Monday, May 28, 2012

Don't Ask About Carter's Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day for my US centric friends. This is the day that the US remembers its war dead. Today my thoughts move to long gone loved ones and thank them for their sacrifice. As they died in their service to the US, way before the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, I wonder what they would think of the changes in what it means to serve, as they didn't get that honor.

My Memorial Day will start with a long run. It’s been two years since I committed myself to running. Do more than talk about good health, but actually put puma to pavement.

I have found that it also gives me a new mindset, and a new outlook on things rolling around in my head. It’s funny how something as easy as putting on running shoes and just moving forward down the path could help me… move forward down the path.

“Everyone who has run knows that it’s most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.” – Jimmy Carter

It seems that no matter what you do in life there is a President Carter quote to back it up with. But, then again I probably think about Jimmy Carter too much.

I wonder if there's a Carter quote on Don't Ask, Don't Tell? I bet there is.

I should go for a run now, fill my brain with my iPod and stop obsessing over Jimmy Carter, being able to honestly serve in the US military, and Memorial Day.

1 comment:

BosGuy said...

Sounds like you had a nice holiday weekend or at least you got a good run in. That's more than I accomplished, but it was a relaxing three days here too.

Take care.