Memorial Weekend is a great opportunity to remember and celebrate those who have gone before us. Their lives and experiences have helped shape the world in so many different ways. I think of my mom, who raised six kids and who always reminded us to cherish and protect our freedom. She loved her country and taught all of us to do the same. I miss hearing her talk about the importance of living in a free country. The information and advice she shared with me is something I am passing onto my children, her grandkids-the next generation.
I want to wrap up the Gift of Freedom series with a Coaching Corner designed to give you something to think about in relation to Memorial Weekend:
1. How much do you appreciate your freedom?
2. How do you demonstrate your appreciation?
I am also challenging you to take inspired action. Remember those you have lost and take time to give back to those who have served and their families. Give the military families and veterans in your life a token of your appreciation. Both big and small gestures go a long way. Get creative and do something you think they would appreciate.
Also, really think about the fact that you are responsible for your actions and have the freedom to create your own destiny. My parting words for today are a quote from Inez Milholland, a Suffragist in 1909:
“I am prepared to sacrifice every so-called privilege I possess in order to have a few rights.”
A big thank you to all who have served and all those still serving as well as their families. We owe you all a great debt of gratitude.
Please call or email me, Connie Reimers-Hild, at the University of Nebraska Kimmel Education and Research Center (402) 873-3166 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in coaching, training or resources in the areas of leadership and innovation.
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Go Wild & Take Advantage of Your Freedom!