I haven’t written a post in a while. I have been just living my life. Doing what I am suppose to do.
I am enjoying summer. Taking things a bit slower and being grateful each day…..but I have a few things that bug me…
There are issues in the world that drive me nuts. I don’t understand, for the life of me, why it is everybody’s business to be in everybody’s business? People are basically good, kind-hearted and caring. But there is always that one, the one who screams the loudest and hides behind a cloak. They are like a sweat bee aggravating everyone to death. (Remember those little bees that would just swarm your face like little heliocopers?) Why can’t they just say what they have to say and go on with it? I respect the opinion of all, everyone is entitled to their own belief and values. As am I.
I will gladly listen to their side of the story. But it is up to me on how I consume it. I can either let it go in one ear and out the other, take it to heart or hold it in my gut until it festers. Most of the time, I hold things in my heart because that is the kind of family and friends I have and associate with. Kind, genuine, lovely people.
It doesn’t take much to be kind. In fact, it is better on our heart, nervous and digestive system. Being all balled up and twisted is a horrible way to live. As my mom said just a few moments before she passed, “life goes by way too fast”. I want to honor my mom and live my life like she did…enjoying every ounce of life that I can.
I am not going to sit here and say that I never get upset or angry or just pissed off, because I do. But as I get older, I don’t let the stupid things bother me. I have my own convictions, values and beliefs. I believe that being kind, grateful and helpful is good. That we should share what we can, help where we are able and care about those who are without. I am pretty conservative when it comes down to it and believe in our constitution, especially out right to freedom of speech. Where I am getting aggravated is when people say crazy things without any warrant or truth.
There is so much in this world to be thankful for. Especially living in the USA. We have running water, a glutton of food and can go to the doctor whenever necessary. We can express our opinions with a click of a return button. We have world news in the palm of our hand in seconds.
It is easy to be an armchair warrior. I am just a guilty. I could be doing so much more. I pass my little offerings, donations and helpfulness off as something spectacular at times when I know I can being doing so much more.
I want this world to be a better place for my grandchildren and their children. Hopefully, there won’t be a divided nation, that this color is better than that color. A liberal and a conservative can actually sit in the same room and agree on what is best for our nation and not their agenda and ego. That people can’t hide behind anonymity and spew hateful things. That children will be able to grow up and live a life full of love and know that they are loved. That there will always be books and art to enjoy. Kids can play safely in the streets without a jerk lurking around. That our military, police and firefighters will be seen as heroes. An endangered lion will not be hunted and killed for entertainment.
That ALL God’s creatures will be honored and protected…
I really don’t know what this post is really about. I just had to say what I have to say. Maybe it is therapeutic for me to see what I need to do, how I can help. I guess what I am trying to say is just be nice to each other, smile at each other, when you hug someone, really hug them. Open the door for someone, buy someone a cup of coffee or better yet a meal. Help where you can help. Forgive and forget and get on with your life…Haters are going to hate, that is their problem, not mine…Love like no tomorrow…because life really does go by fast.
Whew…I have that off my chest. If you are still with me, thank you for reading my rant.. I will be rainbows and butterflies next time..LOL
I am truly blessed and grateful…
Psalm 32:8 NASB
We need to keep doing what God asks us to do. Nothing more, and for sure nothing less. Putting thoughts into words either verbally or on paper or on a blog can be beneficial. 🙂
YES!!! I love this post – and you!!! xoxo
Oh I love this post I feel the same way my friend. It is nice to know you are doing well, we are both doing well because we know how good life is and how quickly it goes. Generousity and love is what will keep this world the way it is meant to be for your grandchildren and my yet to be born but coming soon first one. I so enjoyed this post. HUGS B
I am so with you on this! I appreciate your “rant” . Romeo couldn’t have said it any better. Hugs. Real honest hugs to you.
Deborah and Romeo