Remember to LIVE…It’s MEMORIAL DAY!!!
By Todd Durkin
Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you have been able to take some time this weekend to reflect on the meaning of this very special day and spend some quality time with your family and loved ones. Maybe you will go to the beach today, watch the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse final, go on a hike, read a great book, get together with family for a special barbecue or dinner, or just rest. Whatever you decide to do, please do ONE THING: LIVE!!!
Yes, LIVE. That is our word of the week (W.O.W.): LIVE.
We spend a lot of time dedicating our lives to creating IMPACT and transforming other LIVES; be sure to LIVE your own LIFE as well.
Honor the fallen warriors who gave their last full measure – their own LIVES, so that WE may LIVE.
Coach Kelli Corasanti shared some staggering numbers yesterday:
*6,656 American troops have been killed in Iraq AND Afghanistan as of February 2013. ( – http://costsofwar.org/article/us-killed-0)
*58,200 U.S. Military died in the Vietnam War (http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-statistics.html)
*36,914 U.S troops died in the Korean War (http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-507_162-202741.html)
*291,557 US soldiers died in World War II (http://www.statisticbrain.com/world-war-ii-statistics/)
*116,516 American troops died in World War I (http://www.pbs.org/greatwar/resources/casdeath_pop.html)
That’s a lot of people dying. And fighting for our freedom. Dying for you and me.
Coach Larry Indiviglia did something EXTREMELY SPECIAL yesterday with his own personal reflection of Memorial Day. Larry served over 20 years in the US Navy and has been serving the Mastermind for the last 5 years. And yesterday, he created a very special video montage of what Memorial Day represents. This may be his “deepest” message yet. Please take 4 mins and 38 secs out of your day, make it your quiet time, and watch Larry’s video. It puts in perspective the WHY behind Memorial Day and its real meaning.
Do yourself a favor and WATCH this video. Larry, thank you for taking the time to create this masterpiece so that you can IMPACT any ONE that watches this video. Team, please feel free to share this video with any & all.
So the WOW this week my friends is LIVE! All we have is today… so LIVE it to the fullest and LIVE it to your BEST. LIVE for yourself, your family, your loved ones, your teammates, your clients and members, your customers, and your mission in life. But NEVER forget all the fallen warriors who have gone before us fighting so that we may LIVE.