Ahhhh, a three-day weekend. After the go-go-go of May, I needed a holiday. My children needed a holiday. We all needed a day on which we could allow ourselves - without feeling guilty and without negative consequence - to just rest.
The rest, and the day off from work and school, are important to me though. The slow-down that accompanies a National Holiday rejuvenates and replenishes me, and the break from my everyday responsibilities provides me with the time, energy, and mental stamina needed to spend at least a portion of my day giving thanks for - and teaching my children about - all those who courageously and selflessly made sacrifices in the name of the American Dream.
I am grateful for it all.
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."