Abundant Blessings

“When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.” Joel Osteen

This week in the USA we’re celebrating Memorial Day and remembering the soldiers who have fought, and some who have given their lives, for the rest of us.  I’m very thankful for all the soldiers who give up their normal lives and leave their homes to be in other parts of the world and country and are willing to die fighting for us.

On Monday we talked about accepting the abundance that comes into our lives, and I believe soldiers (and their families) have to go through a similar process of acceptance when the decision is made to join the military.

This decision making and acceptance process isn’t something those of us without people in active service are affected by, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate and respect their sacrifice.  Occasionally when I flip through channels on TV I’ll see a home makeover or similar show where they’re doing a project for a Vet or their family.  I’m always touched by the outpouring of support shown to that family by the whole team and crew.  No, we don’t all do our part in supporting military families, but the awareness campaigns  and support by many groups (Wounded Warrior Project, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Our Military Kids etc.), has really helped to begin changing that.

In your life you probably have or have had people who have been a blessing to you.  This week I challenge you to do something for them.  Maybe start a scholarship fund in their name, donate to an organization that they like or support, or send them a gift and thoughtful card.

A big part of remembering, which we do for Memorial Day, is about remembering the blessing they were to us and blessing them abundantly in return.

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