The military does so much for us. The armed forces are out on the front lines putting their lives on the line each and every day and it’s truly moving how they fight for their country and the safety of others. Sometimes, the armed forces are deployed overseas and protecting others throughout the world that have no one protecting them; it’s fantastic work and something no one should forget. Showing appreciation for the military is very important and something everyone should do.
What Is Military Appreciation Day?
You probably heard of the Military Appreciation Day but, if not, this is a day that is chosen to honor the work of the current service men and women globally. The event can also be used to help show appreciation to those who have also served their time in the forces. However, this is such a widely loved event simply because it is showing great appreciation to those who have put their lives on the line and it’s a wonderful event really.
How to Do Your Part
If you want to become involved you could look into volunteering for some local events. Volunteering can be an excellent way to give back to those who have served their country and there are many opportunities for you to look into. “Engaging in some type of regular volunteer activity on at least a monthly basis, or just spending more time doing loving, kind things for the people in your life, helps get you out of your own head, creates well-being for others, and makes you feel good about yourself,” according to Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. However, if you aren’t able to volunteer on Military Appreciation Day you could still volunteer at a charitable organization that helps former soldiers and military service personnel. This would really be a nice thing to do and in all honesty, a lot of charities need some help as they don’t often get the funds they need. Doing your part can really be a good way to say thanks and to show your appreciation.
Offering a Care Package or Donation to Charity Can Be Good
Sometimes, it’s not easy to know how to show your appreciation and, for some, volunteering doesn’t become an option for them but there are still many good ways to show your appreciation this year. For example, you could arrange for a nice care package to be sent to a current service person of the armed forces. There are certain organizations that arrange care packages for soldiers overseas and this would be something that offers a little reminder of home. It also shows you care and it’s something that really is appreciated. What’s more, a small donation to charity for armed personnel can be great too. Every little helps when it comes to the armed forces and your contribution might not be big financially but it is big in many other ways. Also, it’s appreciated by all. “Gratitude encourages us to joy, tranquillity, awareness, enthusiasm, and empathy while removing us from anxiety, sadness, loneliness, regret, and envy, with which it is fundamentally incompatible,” according to Neel Burton M.D. See it from here.
Show Appreciation in Your Own Way
If you have a personal way to show your appreciation to the military, why not do it as it will mean so much to so many? In truth, military appreciation doesn’t always have to come in the form of money or care packages but rather a letter of thanks or just turning up to support a military parade. Any little show of appreciation is wanted and needed. What’s more, it is very much appreciated. Show your appreciation today.
“Go out and express your gratitude to one unsuspecting person this week. Don’t worry about getting it perfect, a simple “You’re awesome” is better than saying nothing at all,” suggests Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D.