Using the word "happy" just didn't feel right.
It's kind of like wishing someone a Happy Good Friday or Happy 9/11.
If today (Memorial Day) is to be a HAPPY day, the happiness must come at the tail end of REFLECTION, GRATITUDE, and a sense of INDEBTEDNESS.
Reflection on the millions of lives given in the cause of freedom that I enjoy.
Gratitude for their service and sacrifice.
Indebtedness because they provided something for which I can never repay.
So I offer you this, encourage you to stop for a moment during your picnic or time on the lake and reflect, offer your gratitude, realize the blood that was spilled for your freedom...
...and live your life to the fullest.
I wish you a meaningful Memorial Day - full of happiness.
I like that better.
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: What are you engaged in today that makes this Memorial Day meaningful?
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Whom do you memorialize today?
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Student Leadership Trainer & Tool Maker