We go through life thinking about, trying to earn and trying to keep what is “mine”. We struggle to keep up with the “Jones” or think we have to have things that make us happier, at least happier than the next person. The funny thing is, we are generally happier when we are allowed to share things, like with family and friends, and then it’s not so much about what “I” have as what “we” share and enjoy. It’s all on how you look at things and whether those things are “mine” or “ours”.
How to celebrate – Learn to share. Stop looking for how you can improve “Me” and look for how you can make things better for “Us”. Watch “This Is Us”.
This is an interesting day, it celebrates the spectacular. However what truly is spectacular is the fact that today is just… today. It does not belong to anyone, it belongs to us all. So as you go through your day you need to take note of those spectacular things the world offers, not just to you, but to us all. Things like sunsets, moonlight, blue skies, majestic mountains… all the things God created for us to enjoy that we so often see but do not comprehend.
How to celebrate – Find all the things that we all own. Enjoy people. Look for the good things in life.
This is one of those days that makes you scratch your head a little. I think we all get the concept of what the creator of this day means, but they never define what it is they are seeking. I mean, the world is ours, the money is ours, the dreams are ours… I get that, but to imply everything is ours seems a bit much.
If they meant everything in the world is ours then to some degree I agree. But not everything in the world can actually be ours! By example, you can plant a tree but you will never really own it. You can love a person but you will never really own them. And then no one can own a cloud, so to say everything is ours is a bit of a stretch.
Or maybe they mean something like Our Gang. Spanky and the rest never really owned anything except for their thoughts and ideas. Yes, they acted like everything was theirs but in the end, it never really was.
And then there were the Three Musketeers. They were “One for all, and all for one” which would seem a bit like All Is Ours but then, it’s not exactly the same. They shared their lives, their swords and their food with each other but history tells us, they weren’t all that kind to their enemies.
Maybe what it means is that all we really need is ours. We think we want a lot of others things but when it comes down to it, we only really need love, peace and happiness. Corny, yes, but All Is Ours to have if we just look for it.
How to celebrate – List what you would share with others. Try and figure out what you really own. Find out what the creator of this day meant!