The 4th of July should be a reminder of the sacrifices that our military families make and a time to honor them. Saying thanks doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money, but it is worth doing and does make a big difference to those that serve.
My husband doesn’t often go out in his uniform, but we do love meeting him for lunch so he will be in his uniform then and that is when people say thanks for serving. It is so kind when they do, and it is always appreciated. We have had meals bought for us and people stop by the table to shake his hand (not as common these days, but never a good plan since we are eating and now must get up to wash hands) and we even had a little girl give a drawing to our daughter that said thanks for your service which was so touching. There are so many ways to say thanks and it means so much to our families when someone takes the time to acknowledge the sacrifice and care. Here is a list to get started.
It could be as simple as dropping off some freshly baked cookies to a neighbor who is serving. These gestures can make a difference and are a simple way to say thanks!
It doesn’t matter how we say thanks, but it does matter that we do say thanks. Our military and their families make a huge sacrifice with moves, missed holidays, time apart, and constant change, so since they sacrifice so much a little thanks should be the least we do.
As CEO for Inspirational Inc. and founder of “Tea With Chantel” trainings & workshops, Chantel Mathson inspires women to live with purpose and build thriving community. She has traveled all over the U.S. and Canada, speaking and inspiring others to become impact makers. Chantel has been a featured speaker at NASA Space Center, The University of Notre Dame and numerous national conferences. She is a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, blogger, bible teacher, military spouse mentor, author, and professor of communications. Chantel shares her heart and home with her husband, three kids and two dogs in California. As a Military spouse she has moved twelve times and has a heart for helping military wives connect, find their purpose, and create community. Her Tea with Chantel business evolved as she moved across the country and had to create new community herself. She is always ready to share a cup of tea and would love to connect… FB/Twitter/Linkedin/IG @teawithchantel or Instagram.com/teawithmilitarywives and teawithchantel.com
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