I know I've been really quiet lately but sometimes you just have to think before you speak and sometimes speaking isn't the best way to get to the bottom of things. Sometimes you just have to be still and listen.
Sadly, my mind has been shoved in too many directions. I've seen post after post after post of too many friends joining the ranks of this side or that side of what they 'think' is important in this world. However, how much of what is being posted is really as important as it is made out to be???
Who do you believe??? Mainstream media peppered with social media gossip??? I think the best impact of this I've seen recently is when the police cam videos were released in the George Floyd case recently. It showed just how the mainstream news can take an ounce of truth, twist it up, and then social media make it explode into what it did. I'm not saying by any means what happened should have happened, that's not my point here, my point is, one ounce of truth to ninety ounces of speculation does not a true story make.
When covid hit, so many speculations hit the air waves, so many opinions, so many bandwagons. Then George Floyd's horrible death. Then riots. Then the bombshell of this pedophile ring. Good Lord, where does this year end??? Not to mention the just blunt disrespect for a US President that has gone on over the course of the last 4 years. I've never in my life seen such a bold disrespect of anyone in my life. But we should have known way back then we were headed in this direction. Why???
Because frankly, a world cannot sustain such hatred within it before collapse begins. Hate is a powerful emotion. It can be as all consuming as love. For the last couple of years I've jumped on here, preached about the hate in this world and how it needed to change.
Sadly, I've given up on preaching the need to spread positive vibes, the need to embrace your fellow man. I just don't have it in me any longer.
They say change starts with oneself. I believe in that wholeheartedly. My heart breaks to see so much bitterness in this world presently. I've found myself being overwhelmed in the hatred. Feeling it to my core.
They say a smile can change a person's entire day, but as you look around today, no one can see another's smile behind a mask. I pray the people who come in contact with me can tell by my eyes I'm smiling at them.
I used to adore writing. Now, all I can wonder is it worth it? Does anyone see newsfeeds or blogs anymore that say something besides the typical social media arguments? Is anyone engaging in anything other than who will post the next thing they don't agree with???
I can't stand all the hatred. I've watched family members and friends turn against each other all because of a difference of opinion over the course of the last four years. Was the glue that bound you together so flimsy that one difference of opinion could make your entire relationship melt away?
So, you see, the emotions that have been running rampant in this world around me has kept me from blogging. I needed to spend some time in a few quiet places, help get my thoughts together, and just breathe. I've spent time at my sister's place, one of my favorite spots for getting my soul right. Then we took a trip to Georgia to bring back some wonderful memories of our grandparents, another place to get my soul right.
I'm still not sure where I'm headed at the current moment. I do know for certain the Crazy Canning Ladies are back in full force this year :) With so many fun things planned this canning season and a few mishaps too I'm sure LOL.
One thing I know for certain, however, is this old lady is doing her damned best to look to a bright future versus this hateful one I keep seeing out there. I will love with all my heart and soul, even those who push hard against loving me back.
I'm looking forward to the canning season, the laughter, the comic relief it provides. I look forward to the deep conversations this leads to and even the nonsense ones as well. I look forward to learning new things, and opening up to new paths.
Hopefully, by the time the winter months set in I'll have a better idea of where I'm headed and what I will be doing.
Everyone have a lovely evening!!!
Blessings to all!!!