Day 11… November 11
Today I am grateful for the men and women who have served and are currently serving our country to protect our freedoms as well as the freedoms of others around the world.
Today is Veteran’s Day in the United States, and Remembrance Day in Canada. It is a day to remember those who died and honor those who served in the military.
To be able to live in the United States is a blessing to me and one I don’t fully comprehend or understand because I have never lived anywhere else.
To be able to participate in the election this week, and see the democratic process, even for those that believe it is broken, is a gift and a responsibility for each of us as citizens.
To be able to design a life that I want and then move forward to create that life with very little relative difficulty is an amazing opportunity.
Those rights are maintained and fought for by those who are willing to sacrifice their time and lives on our behalf.
The freedoms I enjoy came at a cost that I don’t fully know because others were willing to fight in World War I and World War II and so many other military conflicts.
I have learned somewhat through books about World War II, some non-fiction, biographies, and some historical fiction, but the lessons greatest impacts for me today are being played out on the world stage.
For those that have seen “Saving Private Ryan”, that could have been the story or some of my ancestors. Gratefully my 5 great-uncles, all brothers to my grandmother, who served in various branches of the military during World War II we unharmed. Something miraculous for their widowed mother at the time.
In her own words she wrote,
I’m Michelle. I am learning how to minimize my overwhelm, perfectionism, and people-pleasing and I am ready to help you do the same. I’m a certified Life Coach and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come with me and learn how.
My dad was enlisted in the Army and stationed in Chicago when he met my mom.
This picture shows all of them years later.
I have had cousins and currently have nephews serving in the military. I am grateful for all the service provided for our country that affords me the freedoms I am able to enjoy.
I am grateful to observe Veteran’s Day.
The work is GRATITUDE, and I want to become a master!!
And as always…..Remember…..It’s ALL good!!