I just could
resist this cartoon
I hear stories of folks
preparing for the
all over our lands!
that are preparing to happen
just as momentous as “thawing the bird”
how many will
take the time
for all that is around them.
It is amazing to me
I’ve been on the phone with a dear friend
who is facing some pretty scary surgery in the next few days
with my best friend
listening to the stories of so many around
how very stressed people are/
I had the nerve to go out
and into my very own little community
to the store…
Where I listened to
“rudeness” of those in the
witness the “ugliness” of others in my community
they were out and about
doing whatever it was that was so very important
that the little things
“holding a door open for another”
was much to much to ask for or even think as just a casual but kind gesture.
I got an opportunity
Moms be unkind to their children
in grocery stores
“I wants” get ignored in stores
“can I’s” get filled up with abundance in other isles
I had to wonder…
And wonder I do
where is our kindness to each other in our communities
why does it seem so rare?
I can’t help but feel perplexed
I join all of you as we are in the week
I sit here and wonder.
We all want world peace,
we all talk about how great it would be if all people just got along,
yet in our own communities
I see such ugliness from those who go to the same grocery stores
visit the same places of worship
yet cannot extend simple courtesies to others in their day.
Have we become so busy, so self-absorbed
that we have forgotten
to smile when out and about along the way
of our day?
Is it too much to stand for a moment
hold a door for another?
A person pauses in line at Mcdonalds for an elder to back their car out;
only to have the car behind them laying down on a horn,
then to see the same car rush in front of them;
the guy jump out;
come storming to their window and shout every
profanity one could imagine while holding their pants up
shouting like a maniac
meeting the same person on the other side of the drive through
to hold their hand in the shape of a gun
pointed at the kind person as if to say
“you are dead”/
What are people thinking?
Does this man have a mother?
And wouldn’t she just be proud to know that her son
making such a display on an afternoon to a woman who was being kind to an elder, making her son have to wait 3 minutes before he could order his “happy meal”
or park his car?
speaking of people
extention of self…
when did extensions of self
go out of vogue?
Really being kind to another is never out of fashion
it is in the service of and to others that we all grow and bloom beautiful like the flowers
during the most remarkable of seasons.
Speaking of seasons
we are in the seasons
of the time
when so many talk of going out
to those stores
where we see so many
in the business of
it is time to let them know
that we are consumers
we do have choices!
I am just amazed how many folks are out there
act as if it is a hardship to be polite
to those who purchase and shop at their businesses!
are easy for anyone!
if we remind them of those courtesies
perhaps they will use them more often.
Let’s get to
Happy Monday friends
Walk In Beauty
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