Birthday: May 18 (George Strait and David Nail are my birthday twins!)
Things I like: bacon, live music, shoes, cheese, summer, NY pizza, shopping (hey, I’m a girl, don’t judge), road trips,
Things I don’t like: pickles (on anything or touching my food in any way), winter, mean people, exercise (but I’m doing it anyway), people who don’t use turn signals
I don't mean to brag, but my job ROCKS (in a country way). The evidence is in this photo album.
I've done it myself: I see a man or woman in uniform from any branch of our military, and I try to take the time to tell them I'm grateful for their service. And I mean it sincerely. They sacrifice time with their families and sometimes they sacrifice their lives to keep us free. I'm grateful too for their families and the time they have to spend keeping things going at home while their loved one is off fighting for and protecting our way of life. Of course, those family members are usually tougher to spot and don't get nearly enough thanks.
But did you ever stop to think about how the person you're thanking for his or her military service feels about accepting that thank you?
Of course, this isn't to make you stop saying thank you. It's just a way for all of us to rethink HOW we offer our thanks, and how we can be sure they know it's sincere. And asking "how can I help?" is even better. We all have a part to do.
I'd love your thoughts on this. And if you're a current member of our military or a veteran, I'd love your take on this, too. Please leave your comments below!