These flowers were
“inside” one of the many walkways
of the Gaylord where the
National Hospice and Palliative Medicine Conference and Gala was held!
They just took my breath away,
and I had to stop and admire them, so here they are, for you to enjoy and stop for a moment and plant them in your mind if not in your very own garden!
So far my media black-out for the news seems to not be working so well,
as the news seeps into social media,
newsfeeds of twitter, Facebook,
and streams of radio, conversations and such.
All accompanied with opinions and thoughts leading me to want to read more, or hear a bit more in order to form my own thoughts,
each of course blowing my head up like a balloon at times.
Why is it that we don’t hear very much good news?
I believe we need more balance in the news, in order to feed our brain,
to give the neurotransmitters a break if you will.
The continued bad news and awful things that continue to flood our senses activate the brain in ways that drain our bodies at times!
I was reading Facebook yesterday,
and enjoyed the pictures that people post there, finding myself laughing enough to scare the 4 leggeds at times,
only to realize that for me it was comic relief from many of the negative postings I had been reading.
Some of them were not really that funny,
but they sure beat the negative and out right argumentative posts I had been reading on pages that were meant to be of support and goodness.
I couldn’t help but think of the news
and the flavor around the world these days.
Tragedies unfolding before our eyes,
shootings that just boggled the mind
and acts of meaness and acts of mother nature that leave one to wonder how/why
rambling in our heads.
Here in Florida we still wait for
Justice and for a man to be booked and arrested for killing a kid in a hoodie.
We’ve heard and watched facts and non-facts try to replace the acts of someone on a neighborhood “watch” act carelessly and willfully after pursuing an unarmed kid.
We also here in Florida just learned that a woman who killed triplets when her car lost control received 13 years as a result of it.
Many are shaking their heads,
many remembering Casey Anthony
and how that case went.
So much is happening in the world
and the world looks at the USA through different eyes now,
we as Americans need to stand together,
arm in arm
as opposed to standing on opposite sides of the street.
We have come to far for that,
to think CNN put out a t-shirt
(if that is true)
for sale saying 40 years no change
indicating that since Martin Luther King
and now Trayvon Martin
there has been no changes.
What a disgrace and disrespectful statement to a great leader of human/civil rights that is.
There have been tremendous strides, changes, and walks, through great struggles, many deaths, tremendous grief, over time,
we shall overcome.
What were they thinking?\
What would Martin, JFK think of this day,
these days we are in and the people who are now spewing such venom after their years of work, of walking together for peace, undersanding, and brother/sisterhood.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Haters cannot drive out hate; only love can do that”
Martin Luther King
I’m wishing you light, love, understanding,
I am hoping for you a
“razz-a-ma-tazz” kinda day
where good feelings flood your brain
and sunshine warms your body
and gentle winds kiss your skin.
I’m hoping you will find your strength and visualize yourself being like a WILLOW… strong enough to bend!
Plant your feet firmly
and then stand strong,
being flexible in your movements, in your actions,
STAND while noticing all the wonder that is yours and that is around you!
Walk In Beauty,