As we spend this three-day weekend camping and grilling, let’s take a moment to bless these animal sacrifices as offerings in honor of the sacrifices made for us.

I’ve been trying to reconcile the meaning of Memorial Day with the fun and frolic of the “official start of summer” and all that goes with that. This is what I came up with. In lieu of saying, ” Happy Memorial Day,” which I find odd to say, I think I’m going to say something more along the lines of: Hope your Memorial Day is Special. (I’m still open to suggestions on that. It’s the best I’ve come up with so far).

I believe that we, as a culture, as a species, need to be more mindful.

Mindful of our words.

Mindful of our food and food sources.

Mindful of each other.


Mindful of our history.

Oh, here’s another:


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Brook @2bdancing
    May 27, 2013 @ 07:42:03

    Reblogged this on to be dancing… a novelty yarn and commented:

    It’s Memorial Day again. I wrote this post a couple years ago. I still struggle with this and probably always will to some extent. Maybe if they switched Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day so that Veteran’s Day would be more of a joyful summer fun day and Memorial Day was more of a somber winter deal. Ah well, who knows.
    Have a Blessed Day!


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