No one should live in fear for their lives or the lives of people they love. Using threats to scare people is not what civilization is about. Keeping the status quo by violence is just plain wrong. It’s serious when instruments of destruction are used to harm or kill. There has to be another way, maybe not being selfish and being kind is a start.
One of the most adult things one does is pay bills. They add up fast and money doesn’t grow on trees. Trying to keep up can be a challenge when you have everything from mortgage/rent, utilities, medical, education, car, TV/Internet, food, phone and insurance. When its due all it once you find your bank account screams at you. I’m not a fan of spending money on all that but you know it’s what we do to keep the lifestyles we have become accustom to. We work sometimes just to pay to live. Nope, don’t like adulting this much but its gotta be done.
Freaks and geeks are in the circus that is life. They are the not the side show but the main attraction. Home is in the center ring under the big top wherever that might be in their lives. The thing about it is that they are not everyday, hum-drum, average, no they are much more. God gave them gifts that are so special and when used they can change the world. That freak and that geek is a human with a heart that is big and a soul that is deeper than any ocean. You too might just be one without even knowing it.
Some of us sacrifice in different ways for a higher purpose. Many have given careers, money, relationships and their lives so others can have a better life. To me sacrifice is personal and to say one person’s sacrifice is not the same as another diminishes the whole notion of giving up something for someone or something else.
I believe in free speech but with freedom comes responsibility to say things that are factual and beneficial to humanity. Some who use their rights to smear and lie and create chaos need to be held accountable for their actions. Freedom comes with responsibility cannot be emphasized enough. The words of your heart can be the perfume of your soul and when you think about it that can be a dangerous thing.
In ones mourning we should always remember those who are mourning too for one reason or another. The suffering of people doesn’t take a break. Loss is timeless and universal.
Heaven, paradise or whatever your tradition calls it, whether its cannon or not is not important in this discussion is a place where people go to live their best lives in eternity. It is important how we treat others here as to practice for the after life. I believe its a place where we can do the things we love and break bread with other saints. There is room at the table for everyone and God has set a place for each of us to be in communion with him and all the saints that have been there awhile. It will be a surprise who will be there waiting for us all. The here after begins in the here now.
Without bragging I am pretty good at what I do for a living. So when I struggle as everyone does its frustrating. Lots of people feel this. You know what you are capable of and the level of your production is well above goal on a very consistent basis then it puzzles you.
Of course there are forces outside your control that can and will impact how you do so as the old saying goes you have to roll with the punches. Everyone has a bucket of some sort to fill in their line of work and its great when its filled daily. The goal is to do your best as to fulfill your expectations but never to put your coworkers down in the process.
Keep reminding yourself that tomorrow is another day to get it right and to consistently produce.