Parades are nice, so are typical Memorial Day observances and tributes. But the best way to honor the men and women who have died serving our country is to live our lives with purpose.
They were courageous on the battlefield so we could be courageous and pursue our dreams. The freedom to choose our own path, living as free men and women.
Every breath you take is real. Stop and feel yourself breathing right now.
Feel your chest rise and fall, the breath moving through your mouth and body.
That is life.
The opportunities and freedoms we enjoy as Americans are a gift from the soldier. The best way we can honor this gift is to live a life without regrets. To dream big, work hard, pick ourselves up when we fall and celebrate our victories with humility when we overcome.
Don’t give up on your dreams, honor the gift that has been given.
Take a few minutes this Monday and say a prayer for the soldiers who have died and are still dying as I write this. We are fortunate to live in this amazing country; it does, however, come with a heavy cost.
Let’s do our best to honor them by living honorable lives.
This Week’s Podcast
This week’s podcast has a short but powerful message. Frank Gustafson from The Leaders Bookshelf talks about Die Empty, a great book by author Todd Henry.
Embrace the importance of now, and refuse to allow the lull of comfort, fear, familiarity, and ego to prevent you from taking action on your ambitions…The cost of inaction is vast. Don’t go to your grave with your best work inside of you. Choose to die empty.
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