To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. ― Thomas Campbell

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a day when we honor the memory of the men and women who have died in military service. We also celebrate the arrival of summer, but because of the reason for the holiday, it never feels right to me to say “Happy Memorial Day,” so instead, I’m wishing you a day filled with love and beautiful memories.

This year, we also remember the nearly 100,000 who succumbed to this awful virus over the last three months.

It seems almost impossible to find anything to celebrate in the middle of so much sadness and fear. Perhaps it helps to remember that joy and grief don’t have to be mutually exclusive – and make no mistake, what we’ve all been feeling over the last couple of months is most definitely a form of grief. But even if you may have to look a little harder right now, there are still plenty of things that will bring a feeling of joy, even if it’s something as ordinary as watching your cat sleep in a sun puddle.

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4 Comments on Memorial Day 2020

  1. Thank you – this was beautiful – your sunday comments always fill me with reflection but also joy. Today’s was especially so.

  2. “Great minds think alike”…..I have the same quote that is in your top graphic on Dakota’s blog today (I think I used it last year too)……I love it. I also neglected to acknowledge those in the front lines of the corona virus…think I need to go back and add that. Stay safe and stay healthy! Lots of love!

  3. I never really thought about it, but your right, saying happy before Memorial Day doesn’t sound wright. It really doesn’t feel like any kind of holiday since we are still sitting home. Plus it’s been a wet weekend and we aren’t doing anything but sitting inside like we’ve been doing the last couple months. I still don’t want to be around people.

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