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A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle: Gratitude

A Boy, A Girl, and The Marine Corps: A Love Triangle

"I cast my lot with a Marine and where he was, was home to me." ~ Anonymous.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gratitude

Gratitude- A state of being grateful: Thankfulness


Gratitude is something I have noticed is deeply lacking in our lives.  I know I have trouble, when things get tough or stressful, remembering to be grateful for all I have.  I know that amongst my friends who have never known a military member I see it.  I see how hard it is for them to be thankful for what they have, for the rights they have been given that were paid for in a way that they can never repay the debt.


There are some things we have that should never be taken for granted. 

So, when this weekend of fun and BBQ's comes and goes, remember.  Remember all that you have to be grateful for.  Take a moment to pause and think of those who gave it all so that you may have it all.  Think of those they left behind.


While you are enjoying the sunshine... Pause for a moment of reflection.
While you are laughing with friends... Keep a thought in the back of your mind.
While you shop, you take a three day weekend, you BBQ, you drink a beer, you see your family and friends... Remember why you are having that BBQ with family and friends, having a cold beer and enjoying your extended weekend.

It is up to us to remember their sacrifice.  To feel the pain of their families and remember what they did was for us, so that we may enjoy these days of laughter without worry.

This is a weekend to honor those who came before, who sacrificed it all for a country they loved and believed in.  This is a weekend to remember the fallen and those they left behind.  A weekend to honor them and to be filled with gratitude for the debt that can never be repaid and to feel honored that so few gave so much to so many. 




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