Taking the Time to Remember
Today was a slow day at the office. Of course one of the perks of this industry is the office is at home, or some coffee shop, or yes, even the beach. Things move so fast in this industry that I find myself thinking of slow sleepy days as a kind of luxury.
Fact is I feel blessed to be able to spend a sunny afternoon with my family. Me writing on my computer, my wife making a scale model of a crime scene for her class, occasionally stopping to share good food.
I am cognizant it is Memorial Day. These are the kind of quite, everyday blessings often easily taken for granted. My house is full of books and part of the reason our history section is so large is as a reminder. A reminder of those who have served our country from wars on our soil that happened in 1812 to sudden island conflicts like Grenada. There is also the reminder for those who currently serve not only in the quagmire that is Iraq but on the tense boarder known as the Korean DMZ. It is because of their oaths to â€œserve, honor and protectâ€ that such easily taken for granted days can happen.
So take a moment to pick up a book, and find out more about those conflicts which have forged our history. Then remember to take the time to say â€œthank youâ€ to those who make it possible.