Today is Memorial Day.
And, it’s clear to me the intent of the day is to honor and remember those who served. Which I believe is a noble day to set aside.
Yesterday, as I rolled by the local Vineyard Haven cemetery I couldn’t help but notice the little flags waving back at me. It looked like a sea of memories, of reminders, of heroes. Almost as if the flags were whispering in unison: remember us.
I just read a description about the holiday and its metamorphosis over time. One phrase jumped out at me: “to honor those who gave their all” ~ and I kind of like the sound of that.
Giving your all.
I grew up with the mantra “What you put into it, you get out of it.”
And I would like to think that is what we are doing here, whatever we serve.
Maybe in different forms and versions and scenarios, but still, giving our all.
If The Promise 365 is teaching me anything, it is certainly this:
Giving “my all” is a day by day process.
But, so worth it.
It’s Day 150 of 2011 …are you giving your all?