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On the 11th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Posted on April 2, 2007 in the Inspiration category

11 Pipers Piping…..

Okay, okay – I’m finally on my last day of Christmas. I know there are 12 days of Christmas but I seemed to have gotten confused (easy, I know) and wrote 12 when I thought it was 10 – blah, blah, blah – can you tell me you know the days of Christmas in order? Maybe from Five Golden Rings on down…You know what I’m saying.

Anyhoo – here I am – left to ponder on piping pipers. I think of getting on a soap box and tooting my own agenda and opinions. I do it. I admit it. I try to curb it. Don’t tell me how I’m doing. I’m working on it.

But I’ve really been working on listening to other people more – I don’t really like to talk about myself, but I do. But if I HAD to get on my soapbox about something here it is…..

The world is a beautiful place. The state of society scares and depresses me. I think our morals, manners, and relationships are going downhill. We buy gadgets that are supposed to save time – do you have more time? Do you fill it using other gadgets? We are losing contact with each other. We talk AT each other, not with each other. Conversations consist of movie stars and what’s on television. Emails are rude and full of jargon like “ping” and “at the end of the day” and “that being said” and “moving forward” – be honest – how many emails do you get with those phrases?

I don’t see or hear much of “please” and “thank you.” Work consists of moving up the food chain – not working in teams. We are not good examples to the next generation – that is why I think a lot of them are lost, have bad behaviors and not a lot of direction. This is our fault.

OKAY, I know, this is a generalization and not everyone is that bad – but it boils down to this for me: We are not in tune with nature. We don’t act peacefully – we don’t give back what nature gives to us. I am guilty of it, too, but I’m changing. I want to add to the positive aura of the world, not the negative. I want to be happy not right – you read it here first! I want to help heal the earth. That’s more than any protest will do; more than recycling will do; more than voting will do – all those are valid and important, but peace, beauty, love, kindness all begin inside me and inside you.

I’m lucky to know a lot of wonderful men and women whom you’ve met along the journey of my blog. I looked inside each one to find redeeming qualities (it wasn’t hard, they were obvious). It’s been an awesome exercise because I’m now doing this with everyone. I don’t get along with everyone – different values, different paths, different priorities. But to keep with the peace theme, I find it better to look for someone’s good qualities more than the ones that repel me. I then have compassion and more understanding of them.

So, as they say in Yoga Booty Ballet (don’t laugh, it’s awesome) – Spread Love – the spirit in me respects the spirit in you and all that hullabaloo. Take it with you and stuff.

Merry Christmas ~~~~~ k


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