Life is Like the Summer Solstice

I love summer. I look forward to it every year.

The summer solstice is a bittersweet day.

It’s the longest day of the year, but every day thereafter is shorter.

I like having something to look forward to. It gives me something pleasant to think about. The anticipation is exciting.

Similarly, I enjoy the climb in life. I love challenges and love playing the game.

We work so hard for so long for some things in life. Then once we accomplish or achieve them, the high wears off and the ecstatic feeling is short-lived.

We rush to the destination, but what we fail to realize is the climb is more rewarding.

Rather than living for one moment in time in the future, enjoy the adventurous journey.

And if you do happen to make it to the top, enjoy the view and share it with others.

Work Outside of Work

There’s a lot of work to do outside of work.

Our lives require work. We require work. Our health and relationships require work.

There’s a lot of work to do in this world. A lot of people need help and support. We have a lot of issues and problems to deal with. A lot of things need to change.

Work is a part of life, but there are a lot of other meaningful things to do outside of work. There are things that we need to address and things that deserve our attention.

Don’t push important things to the back burner. Don’t put off important things any longer. We need to work to make a difference, drive change, and make an impact.

Do Good, Be Good

Do good for others and good will come back to us.

Why do we suppress others?

Why don’t we help others?

Are we threatened?

Do we want power?

Do we want control?

Do we want money?

The world is abundant. There’s plenty to go around.

Life isn’t a competition. We’re all just trying to survive and trying to make the best and most our time and lives.

Help others.

Be empathetic and compassionate.

Don’t forget, what goes around comes around.

One day we may need a helping hand.

Free to Choose

We are free to choose, but every choice comes with potential consequences.

When making decisions, think about potential consequences, and be prepared to deal with them.

Do what we believe to be right.

Then let the chips fall where they may.

Activity and Social Activity

We are social creatures.

We like being together and hanging out with each other.

Many times being social means eating and drinking. Most social events involve food and drinks.

There are other ways to be social. We can be social in constructive, positive ways.

Walking is a great social activity. We can talk with our friends while exercising. We can get so caught up in conversation that we don’t even realize we’re moving.

The same goes for riding bikes or doing other workouts together.

Be social in a variety of ways. Mix it up.

The next time we get together, let’s go for a walk.

Stand Up, Stick Up

What are the consequences for standing up against racism and standing up for black people?

Racist people won’t like you?

Your racist employer will fire you?

You’ll lose racist clients and customers?

Stand up for what’s right. Stick up for others.

Let what we have in common unite us.

I see color. I see black and white.

I choose to look beyond it. I choose to look below the surface. I choose to see minds, hearts, and souls.

We’re all human beings. We’re all living creatures. We all have the same needs. We all need air, food, water, and sleep. We all have feelings and emotions.

Other than the color of our skin, we are the same.

Think about that.

We are the same other than the color of our skin.

That means we have way more in common than not. Don’t let one difference separate us. Let what we have in common unite us.

We are equal. We are in this world together.

Come together.

Love ALL people.

Escape from Reality

We’re constantly searching for pleasure, entertainment, fun, mindless activity, and an escape from reality.

Live a life of contentment and peace. Live a life we don’t need to escape from.

Be Aware

See everything. Hear everything.

Most of it is a distraction. It’s stopping us from living the life we want to live. It’s taking time away from our priorities and what matters.

Ignore most of it. Pay attention to little. Engage with little.

Be aware, but don’t get distracted. Don’t waste precious time and energy. Stay focused on what’s important.

Push While Staying in My Own Lane

I don’t believe in average. I don’t believe in the status quo. I don’t believe in going through the motions.

I believe in learning, growing, and improving. I believe in living a meaningful and purposeful life.

I have a fire burning deep inside. I have energy and motivation. I live with passion.

I understand not everybody is like that.

Here’s the thing.

I don’t want others to settle. I want others to see their potential. I want others to invest in themselves and take a chance on themselves. I want others to chase their dreams. I want others to live a better quality of life. I want others to know change is possible.

These are things I want for others, but it’s not my life.

I push others because I know they’re capable and know they can make it happen.

But it doesn’t matter what I want. It matters what they want.

If others are content and happy, that’s all that matters.