My Thursday Thought (email to all Sac'rs)
We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
I just wanted to take a minute to remind us all (read: myself) that even though Veteran’s day is past, there are still thousands of women and men out there who make our lives possible. Work is work, even at the ever-exciting Lovesac. But we’d do well to remember, this week and every week, that work is not just an obligation, a necessary evil, a means-to-an-end, or a way of life. It is a blessing. It is a privilege. It is not something to be taken for granted. In this crazy world that we live in there are forces that would thwart our ability to choose—to choose how we live, how we spend our time, how we spend our money, and how we spend our lives. At any time these “privileges” that seem inalienable might possibly be revoked by forces beyond our control—were it not for various defenses in place, including and especially the men and women of our armed forces.
For any of you who have served: Thank you. Thank you.
For any of you who have connections with those that have served or are serving: Let’s reach out and express our gratitude for the opportunity to wake up each day, make lots of friends, and sell couches like we do! (And how cool is it that our couches, in particular, work so well for their lifestyle too, btw!)
And for those of you who live in America, let’s all remember: this life we’re afforded is paid for by far more than just taxes.
Too often I find it is out-of-sight, out-of-mind, myself—and I am sorry for that. Having lived more than 1/10 of my own life out of the country, I am deeply patriotic and deeply grateful.
Happy Veteran’s Day (week)!