During the past week since my last post, I’ve had many ideas that I thought were worthy of writing, but alas, none had “heart”. Wednesday morning here in the America‘s, I was going to write about the hatred and all the negativity being expressed concerning the re-election of President Obama – that didn’t have heart either. With regard to his re-election, I even had selected posts from “religious” people who were throwing literal “hissy-fits” over the election results. One of my facebook friends posted this picture, then
I re-posted it. One friend caught on and a conversation followed.
Without divulging our conversation, but at least giving the highlights, this is pretty much what was covered:
… We are a people who love to hate for any number of reasons. Love is something we talk about, but practice in a very limited fashion.
Also, I’m one that not only believes in miracles, but lives them on a daily basis. I don’t claim to know the mind of G-d, but like Albert Einstein, it’s what I strive for. Even as Abraham Lincoln is credited for saying (paraphrased), “It’s not important that G-d is on my side, it’s far more important that I am on G-d’s side.” To live in HIS shadow means that I can be both part of a miracle, and the recipient of such; and if you wish, the observer of a/many miracle(s) that others miss.
Mankind has a L-O-N-G history of screwing things up when we forget who really is in charge, then take matters into our own hands. It’s my suggestion that instead of being so angry and upset over the outcome of an election, embrace what is and seek whatever your role is from our Creator and be a part of what He has either made or allowed and grow.
I only include this here because I made a decision yesterday – I’m not going to write about the ill’s of our world, they’re quite evident. If this means that I lose even more of my readers, so be it. I know that “bad news sells”, but this constant rehashing of negativity tends to drag me down with it, and in the end, I don’t like myself or the world in which we live. I have chosen to focus on all that is great, and what can be through love and compassion.
When my now 31-year-old child was around six years old, we were on vacation and traveling cross-country by car. Each time we stopped for gas and/or food, I’d talk with people like I’ve known them for a long time (something I learned from my father). My daughter asked, “Dad, is there anyone that you don’t know?” I smiled and answered her with a quote from Will Rogers, “Strangers are friends I haven’t met.” The truth is, I like to make people smile – and think. Whenever we have the chance, why not make a person smile? It costs nothing and from time-to-time, the smile you just shared makes you smile too!
For some of my friends and/or readers, if you haven’t noticed by now, I do believe in G-d, and it’s based on my relationship with It. I say “It”, “Creator”, “Source”, et al because I don’t attempt to put “Him”, “Her” in a box. For me, it’s enough that I have conversations with our Creator, so gender is of no consequence for me. If you’re offended by my “liberal” expressions, I guess this blog won’t be of any interest to you – but this does not mean that it will turn religious… I have no desire to make this into a religious blog, but from time-to-time, there will be quotes and thoughts that will come from a belief system.
Anyway, have a great and wonderful weekend and if I’m so inspired, there will be something here to read next week!
All the best!