Monday, May 31
make-a-goal monday: memorial day edition
Today is memorial day. I got to go to a fun pool party with some of my wonderful friends (I was the one with a gallon of suncreen on my skin, out of the water, covered in clothes, granny-floppy-hat on my head. I believe I have discussed this issue before; I am not a fan of baring-all in a swimsuit, thank you very much, NOR subjecting my pasty skin to the sun's evil UV rays). BUT despite this, I enjoyed this afternoon very much! Anyways, I am just as happy to have today off as the next person, but in the midst of the holiday festivities, I want to take time to remember why we have this day at all.
I do not personally know anyone currently in the military, let alone someone who gave their life for this country. I am so thankful for that...but I know friends who do have loved ones fighting far away, or loved ones who they have lost. And I know that there are people all over the country who have suffered the loss of friends or family overseas. I don't know about anyone else here, but I know that personally, there is so much I take for granted. I live in a country that allows me to be free. I mean, you know, America can be kind of messed up sometimes, but generally I have it good here. I am allowed so many things that people in many parts of the world are not. Brave men and women fought for that.
So. I'm to get a little wild and crazy here and present TWO goals for this week. WOO.
Goal one: Remember what I am blessed with. Remember to be thankful for all that I have in my life. Don't take the things and people in my life for granted.
Goal two: I am going to finally be sending my first letter to my new friend and pen-pal Paige! (She has a really awesome blog that you should check out, if you haven't already). I have never had a pen-pal before, so I am SO excited!
I'd love to hear what kinds of fun things you all did this memorial weekend!
Have a happy and safe Monday, friends!