Memorial Day, 2013

May 27, 2013 at 11:52 am (Uncategorized)

Well, last night’s post is certainly a bit depressing on the reread this morning. Fortunately I don’t feel like that all the time! I am normally a font of optimism.

For instance, it’s pretty great that I get today off of work (and I took Friday off, so here we are at the final leg of a 4 day weekend). I got some new running shoes yesterday, and I am going to start running (which I hate a lot) because I need to get in shape and get my life together. So it just has to happen. No excuses. I want to sign up for a half marathon in the fall to give me a goal to work towards, but the one I wanted to do I found out was only for women. So now I need to figure out a secondary plan involving targeting another race. That is still up in the air, but the running will begin regardless.

The rain is falling gently, and it makes me glad I went to the beach at the beginning half of the weekend. We lucked out with mostly nice weather. It was a brief trip to the coast, but sometimes it’s nice to get away, even if only for a night or so. Just doing something different and breaking up your routine can make everything change. We are creatures of habit, some good, probably mostly bad, and it is difficult to change them. Altering one’s perception is easy, though. It just takes a day, or a moment.

 

It’s important to take this day to remember those who have served our country and those who have given their lives for our freedoms. It is also important to remember that participation in this democracy is a privilege that people fought and died for, so don’t take it lightly. Your involvement matters.

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