Hmmm...good thing I'm flexible. I got next to nothing done today...felt puny all day... Didn't plant the tiger lilies, didn't go to class. sigh... Feeling better this evening, but who knows. It's supposed to rain again Thursday, so I have got to get those flowers in the ground tomorrow.
Feeling grateful that I can arrange my world enough to be ill and take care of myself.
Grateful to be feeling better tonight.
Remembering all the times when I couldn't/wouldn't take care of myself because of work, kids, etc.
Remember that crazy idea I had that I'd be just as sick at home as I would be at work, so I might as well be getting paid.
I was thinking earlier in the evening about something I read in the book Amazing Universe for the class we're taking, it said that the Sioux tradition reminds us, all creatures EXCEPT the human are born knowing how to live in harmony. The human must learn this skill. ..
To let respect for differences gradually replace fear of differences is a challenging task. I was reading a blog I happened onto the other day, and the writer was saying something about one of her small children saying something very derogatory about Obama and how cute she seemed to think it was. And I just think, God, save us! This is how this shite goes on and on and is passed from generation to generation. When does it stop? Don't you want better for your children? Aren't the 40's and 50's OVER yet? Just when I want to think that mankind has begun to evolve, I read something like this and it makes me cry. The face of racism is the ugliest thing I have ever seen. And I have seen a lot of it in my years on the planet. And the thing that kills me about it all is this:
WHAT WE DO TO OTHERS, WE DO TO OURSELVES.
You cannot escape the truth of that. Humankind is connected by DNA and atoms and energy particles. We are all one in a swirling cosmic dance of joy and delight. I loved it the first time I read about molecules being "excited"--I jumped up and yelled Yes-Yes they are!!! And so am I!! lol I find a great reality in that childish taunt "I know you are, but what am I ?" I am you and you are me and we are God and God is us...and the laws of Quantum Physics are proving that every day. It makes us all sacred and holy and when I lash out at my brother, in thought word or deed, I am lashing out at God. When I don't teach my children to respect people and to be kind and to be loving toward everyone on their path, then I am sorely remiss in my duties as a parent.
Sheesh. Okay--off the soapbox.
That was a lot of energy for late in the evening, lol.
May we all be blessed with love.