November 11, 2020

It’s funny the different perspectives people have of this day.

Veterans Day…

To me this day celebrates the spirit which drove those of us who signed up to serve our country the push to do just that…

To serve.

This foundation of service is often get lost in the nuance of life, and many of the struggles vets find themselves in come after they leave service. In my mind, the solution is to become a servant again, but not necessarily in the same way as before.

As we learn and grow, the ways in which we serve can, and probably should, adapt to better serve both others and ourselves. When you get down to the nuts and bolts, true service is synergistic. Through serving others, we not only help them, but we also help ourselves whether we are conscious of that fact or not.

If you find yourself struggling for meaning, purpose, or drive, let me leave you with this piece of advice.

Find a way to serve, and it doesn’t have to be grandiose. Helping an old lady cross the street or carry groceries is just as virtuous an act as any perceived larger one you can imagine. Don’t take my word for it, though…

Try it.

Help a stranger.

Be a listener to someone’s story – to be heard is to be healed in many ways.

Pick up a book and read to help yourself become a better servant.

On this Veterans Day, I remember you.

Always remain humble, but be proud of where you came from. Don’t let the shadows in your mind distract you from the light that is you.

The light which beats the drum of your heart.

You are that light.


If your mind needs some more clarity…

I just recorded a great podcast with my veteran brother, David Rutherford over at Team Froglogic. When it’s live, I will add the link here. You can also follow his work at to see it when it goes live.

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I have announcements coming soon about some cool projects that I hope will help many people reconnect with their inner passion and gratitude for life, and I’m excited to share them with you soon.


Mark Matzeldelaflor

Wordsmith Extraordinaire

Argonaut | Divider of Zero | Master of Ambiguity | Intergalactic Man of Mystery

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