It’s time to celebrate summer; Memorial Day weekend is here! Salute indigenous tribal elders, war vets, police and firefighters as Memorial Day heroes and with love and acceptance.
It’s all about Backyard BBQs, Fresh Cut Grass, Baseball, Watermelon, and Pool Parties!
It’s time to celebrate summer again; Memorial Day weekend is almost here! The smell of hardwood charcoal and fresh cut grass is in the air. Picnic groves are filled with people playing bags, drinking beer, eating food, and having a blast. Many people love spending their Memorial Day weekend with the thrill of riding rollercoasters and flying down water slides. Others can’t get enough of the excitement from watching a baseball game or spending the day at a music fest.
As the weather warms up, we celebrate summer with backyard barbeques, block parties, beer, watermelon, and the company of amazing people. What could be better than relaxing on a sunny Memorial Day afternoon, basking in the sunshine with an ice cold beverage in your hand? I know I look forward to these long holiday weekends and vacations in summertime. Whether it’s a beach bash, pool party, or front porch hangout session, Memorial Day weekend offers you an awesome opportunity to celebrate summer, however you choose.
Actually, Here’s the Reason why we Celebrate Summer…
With all of the cookouts and parties, we tend to forget the meaning behind the holiday itself. Memorial Day is a United States holiday to remind us of the incredible people we lost along our journey to freedom and liberty. Although I don’t support war in any shape or form, I write this article as a symbol of respect, as I tip my hat to the brave soldiers and Memorial Day heroes that we lost in the name of war.
My heart goes out to those who are dealing with the pain of losing their loved ones, who died in battle while defending the country. Also, I would like to acknowledge those who have served and are still with us to share their experiences – thank you for your contribution!
AND… here’s a Different Perspective on the Significance of Memorial Day Weekend
As someone who does not support war or any warlike activities or behaviors of any kind, I am writing this article with a powerful concept of unity behind it. I am not talking about a new world order or a one world government utopian society, either! What I’m presenting here, is that we need to remember how we’re all connected to each other, regardless of our differences. I actually have a different perspective on the Memorial Day holiday I would like to present.
Returning to Our Peaceful Roots and Authentic Self
As we strive toward a more peaceful time of living on the planet, war is quickly being recognized as an archaic and outdated method of resolving conflict. This Memorial Day weekend, I invite you to open up your heart and let love and acceptance pour in. Take a moment to remember the people you lost that you loved dearly. Perhaps you can also take a moment to acknowledge the overlooked and assassinated hereos who stood up for our rights, not only as citizens of our country, but as humans of the planet.
Civil oppression is a subtle form of war, and knowing this can emancipate not only entire nations, but also multitudes of countries from mental and emotional slavery. Intolerance is what causes communication breakdowns, which in turn, fuels the fire for war. Effective communication combined with unconditional love and acceptance can resolve this conflict. However, in order to believe in it, we must first start with our own self.
How can we expect countries or armies to love and respect other countries and armies if we don’t have love and acceptance of our own bodies?!?! It all starts right at home. And when I say home, I’m not talking about the USA or any other country; I’m talking about within your own authentic self.
In Memory of the Sacrifices Made and Compassion Gained
This article was not meant to bash or belittle anyone or anything – including political stance or beliefs about war. It’s intended to raise awareness around your individual contribution to humanity. Remember the connection you have to your fellow brothers and sisters. We are all one human family… regardless of what country they live in, what color their skin is, what sexual orientation they identify as, or what religion they subscribe to.
When you stop and think about it, why should you be concerned with the differences of other human beings? Do any of the differences even matter? They still bleed red, cry salty tears, and deal with similar life struggles don’t they? They also have to push through their insecurities and fears, just like everyone else. Knowing this simple universal concept should make it easier to understand the powerful message behind the words written in this article.
In Honor of Our Memorial Day Heroes!
Whether it’s the brave indigenous tribal elders, courageous war vets, selfless police and firefighters, or peacemaking humanitarians – please remember to bring it home. Don’t forget to honor yourself for how amazing you are and the sacrifices you’ve made to get where you are in your life right NOW. You’re a hero just as much as those soldiers who sacrificed their lives. Remember to acknowledge the difference YOU have made in the world.
You’re a light that shines bright, illuminating the path of greatness! The evolution of human civilization depends on the health of your body, your mind, and your thoughts and emotions. The more we live in love, compassion and acceptance, and engage in effective communication, the less need for wars and needless deaths. This will lessen the need for bringing them home!
May you celebrate summer with honor and respect. Wishing you a safe, fun, and reflective Memorial Day Weekend!