• Jen Gibbs

Memorial Day Reminder

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Happy Memorial Day!

Today is the day we remember those who have fallen while protecting our country. My family has always used this day to remember all of our loved ones who can no longer be hugged. When I was little we would cut blossming peonies from our yard and trek up to the cemetary. With grandparents and great-grandparents who served in the military, we needed a lot of flowers.

For many, the day is spent celebrating one of the first days of summer. With trips to the lake and cold beers in hand, it's one of the best ways to celebrate a day off of work. We get to enjoy the day because of the brave soldiers who have put their country first. To me, this is one of the greatest gifts anyone could give.

Often times it seems it's easy to get caught up in the negatives of life, when instead we should be getting caught up with giving--similar to that of our troops. They give their time, energy, and their lives for the betterment of the United States. They have an incredible amount of hope that I believe everyone should encompass. This hope drives our nation and our future. So what's stopping you? Better yet, what are you letting get in the way of your own success? Other's are protecting and rooting for you what are you doing to help yourself?

Take it from me, life will not always go according to plan. However, learning from the setbacks, the negatives, and the unexpected twists will only help to better you down the road. As I said before, there are people you don't even know who are rooting for you (including myself!). They're putting their lives on the line so that you can succeed in ways you never thought possible. Use their hope, positivity, and love to push you forward even if you don't know where that is for sure yet.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!

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