My blog today is dedicated to William Murdock, CEO and co-founder of Eblen Charities. Bill wrote a book entitled As I See It-Thoughts on Kindness In Action.
This book by Bill Murdock, published in 2015 by Tate Publishing has extra special meaning to me. Books are great companions to me. I read them over and over. This one is my inspiration for this Memorial Day 2017. In my signed copy, Bill wrote “You never really live your life until you give it away.”
There is no one that I know that has ever lived these words more than Bill Murdock. What Bill has contributed to our city and our world is nothing short of miraculous. Bill is certainly a hero to those of us who know him but he says the real heroes are those folks who have the courage day after day to face difficult situations, every waking moment wondering if they will have enough medicine, if the lights are going to be turned off, or if their children will have enough food. I do agree Bill.
I have had the great honor of knowing Bill Murdock and worked on committees with him just prior to the birth of the Eblen Foundation. One cannot be in the company of this great man without being transformed. He is the real deal! He gives all! You have made a difference in thousands and thousands of lives.
In this book, Bill writes an article about D-Day. This is his summation and I quote Bill Murdock:
“I believe that we are far better individuals and a nation if we remember those men and women who have served so gallantly not only on days set aside to honor them but every day we draw a breath. Their sacrifice, courage, and leadership should be remembered and revered each and every day of our lives.”
The American flag is a poignant symbol of our nation.
I pledge Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
View from our porch…..
From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam, God Bless America. My Home, Sweet Home.
Every day we draw a breath, we should remember these courageous men and women who have sacrificed their lives.
Thank you, Bill. Anyone who knows you is awed by your life and how you have given it for the greater good. God Bless You! Dianne