Happy July 4th, 2016 Independence Day

Wishing everyone a joyous, festive and safe Independence Day, July 4th weekend. Happy Independence Day to all my U.S. readers. For my Canadian readers, happy belated Canada Day. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the barbeques, good food, fellowship, and…if you have a chance…watch the the traditional holiday favorite movie starring James Cagney.

Titled “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, Cagney won his only Academy Award for portraying George M. Cohan. Cohan was the first nonmilitary person to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his lifetime musical achievements. It’s the best!

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Always remember to be grateful for our freedoms, that we sometimes take for granted. Again, Happy July 4th, Independence Day 2016.

Pay respect to the power of fireworks by placing safety first when using or watching them.

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Enjoy Your Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to all my USA readers. Remember to pay your respects to those who have sacrificed their lives to give us our freedoms.

Remember this day is about more than having picnics and barbeques. Celebrate the true purpose.

For some interesting reading that provides more insight into this federal holiday, please visit this site:

Memorial Day – In Memory of Our Honored Dead

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Thank you…

AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2016!

Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers who are mothers of all creatures – human, animal, fish – you name it. Take the day to pamper yourself and enjoy!

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Happy Easter!

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How Do You Define Holiday Necessity?

Hi everyone! Seeing that the retail days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday (except for extended dates) are behind us, the shopping season is in full swing. It can be so easy to forget about the true meaning of this festive time of year. I believe it is highly appropriate to post an image to bring us back to reality.

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what is necessity?

Giving is something to marvel in for all parties involved. Enjoy your giving, but always keep things in perspective.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.






Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. readers. I am grateful for all the support, willingness to share information, and friendship we have shared throughout this year. Each and every one of you are what makes this site such a success. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this trust and confidence.

Take these following tips this day forward: Be grateful for all you have. Bring a smile to someone’s face and spirit today. Help others in any way possible. Share what you do have. Concentrate on what you do have, not what you don’t have (or think you don’t have).

To quote a popular song…”Accentuate the Positive!” If you are not familiar with that wonderful song, simply do a Web search for it. It’s a true classic. πŸ™‚

Thank you! Enjoy!

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Remembering our Veterans

A hero is not someone who chooses a sex change operation, openly promotes a certain lifestyle or belief, or plays with a ball for a living. It is an individual who puts their own life on the line so others can live. It is a member of the armed forces. For all countries.

Veteran’s Day is a special holiday that comes around once a year. Started as a celebration at the end of WWI, it continues on as a way to have us remember the sacrifices made for us to experience our freedoms. It can be easy to take our freedoms for granted.

We can get so accustomed to getting whatever we want, or having the ability to work for what we want. It may be too easy to forget that not everyone has been so lucky as those of us who are alive. Whatever freedom you have, is due to the sacrifices made from our veterans. Remember that. People have died for our freedoms. Never forget that.

If you see a veteran, take the time to simply thank them.

* Go to a veterans home and pay a visit. Hear their stories. Show you truly care.

* Visit retirement communities to spend some time with family members of those who sacrificed for our country. Ask the receptionist for names, if needed.

* If you play a musical instrument, schedule some gigs and play a variety of patriotic tunes. Everyone loves patriotic/military tunes.

*Consider volunteering to be a transport driver for veteran visits to shops, doctor visits, or any other needed trip.

These are just some ways to pay tribute to true heroes.

If you know of a relative, friend, or acquaintenance who served as a veteran – and died doing so – pay homage. Show your respect.

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*Buy a poppy and proudly display it on your label or other piece of clothing.The Salvation Army sells them by donation only. While lpurchasing the poppy, thank the retired veteran for their valuable services. It will be appreciated.

Veteran’s Day is also for remembering our deceased veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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Happy July 4th Weekend!

Wishing everyone a joyous, festive and safe July 4th weekend. Happy Independence Day to all my U.S. readers. πŸ™‚ Enjoy the barbeques, good food and…if you have a chance…watch the holiday classic with James Cagney playing George M. Cohan…”Yankee Doodle Dandy”. It’s the best!

Be grateful for our freedoms, that we sometimes take for granted.

Be safe while using or watching fireworks.






Happy Father’s Day

Hi everyone!

Wishing all the father’s among us a special day of celebration. All types of dads, whether of humans or animals, deserve extra special treatment today. Take some time to be spoiled, loved, and treasured. You deserve it! You touch lives in a manner that words cannot describe.

“A father is a boy’s first hero and a daughter’s first love.” I sure know mine is.

Enjoy!

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns. The site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.








Memorial Day 2015

For all my readers. Memorial Day is not just about the long weekend, parties, or bbqs. Remember the true meaning of this special holiday. Pay tribute to those who sacrifice their lives for our freedoms. THANK YOU!!

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