Acknowledge How Others Sacrificed For You
I wanted to honor the heart of the Holiday we’re celebrating today, which is Memorial Day. Memorial Day is dedicated to remembering those who died in service of protecting our Freedom in the United States. It’s a time to reflect and see your path and circumstance, and acknowledge the sacrifices made by others to give you the privileges you have today.
Memorial Day recognizes people who made the ultimate sacrifice. There are many empty seats at dinner tables because of the heroism displayed by members of our military. The sad truth is there’s nothing we can do to change their fate, but there is a lot we can do to honor them and what they stood for. I believe the best expression of that is to make the absolute most of the incredible gifts you’ve received because of their sacrifices.
In the spirit of that, I think It’s appropriate to broaden the lens. There are people in your life today who have invested, sacrificed, and struggled for you and your well-being. Parents, teachers, siblings, friends - People have selflessly made decisions at their own expense to support you, and you wouldn’t be who you are today without them.
So my ask of you today, is to acknowledge how others have sacrificed for you, and be grateful for their contribution. Send a text, make a phone call, or do whatever feels right to you to recognize others who have made you a priority. It will mean the world to them.