“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes!” ~Maya Angelou
The Smutketeers would like to say Happy Memorial Day (weekend)! We deal with fictional heroes every day, and we would be lying if we said that no credit should go to the selfless men and women who have voluntarily offered their lives and their youth to ensure we can write what we want, say what we want, love who we want, and live in a world that is always striving to be better. To be free.
Whatever your core beliefs, on this one thing we can all agree-we know someone who knows a hero. One of my own geeky idols, Joseph Campbell, spent his life studying mythology, culture and the hero’s journey. He said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
So for a moment this weekend, in between the family/friend gatherings, the bbq on the grill, the parades and the trips to the beach…think about them. The real heroes who don’t shift into werewolves or have telepathic powers (we think). The human men AND women who have that extra something inside them that makes them sign up and put themselves in harm’s way to ensure the rest of us have the right to choose. Those long past and those still waiting to come home for that welcoming kiss. Think about them and thank them.
Have fun Smutkedettes! Happy Memorial Day!
And if you want to share who you think about and thank this weekend on this post…You can have a chance to win a Got Your 6 T-shirt! Winner will be announced on Tuesday!
The winner has been announced in the thread! Congratulations!!