It’s that time of year when we sit around our tables with family and friends, eat delicious food, and give thanks for the many blessings we’ve been given over the past year.
At the bare minimum, most people will say they are thankful for their friends, family, and health.
But, that’s not usually where the list stops.
Thanks to the First Amendment, Americans have access to the same basic liberties: freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly.
We often take these things for granted, but we’re reminded of how lucky we are when we look at other countries around the world...countries that execute or imprison citizens for having their own thoughts and ideas.
These basic human rights are certainly something to be thankful for.
Both men and women in our country also have the freedom to get an education, follow their passions, and choose where they want to work. Because of these rights, we can easily be self-made--whether we go to work for someone or start our own business.
It’s these freedoms combined that allow us to provide for ourselves and our families, put food on our tables, and ensure we have a warm place to sleep at night.
And, if you have access to only the basic needs described above, you’re doing better than 99% of the rest of the world--that’s something to be thankful for.
However, many American’s have more than just their basic needs met.
In fact, many men and women in our country have fancy sports cars in their garages, are able to travel the world and take expensive vacations, and can regularly indulge in luxuries like hiring cleaning services to look after their homes.
There’s no denying that we’re the lucky ones.
And it’s all thanks to the men and women who have sacrificed so much to protect our freedoms so that we have the opportunity to create the best lives for ourselves possible.
With a sense of gratitude, we should be doing everything in our power to support these men and women who put their lives on the line for us on a daily basis.
But, the sad truth is that we tend to neglect the needs of those who have served/are currently serving our country.
Wounded soldiers lie in hospital beds without any visitors to brighten their day.
Many service members suffer from PTSD and other psychological problems after serving our country and can’t get the help they need to heal and find peace.
And worst of all, thousands of veterans are left with nothing and end up homeless, on the streets or in shelters.
At Lucky Grooming, we think this is absolutely unacceptable. And that’s why we’ve made it our mission to give back to the brave men and women who serve/have served our country.
You’ll notice the logo on our Lucky Grooming products is an image of a bomber girl. This was done intentionally as she is a salute to our freedom.
Every time we pick up one of our men’s grooming products, we are reminded of the sacrifice that was made on our behalf, so that we could stand here today as one of the lucky ones.
If you have any of our beard care products at home, we hope it will be a reminder to you as well.
This Thanksgiving, we encourage you to take some time to give thanks and show your gratitude for all of our veterans and active military members.
While you’re sitting around your dining table surrounded by your loved ones, know that there are thousands of men and women who can’t be with their families this year because they are hard at work protecting your freedoms.
And while you’re chowing down on your favorite foods in your cozy, warm home, remind yourself that there are thousands of veterans sitting on cold streets who are in need of a meal.
Then, after you’ve shared a wonderful holiday with your friends and family, make it a priority to start giving back to the men and women who have protected your freedoms and allowed you to live such a blessed life.
From volunteering at homeless shelters to visiting military members in the hospital, there are so many things you can do to give back.
Looking for ideas? Check out this post for ideas on how you can give back.