photo by JOHANNES PLENIO
Perhaps it’s an age thing – at this advanced chronological time in life, the ways of personal survival which have been learned and applied successfully over a lifetime, no longer hold validity in the eyes of the ‘younger ones’, those who are far more intelligent and cognitive. Perhaps their ways are more sensible for today’s times; but, my way is exactly that – MY WAY. And I still like my way.
Ahhh, did someone get out of bed this morning with an attitude? You? Spouse? Children? Neighbor?……Me? Even the normal yoga, meditation, and exercise routine did not prepare for the annoying, “Well, you should do it my way, it’s better,” from the first interloper of the day. Hmmm, go back to bed and start over?
Politicians, telemarketers, door-to-door salesman, Bible-thumpers can be annoyances. Car salesmen, loud rap music, insurance agents, Republican neighbors, slow drivers in the passing lane can be annoyances. But, loved ones should not be. We call them loved ones because we love them and they love us. And that’s all we need to know. Let’s not categorize them as annoyances. So, how can we do that?
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things (insert people) I cannot change….”
“…courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” Yes, a few simple words with a huge promise can redirect my day, and yours. Memorize the serenity prayer, say it out loud, repeat it again and again and again until you mean it. And then receive the blessing of unbridled serenity.
and now that you are calm and serene….here’s an annoying thought from a Texas lawmaker
Responding to a vaccine researcher who urged Texas lawmakers to reverse the upward trend in vaccine exemptions – ” state Representative Jonathan Strickland told Dr. Peter Hotez to ‘do our state a favor and mind your own business. Parental rights mean more to us than your self-enriching science.'” VACCINATION IS SORCERY
PLEASE GIVE 4 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME TO LOVE OUR EARTH