11/11: Make a wish! Or, you could consider one of these more productive ideas 😉
- Veterans’ Day: I say it every year, but today is just one opportunity of many to thank the servicemen and women who sacrifice it all to serve our country. I’m fortunate to know many active and retired military members, whom I can’t thank enough. I won’t get on a soapbox, but the freedoms we’re fortunate enough to enjoy come at a hefty cost — so JUST DO IT.
- Coffee Cups Cause Commotion: Surely, we have better things to do with our time than debate a coffee cup and its “hidden meaning.” I’m a Christian, and I celebrate Christmas because of Christ — not because of a billion-dollar company’s alleged agenda to take down Jesus. Unfortunately, it’s another example of a few bad apples (or pumpkin spices?) spoiling the bunch.
- Blue Apron Donates Thanksgiving Dinner: It’s no secret I love Blue Apron for its (literally) life-changing service, but here’s another reason to obsess. Now, you can donate your Thanksgiving box of food OR an additional box (and still receive your own). Either way, Blue Apron will match all donations to help feed local families in need! You can donate now until noon ET on November 20.
- “Hotline Bling” Parody – SNL: Last week’s SNL episode, hosted by Donald Trump, left much to be desired… until this ridiculously silly parody popped up. I’m still laughing so hard, I cry — not sure if that says more about the video or me. Either way, enjoy!
I’m normally not one to get all preachy, and I hope to stay off the soapbox with my next words. But, while most are enraptured with today’s date (11.11.11), I urge everyone to thank a Veteran on this marked occasion.
Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) began as an annual celebration after Germany agreed to a cease-fire during World War I in 1918. As the saying goes, on the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month,” the world found peace once more.
We fly the flag, celebrate our freedoms and honor the Armed Forces each year — but not nearly as often as we should.
While I enjoy commemmorating Independence Day, September 11th and Veterans Day, it’s important to thank a Veteran or Active Military Member more than thrice a year. The sacrifices these men and women make for our freedoms are invaluable.
Many of us are so blessed to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle — a job that isn’t life-threatening, a regular meal schedule to eat whatever we please and a warm bed to sleep in each night.
These liberties we’re granted are afforded to us because of their service. So, please take a moment to thank the Veterans in your life or send a card to our troops.
And, if you are a Veteran, words can’t express how appreciative we are for your service. Treat yourself to one of these Vets-only freebies to celebrate your commitments.
Land of the free, because of the brave