As we remember our fallen heroes and celebrate the ones who made it home, what will our celebrations look like this year?

Traditionally, each year we crowd the supermarkets to buy our favorite barbecue foods, snacks, and drinks while planning large gatherings with friends, neighbors, and family to welcome in the summer.

Last year, our festivities were mostly at home with loved ones.

This year, we may be getting back to planning a cookout with family and friends, some of us may be getting away for the weekend, and some of us may just stay home with a home-cooked meal.

As we plan recreational activities for this holiday weekend, what might be a small way we can demonstrate our gratitude for those “we must never forget”? How might this one small thing also illustrate that we live by our words? Why might this be important?

John F. Kennedy once stated, “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

Nothing stays the same. Every day something changes to bring a new opportunity, new words, and new actions to live by.

So, what might we have said in the past that we may want to live by today? When we do this, how might this feel? What feels important about this?

What might happen when we feel the courage to put action behind our words like our veterans did to fight for our freedom?

If we feel the battle comes from within ourselves, what is one small thought that can become the words we choose to live by? What feels most significant about this?

Many of us are again beginning to feel fluctuations in our daily routines. Some are blending work schedules with getting the kids back to classrooms. Some are learning new ways to honor historical traditions.

Have the disparities of our routines created new habits? What feels important about this?

If we’re not barbequing this Memorial Day, what might our plans look like this year? What feels significant about this idea?

How many veterans or military personnel might we personally know? If we contact a veteran we know, maybe we can tell them we want to help them honor a hero that they may have served with and lost.

How might we honor them today with a simple action? A card or audio/video call could bring a smile to many faces that are far away.

If each of us called just one veteran or military personnel that we know to honor them and those they’ve lost, how might the Vets feel on this Memorial Day?

What if we focus on the little things that can change each day into big wins? Might we all be able to win the battle against how we experience unwanted change? Where in our day might this feel most important?

By implementing a “ME” Monday® routine today, we can improve our overall R.O.I. to have a great today and determine the tomorrow we deserve!

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