Keep it alive

My Dad loved decorating and gardening. Aside from playing the piano and humming a tune or two, they were his form of artistic expression that made him feel relaxed and brought him a little bit of joy. He loved gardening so much that he decided to line the hallway leading to his room, on the…

Place your hand over your heart

Celebrate freedom, honor and patriotism on the Fourth of July with these inspiring reminders. “How will I honor their memory? By remembering to rise and place my hand over my heart when our national anthem is played. I will look up to the flag with pride as it waves gently in the wind.” – From…

Remember them

I will always remember feeling pride and peace in my heart, knowing I live in a country where there are brave souls willing to valiantly protect and defend the lives of others in the name of freedom. “You’re walking on hallowed ground,” our tour guide reminded us as we walked around Arlington National Cemetery. She…

Pause. Remember 9/11.

  Today, take time to pause for a moment of silence—and remember. Remember those who lost their lives and those who gave their lives to save others. For a few moments, hold them close to your heart and silently remember them with what brings your spirit peace—whether it’s a quiet thought, a prayer, or extending a…