I hope you had an enjoyable, safe, and healthy Memorial Day weekend. You may have noticed I did not post last weekend. It was a conscious choice I made. Part of my reasoning was due to my birthday falling on Saturday and I wanted a “true” day off which I seldom take. Largely though, Memorial Day weekend is a time for me to reflect on those I’ve lost. I don’t just think of those I’ve lost through the military; I also think of those I’ve lost throughout my life: Step-Father; Grandfather (and all of my grand-parents before him); my best friend when I was in 4th grade. Furthermore, I reflect on those who are still living whom I haven’t connected with lately - simply “lost touch” – thus creating a void in my life.
My question for you: is there anyone you’ve “lost touch” with? Someone who might enjoy a phone call or an actual written letter? My wife has a magnet which is usually in her classroom but recently has found its way into our house: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Perhaps taking a few minutes of your time to make that call or write a letter could make all the difference to someone right now.
Throughout the country I see restrictions are slowly being rescinded and the pace of life is beginning to pick up again. Before we jump back into the hamster wheel, running 100 MPH, can you take a brief moment and reach out? You may find it not only brightens up their day but yours as well! Reaching out more to our friends and family might also be a positive habit we can take with us post-quarantine.
Please remember that we are “here” and available for you. If you have any questions or concerns, financial or otherwise, please do not hesitate to call or email. If you have friends, family, or neighbors you feel would benefit from a conversation with me, I’m more than happy to have a call or jump on a Zoom meeting with them.
As always, I hope that you are doing well, and staying safe & healthy!