In the world we live in today the mentality is often “MORE. MORE. MORE!” It’s as if people think the more we have, the better off we are, the happier we are or the more we’ve accomplished. At the end of the day, what can more money or materialistic items give you?
Sure, it can buy you a fancy dinner, a round of drinks for your friends at the bar, and a closet full of clothes that you never wear just to name a few. That’s great and all, but it still can’t fulfill our desire to be happy or loved.
Many of us have too much to even see what truly makes us happy. That’s the sad part about the world we live in today.. We could start by looking at the people around us. Odds are, despite our material possessions, we each likely have friends, family, a pet, or something that gives us purpose.
Something that shows us that money isn’t everything, but memories can last a lifetime. Less is more.
Thanks for everything you’ve done and continue to do for me. Even though I probably don’t show or say it near as much as I should, I’m truly thankful for you.
It’s funny actually, because we’re just alike, yet so different in the same. I guess that’s partly what causes us to argue and disagree a ton, or the fact that we’re both stubborn as hell.. No matter what, there’s nobody else I can count on like you, because it’s always been you and me on a team. It’s a unique and special bond, one unlike any other.
Life as your son for the past 23 years has been one hell of a ride and I couldn’t imagine what this journey would be like without you. We’ve gone through and overcome so much while creating a lifetime of memories along the way (and we’re only 23 years in). But who’s counting? Here’s to 23 more years filled with just as many laughs, good times & new experiences!
So here’s to you mom, because you’re the most adventurous, crazy, kind-hearted and life-living individual I’ve ever met. It just so happens I’m lucky enough to call you mom. Thanks for simply being you & for constantly showing me what unconditional love is. You’re the bomb!
As I lay here in my hammock, surrounded by good friends, chirping birds & that one menacing little squirrel that can’t seem to figure out which tree to climb, I can’t help but soak in the peacefulness and beauty of the world around me.
It could be the smell of the fresh, pine filled breeze, or the warm feeling you get from the sun as it bronzes your neck just a little too much. Who knows, maybe it’s the sound of the boats gliding across the water down below, or maybe, the constant noises of nature chiming in from all around you.
Whatever it is, it provides feelings of contentment and comfort— a feeling as if I’ve temporarily escaped reality. Despite the battles I’m fighting, issues I’m facing, or decisions I need to make, a little time between the pines always seems to do me well. It amazes me how staring into the treetops for just a few minutes can completely impact my mindset and outlook on this journey we call ‘life’ in such a positive and uplifting way.
Here’s to making the most of this journey and to admiring all it’s beauty along the way.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” -RWE