I have so many interests and so much curiosity about such an array of various subjects that it is difficult to actually accomplish anything of value. When I began writing this blog my primary purpose was I suppose political. Political, in that I was so fed up with government in general and politicians in particular.
It seemed to me that our founders put “We the people”, in charge over government and that government would abide by the wishes of the people. Today though government mandates almost all aspects of our lives. If it moves they tax it, if it doesn’t move they subsidize it…..
I don’t want to dwell on my reasons too much today because my approach to the frustration is changing. I no longer believe that I can in any way change the course of events or direction our country is headed by merely passing on information to others, in hopes of inspiring more participation in the political process. Most people are too busy to realize that their way of life is being systematically taken in a direction that limits individual freedom to choose one’s own destiny.
My frustration has led to much hand wringing, sleepless nights, worry for my children and their children, but nothing has been accomplished other than adding gray hair to my head and more wrinkles on my brow. At almost 63 years of age I don’t need any added stimulus to made me look old, mother nature is doing that quiet effectively on her own.
As it continues to dawn on me that life is growing quickly shorter, my new focus is on today. What I will do with it, how I will treat others, what my goals really are. It seems that even at this age I am still not grown up. My vision of myself and reality are two different things and I want to bring reality to my vision!
My goal for each new day that I am blessed with will be to enjoy more the love and beauty that surround me. My husband, our children and grandchildren, my home, a sweet circle of friends and our church family, a some amazing blogging friends will be top on my list of priorities. To smile more, compliment more, sing more, do the things that bring me joy like painting, gardening and writing and illustrating a children’s book that has been in my mind for years, and being thankful for every breath I take and for the moments that take my breath away. To continue working toward making our home and yard more manageable for our aging bodies, enjoying sunrises and sunsets, dreaming and planning. Without these things life would be worthless. Living in such a way that maybe when I am gone, someone will say, “she was a good woman and will be missed”………
God grant me a quiet and gentle spirit…..