Although Forget-Me-Nots typically bloom in the spring, they hold an extra special meaning in our hearts all year long.
These beautiful blue flowers symbolize true love and respect. They represent a promise to always remember a person and keep them in your thoughts. Here at Threads of Life we think this is a perfect depiction of our family members. For those who were taken far too soon, they will always be remembered and memories will be cherished. For those who have had their lives forever altered, they are always in our thoughts.
Today, on Forget-Me-Not Day we want you to know we are thinking of you and are thankful for you. If you are a family member, we are relieved you have found a safe place to surround yourself with others who understand. If you are a volunteer, we are grateful for your support in making the world a safer place–one step at a time. If you are a partner or donor, we are indebted to you for helping make our programs possible. Without each and every one of you, we would not be able to make Threads of Life’s mission and vision possible.
Today should also be a day to reach out to our family and friends. Take a few minutes to connect with someone you have not talked to in a while. Pick up the phone and make that call you have been putting off. Text that friend to meet up for a coffee date. Share a picture on social media with an extended family member, to let them know they are on your mind. If you are feeling really creative, send a card or letter. No matter what way you choose to check-in, it will be sure to put a smile on their face.
We all know that tomorrow is never promised, so we need to make the best of today. We all love and appreciate many people in our lives, but we often never tell them enough. Today, that will change.
It’s also the name of our book…
Forget Me Not shares the human stories behind the workplace statistics. Each chapter in this book will bring you inside a family’s life, after an injury or fatality or the diagnosis of an occupational disease. These families are the unsung heroes who will move heaven and earth to make this world a safer place by sharing their most private thoughts and by their actions.