. This Memorial Day, Just be sure to raise your flags, and send your love out to those who fought for the red, white, and blue.

We may not have know them personally, but proudly putting our flags up this weekend is a great way to show our appreciation, and pay tribute to those who have died fighting for our country. These 21 quotes will help you celebrate the stars and stripes this Memorial Day.

Hopefully, you found a few quotes that reminded you of the beauty and strength of the land of the free and the home of the brave. This Memorial Day, Just be sure to raise your flags, and send your love out to those who fought for the red, white, and blue.

     

 

IT WORKED 4 ME!!

 

I think this is going to blow PEOPLE’S Mind, the fact that I’m even here to tell the story.

This is my initial attempt to reach out and relate this with others paranormal incidents in my life, only kidding.  Paranormal would be an oxymoron for me, but it has still been a most remarkable journey.  It hasn’t been easy, but it also hasn’t been disastrous. There have been too many guardian angels looking out for me and working overtime; time and a half and double time.

 Well, now we are ready to begin I’ve been waiting for this opportunity. In embarking on the initial post of “It worked 4 me,” I have conceptualized a few areas of interest to focus on. Even the few themes, were expanded upon.

Topics of Interest

Health Issues,

Daily Routine

Activities and Exercising Issues

Spiritual Concerns

Musical Hankerings

Making a difference

Relationships personal & interpersonal

Intergenerational connections

 As I explore and expound upon these topics there will be some antidotes to possibly add to your arsenal of fighting off evil spirits or enhancing your tactics for dealing with life’s trials and tribulations.

 Although the title is “It Worked 4 Me” there are so many implications revolving around this title. I will be revealing not only “what worked for me but in the reverse universe; what didn’t seem to work, will sort it out later:

So where do I begin, guess it wouldn’t hurt from the beginning.

It all started by having two very loving and caring parents. Don’t know if you can be loving and not caring, it was a packaged deal. Tying it in with hard-working and managing to survive the ups and downs to fall with-in the confines of the middle class. Their conscientious efforts would bear fruit.

 Survived being a 6-week-old early preemie. Had every childhood illness imaginable by the time I was 5: mumps, whooping-cough, measles, etc.  Did wind up with pneumonia from that water/ flooding episode. Mom and Dad had to take me to the hospital at 2 am from convulsions and things.  What saved me was getting my tonsils out then and that seemed “To work 4 me.” As most of you know about this “saving grace” and I will be using this term a great deal, was waking up to the fact that I could have whatever flavors of ice-cream I wanted.  This has stayed with me a life-time. There are at least 7 or 8 assorted varieties in my freezer, from your Bluebell and Breyers to Klondike bars and ice cream sandwiches. It’s 10:30 pm, think I’m going to get some now. Edy’s, French Silk and Blue Bell, Cherry Vanilla with a dollop of Cool Whip. OK now I’m ready.

Did have a sibling; a younger sister who balanced the scales so that there my folks, Thelma and Joe felt that they were entitled to a breather after 5 years of a hellion on wheels. Didn’t have to be on LAND necessarily, could be AIR; falling out of trees (or almost from a 5-story apartment window), SEA; locking myself in the bathroom with a 4-year old buddy and turning on the faucets until the super could get the door unlocked; with only a couple of inches of water. Just another example of how challenging I was even at an early age.

To corroborate this, my lovely sister, Bonnie Lynn had taken a very important step. She thought enough of my earlier my meanderings, collected a few of them and on my 29th year-old birthday proceeded to delivery, Billy Stories, first edition. I will only wiki-leak one of the 10 as a sampling to whet your appetite for the time being.

I have been blessed with very good jeans and DNA. My parents and family have lived healthy lives for the most part. My experiences with being fit and avoiding life’s pitfalls has been nothing less than extraordinary of which I hope this doesn’t change the previous course of action.

So here are other samplings.

Exercise regimen: From the outset I was always fast. Hyper active so to speak. If they knew about all the things that they tell parents not to have their children do or eat I would be the prime candidate of what not to do. Trouble added to this; my middle name. I was even fast for New York. My folks would say that our neighbors would tell them they recognize Bill from the back as he was always running through their back yards and bushes. This is one of the first entries in my sister’s BILLY STORIES, VOL. 1

Bill’s editor’s note: Never did own a Jaguar. Was hoping book sales would help grease the track; not happening.

 

This put me in good stead (running through back yards) because it got me started in a landscaping business which began when I was 12 and continued until I was 20 years old; nine years. I developed my inward and outward growth. Taking care of lawns, mowing and doing the gardening. This was in Syosset, on Long Island, New York. From March until October each year with 10-11 lawns a week to take care of; me, myself and I. It was good exercise and I supplemented this with my conditioning workout of push-ups and sit-ups that I started in my teenage years and have continued throughout my life. The money wasn’t bad either for going through these impressionable years (this creates another Billy story which will appear later on).  When it was decided that I would be going to the local community College; Nassau College the money saved from my lawn service helped pay for my transportation for the 30-45-minute commute. I was able to purchase a nice spiffy red Buick, LaSabre convertible. The folks were able to help out a little, but I felt pretty good about working all those years and having something nice to show for it.

As I said I was a preemie and an incubator baby, 6 weeks ahead of schedule. It was and is the only time I’ve been early. And I was always fast which made a conundrum to the expression “hurry up and wait.“ I wasn’t waiting; that’s been part of my problems. My hair guy says I will even be late to my own funeral. As long as I can there. Anyway, the John Denver’s song “Around and Around” belies that sentiment, I want to be there when I die. The refrain goes like this:

And I love to see the morning as it steals across the sky

I love to remember, and I love to wonder why

And I hope that I’m around, so I can be there when I die

And when I’m gone.

It really is a fun song and I hope to fill in some of the other versus along the way. For those interested here is the link for John Denver’s Around and  Around.

As you can gather, music has been a very big part of my life. This was instilled in me early on from my parents. They enjoyed music and had a nice collection of record albums, including Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Henry Mancini and Mitch Miller plus a lot of the Broadway show tunes. Growing up so close to the great White Way, “45 Minutes from Broadway” you would say it was a close encounter of the second kind. They of course loved to croon with the big band sounds of the 40’s and their growing up years.

I picked-up on this with the music of rock n’ roll, the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. I play many of them on my guitar. It may be something to impart to my readers; who will then become listeners, lol 

I am so happy to be able to do this I am hoping to share with you some wonderful things as you know I’m a Pollyanna and a cosmic optimist. So, I want to reveal some of the little things, sometimes the little things mean a lot.  I’ll be going to the Holy Land next month, leaving June 12; now I realize this is not a little thing. I am so excited I’ve never been there.

After Dad’s book was finished I promised myself I would go, was hoping book sales would help pay for the getaway.  Not the case will be taking some of my life savings and going.  It just so happens there is a very nice family gathering of my cousin Pam, whose daughter, Jessica is getting Bat Mitzvah; which means she will be turning 13 years old in Madrid Spain. Pam lives with her dear husband Ramon, and her other older children Rebecca and Jake. So, for the nominal charge of $40, Gate1 Travel arranged for the flight home to be split, I will fly from Tel Aviv to Madrid after the 14-day Tour and spend 10 days before flying back to Miami, and then home to Tampa.

Back to the little things, ha I just received my passport which had to be updated and it’s a beautiful little document and they’re equally beautiful sayings if you have one of the later ones; it’s been 10 years. They must have regular updates, so as I was leafing through it, came across two particularly pertinent quotes.

“The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or sect, a party or a class – it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.” Anna Julia Cooper. 

And then on the last page a nice picture of the moon and the earth with the orbiting lunar command module. The quote that appears on the top, “Every generation has the obligation to free men’s minds for a look at new worlds… To look out from a higher plateau than the last generation.” Ellison S. Onizuka.

 

So, I’ll be hoping to have my June Newsletter tied together with both posts: “It worked 4 Me” and “American Dreamer. “It should be most interesting to have the Newsletter sent from the Holy Land, I’m praying that it can be done as it worked when I went on my November 2017 newsletter while on the Disney and TCM (Turner Classic Movies) Cruise and could utilize the ships Wi-Fi.

 OK for now. Will be putting together of a whole litany of projects this summer. I plan on utilizing material from my first two books plus a life-time of material that I am carrying around inside with me that can put to good use. Looking to do more motivational tours, speaking engagements starting in the fall. A lot is going to be happening between now and then so stay tuned.

 

ALSO WORTH NOTING:

Dr. Herman’s Lecture featured in the 2018 APRIL NEWSLETTER PT. 1 is going viral

We’ve had considerable success with our Earth Day outreach efforts that was Part 1 of the 2018 April Newsletter. Dr. Herman Koren’s Lecture about Silencing Science and our Environmental nightmare is meeting with astonishing success.

There have been:

4,000 transmittals to the American Public Health Association.

 3,000 Environmental Health Section another 2,000 Policy and Planning

The Chief Executive of American Public Health Associations is being asked to send it out to all 60,000 of its members

Thanks again for your interest and wishing you all a great month ahead with warmest regards and much progress with all your endeavors

Copyright © 2018             William Sefekar

 

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