Often times when I come to my gym, I like taking a moment to reflect on how lucky I am. It isn’t always a fully formed thought, but being at this special place with these special people, I have a short lived moment of bliss. It’s the kind of thing that makes you realize that you don’t take enough time to express gratitude for the little things in your life.

But today it isn’t about the little things. We don’t spend as much time as we should thanking each other in general. But even more so, we don’t spend enough time thanking those who sacrifice their lives for us.

I really have no idea what it means to be a member of our military, and so I’m not going to pretend like I do. But I know that there are a lot of people who face the most extreme dangers in our world every day so I can sit here, sipping on coffee, hanging out with my friends, with not a care in the world except for my workout tonight and my schedule tomorrow.

To the veterans. active duty members, and family members, here’s to you. Thank you for everything.

– Liv