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On Monday, we celebrated Memorial Day which is a day to remember all of the men and women who have given their life in defense of this great country. They sacrificed everything in serving America. This is the ultimate sacrifice. To the fallen heroes of this nation, we thank you for all that you have done and endured to protect and preserve the ideals and beliefs that keep us free. We are able to enjoy the rights that God has given us because of their sacrifice. Sacrifice is defined as “the act of giving up, destroying, permitting injury to, or forgoing something valued for the sake of something having a more pressing claim”.
This is a word that some don’t want to hear. We tend to want and achieve something, but without the sacrifice. We believe, at times, we deserve this or that, meaning that if we want it, we shouldn’t have to sacrifice for it. This seems to be the unhealthy attitude prevailing in today’s society. When you achieve something, you tend to appreciate it more than if it were just given to you. We tend to take things for granted, and in turn, that takes our incentive to grow, develop and achieve success away. We sacrifice different things (money, time, enjoyment, etc.) at different times to achieve a goal, but in order to truly accomplish things in our lives, it takes a commitment and starts with a sacrifice. It’s a good word that will bring great fulfillment to our lives.
Just a Thought,
Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 @ 10:25 AM MDT
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