Most of us are all so busy these days we hardly have the time to enjoy the simple things in life anymore. Not only that, but also greed and consumer culture have led many to believe that the only things that are worth anything are those that cost vast amounts of money. There’s a reason why so many women think a man who proposes to them without a diamond ring is a loser, and why so many men feel they are not “real men” if they can’t afford to do spend months of their salary on a rock which, let’s face it, is not really good for anything. There’s a reason why some people travel halfway across the world to vacation in exotic destinations, and then spend the entire trip taking selfies and posting them on social networks to make sure their friends know how rich they are, instead of actually getting to know the country, its people, cuisine and traditions, and making incredible memories along the way.
When asked what he finds the most surprising about the world in general, the Dalai Lama replied: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
This look Up at the Sky Day, take a look at your life and make sure you’re living it to the fullest!
The History of Look Up at the Sky day
The creators of this holiday remain anonymous, but their goal is very clear: to encourage people to take a little time to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. People who spent a lot of their time looking at the sky include Nicholas Copernicus, who proved the earth revolved around the Sun (and not the other way around as previously thought) Albert Einstein, the creator of the Theory of Relativity, and Leonardo da Vinci, who envisioned the first flying machines, so rest assured you will be in the best of company!
How to Celebrate Look Up at the Sky Day
As the name of this little holiday itself suggests, take some time to look up at the sky! We sometimes take natural beauty for granted, and only pay attention to the sky if, say, it happens to be raining and we want to complain. So take a blanket out to the park and just lay down on it and gaze upwards for a while—you’re likely to be amazed at how it changes depending on wind and other factors. Watching birds go abut their lives as if nothing of importance was going on down below at all will likely be relaxing, and watching planes soaring high above you may even motivate you to take a trip to some faraway land. Look Up at the Sky Day was created to motivate us to see the world from a different perspective than we usually do and appreciate the beauty of nature, so make sure you get out and celebrate and make your life just a little bit more meaningful!