Categories: Gettin The Mind Right

Take Time to Remember

(This week I am taking the opportunity to feature a favorite post from the earlier days of m.e.l.t. While this post is not new, I hope you find that the message still resonates and is of value. Enjoy!  JC)

Today is Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, to remember and honor the brave men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

Memorial Day isn’t about having a day off.

It’s an opportunity for us to remember and to express gratitude towards those who have lost their lives to protect our freedom.

These days we have the tendency to take freedom for granted. Technology has spoiled us with instant gratification and access to whatever we want whenever we want with whoever we want —as if it’s a right we were entitled to have.

Just the other day I was in my car. I caught my self flipping through stations in between commercials—as if I couldn’t listen to a commercial for a few seconds. Then I felt a temptation at the traffic light to look at my phone during a commercial. Eh, talk about over-stimulated!

Thankfully, I caught myself in disgust.

All of this stimulus has increased our pace, lowered our attention span, and increased our cortisol levels, causing mental stress & weight gain. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

Today I invite you to turn off ALL media around you, go somewhere quiet, and meditate.  Close your eyes and breathe in and out slowly.

Think about those who sacrificed their lives fighting for our freedom.

Afterwards, write down three things for which you are grateful. It can be as general as living in America or as specific as the time you get to spend with your family.

Next time you find yourself getting stressed over something small or feeling the “need” to be stimulated with any form of media, remember that everything you have in this world is only there because brave men and women have put their lives on the line for us. Know that at any given moment, we have troops overseas risking their lives in the name of America.

We have so much to be thankful for!

But today, let’s make sure to honor those who have given their lives for us.

Joe Carabase is an Entrepreneur, Coach and Author. Check out his latest book here. You can follow @joecarabase on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiring content! 



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