Well, we are nearing the end of the Memorial Day weekend. It’s a welcomed, much needed, three-day vacation for many of us and the unofficial start of summer. But we must remember it is so much more. The holiday is meant to honor and remember those who served in our military and paid the ultimate price for our many freedoms.
Our freedoms have been costly. And it is those brave heroes who went into battle for love of country that we have to thank. So, together let us be grateful for the many blessings we have as American citizens, blessings secured for us by the men and women who have served and laid down their lives for the causes of our country.
Yogi Bhajan has said, “The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga.” And today, we can all be yogis by simply being grateful because Memorial Day is indeed all about gratitude.
Today, I hope that each of us can take a moment of silence to express deep gratitude to those who have lost their lives serving our country. And may we also remember those who are currently serving in our military. Taking a moment to be grateful adds beauty and peace to our lives. It doesn’t require us to pull out our yoga mats or stretch ourselves into the fullest expression of a yoga pose. But it does expand our hearts, filling us with more love and a deeper connection to others and the world around us. And for that I am grateful.
With Gratitude and Love, Namaste
Anietie blogs about what moves her which is usually yoga, the arts and love.