Wednesday, July 13, 2016

My thoughts are all over the place today




While sitting at my computer trying to decide what to write, my mind was going in circles.  That doesn’t happen often, but when it does I’m stumped.  I could not seem to focus in on one thing.  There is just so much going on in our country right now and most is not pleasant.  If there isn’t good news today, maybe there will be tomorrow.  Who knows what tomorrow will bring?

But there are always bright spots, there always are: 

  • There are babies being born and families are celebrating those new lives.  Kiss those babies, hold them close and tell them you love them. 
  • There are weddings happening, proving that marriage is still important.  Bless the Bride and Groom who are taking the big step in life.  Congratulate them and offer wishes for their future happiness.  They say 50% of marriages end in divorce, but that means 50% survive! 
  • There were recent graduations from Grade K, from High School and College.  Congrats to one and all.  
  • There is the smile on your husband’s face when he walks in the door after a long hard day at work.
  • There is the apple pie you baked because your son says you are the best pie maker ever. 
  • There are the laughs, hugs and smiles your kids give you on a daily basis. 

How do I transition from the above happy and hopeful times to the current troubles facing the United States…I say I’ll just do it.  Watching the news on TV or scrolling through Facebook is getting more and more upsetting for many of us.  We are living in difficult times and who knows when it will improve.

Sometimes we just have to ‘step-away’ from the TV, the computer and the cell phone.  Take a break from it all, let your mind clear and refresh.  Do something positive with your time, do something to make a difference.

  • Volunteers are always needed.  Work at a soup kitchen.  Even an hour or two a week will make a difference in your life and the lives of others. 
  • Clean out a closet – donate things you no longer need because someone can use them.  
  • Maybe there is a family in your neighborhood who could use a little help.  Do what you can, anything would probably be appreciated. 
  • If your garden is producing more than you need, give some to others who might need the food. 
  • Seniors are often forgotten about – invite an older person for dinner or just sit on their porch and chat with them.

Kiss your kids and your spouse.  Tell them you love them.  Wish them safe travels when they leave the house and welcome them back home with loving arms.  

We are all different, yet we are very much the same.


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