I do not usually get on my 'high horse' but I just cannot help but share somethings I have observed today and just in general. These things make me wonder about the direction of some of humanity and how and what we are presenting to the world and others.
I cannot begin to tell you how often I smile, say hello, open a door, etc. and receive ZERO response back, not even an acknowledgment. I am certain reasons exist and we can 'justify' them but is that not bothersome to you? Does it not make you wonder? As this sign said today "wisdom begins in wonder" and if this is indeed the case than I becoming wise. :-) But truly, where are we going in this world if we cannot even acknowledge those around us and more so does this extend beyond just the common folk we encounter to even those close to us?
The other thing that truly disturbed me today was the people in the crowd at the McCain/Palin gatherings. As McCain and Palin were both making their speeches people in the crowd were yelling "kill him', "treason", "traitor" about Barack Obama. Is this acceptable to you? Is that how you want people to treat you or how you would treat others? This is not about right, wrong, etc. this too me seems to be about a basic respect and honor we should have for all who walk this planet, who share the air and water, who are fortunate to live in a place like the US where even in tough times we still have more than most.
Sometimes you just have to wonder aloud and ask yourself is that how it should be and is this how I want to be? I say, f*ck no, and therefore I will keep smiling, keep saying high, keep opening doors, keeping offering with no expectation but with gratitude that I am wise and can see the forest through the trees, that I am doing my part to make this a place filled with peace, kindness, gratitude and love.