Enlight of the most recent school shooting I propose that all children that carry cell phones should be allowed to have them on their person and have them on. I also think that there should be an app developed and added to all the students telephones that are smartphones which would allow the children to touch a button on their smartphone that will contact the school office and emergency response teams. This app will also turn on the phones recording devices video and audio recording and send the feed to the emergency response team to allow them to be able to assess the situation and determine if it’s an actual emergency situation in a timely manner. In doing so this should reduce the response time for all involved and may actually save lives.
A rose, beautiful growing freely. One day someone comes along and removes it from the plant. The beautiful rose is taken and placed in a vase full of water. There it sits to be admired. After some time it is forgotten. It starts to wither, starving for the water that gives it life. Then it’s tossed out. The rose is resilient. It is able to rejuvenate and sprout roots and grow. All it needs is water and to be cared for. With a little soil to put roots down it’s a beautiful plant once again.
Inevitable. One way or another. Closer and closer to the final hour.
I’m not referring to existence. That is God’s work.
From what is to what will be.
When the moment strikes, all that was will be no more and what will be will be.
We hold the key to our happiness, the power to choose to let go of the hold that painful memories or experiences have on us. Choose not to let who we are be determined by someone else’s actions or lack of action or even an opinion or dirty comment of someone who’s goal is to put and keep us down. Forgiveness may not be deserved but as God forgives us we forgive and are released of the control of of the cause of our pain. We don’t forget, we move on.
At the moment when you finally feel like you’re making progress you stop to reflect and, well, you realize you’re in the same spot you have been in, year after year after year. A decade and then some, past with more and more of the same.
give up or…
stop looking back, focus on today and keep going.
Any direction but back.
It’s like walking backward on a moving sidewalk. You put all your effort into going but you end up right where you started, on your butt wondering what happened?
How did I fall, again?
No, it’s better to look at what’s in front of you. In the here and now. Visualize what is ahead of you and keep going. The path is not always clear but it’s what you see behind you that keeps you from moving forward.
Existence is basically that. Going through life as a drone. Moving through the daily “todo” without much thought or desire. Get up, go, get back, repeat… No fulfillment in that. Waiting? For what? The time to be right will never come. If you want, you must think for yourself. Not what the “circle” or the “norm” or the “ideal” say is to be but what you want and need and desire. Push through the challenge. The prize is on the other side. Keep moving forward, even if you find yourself all alone on your journey, don’t stop. Success does not come from hanging out in the safety zone with the rest of the “aroundtoits”. Push forward and keep your eye on the prize. Do things your way and don’t give up when it feels impossible. Focus. Think logically – not emotionally. Do it your way.
You would think that being invisible would be a special power that a superhero might have. Existing without anyone being able to notice or be aware that you are there. Can YOU imagine anything super about that. Powers! Maybe, or not… maybe just maybe the cloak that is keeping you from being seen is the company that you keep the eyes that you’re in front of. Remove the cloak. NOT only will you be seen but you will also see. Clearly, from untainted vision. There’s so much beauty, out in front of you and within as well. Remove the cloak.
As I reach for the exit and look back to what’s stopping me I see emptiness. What is it that is holding me down? Looking around it’s all clouded, like a dream. Is it a dream? No, maybe a nightmare! That’s not right either. I am not a sleep. I am a live. A beating heart, breath, movement all a part of my existence. Existing, yes I exist. Numb most of the time but I am here. Where? Where is here? Listening… Nothing, I hear nothing. Feel… No, nothing there either. Look… a fog, something in the distance, can’t make it out. Why can’t I move?