Practicing gratitude is a major pathway to living strong. This long weekend ends with Memorial Day. too many are only grateful for an extra day to play. Nice but not the point.
We should be grateful every day for those who risk their lives to save our freedom. When I lived in New York, just walking through the busier subway stations provided me with the opportunity to thank a soldier. My words were always appreciated, and only increased my gratitude.
No matter what your thoughts about war and whether the ones we have fought were just wars, no matter your political persuasion, take time this day and every day you can to thank those who fought believing in the need to protect our liberty.
Stay strong, fight oppression, protect liberty, work for justice for all.
This picture was taken at Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch, New York. I walk past it when I walk to the library. I pass through the tributes to those who have fought in the many wars defending freedom. My heart always swells with gratitude. This post is another small expression of those men and women who stand strong in defense of liberty.