I know this is going to come as a shock to most of you, but I’m not going to spend this Memorial Day weekend DIYing anything! Instead, I’m going to take it easy, spend time with my family and friends, and participate in activities that commemorate all of those brave military souls who lost their lives protecting us and our country.
Because this three-day holiday unofficially kicks off the summer season, most who live near a body water enjoy celebrating by swimming, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, surfing, or even fishing. But no matter where you live or visit, commemorative events are sure to be abound. Take in a parade, host a veteran’s cookout, tour a memorial site, or place flags on the graves of fallen heroes in your local cemetery. And here’s something you probably didn’t think of: give yourself permission to do nothing as well. Take the weekend to reset your brain and take some time for yourself by reading a book, writing, painting, mediating, or slowly swinging in a hammock. Or DIYing…
Okay, I lied. I’m totally going to make this quick and easy red-white-and-blue clothespin door wreath! Here’s a little known fact you may not be aware of: Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. So it only seems fitting. Thanks for reading, enjoy your long weekend!