Thoughts For Today

I turned away from placing my Dumbo ears to the TV news each day. It wasn’t because it scared me so much, although that is a partial reason, but it is depressing to me. With my healing process of losing my brother; I don’t need any extra depression in my life.

The days of the hippie, free and caring, the world is a pretty place, flowers in our hair, pot everywhere are gone. I am not saying I experienced any or all of this but I do remember thinking the world is round. The world is full of possibilities; the world is full of love.

I don’t think it is totally a fact that my age has changed my views on those hippie days, but more a realization that the world is not all about flowers; but it is all about love.

As I read the postings on Facebook, or even play with Google search, highlights show over and over our world still has happy moments; but is crumbling around us. Fighting among countries, families being separated, children raising themselves, murder is as easy as pulling the trigger.

This country was built and stood on our love for God, our neighbors, and looking out for each other. This part of our world is being tarnished by the evil in our world. Today it is more about survival, hurt those who hurt us, take from others what we think we deserve.

What do we deserve? Do we have the right to call each day our own? Do we dare count on tomorrow? In my opinion, no, we do not. We are not our own boss, God is our teacher. He is our leader, the all-knowing. He knows which minute is our last. He knows the errors of our ways. He knows our heart.

I can not even say today what I used to say, which was; with enough people gathering together we can make the world a better place. Why? because I am not sure it is supposed to be a better place. Many people believe the world is coming to a point where Jesus will come back. I also believe this but have no knowledge of when.

Although I am smart enough to know from reading Revelations that many verses state what we are living today, we as believers of God must pray not that the world will get better; but that all shall have the opportunity to make that most valuable choice of walking with God or not.

We must be thankful for each day we are given. We should pray a huge thank-you for each gift we are given. We are not in charge of our days, but we can help by pulling together, helping others and loving all, period. We can be a huge marble of support for each other.

Yesterday, Ute, a blogging friend of mine gave me an idea and I actually loved it. There is much confusion we live with today, but I do remember clearly when I was a child going to the giant swings at the park. I remember how free I felt swinging as high as I could. I remember feeling the breeze going through my hair, laughing and giggling while mom and dad pushed me. I am going to go do this. I am going to get some of that free feeling of being a kid again, while the grown-up part of me keeps an eye on my reasons for existence and I prepare for what is to come.









32 thoughts on “Thoughts For Today

  1. Amen Terry! Peace, love, happiness…the world and its evils will continue to try and take away from this but we don’t have to let it. I am listening to some reggae music right now actually, haha. I am basically a hippie and while the news of this world continues to deteriorate, I won’t let it change me. Praise God for your post today of freedom, and thankfulness for the good things and for your spirit of living a full life. Have a good day my friend.


    • Thank you so very much Brian. Reggae music is so free and uplifting. Keep listening, be yourself and please, don’t ever change. I need friends like you in my life!!


  2. Swinging would be a thrill.

    I LOVE this:
    “We must be thankful for each day we are given. We should pray a huge thank-you for each gift we are given. We are not in charge of our days, but we can help by pulling together, helping others and loving all, period. We can be a huge marble of support for each other.”.

    By the way, how is the swell on your cheek?


    • Good morning Michael. With prayer and taking my antibiotic, I am starting to feel better. Thank you for asking. I am glad you enjoyed my post this morning. Come on! We can swing together!!!


  3. Go for it Terry… your inner child will thank you. Sometimes we have to be a bit crazy and it feels great. Enjoy an ice cream, roll around in the grass…. get dirty… and enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. What a wonderful post. You have such a gift of writing and saying things from your heart. I feel so privileged to know you. Not to wish an association because of this horrible disease but we have to see the silver lining in the clouds. We have never met but I feel we are close as sisters. It upsets me when I have days that I cannot read your post. Catch up on them later but they are addictive. Hugs to you special lady and keep up the good work. The world just needs more good people to speak up and stand up for our wholesome values of right and wrong, good and evil. God bless us all.


    • No one has every said such warm comments to me before. I say thank-you. I believe that we all cross paths for reasons. Some stay, some do what they were supposed to and move on. For you and I there is a strong bond called MSA that brought us together. This is the silver lining in a terrible fog. I am the one who is blessed beyond words. I never knew that I would be granted the honor of caring for Al, but to also grow in my faith towards God and meet wonderful friends. We don’t have to meet in person to learn each others hearts. God bless you Linda for the person you are


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