Celebrate Hard, But Safely
The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor, and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.
John F. Kennedy
We have a celebration coming up. This is a celebration of freedom from tyranny, freedom from persecution by old world dictators. Now, however, we move to celebrate a different freedom while still paying homage to the men and women who sacrificed everything to give us this opportunity to live in the greatest nation in the world. We have freedom to change the world now, we have the freedom to reshape how we move forward after COVID-19 and civil unrest across the world.
Other than allow the Orwellian nightmare of our day-to-day lives during this pandemic to win, be free. Be free to train proficiently using my four quadrants course to get the fundamentals of MMA. Go exploring, hike in the wilderness and test yourself against the raw beauty of nature. Climb that hill! Dive into the lakes and rivers safely with friends and family. Don’t let substances ruin your freedom, your fun, or your family in ways that can never be taken back.
Use this time to write that book you have been holding back on. Open the windows and let the fresh air in. Clean out everything in the house, lather on the fresh paint, wash and clean out your car, and get your fur buddies some solid exercise! I know Dojo loves to get around and explore as much as I do, so go ahead and go out! Get rid of the junk! If you can part ways with something do it, other people may need what you have now. If it is clogging up your closet and is to big, too small, to wide, or to tall find a home for whatever it is and move forward. Redo your wardrobe! If you have shirts from the 1990’s that have faded, repurpose those items or give them up!
Tackle new projects, the summer is a fantastic gateway to how you view your universe. The bleak comes from the lack of exploration of your inner path or outer pathways. Take chances, have conversations you’ve always wanted to have. Plan a game night with family instead of getting scaring your family pets.
Fireworks are cool, they are fun, but go somewhere remote and do them away from the cityscape where people have animals that can’t handle the loud noises. Have respect for the veterans next door missing the limbs and trauma of combat, where the last explosion they heard cost them everything and everyone they were close to at that time in their lives.