I'm grateful to wake this morning back home and ready to start the week. I'm grateful for the holiday weekend and the time with family. I want to take a moment today to post the picture I was unable to post yesterday because Memorial Day is such an important day to honor not just our loved ones that passed but our troops that have fallen. I am aware that I have followers that are not American and I am aware that there are parts of this World that may not think very highly of our military. While I do not agree with all of the things are military is asked to do, I honor and support the men and women who risk their lives to protect the innocent. I honor those who serve each day to try to make a positive difference in the World. I'm grateful for peace. I'm grateful for the cultural differences that give so much character to both the U.S.A. and the World. I'm grateful for those who love and honor each other. And I'm grateful for those that are willing to stand up for what they believe is right and to protect those who can not protect themselves. I have seen the price of war within my family. I have known the fear and hurt. I honor those families that support their heroes time and again through the challenges they face both away and at home. We all walk different paths. We may not understand each other's paths but it is not for us to understand, it is only for us to love and support each other. To all the soldiers out there, I'm grateful for each one of you that makes it home to your families. May you always feel the love and support of those around you and know, no matter what, you are not alone. Who do you know that has served? How do you show your support, no matter what your beliefs, to those who have served? I'm grateful to have been married to a man brave enough to serve and I'm most grateful for his safe return home. While we have gone our separate ways, I will always be grateful to have had that experience and to see first hand what it takes each day from those and their loved ones. As we go back to our day to day lives, let us continue to remember those who fell and the importance of finding peace.
I believe the way to a better future starts with gratitude today.