Happy Memorial Day 2017 to all!! I have had such a wonderful weekend…beautiful weather, time with family, projects around the house, quiet time for blogging, and of course lots of good food! But….even though this weekend signifies the “kick-off” to summer, we all know that today has a much bigger, much more important meaning.
Take a few minutes today to sit quietly, to think and reflect. What allows you to have this kind of wonderful weekend? What allows you to do what you want, when you want? How is it that you are fortunate enough to live this kind of life? Though not every single one of us is a member of our Armed Forces, we are each our own kind of “soldier” in our own life. We each can contribute, in small ways, to make our world, which these days is filled with so much negativity, suffering, and horror, a better place. We can work to fill the world with positivity, joy, stories of hope and triumph. Ask yourself…what can I do in my daily life to be a “soldier” to make this country and our world a better place? What can I do to support those around me, to make a difference, to pay it forward?
Our soldiers and their families put everything on the line to serve, protect, and stand up for what they believe in and for what our country stands for. Our thanks and gratitude in words will never be enough. But perhaps on a much smaller scale, our actions will show our thanks and support of the work they do. Though they have the hardest job of all, perhaps our actions such as kindness, caring, acceptance, giving, sacrificing something of ourselves for others, and working in some capacity to “serve” and make a difference, will show them that we are all in this together. While they are focusing on the really big stuff, the rest of us can focus on the smaller stuff, that has the potential to make a really big difference.
Take some time today to reflect on what not so little things you can do in your daily life to make the world a better place. They are small acts and gestures compared to what our soldiers give, but we all have it in us to contribute something positive and standup for a cause.
During your time of reflection today, remember the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families to keep you safe and free to live the life you want.
Wishing You Well,