On Memorial Day, I give thanks for this life. For this particular country in which I find myself, its flag flying gently in the late May breezes.
I give thanks to freedom. To the freedom to express ourselves. What a delightful gift!
I remember that freedom is a gift…and honor that gift with my whole heart.
I do not separate myself from the other states and countries of the world, thinking myself superior. I bless and applaud every country which heralds individual freedom and seeks to allow the individual self-expression.
I bless this world, spinning blue and green in the cosmos.
Where there are chains in this world: may they be released.
Where there is poverty and indignity: may there be sharing and more sharing and still more sharing.
May we think of our brothers and sisters, wherever they might be on this spinning globe. May we open our hearts and fists and share with the less fortune of our relatives.
May we look down and see only stars. May we look up and see only Possibility. May we continue to open our hearts, even when our minds suggest they close down in prudence. May we remember those less fortunate. May we bless those who revere Freedom, true freedom, for all of us.
In the reflection of this day, may we plant flowers at the graveside of those who have passed before us. May we feel only gratitude for our lives. May we see beyond boundaries, beyond distinctions, beyond limits! May we see the Oneness in each other, shining ever-beautiful through our differences.
Happy Memorial Day!