Memorial Day Got Me to Thinking…

How was your weekend? For some of us, it still could be going, because today is Memorial Day, in the United States. I’ll get to more of that in a bit.

As far as how my weekend went, mowing was involved, which meant for me that sore legs were also involved. Stretching seems to help, but I forget to do those before working out (which, it turns out, is what walking behind a mower for a few hours is). When I’m doing a super-structured workout though, I always warm up. Go figure.

Let’s get to it for today.

I’m having one of those weird days. I have things I’m planning to do, for sure, with work and my life. But there are some times, like today, my mind is opened to something bigger.

Memorial Day is the last Monday in May (also according to Wikipedia, the unofficial start of the summer vacation area of the year). That also means remembering all the soldiers who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country and ideals.

That means a whole lot–seems that a lot of everyday problems pale in comparison to that, right? Things like having slow internet or bird doo on the front steps somehow become less of a problem. May 29 is also the birthday of both JFK and Patrick Henry, who also had super-impactful lives, no doubt about it.

And then there’s me, and you.

We all have the capacity to impact people, but until we’ve actually done it, it seems a little far away, doesn’t it?

And here’s the weird thing–we may never know if and how we impacted someone’s life for the better, because they may never tell us at all.

So it’s better to just concentrate on being the best we can be at writing, marketing, or what-have-ya, get the word out, and let everything else lock into place.

If it’s working, do it more, and if not, do something else.

Sometimes I have to remind myself of simpler things, more often than not.

Until next time,

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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