We Honor Those Who Gave All by Giving the Best of Us. May 18 2016
As Memorial Day approaches, I would like you to consider something you may have not thought of before. It’s a simple idea, but one that can be more powerful than you think, should you decide to act on it.
What do you think the 1.1 million military service members who prematurely died in service of our country do if they could have a second chance? Would they wallow in their past, worry about their future, or would they welcome this opportunity to make the most out of their lives right now?
I think you know the answer.
As veterans (or anyone for that manner), when we’re living our lives to our fullest potential, we’re honoring all the veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice. How? Well for starters...YOU ARE ALIVE. You might even be a veteran who is suffering from a disability, or PTSD, but you’re still able to enjoy the most precious gift given to you- YOUR LIFE- and it’s still yours to use and to share with others! How cool is that? No matter your current position or your physical aptitude, these limitations have no bearing on your ability to love, to serve, and to become something greater than your are today.
So this Memorial Day, respectfully take time to honor all of those who have given their lives and keep in mind that you have the ability to display the highest form of admiration and gratitude by contributing to and giving the world the best of you.
Quick Ways to Give the Best of You Today:
- Be of service - even from home! Apps like “Be My Eyes” lets you help blind people see by using your eyes to help them figure out what they’re looking at.
- Do something nice for a stranger the next time you’re out, even if it’s something as simple as giving another driver space to make a turn.
- Call an old friend just to see how they are doing. Asking lots of questions and really listen to what they have to say.
These simple things not only brighten another person's day, but it can make you feel good too!
-Nadine Noky, Army Veteran & Founder of Lady Brigade