Posts Tagged ‘belief’

The Harsh Realities of Life

January 30, 2017

Each morning I awake thankfully. Since the election all forms of communication have been inundated with headlines – one in conflict with the other. Each side of the aisle believes their position to be the correct one. Families bark echoed verbiage, almost frantically about fears that we are on the brink of a precipice about to fall into the gates of hell.

This is not the first time there has been radical differences in governing forces. What is so amazing to me is that no one seems to have faith we will recover and move along as we always have before. “This is the election that will bury us” some say. I say no.

It is also amazing to me that no one has mentioned a reason that I think really might be behind the upheaval. For decades the Democrat party has been in charge of everything. I am not the critique of what they have or haven’t done.

I just feel from my gut that there are so many hard-core politicians that have been feeding off of their positions in government and have had no reason to give up their cush positions. Twenty or thirty years of amazing salaries, limos, air transportation, guards, positions that allow them to be in the “celebrity” category. Time to vacation and play, and everyone in the common citizenry falling all over them to please them.

My goodness – why would anyone want to give up his or her job. Politicians have normally been in the millionaire category financially….the last few years the status has gone leaped to multi-million, billionaire status.

If I had that the of position it would be difficult to be ousted, kicked out of the “club” and out the door of unlimited power and the power of pork!

I wanted something to change. Millions of people wanted something to change. You’ve heard it: there is no longer a middle class – it dropped to just above poor. But those people still pay the majority of income taxes. Its true.

I wanted change too. I don’t want the poor to be ignored any more. I don’t want our citizens to loose jobs because taxes on corporations have sent them elsewhere. I NEVER want a child to be hungry or hurt – anywhere in the world. But the truth is we CANNOT bring every child on the planet to America. We have many children here that need help too.

I want LEGAL immigrants to be able to join us – after we are assured they are not Isis coming in as immigrants – as they have said they will. Every country that has allowed unlimited immigrants in has had a tragedy of violence come with them.

Many countries have border walls. We need to monitor those who come in, and they need to come in first legally and NOT breaking the law upon arrival. I want drug lords and violent criminals to be caught and returned to their country.

Of course within the dictates of filtering the bad from the good, there may be a few innocents who are “temporarily” (I pray), in a position of separation from family. Better this than a hundred innocents blown to pieces by a terrorist bomb. This is a harsh reality. Internal dissension rather than internal war and violence as in many other countries.
Lastly, there have always been Americans fighting for rights and that is part of what is so beautiful about America…the right to voice differences, new thoughts and hopes. The voice of change. But let that voice be heard with peaceful cries and not  perverted and twisted bellows of filth and disorder. I applaud those who march with relevant signs stating goals and seeking peace and alternative ideas. I just believe that when children are watching and listening, we should remember they will learn what they see and hear. It’s as simple as that. Do you want them to seem ignorant and crass or educated and eloquent in speech – arm in arm for a purpose. Strength need not slip into the gutter. It is beneath the decent and intelligent women with goals to better lives for everyone.

Speak to one another as in peaceful conversation. If you differ in opinion, listen and learn – you can still respect others thoughts, and move forward intelligently on what you believe is right.
Don’t belittle each other. Work on your goals with those who have like goals. Talk and remember we all want peace and love for the children of the future. Let’s teach them by example.

What do you think of when you awake?

May 15, 2016

I wake and my brain begins to think of everything! Why does bad things happen to good people? Can we turn things around just by thinking differently? What makes me care about people I don’t even know, that are half way around the world? Why do we always try to pigeonhole a person before we know the real person? What makes us keep trying when everything has gone wrong? Have all people thought of suicide at least one time? If someone told me they would kill me would I really stand up for what I believe? Are puppies just a beautiful gift from a creative creator? Dreams are so real. Is this life really real, or are my dreams real and this is just a manifestation of my mind?

Then I get up and head for the coffee. In five minutes of lying in my bed and trying to wake up, m mind has already asked hundreds, not just a few, questions about it all!

My best bet, and this is the truth, is to drop to my knees before rising, and give thanks for another breath, and lay the concerns in my brain before my Master. I know I ask more thank I give thanks, but thanks is always on my mind, and when I sway just a bit off my true path, my life begins to diminish in small currents of unrest and dissatisfaction. It always happens. I just don’t always recognize it until I am bursting into tears and wondering why good things happen to bad people.

It is like a cycle an alcoholic follows. Don’t drink. Just to ease the concerns of the day.

If one made me relax, two will help a bit more. The increase of alcohol is in small increments. It may take days to reach for and consume “more than enough” to be drunk and disoriented. To be waking the next morning with regret and sorrow and no memory of the horrible things someone says you did. It may happen that same hour. Open your eyes and your life is passed by. It could have happened to me. Don’t drink.

Without God there is a hole in my heart that cannot be filled. Without God there is no peace beyond understanding. Without God love diminishes and that empty space becomes filled with treachery and evil that lurks everywhere to snap you up and eat you alive.

With God, all things are possible.

Therein, I will forgo the second cup of coffee and make my way to my bed and carefully get to my knees. I love to pray with surrender and respect, and when I get on my knees I feel I am honoring God a bit more – though I know He accepts prayers at any time and anywhere. He loves to hear from his children…even if they have yet to learn they are His. Even if they hesitate to use His proper name, as a parent hearing his child say “daddy”, and though he may be far away, the child’s daddy will hear the child’s call.

Love one another. Forgive one another. Love your Creator. Remember these are our tasks. We are not here to judge one another. Ease your mind and let the Spirit fill His home made within our early bodies and mind.

As we think so shall we become.   Mind over matter. Be grateful for each Nano second and waste them not!

You might this this photo isn’t related to this post – and it really isn’t – but I wanted to share something I snapped while out running errands a week or so ago.  These are my favorite type clouds, and for a moment they took me to a dream state of peeking out from between the clouds to check out earth!  I moment of fantasy and pleasure out of no where.  They are abundant – just open your eyes and have a blessed day!

cloudsCulumus clouds                                             Splendid, eh?