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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

“Get Off the Cross, We Need the Wood”


                                   
Usually when I feel down in the dumps its because I am blaming people, places and things for the depression feeling. It feels like the poor me's. I’m not depressed its just a feeling and it will pass. Its like a week of wonderful natural highs then the feeling of blah, blah, blah. I did cross that bridge on Rt. 95 ( pictured above ) going to Old Saybrook from Old Lyme Connecticut on my bike a few weeks ago and yes it was high and long but also very boring. I'd rather ride by the water and I liked the old bridge better. Its when I went under that bridge later when I came back and seen the belongings of a homeless person. That’s what really brought me back to reality and remind me to appreciate what I have..It seems like I always get these little messages to remind me. I just have to recognize what they are.. Which brings me to this subject……The longer I live here by the ocean I see more of this type of thing going on. I have seen men and woman, young and old, standing by the side of the road holding signs, saying they will work for food. I have seen more people hitch hiking around here then I have anywhere in years.
  Last night I went out with friends, well I don’t want say went out with friends, it was more hanging around with some guys and a few girls who happened to be where I was. Anyway, they were whining and complaining so much it got on my nerves. People, If you are doing what you are supposed to do and living by a few very basic, easy and simple rules. The things going on around you wouldn't be bothering you so much…It could be the other things that you need to think about and work on. Take a long look yourself and what is going on around you. Nothing or no one can make you do anything if you don’t want to do it…If you do anything to hurt yourself its your fault…No one can be blamed…Its you that makes the ultimate decision. Sometimes there is no coming back from that disruption in the thinking process. The cost of repairing the damage could be life ending or you could be wandering around in this very uncomfortable world for a very long time. One of my more favorite sayings is, and I have a few is...“Get off the cross, we need the wood”. If you are going to do something negative by all means, “Please do it” or stop feeling sorry for yourself. You are in the same boat as the rest of us. The whole idea is to stay out of that shark infested water and believe me, today the water is not only shark infested, its polluted. The chances of returning to the fold later, these days, are slim to none.

2 comments:

Snowfall said...

I've been going through a long phase of malcontent, lost in the flotsam and jetsam of the muck of today's society as well, and I've been looking for a way to change my outlook and for some purpose. When you live to serve your family and the family grows up and leaves, there isn't anything left. However, I've always known that I'm lucky to have a roof over my head and such small simple things. I've been homeless more than once, so I do appreciate what I have. The loss comes with lacking productivity. In that, I am searching now because I'm limited by disability. I've been helping to take care of my parents home here while they divide their time between it and their farm home. But, that just doesn't seem like enough. This kind of situation can lead to feelings of depression, or rather, lack of motivation. I also believe those can equate to loneliness as well. People need affection, or to give affection. I think a lot of the world's problems could be solved if we became less 'professional' and a lot more touchy feely with people. The world has forgotten how to love. ^_^

Larry Ferrari said...

The kindness we show people also helps us to cope with life. If we can be humble, help someone at least once a day without expecting anything. Our lives can be rewarding and fulfilled. One of the hardest things to do is let go of the past. If we can let the bad things go things will get better...