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Memorial Day Weekend here in the States is a holiday dedicated remembering those who are no longer living.  For many people it also marks the beginning of summer, includes a yearly adventure to the lake or some other get-away, and is a highly appreciated 3-day weekend.

 

I don’t want to take away from remembering people who are dead.  It’s just that every time I think of those who are already gone, I realize how fast a lifetime can pass.

 

We all have those, “One day I’ll get to it,” things.  It’s easy to think that we’ll be less busy or have less responsibilities, but everyone I know seems to feel busier and more tied down as time passes.

 

Be thankful for those who paid a large price for your freedom and for those who impacted your life to such a great degree that you know you are who you are because of them.  But this Memorial Day Weekend, do something you’ve been putting off.

 

Get in touch with that old friend you don’t talk to enough.  Call family who are still living and let them know how much they mean to you while they can still hear you say it (or show it if you visit).  Do something you’ve been talking about but haven’t yet “found the time” for it.

 

Make it a memorable Memorial Day Weekend!

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2 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day Weekend!”

  1. Megan Decker says:

    Thank you for such a great reminder! I do feel more tied down and busy as time goes by and have a bad tendency to put things off. Losing my maternal grandparents was a major wake up call that we don’t live forever and our time together is very precious.

  2. Kathryn Kathryn says:

    Glad that you enjoyed the post, Megan. Sorry to hear about your grandparents, but as you said, each passing makes us more aware of our own mortality and the importance of those we love.

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