RememberPosted November 11, 2022
On November 11th at 11:00 am, we pause to think about those who have gone before and people who have sacrificed their lives for our current lifestyle and freedoms. This tradition started 104 years ago at the end of the First World War when hostilities were ceased at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918.
In his twenties, Steve spent four years in the Canadian Navy. He fondly remembers this time as a very fun, educational, and rewarding period in his life. It was an opportunity to leave his family dairy farm, travel the world, and learn new skills. In fact, this is one of his top two favourite careers. For Steve, Remembrance Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and challenges of this period in his life and colleagues from this time.
For me, Remembrance Day was a time to think about the atrocities that humans inflicted on others. Take a moment to reflect upon your outlook of this day.
Recently, spirit provided me insight to shift my personal perspective of Remembrance Day. Energy of the bat, the nocturnal mammal, came to flip my perspective upside down. Spirit is sharing that this is a time to remember the joys in life and celebrate.
Remember who you are. Pause, breathe, and truly remember.
Are you ready to use this opportunity to change your focus?