GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I'm not sure why we can't get it together. I mean, we are more alike than we are different ... the humans, that is.
Sure some are tall, others are small. Some are waif thin, some are not. We come in all different colors, volumes, speeds, strengths, variations, scents and sorts. Some are cranky a lot. Others are over-the-top happy almost constantly.
Some are smilers, wavers, huggers, criers. Some prefer to hold their emotions a little less close to the surface.
Some of us love mushrooms. Some hate 'em. There are the carnivores, the vegans, the herbalists...the yogis, the hardcore runners, the surfer dudes and dudettes. You've got your gun-toters, your gun haters, your dog lovers, your cat people.
There are sun-worshipers, autumn aficionados, even those who like, gulp, snow and cold. The early risers, the late sleepers; the neat freaks and the slobs. There are those who can get away with wearing a burlap sack (and looking fabulous, BTW) and those who dress to the nines, even for walking out tot he mailbox to grab the Sunday newspaper. Oh, and there are those who still read newspapers and those who've never even seen a hard copy of one.
There are those who waste, those who want; those in excess and those in great need.
Some of us follow Christ, others Yahweh or Buddha or Jehovah or Allah or Krishna or the Great Spirit.
Guess what? We can skin, slice, dice, grill, freeze, caramel or candy wrap, bake, deep fry or even pulp them into sauce. But at the end of the day, we all put the apples in our mouths, chew and swallow them THE SAME WAY, Capisce?
Let's try harder to focus on the benefits of the apples and appreciate the unique ways others have found to prepare them, instead of criticizing each other for making them a different way than we might, okay? Let's share recipes instead of throwing rotten apples at each other.
At the end of the day, I believe in the core goodness of apples ... and people, too, yo. #peace #tolerance #respect
Lk 11:28 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it. Gospel Lk 8:19-21 The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him but were unable to join him because of the crowd. He was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside and they wish to see you."
He said to them in reply, "My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it."