The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible. For the fainthearted, it is unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is ideal. - Victor Hugo
Some of the most thoughtful people I know are military spouses. No matter their current situation they always seem to have a smile on their face and a positive outlook. Do you know a military spouse like this?
When our spouses are deployed it is easy to begin to feel overwhelmed with everything that is on our shoulders. This is the perfect time to slow down. One might thing the opposite is true, hurry up to get more done. But by slowing down and enjoying the everyday moments of life and making time for friends, I discovered I actually enjoy the experiences of the day more and tend to feel less worn out. What about you?
Here are 5 ways to be more thoughtful and live in the moment. Doing so will help make your deployment experience much more enjoyable and memorable:
We'll talk more about this topic in the future, but I wanted to get the conversation started.
Looking for ways to celebrate and encourage those around you will ensure you are building friendships and making a difference. And when you are down, you'll have a strong support system to help build you back up. Remember we are all in this together!
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