Time for a reality check.
About a week ago I was complaining about the weather. I feel so ashamed today. In the first place we should be grateful we have any kind of somewhat normal weather pattern left to complain about. And in the second place, I have lived a very full life. I’ve met so many beautiful people and always felt as though I belonged somewhere. I have felt loved and wanted and I’ve been able to love others. Money has never been a problem and I have had the same friends for more than 50 years.
I honestly shed tears as I write this. I know I’m a joker and I will always find a way to laugh and enjoy life but it’s getting to be too much. In the words of A song that speaks of love, “The More I see, the less I know.”
If we are going to be this age, watching the horror of more unnecessary war, our Earth die a slow and painful death and people struggling just to eat….
Say what you want, speak as you are, be as you be. These things are petty now. What really matters in the future is how you make others feel.
As I wrote on FB:
Let me make this clear: If you are a friend of Putin and his buds, then you ain't no friend of mine.
My dear sister pointed out to me today that my problems are momentary and though she didn't outright say it, they are trivial.
She is not always right, but she was right about this.
I have a job, a house, two vehicles, and I am sitting in a warm house without having to worry about how I will pay the utility bill. In a few minutes, I am going to eat some ice cream.
My country might be under siege in some ways, but I won't have soldiers shooting at me tonight.