As I decorated family members graves with flowers over the weekend, I couldn't help but notice the palette of red, white and blue waving in the steamy heat of the day. I paused multiple times in reverence for the men and women who served our country, and then thought of all of those who still serve. I felt tremendous pride as I stopped at my grandfathers grave, and my great-uncle's grave. These men that I love so much spent portions of their lives in defense of our country. They sacrificed time with their wives and kids. Their lives ever impacted from the sights and sounds of war.
As we remember the sacrifices of our men and women serving this blessed country, lest we forgot our duty- to truly live. Whatever the 'fight' is on our lives, may we remember that freedom is dancing right around the corner. As we hold steadfast to the journey, may we have the courage to lean in and live. Live because that is the best tribute to those who have been lost protecting our freedoms.
Today and everyday, may we bow our heads in gratitude, and extend love to those who have been lost in the battlefields of war and destruction. Shanti, Shanti, Shanti...Peace, Peace, and more peace.
May You Sweetly Seek:)