I was just reading a piece from a fellow blogger who recently suffered a heart attack. Like many of us, he had quite a few blogs written and scheduled in advance each with their own date as they waited to be posted. Sadly, he informed us that he had reached the end of his backlog and would not be posting for a while as he recuperated and all of his followers, myself included, will miss reading his blogs and enjoying his wonderful pictures.
I mention this because our hold on life on this planet is at the very best, pretty fragile as none of us know what is around the corner, good or bad. We could win the lottery one day and be dead the next such is our tentative existence. That is not even considering the quality of life that we possess and what the fates have given us whether it is being born with a golden spoon or the hard working life of the middle class or even living on the streets like many of the homeless. In this respect, we have very little in the way of choices and are stuck with the hand that we are dealt.
In spite of all of this, humans have a wonderful resiliency and ability to adjust when it is needed in order to support those they love that surround them which includes the many animals and birds of every variety that Nature has provided. With the threat of Global Warming hanging over our collective heads and Governments and individuals that are all too willing to turn a blind eye to the distress and species extinction this is causing, it takes effort from all of us to try to turn things around.
Like our fellow blogger who is just waiting to regain his strength and ability to start writing again, we all need to suck in a lungful of air, take a look around and see what we each individually can do to help this world and our fellow man. After all, it is the Holiday Season and we should all be filled with the Christmas Spirit and even if you are of a different faith or maybe a non believer, the people around us along with the animals and birds need our collective love.
Everything and everyone is important.
What an inspirational way to start my day. We should all try to make a difference each and every day, and every night we should ask ourselves what we accomplished that day.
I do ask myself and many times don’t like the answer but unfortunately, don’t change things to make it better. Such is the way of life…
Tomorrow is another day. Today I made an entire pot of gumbo for a friend. That was a major good deed!
Where’s mine? Just kidding…
This is an absolutely beautiful post, Francis. I’m sorry to hear about your blogging friend! I hope he recovers quickly.
Yes, I do too as I miss reading his blogs.
I am sorry about your blogger friend. I hope he recovers fully.
I hope so too and will not know until I start reading his blogs again…