Uggh! Sometimes, land humans can be sooo frustrating!! What’s up with all the complaining about the world being messed up, like the thousands of people being ignored and dying in Africa. When challenged by saying, your life matters, if it bothers you, DO something about it! Our daily choices do make a difference. Sponsor a child. His response, “religion is the cause of all wars.” Than I suggest, start your own religion.
Like the calling St. Francis of Assisi had in his life when church was too preoccupied with wealth and power to include nature, animals, children, and community in daily worship and prayer. The simple gifts from God.
Isn’t it about our focus in life? If things get us down, find something good to do. Help someone, help a cause, help yourself to care again. It pained my heart to hear this guy ramble on, and it didn’t matter what I suggested as possibly remedies to his strife, he was going to continue moaning and complaining. That’s his focus. It’s the shifts in our perceptions that can make our day a gorgeous one, or just luke warm. Trust me, I get frustrated and sad too about certain news or things I hear about. Though, it often pushes me to take some kind of action… and if I don’t, I wilt into a pile of mush. And really, that state is no good for anyone, especially if one wants to feel alive in life.
Each of us do matter, we’re all part of the kaleidoscope of life… when one chooses to x-out, the design changes… or shatters into a million pieces.
If I could give the man I met briefly tonight one thing, it would be that he felt connected to the kaleidoscope of life – to feel that his life mattered… a bit of peace.