Day 117

Being a human #117

Find truth and stand on it. Don’t let anyone push you off. Don’t sugar coat it. Don’t make excuses for it. Don’t water it down.

Often the truth is not liked by the masses. Just because a lie is popular doesn’t make it true.

Truth is unchanged by time or opinion.

Let’s Go Back

I can’t be the only one who sees some silver in the lining of this cloud we are living in. This step back from life has given humans a pause to consider what is really important. They are looking at the necessary things and deciding what they can live without. We are all realizing what is preciouse to us. Let’s do a bit more.

Can we take this time to go back to some simple things?

Let’s send letters sometimes instead of a texting that good news we want to share? Letter writing is a dead art. It really only takes a few minutes. Instead of ignoring that neighbor across the street, mabey wave and say “Hi”? Let’s use more personable ways to reconnect.

Let’s bake bread once in a while, cook more meals at home and have more dinner parties. Let’s do more face to face instead of video chats when life resumes it’s simi normal state. Let’s go easy on our kids when they say they are tired of all the extra curricular activities and rigid schedules. Let’s let them be children a little longer. Let’s focus on people not things.

Let’s go and spend time with our elders who survive this plage and listen to their stories of a simpler time. Then let’s try to bring some of that simple back home with us. Let’s teach our kids and friends that heritage is worth preserving.

I am not suggesting that the completely dispose of our modern conveniences or technology. I am pleading for our society to look at how distanced we already were before the mandated social distancing. We sit on trains, stand in lines and do not speak. We ignore each other with our faces on screens.

I am suggesting we reconsider our values. I am asking that we look at all the impulse buying that we did because of being manipulated by media, mostly on the devices we say make our life easier. Let’s get serious about what we need to live and look at all useless things we purchase. Why do we wonder where our money went at the end of the week?

Our lifestyle if different than even what it was even twenty years ago. Maybe we need to look at what is really worth it and what is not. I don’t know about you but this crisis has really brought it to my forethought that we are not prepared to take care of ourselves. We are a service based society and we have come to depend of services for all our survival needs. We will be dead if our infrastructures fail us.

Let’s not waste this lesson we have been given. Let us be brave and make some radical changes to how we live.

It is Getting More and More Difficult…

I am known for my positive optimistic outlook about most things. I am a bright happy person most of the time. If I am sad it is usually for a short time and I find a way to fix whatever is making me sad.

Right now, it is getting more and more difficult to remain positive. I have made a conscious decision not to listen, watch, read the news. The general ignorance of society is heartbreaking. I do not engage in negativity on social media. It is full of bullies. If someone is being negative when speaking around or to me if I can, I disengage and walk away.

I am so tired of all the hate and discontent in this world. When did we become a planet of narcissistic know it alls?

I want to lash out. I want to call it like it is, to say, that is enough. I want to tell every negative voice to be quiet. I am struggling not to lash out. I am struggling to remain positive. Depression looms in my peripheral like a black cloud waiting to absorb the light in my life.

Some say I am practicing avoidance. That it is not healthy to avoid conflict. I am not afraid of conflict. I am choosing to not allow negative energy to enter my space of peace.

It’s Day 40

I haven’t really been paying attention to the number of consecutive blogging days. I made a commitment to relaunch “Thought of The Day” since several readers and friends, asked me to share thoughts again and I just started writing.

I have read the experts if there is such a thing as a blog expert. They all seem to be making it up as they go and they are not on the same road. They have two suggestions that seem to be consistent. They all say choose a theme and write what you know.

Well, I have no plans to write every day on one theme. You would get bored reading and I would get sick of writing. If I had to say what this blog was about I’d have to quote Prince, “Dearly beloved, we have gathered here today to get through this thing called life”

I will write from what I know. There may be an occasional connection or thread that runs through a few posts, but don’t count on it. My posts may seem all over the place.

Life is multifaceted. We, humans, are puzzle pieces of uniqueness. The blog will reflect the brilliance of the human race from my weird perspective.

As always, thank you for taking this journey with me.

~Lori