There’s a little too much crazy goin’ on in the world right now isn’t there? Every time we turn around, there’s a new political scandal, a new story about how someone we revered or respected has had his/her true nature revealed, some country has been bombed or some entity is trying to harm another. All the while, our planet is in dire straights.
With all this crazy, how are we supposed to take time to reflect upon what’s important? How do we “stop and smell the roses?” Truth is, we must. We simply must. If we do not, there won’t be roses left to smell. Take care of your health- without this, none of the rest of anything matters. Take care of the people you love. Without them, your health may decline.
There’s so much crazy goin’ on right now, that if we don’t stop and take an inventory of what really matters, things are just going to get weirder and weirder and more nonsensical. Yes, our planet needs our help, so let’s help; let’s all plant more trees. Let’s every one of us (all of you who read this) just plant two little trees and grow them with love and patience and watch what happens. Let’s all help someone who needs it. Get to know someone whose views differ with yours. I’m quite positive that in the course of discourse, you’ll find we are all human after all. Differences be damned.
Let’s all find a way to be kinder to ourselves and those in our immediate environments. Then let’s be kinder to our environment as well. Let’s even try to save an animal or two on the endangered species list- before they end up legends in fairy tales. We are all guardians of this beautiful planet- not its owners. “Nature always repairs her ravages,” said George Eliot. Let’s not give her any more reasons…
Yes, there is so much going on. How do you stop the chaos? You can’t. But you can take a deep, yoga cleansing breath (or three) and become witness. Then, you can remedy.
Last week, whilst grocery shopping, I clumsily dropped my phone in a very busy, crowded parking lot. I didn’t hear it drop – I didn’t even feel it leaving my hand. But it did…
A very kind stranger found my phone and gave it to the supermarket’s lost and found. After which, an even kinder clerk called my “I.C.E.” (in case of emergency) number and let me know where my phone was.
This may seem like a very small act about which to write, however, this was a weekend, in an incredibly hectic environment, in a popular shopping area.
I wanted to reach out through cyber space and social media to that very kind stranger and say thank you. Thank you for reminding me there are people ‘out there‘ who live and practice ethical honesty. Thank you for returning my phone, without which I would truly feel at a loss.
I don’t know if you’ll ever read this; I don’t know if this will ever reach you. I just needed to “put this out there.” Thank you. Merci. Asante Sana. Gracias. God Bless.