Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day! A Thank You to all the men and women who serve their countries.

I have to pause for a moment in our "Step to Abundance" Program to thank a few million people! Yep, that's right. Today is Memorial Day in the US and, to me, that means a day to reflect on the millions of people that have died throughout history fighting for what they believed in. I know that I was born an American, but I have really always considered myself a Child of Earth. I've always seen the world as my family and so it is sometimes hard for me to limit my love, consideration and reflection to only one country. Maybe this is due to the fact that I spent most of my youth outside of the United States of America. My dad was a Seabee in the Navy and so I got to be in many, cool countries growing up.

Because of this, I have a warped perspective (as some have told me). I see the world as my family and have an irritating habit (to some) of not using the "appropriate" terms of "us-and-them" correctly. You see, we live on a tiny rock in space. We are free falling through said space and the one major thing that keeps us all together is the gravity of the Sun. (You KNEW I was going to have to bring Science into this a wee bit!) When you see the pictures of our beautiful planet hovering is a sea of black, you can't help but be inspired by the fragility of it and the desire to keep it beautiful.

Happy Memorial Day to all the men and women who serve their countries at great sacrifice to themselves and their families. Know that I take a few moments today and think about the shear number of people that really means. A special "thank you" to my dad, Jim, Nina, John and Erica. I love you guys.

Wishing all of you a safe and inspiring Memorial Day,

Janine

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