I think of Memorial Day as an expanded gratitude day. Of course, gratitude is a healthy practice for each day of our lives. We get bonkers busy, however, and in our distractions fail to consciously notice all the things for which we are grateful. We may catch a few. But we "neglect to reflect" on the many others, which is a form of loss in itself. When we neglect to reflect, we lose the good feelings and physiological benefits of conscious gratitude.
Let Memorial Day open up a window of time for you to reflect about the people in your life who've passed on. What did they help you learn, either directly or indirectly? How has that enhanced your life? Is it time to modify it to better fit your current life in any way? What do you want to change about you?
Memorial Day can be a perfect time to reflect about the people in your life who are still living. Think about the questions above, and share those gratitudes with them, just for the health of it! You'll both get an encouraging and energetic boost.