Tuesday morning I headed down to the beach and on the day of remembrance, walking by the ocean in the beautiful sunshine it was easy to feel thankful and deep gratitude for those who fought for our freedom.
The thing that kept coming to me was that it is not just a day of remembrance but a day to remind us to remember everyday. To feel such gratitude for all the freedoms that we have daily. To freely walk to the beach and breath in the fresh air to our right to vote. I also feel that we not only need to find daily gratitude and to remember but to also live in a way that honours the people who fought, the people who lost their lives or the lives of loved ones. We need to speak freely to others and to ourselves but with kindness so our words are heard, we need to vote, we need to look each other in the eyes and recognize ourselves in each other and we need to put down our phones and notice the beauty that surrounds us and is waiting for us to explore.
These people didn't go through all this for anything less than the true, constant peace. So please remember to honour these people that walked before us, walk among us, that fought and still fight for our daily freedom and live in a way that only creates peace and spreads peace to those around us.