Somewhere, far away, a young soldier, seaman, airman, or marine is standing a post. He or she donned their uniform, slung a rifle over their shoulder, and said to themselves.
“Not today. Not on my watch. The only way you’ll get past me is over my dead, lifeless body.”
This patriot isn’t much more than a child. They haven’t seen or done much in this life, but they’ve made a commitment to the safety and future of our nation that few can either comprehend or understand. It’s the same commitment that our great men and women in uniform have made since the idea that became America was first imagined.
Sometimes these patriots come home. Sometimes they come home missing pieces. Sometimes they don’t make it home at all.
Memorial Day is all about the lost.
Freedom isn’t free. History teaches us that the only currency it has ever accepted is blood.
Take more than a moment this Monday to thank those who are no longer with us for their sacrifice. Brave men and women who gave everything they possibly could to ensure that you have the freedoms you now enjoy.
Think of that brave young boy or girl, standing that post, shivering in the cold, ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for a land so far away. Whether in the sands of Iwo Jima, the caves of Afghanistan, or the shores of Lake Michigan up at Great Lakes, their sacrifice and the sacrifices their families bear should not go unnoticed.
Take a moment thanking whatever God you pray to for these patriots. Then thank God that you’re an American.
Let me leave you with this.
The last couple of years have been hard for all of us and it looks like we’re going into yet another nightmare. Just as soon as the economy starts to turn around, we may be headed into a recession.
Your mental health and the health of those around is paramount. If your head isn’t working, what it’s connected to won’t work either.
We’ve all lost something in the mess. Yesterday was the six month anniversary of my Mother going home to the Father.
After her burial, I then walked into one of the most difficult tax seasons of my career. I had the added work of amending 40% of last year’s returns.
To say that the last six months have been difficult is an understatement of gargantuan proportions. I never would have been able to get through them if it wasn’t for the love and support of my beautiful wife and daughter who are grieving as well.
But we’ve also taken every possible opportunity to rest our minds during this period. These are difficult times, and it looks like it’s going to get worse before it gets better.
Take some time this weekend for yourself. Read a book. Ride a bike. Do something to center your soul.
Spend some time with the people you love. Let them know that they are loved and respected. Reassure them that whatever happens, they’ll be safe.
If you haven’t done so already, plan a vacation or two. We all need the time off.
Have a Blessed and Wonderful Memorial Day.
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