Monday, May 27, 2013

Momentum Monday: Being Thankful

Today is a Monday, but also a holiday for our country. Not all people have the day off, nor do most people think about why we have the day off.  Most are just glad that they don't have to go to work and are able to spend time with family and friends while barbequing or enjoying the time together. 

Today is Memorial Day, where we celebrate and remember the men and women who have fought and even died while serving and protecting our country and its ideals. Most of us will never know what it is like to serve in the military, yet most of us has been affected by it in a very personal way by relation to someone who is or was serving our country.

So today, I am wanting to say thank you for my Momentum Monday to all the people who fight everyday to keep our country safe and afford us the privileges we commonly take for granted.

We all focus on things or occurrences that happen to us and think about why we have it so hard and why did it happen to us. This could be with running issues to the living of everyday life, we dramatize things in our life. However we wouldn't be where we are today if it wasn't for others who have laid their life down for others and their country, making the ultimate sacrifice of their life for ours. How can you repay that? I even as an adult, to this day cannot seem to wrap my head around it, but I am eternally grateful for these people.

So today I am thankful for the freedoms I've been given and the protection I have received from those that served our country. May we always remember that they sacrifice their lives for us and we should be thankful and grateful for their service. Please thank and hug your service people today and everyday. Our freedom doesn't exist on one day, it's everyday and we should be thankful for that.


  1. So very, very true. Days like these are good to reflect, we can be our worst critic at times (even if no one else knows it) but remembering we are still so blessed regardless gives good pause. I'm not saying in five minutes we wont be back to our usual selves (high maintenance, entitled, why me, etc) but it sure is nice to try...even if only for a while.

    1. Yes, I agree on all points. It is inevitable, it's human nature. The least we can do is try. :)