HURRICANE IKE, ETC.
Tis the hurricane season, and as usual a lot of people have been beset with the trial of flooding and entropic winds…yet life slogs on. Once this mess is cleaned up the world will still be filled with famine, gorged with greed, drunk on debauchery and stained with blood…and while I don’t mean to sound pessimistic I do mean to remind us all to be grateful for the blessings we do have and to be charitable where we can to help balance out such pain and madness.
It’s all too easy to go on about our days in blissful detachment when the $#@! is hitting someone else’s fan, and then bitch up a storm of our own when the slightest inconvenience comes our way…but if we can turn that around and become more mindful and compassionate to the needs of those around us, maybe we can improve our nature and actually learn to be humane humans.
I don’t mean to get preachy, here…merely striving to remind us of some thoughts I think are important…encouraging everyone to say an extra prayer for someone in need (assuming that’s your thing)…and, if you can, take some extra action to help someone out today. Chances are they’ll be glad you did…and the next time any of us need a hand ourselves, we may be more likely to get it.