Monday, May 22, 2017


Memorial Day means more to me today than when I was twenty years old. Then it was another holiday that I vaguely realized celebrated those passed on. Today, I realize that it's a special opportunity to celebrate and  remember those who've touched our lives when alive.

  • What did they leave behind that I can learn? 
  • What touched me and made me a better person? 
  • What skill, craft, or talent have I profited from because of him or her? 
Here are a few thoughts I had about celebrating Memorial Day:
  • Reflect on those gone before. Rejoice that you had the opportunity to be in their lives, and they in yours. 
  • Enjoy the thought that your loved one is in heaven and enjoying its riches. 
  • Share what you've learned or who you are with someone else. A grandchild? Show them pictures or tell them tales of your loved ones life and adventures. Have a sit down session with the whole family and each sharing a memory.
  • Plant a tree or some flowers in memory.
  • Donate something meaningful to a charity or church or orphanage in memory.
Most of all, be happy and at peace that you had a period of time with that person(s). God gives and takes away. Just as a blade of grass is here today and gone tomorrow, so is life. Celebrate it in

Happy memories.


Besides being an active participant of many writing groups, Carole is an award winning author and enjoys mentoring beginning writers. She loves to weave suspense, tough topics, romance and whimsy into her books, and is always on the lookout for outstanding titles and catchy ideas. She and her husband reside in SE Ohio but have ministered and counseled nationally and internationally. Together, they enjoy their grandsons, traveling, gardening, good food, the simple life, and did she mention their grandsons? 



  1. Carole, thanks for sharing. Remembering those who has gone on is so important--especially to the younger generation that didn't get to know their loved ones. I remember going to the cemetary with my parents and grandparents to put flowers on loved ones graves when I was a child on Memorial Day.

  2. Memorial Day has always been important in my family. I remember going with my grandparents to my aunt's grave and we would spend the whole day. Mamaw took a picnic basket full of food and many family members would be there also. I don't take a picnic basket but I always decorate my grandparents' graves and some others and for the first time, I will decorate BOTH of my parents' graves. My mom died Feb. 20 so this will be an extremely emotional time.
    Thanks Carole!

  3. What wonderful comments of memories! Thank YOU both for sharing. My grandparents always made it a pleasant, memorable time too.