Blessing must arise from within your own mind. It is not something that comes from outside. When the positive qualities of your mind increase and the negativities decrease, that is what blessing means. The Tibetan word for blessing … means transforming into magnificent potential. Therefore, blessing refers to the development of virtuous qualities you did not previously have and the improvement of those good qualities you have already developed.
― Dalai Lama XIV
Though I went to a parade yesterday in Mill Valley featuring antiwar activist Wavy Gravy, I spent Memorial Day last year in the Telluride, Colorado cemetery with a dedicated bunch of Vets and Cub Scouts. It was all from the heart, and we ended up buddying up at the Elks Club bar.