With the Memorial Day holiday just behind us, I wanted to take a moment to honor and remember those brave military men and women that have fallen in the line of duty, protecting our freedoms. These everyday heroes gave up their lives to pave the way for a better life for each of us.
This past weekend I was in a yoga class, and the instructor’s theme for the day was giving thanks for the freedoms and opportunities we have in America, and for those men and women that make it possible. Gratitude was the centering thought throughout the class. It reminded me just how grateful I am.
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in celebrating the Memorial Day holiday with friends and family, that we lose sight of the real significance of what the day really represents. These military men and women weren’t seeking fame or fortune, but sacrificed their own lives and safety, out of love and duty, for the land we call home.
Giving gratitude everyday is a small price to pay for what we receive in return. How can we ever repay the debt of losing their precious lives for us? The next time you see a service man or woman in uniform, acknowledge them, buy them a meal, offer them a cup of coffee, a hand shake, hug, smile, or kind word, but most important, thank them for their service; it is only because of them we can………let freedom ring.