Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Daily Inspiration 5-29-12

"Intuition is a spiritual faculty
and does not explain,
but simply points the way."

-- Florence Scovel Shinn

Yesterday my post touched a chord with several people who responded to it. Thank you for your comments. Today, I am going to talk a bit about my Memorial Day as a follow through.

First, I will begin with the fact that I have been an avid student of the Law of Attraction and other natural laws for several years and I am constantly learning to let go and let God, so to speak in my travels. As I let go, I receive intuition, and that has always been the case, but in the past I rarely acted on it. For the last several years, I've truly challenged myself to go with it and see what comes.

I worked as a sales manager at a car dealership for several years and one of my previous salesmen has been on my mind several times in the last couple of weeks. I don't know why, and I'm learning to not be concerned about that anymore. I stopped being an employee of that car dealership in 1997, and I know this salesman died right around 2008.

Back to the present, I had this desire to go to the closest National Cemetery for Memorial Day, as I saw a blurb about it and thought it would be good to go since I have never done that. So, I went with it. It was a great event, a beautiful cemetery that first began in 2007. After the event, I decided to walk part of the grounds. Even though it is a relatively new National cemetery, there are well over 10,000 soldiers buried there. So, you know it's coming, right? I walked three or four rows reading their names in my head acknowledging them, and I found this:

I wasn't expecting it and I didn't know where he was buried or even if he was. So, I was thinking about his guy I hadn't seen in years and has been dead since 2008 and I am led to his tombstone. Out of over 10,000, I went right over to his. Wow. That's incredible.

Jerry Block was a very special guy. I met him long before I hired him at the car dealership. He used to own two men's stores, one in Fairfield and the other in Napa. He was what they now call morbid obese back then, When I hired him at the dealership, he was about one third his previous size. He found that he had diabetes and he became an advocate of a healthy lifestyle. He walked everywhere. He was kind and generous and fun to be around. He took what he did seriously and was most serious about giving excellent service. He lost toes and other portions of his feet to the disease, but he just bought special shoes and kept walking.

He mentored others about diabetes and gave talks and was especially focused on youth and obesity and what that can lead to since he knew from experience. He was selfless in desire to serve others and help them avoid his pain and suffering. I loved Jerry Block. He had such a large heart, and besides that, he was a great employee.

So, I saw Jerry today, and I thought, this was why I came here today even though I enjoyed myself and was touched by the moving ceremony, much as the man whose back I thought said it well surrounded by many hundreds of people:

After a couple of hours at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, I drove on to the State Capitol at Sacramento. Right across the street from the front of the Capitol is the Fallen Peace Officer Memorial under a huge oak tree. Here are a couple shots of it and my dad's name on one of the plates.

Ralph Minion was my dad and he worked with another officer above his name, William D Huckaby. A few years ago, I arranged to go to the Highway Patrol Academy in West Sacramento, CA and got to see where my dad trained. They have a big quad area with a fountain in the middle and fallen CHP officers names are on small brass plates around the top of the fountain and recruits are supposed to polish those names periodically to remember that what they do is a dangerous job. I also got to see the graduation plaques for my dad and my uncle Durward in the CHP dayroom.

Last, we went to Mare Island which used to be a major shipyard building submarines and many other types of ships. They have a very old cemetery there though it is very small in comparison. All in all, a wonderful day of rememberence and enjoyment at the same time.

Let Your Intuition Be The Guide It Is Meant To Be.
Spread Some Joy Today--Have a good time today. There just is not much more important that feeling good. Enjoy yourself and those around you, including traffic!

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