Friday, December 21, 2012
Small Reminders ............
Some look at the Mayan calendar and believe that the world will come to an end, or we will face a cataclysmic events. As a people the Mayan’s were a culture that was over 1 million strong at their peak yet today the only thing left are the ruins of their once great and advanced civilization. No one really knows what happened to them. Where they went or even if they faced their own cataclysmic event.
If nothing more this should perhaps be a lesson for all of us that nothing lasts forever. Every society and culture throughout history has gone through change or transition to eventually become something new. Empires and dynasties have risen and fallen with their own culture, science, beliefs, and medicine that for there time was cutting edge.
Take a moment and think about that. Here we all are,thinking we are immune from nature and life. Our own arrogance is our most dangerous weapon that we hold at our own throats. As Sandy taught many life can change in an instant and what you thought was important no longer is.
What is even more interesting is watching main stream media dismiss any thoughts of prepping or being prepared for any eventuality. When the national disaster organization came out and advised that every person should have a grab and go bag for emergencies with a 3 day supply to get them through any natural event some of us actually listened. Even though many out there don't want to think about the what ifs in life its still better to be prepared for an emergency on some level then not at all. During Hurricane Sandy my family did really well, because we did think about tomorrow and were prepared for what came.
The good news is the world probably won't end tomorrow.Thankfully we will all get up go to work and go on about our lives. The world we live in has the potential to "shake us off its back," as George Carlin used to say. Its a lesson worth remembering, after Sandy, Katrina, and the many earthquakes and natural disasters we have seen recently in our world. Its nature and its seems to be fighting back.
So for today be thankful. Be glad you have a family to celebrate the Christmas season with. Be glad you have a home with a roof over your head and warm heat and water to take care of your needs. At any time any one of us could lose everything we hold dear. Remember to hold those things most dear to you this season, and to count your blessings. Don’t take your tomorrows for granted. Life can change in an instant and regrets are cold company for what you should have or could have done differently.The saying goes “live each day as if it were your last.” Pretty good advice if you ask me.
May each of you who read this have a happy and safe Christmas, Hanukkah, or whichever holiday you choose to celebrate this time of year. May God bless you and keep you safe.
Its More then Just a Dream
- As a recently married 46 year old I am in the process of finishing my degree. Working to take care of my family and live my life.Blogging, working, writing, and chugging along like most of us. Who am I ? I am you, I am me, I am your mother, friend, the best and worst that we each have inside of us. I am a different perspective and find myself fascinated by the interesting moments in life.