I live my life pursuing material things and forget to take a break to live in the moment. I forget to appreciate the simple things life has to offer. Today, I took a step back to look at all the wonderful things that make me happy, and it turns out they are all priceless. It took me all these years to finally open my eyes and embrace the little things in life and enjoy living in the moment.
I will always remember to live, laugh, and love as life is way too short to be bothered my societal issues. Never allow nefarious energy affect your happiness, because in this moment, you owe it to yourself to appreciate the fact that you’re alive today.
Today, did i stop to smell the roses?
Did I remember to take a deep breath of appreciation?
Did I notice the beauty around me?
Did I feel the warmth of the precious sun?
Did I say hello to the ones I love and did I remind them how much I love them?
This day only comes once because tomorrow is not guaranteed
Hence, Today I live a life filled with thanksgiving
Today I live a life of appreciation
Today I live a life of realizing my worth
Today I live a life of making each and everyday count
Today I smelled the roses
Today I took a breath of appreciation
Today I took time to notice all the wonder beauty nature has to offer
Today I felt the sun warm my bare back like a mother’s embrace
Today I said hello to all my loved ones, because tomorrow is not guaranteed.
Buoyant about what awaits ahead
I courageously take the wheel
And drive into the red sunset
To fill my tank with springs of wisdom
I peer through my rearview mirror
And see the fragile imagery of me
Crumbling down into the heat of summer
Wiping sweat from my somber brows
Today I put my foot on the pedal
And accelerate to new heights
Leaving all of my yesterday
Submerged in the rearview mirror
I joyously sigh for relief
Suddenly sparks the realization of a utopian destiny
Where pain and hatred is foreign
But love prevails and shines like the red sunset
Waking up to yet a beautiful day
I force myself to face the day with new insights
But I feel no strength to welcome this new day
For my strength is melting away in the morning mist
Leaving me chained to my own inhibitions
My stomach swells with toxic fumes of inhibitions
Slowly, the toxic inhibitions shatter my world
With a loud bang that leave my self-worth dismantled
As sparks of negative energy swallow my positive thinking
I spurt fear, and claim the hand of courage
As I walk forth in light of content
I can see clearly and embrace my self-worth
Because I have decided to let go of all my inhibitions
I reject all inhibitions
I denounce finding comfort on the bathroom floor
I accept challenges of life
I free myself from all forms of inhibitions
I find my global self-worth well-balanced
And when I fall, I fall on a solid foundation
Inhibitions will not claim any part of me
My grip on global self-worth is what keeps me stay afloat
As I disgorge all that holds me back
And free my self by elevating my self-concept
Broken glass, broken promises
Yesterday you slipped through my figures
And came tumbling down into million pieces
Rocking my world with echoes of discontent
Today is a new day
Beckoning on a new tomorrow
With triumphant songs of new beginnings
Paving the way to fresh promises of the ‘morrow
Mending that which was once broken
And giving a new insightful look to life
Like a blooming garden
Delighting the eye with new growth
Gone with the shackles of yesterday
Kiss today with invigorating promises of tomorrow
Because today is a new day
Memorial day, is a day to remember all those who sacrificed their lives to ensure that every American enjoys the glory of freedom. But today it is no longer thought in those lines, because it has been robbed by the culture of consumerism. As the consumer industry rises, so does our fixation of shopping. It is safe to say that consumerism is yet another connotation of a terrorist, terrorizing the public with banners of for sale signs, and easily relegating the day to remember the men and women in uniforms into just another day to find bargains at the mall.
Consumerism the Grinch that robbed all the relevant holidays, it is the umbilical of shopaholics, it holds them by the ear, and every time memorial comes around the hit the road and dash to malls or online, because once you feed into consumerism then you are ensconced in its webs and it is hard to extricate from its tracks. It is true that the consumer industry has figured out how to brainwash the public by simply putting up a montage of sale signs during memorial weekend and easily drawing them from the importance of the day on hand to puppet shoppers.
Consumerism is the archetype of a recruiter whose aim is to grow the economy at all costs. Hence, turning the public into insatiable consumer monsters who always want more and are never satisfied with what they have. With that said, you need to contemplate on what is important to you on this very day, and remember to not fall victim to the web of consumerism.
What are you doing this memorial day? Will you take time out of your day and appreciate the freedom we usually take for granted and thank those who saved and died for this country? or will you just like many immense yourself with the idea of consumerism and hit the shopping centers? Whatever your ideation is, take time out of your day and be thankful for your freedom, because not everyone around the world enjoys the great freedom we normally take for granted.