So, I start to think – what can I write about that would be of interest to other bloggers? I shy away from political topics because I usually express my political opinions using 4-letter words. It’s easy enough to do that in the comment section.
I think about what types of conversations I like to have with friends. My regular discussion group is the gathering of the “after walking the mall” gang. This group is composed of older male/females, both political parties, and various religions. Usually (but not always) eliminating female problems and the latest co-educational medical ailment/prep, the conversations are usually of the generic variety. I learned something at my mall group the other day. Did you know that strawberries come in a can? I didn’t until one person brought in a sample.
I think back to past discussions and musings, likes and dislikes. I decided that I like to ramble about different things that will be apparent if you finish reading this thread. I like to start conversations by asking questions. This allows me to hear and learn about other opinions and also gets me out of expressing 4-letter words too often.
In writing a newsletter for a volunteer group to which I belong, I always like to include a quote. I wondered if I had a favorite quote. I don’t, but I have several favorites I would like to share. Please feel free to do the same.
“There are many people that we meet in our lives, but only a very few will make lasting impressions on our hearts.” ~ Susan Polis Schultz
“The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” ~ Elizabeth Foley.
“It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.” ~ Shenandoah proverb
“Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will live as one. ~ John Lennon.
And a very special one . . .
HOPI PRAYER of The Soul’s Graduation:
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there,
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight
On the ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.
My Spirit is still alive…
Written and spoken words are very powerful.
This ends my ramblings for the day.