For years we were told that if we worked hard and were determined to finish the course set before us we would graduate and stand far above the crowd and ready to shape the new exciting future. We did what we were told and obeyed the rules believing we will be special and unique leaders, people to be noticed, looked up to and followed. Well, here we are graduating and blending in with the crowd like some berserk scientist went mad in his laboratory making Barbie and Ken clones.
Hey, look over there, aren’t they the cutest things? With the way they are looking at us all smiles, I guess they think we are pretty cute, too. Well, we are cute but I don’t know that I agree with you about them, because I think people are kind of weird looking.
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The way I See It
There were times in my life that I thought life was awful. I thought it was hard with little reward and mostly sad. When I look back on those times I can see that my attitude was the problem, not life. There were hard and sad times for sure and there were rewards but I didn’t see them. I was looking for an easy life without struggles and hurts. Because I am writing this about myself I can say this…I was really dumb!
I have learned some lessons since the time when I was less than smart. Life is not easy and there are struggles and hurts and these things bring with them hard work to do in life. When we do the work we get strong and resilient. We become more flexible and able to move with the rhythm of life so the ups have safety valves built in and the downs aren’t near-fatal crashes. There are still ups and downs but they aren’t as crazy and frightening.
Everyone looks at life differently. I know life can be hard and at times seem unbearable but these days I choose to look at life as good. Life is a gift, a gift I am usually happy with yet sometimes I would like to exchange it for another. But then I rethink that idea and figure I’ll keep what I have because though I might like it to be a little easier I am smarter now and know it could be a whole lot harder.
The way I see it…even when life is awful it is filled with awe.
In this place, no one thought this day would ever come, really never giving it a thought at all. It was a beautiful and peaceful place where good people lived and worked side by side, raising families, sharing good times and not so good times, always willing to help one another, never thinking they would be anything but a free people. But with the invasion yesterday they are no longer a free people; now they are a people of fear.
One night while out walking with her mother the little girl asked, “Mama that sign in the window says Quality Meats, what does it mean?” Her mother shivered and answered, “It’s where they sell dead animals that have been drained of blood and cut up to cook and eat; it’s false advertising, Darling.” Then she added with a grin, “We know quality meat is of one piece, fresh and filled wth heart pumping blood to drink straight from the neck and there is some over there walking in the park; so let’s go get some supper.”
It was her first time in a plane and the first time she had ever left her home and family. Her father had made all the plans of course, and her mother tearfully said goodbye not knowing if they would ever see each other again. As she watched the sun rise over the horizon she wondered what the man her father had chosen for her looked like and if they would one day fall in love.
She loved him so much but lately, he was very troubled and unhappy and wouldn’t tell her what was the matter. She tried to make him understand that she would love him no matter what the problem was but he would have to tell her what was going on. How could she help him when he has put this fence of silence between them?