Week #113 – Eight Weeks to Happyness: Thank a Veteran!

Thank a Veteran (photo credit: Robert Church, Jr.)

Thank a Veteran (photo credit: Robert Church, Jr.)

Week #113 – Eight Weeks to Happyness: Thank a Veteran!

This has been a contentious week.  Many people are hurting — and not just the ones whose candidate didn’t win.  Things have been said.  Friends have been lost.  Families have been divided.

Now that the battle is over, many people (on both sides) are suddenly calling for healing after months of stoking divisive fires — but it’s not that easy.  Candidates, pundits, pollsters, politicians, and celebrities — they all return to their high-profile comfortable lives.

But you and me?  We are left in the trenches to clean up the real mess.

Where do we begin?

Ten Weeks to Happyness is underway — and the calendar gives us an opportunity to come together, even if just for a moment. 

Today — Friday, November 11th — is Veterans Day.  It was originally known as “Armistice Day”, marking the first anniversary of the end of WWI — which came to an end on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918.  Since 1954 it has been known as Veterans Day — a day set aside to honor all those who served in the United States Armed Forces, who swore on their very lives to support and defend this great country and her constitution.

Your Happyness Challenge for the week ahead: Thank a Veteran!  That private vote you cast (or chose to abstain from) this week…was protected by a veteran.  That free speech you are enjoying in the workplace, in your place of worship, or online…was protected by a veteran.  That right to protest…or to protest the protesters…is protected by a veteran.  The freedom to oppose, support, engage in, or criticize our democracy…all protected by a veteran.

So regardless of what side of the aisle you are on…put down your weapons, even if it’s just for a moment, and THANK A VETERAN!

Spread Happyness — and thank a veteran today!

11/11/16 by Grace Church
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