Today we celebrate 12 months on the road and have decided that on this day every year we will honour our choice by creating International Global Hobos Day, a day that celebrates living large, being brave and having fun.
A hobo by definition is is an itinerant worker. Unlike a bum or a tramp, a hobo is more than willing to work, but mostly for a short duration, as their main impetus is travel, the love of the journey above the actual destination.The journey of life is one that many of us miss out on, driven by the destination we put off living until we achieve a goal or a position in life. There are so many quotes that try to direct us to “take time out and smell the roses” yet society actually tries to squash this in all of us with the promise of being happy and fulfilled only when we have completed things. I’m sure everyone of you has heard ....when you finish Uni you will get a great job or when you retire you can travel or when you get married and have children, life will be perfect. This teachers us to be destination orientated, missing out on enjoying the pleasures of the journey. So today, International Global Hobos Day, I ask all of you to “realise deeply that the present moment is all you have Make the Now the primary focus of your life,“ (Elkhart Tolle) and challenge the status quo. Be brave and follow your dreams, laugh and enjoy the challenge when things go wrong, be grateful for what you have right now, be mindful and contemplate deeper your journey.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GLOBAL HOBOS DAY