Friday, December 21, 2012

Rantings, ravings and musings.

First the killings of innocent children, then the NRA coming out for security people with guns at schools, then the fiscal cliff and finally all those stories about coulda, woulda, shoulda for the last day of the world. I can't live in regret or sorrow or sadness without doing something. I read others stories and it is all about what they wish they could do in their lifetime. i say stop writing about it and tackle one thing a day. If you don't return calls do, if you don't return emails do, if you normally don't give, do and if you don't extend a reach to others, do. Stop focusing on all that you wish you could do and start focusing on what you do or can do. Money makes it easier to give but there are so many opportunities that cost nothing. Clean your closet and give to a charity. Clean out your pantry and kitchen and donate. Write a letter to a friend you have been missing. Visit someone in a nursing home. Take you talent to a hospital. Sing and dance you way through life where it is most needed. I am sorry but it is the time to stop writing and start doing. Invite someone to your home for an afternoon of tea or wine. Join a charity, work for good, sign petitions but don't wallow in all the things you wish you had done. Get it done. Put down those pens and papers and stories and make someone else your story. There should be no regrets if you truly think of others. Wake up each day with a smile and a wish to make someone else's life easier. Concentrate on goodness, concentrate on helping others and most of all spread love. It doesn't always work as some are mired in their sorrow, or selfishness or ability not to step out of their misery but for those who can or want to or will, you can offer a hand, a handout or a loving smile. Please extend your reach today. You would be surprised how far it can go.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks Mary Ellen. The blogs were making me crazy when people were posting what they should have done before the world ended today. Too much for me.

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  2. Would you prefer Tea or wine when you come over next week? :)

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  3. I LOVE this post! Something we should read every day of our lives!!! Meg (amaniandbobsurrogacy.blogspot.com)

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  4. Thanks Meg for your kind comments.

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  5. You took the words right out of my mouth!!!

    ps..nice to see meg, my buddy comment here! YAY!

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  6. Kerrie, I was so outraged with all the writers talking about what they meant to do. Made me pissed off. I was happy to welcome Meg too.

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  7. Yes, this is you-always thinking of others. You are adorable!
    Donald.

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  8. You hit the nail on the head, Madge! Brava to you!

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  9. Thanks Maxee. Welcome to Ipinion. They have published a few of my blogs and I have been mentioned in a few of the writers blogs. I took a trip to Winters, California to meet all the writers of Winters and Ipinion that I follow.

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