Nana Diana Takes A Break

Nana Diana Takes A Break

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thank Our Everyday Heroes

Good Morning!

I am volunteering at the VA 
this morning.

There are some very dear soldiers
that come through those doors.
Some make me smile,
some make me laugh,
some make me want to cry.

I have had 2 marriage proposals-
and one proposition....lol....
in the short time I have been there.
Should I mention that all three
were visually impaired?

I'm not sure if you've seen this 
TATTOO 
that is posted below
It is floating around the internet .
It touched me.
It touches me more now that I see
VETERANS
every week.

Take a moment today
and, if you see a veteran
 when you are out and about,
step up them, shake their hand, 
and tell them
THANK YOU!
You'll be glad you did.
image
And here you thought I was 
always funny!

Tomorrow I WILL be funny-
Pinky Promise!
your photo name

54 comments:

  1. Jilda works with the military in her job and it's her favorite part.
    Some of the stories she hears are heart wrenching.
    I love that tattoo.
    R

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  2. What a good egg you are Diana. I'm certain that even though your suitors were visually impaired, that they heard from their buddies what a hottie you are!

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  3. What a sweet heart you have, Diana. Bless you for your service to our service folks.
    Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. They are blessed to have you brighten their day!

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  5. Love our veterans and appreciate all you do for them (but tattoos make me queasy for some reason!). Bless you and your work!

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  6. Thank you, Diana for volunteering. It means so much. xo Laura

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  8. oooops, you would not believe what I wrote, lol, I need to be more careful with my one eye typing,,,



    You be careful with the fellas today,,, you do not want the Hero to have to protect your honor lol, that is an amazing tattoo,

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  9. You are amazing, Diana! I am sure you make everyone's day a little brighter.Happy Easter!

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  10. What a blessing you are to those veterans....thank you!

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  11. That's an awesome tattoo! You are funny- I'm not surprised you are getting offers to marry by these men (visually impaired or not!).

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  12. You nut! Even if those men can't see you well, I'm sure your wonderful personality is quite alluring to them! And that tattoo is THE coolest one I've ever seen. EVER.

    Enjoy your time at the VA today, my friend! And rest every chance you get!

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  13. That is an awesome tattoo. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!

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  14. We are always about the VETS in this house, too!
    Bless them all, and bless you, my friend.
    w/L.

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  15. Beautiful post Diana. I don't necessary appreciate tattoo's but this one is very meaningful and touched my heart.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  16. There are lots of veterans in my family, Diana. I totally get it and I am truly grateful.

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  17. Love this tattoo. :) Enjoy your Easter weekend!

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  18. Love the design, but would prefer a different canvas. Stop confessing that your admirers are blind! LOL!

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  19. I always thank men/women in uniform, for their service. But don't know all the Veterans, whom I pass. I would thank them also, if known...

    And hey Hon, you do not have to be witty, every single day. 'Tis still your blog. You can be whatever mood you happen to be, any day.

    That's "written in stone" somewhere. Just forget where. ,-)

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  20. God bless you Diana! Freedom isn't free, and I support our military 100% . . . even though I don't always agree with where and when our government sends them. But I support our troops completely!!! A strong military is so important to the security of our nation. Have a great day!!!!

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  21. Well even in your seriousness there is subtle humor. Though you poke fun at yourself ... You're beautiful.
    Beautiful spirit and a heartfelt message. Well done.

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  22. Diana, We should never forget our troops , or Vets. Bless you for helping out. Some times all a person needs is a kind smile or word. xoxo,Susie

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  23. Thank you Diana, for serving those that served! You are one special lady!!

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  24. What a special image! Whoever thought that one up is very creative.

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  25. Oh Diana, both of us saw tattoos today. I tell ya, we are kindred spirits. :~)

    love you.

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  26. Bless you for volunteering, Diana. I would be in tears half the time around those veterans. I know you must truly make their day! And is that YOUR new tattoo?:)

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  27. Love this post, truly. After Mom gets her knee replaced and she can do cartwheels again, ahem, I'll encourage her to volunteer at the VA. She used to be the assistant chief of personnel there... If her skirt's not zipped or her tops not buttoned right, I'll correct her and she'll say, "How else do you expect me to get a boyfriend?" Maybe she can a slew of them as a volunteer at the VA!

    Hugs for Holy Week, grateful for so many who paid a price for my freedom,
    Kelley~

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  28. I have not seen that tattoo but it is amazing (for a tattoo). I know the veterans so appreciate your volunteering and I'm sure your humor! Tell hubby he better watch out - those proposals are probably for real to them. Thanks for what you do.

    Judy

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  29. God bless you Diana
    I've come a long way on my view of tattoos ( actually thought of 3 little flowers somewhere where no one would see them lol - to represent my kids)
    The one above is the most beautiful thing, really !
    xoxo

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  30. What a beautiful thing you did today! You are wonderful to put smiles on those faces of those that keep us safe. What a tatoo, it's grand!
    Nancy~

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  31. Smiling and now the tears. I have never seen this tattoo before! Just utterly amazing!!! Feeling humbled and Blessed!!!
    Hugs and thank you for sharing this Diana!
    Enjoy your week and Ill be wondering what your clan will be doing for Easter!<3

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  32. I am so glad that you do what you do. That tattoo is amazing for a tattoo. I don't think I could do that, the volunteer there. I had such a rough time when my son was overseas for two tours. I just feel so bad for these injured vets. We really need to take care of them. Hugs

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  33. Wow...what a great tattoo that is, Diana!
    I just know that you are a blessing to the people you work with at the VA facility, Diana. God chose this position just for you! so you would be there just for them!
    Happy Easter Week, dear friend.
    Love you,
    Debbie
    xoxo

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  34. What a great work you are doing with your volunteering, Diana. You are just perfect for this spot. xo Nellie

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  35. I thought for sure you'd post some scandalous 1/2 naked tattoo! And now you have me tearing up! Great tattoo. Enjoy your time with the vets. Try not to flirt with them too much :)

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  36. You probably brighten those guys days..You are a blessing..You have to be really good at that..Love the tattoo

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  37. Well said, as always Diana. Our veterans are our national treasures. Bless you for brightening their days! Jane

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  38. Beautiful said, Diana! And what a kind and lovely thing to do! Blessing and Happy Easter!

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  39. What a wonderful thing to do, Diana. I bet you are a real ray of sunshine to them as you are to us! That is such a clever and poignant message in that tattoo. Amazing! Have a wonderful week.

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  40. A wonderful tribute to those that give so much for our safety. I have never seen this sight of soldiers that looks like a leaf. Well done my friend.

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  41. Hi Diana, wonderful post to honor those that have sacrificed so much for our freedom. I do thank a Vet when I see them and my hubby always gives his seat on an airplane if he is flying first class and a military guy boards.
    Your work at the VA is a blessing to so many.
    Wishing you a nice evening.
    Hugs, CM

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  42. That is great you are volunteering at the VA. My husband attends a meeting every other week at the Vet Center. A lot of good guys in his group.

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  43. I volunteer at a community service/food bank in my town. Many of the clients are veterans from the many wars we have been involved with. It is heartbreaking at times, but to be able to help them is so rewarding. I have had 7 jobs in my life and this one is the best by far.

    It is very nice to meet you and I am now a follower.

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  44. Good of you to volunteer at the VA. Hubs started getting benefits from VIETNAM just a year ago. He always speak how well they treat them...i sure hope so with everything that recently been revealed. I never seen the tattoo before but it is really cool. Keep up the good work and hopefully you get propositioned from someone who doesn't have impaired eye sight!

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  45. It's wonderful of you to volunteer. God bless those who serve and those who care for them also.

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  46. You warm my heart and make me smile each time you mention this! Just love what you're doing...and I know they do too. Beautiful tattoo and so meaningful. Give them a HUGE thank you from me!

    xo
    Pat

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  47. I know that you bring sunlight into that VA hospital with your warm personality. that is so thoughtful of you to give your time to them and I know how good it must make the vets feel when they see your smiling face. God bless you Diana for all the happiness you bring to others.
    May you and yours have a wonderful Easter.
    xxoo
    Mary

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  48. I hope I am invited to the weddings!! A wonderful thoughtful post Diana and what an amazing tattoo.

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  49. You must be such a bright light to all who get to be blessed with your help at the VA Diana! The way you make us laugh here... most certainly I know (even though I've never met you) that you light up the lives of those who have given so much! May the Lord continue to bless what you do!!! And a wonderful reminder to be thankful for the precious freedom that we enjoy!

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  50. Wow, that tattoo just stops you in ones steps. It tell it all. xox

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  51. What a beautiful,kind, and unselfish heart you have. Have a wonderful Easter...

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  52. That's a beautiful tat....going to show my son! :)

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  53. That's a beautiful tat....going to show my son! :)

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  54. That is some tattoo. If I were to get one (but scared to do so!) that would be it!

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