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The End Is Near!!!

Okay so 2012, extreme weather, earth changes blah, blah, blah. Doom and destruction. It’s hard to turn it off sometimes. So in my mind I felt that I had to make a decision. I could lock myself in my closet and wait for the end or I could continue to live every day of my life to the fullest. I chose the latter. I think in spite of dire predictions and my life changes of the last few years, I have a lot to live for and continue enjoying. Today was the first day of school for my grand girls. Six grade for one (she sounded very sophisticated on the phone) and all day kindergarten for the five-year old (no, they didn’t take a nap and yes she was sleepy when she got home) 🙂 Anyway last I checked no one had the absolute info on the end of civilization so on I go. Appreciate what you have and worry less about what you don’t. I know that those hit hard by hurricane Irene may not see that today but there will be better days. Let’s make the most of them.

What Does It Take To Appreciate the Nice Days?

Today was a beautiful clear day in New Jersey. The humidity was low, the sky was clear and there was a pleasant breeze. Everyone I met today commented on how nice the day was. This evening I stopped to consider how really nice the day was and I wondered if I had truly expressed my gratitude at such a lovely day. For many people it was just another busy work day. If they didn’t get out at lunchtime they may have only caught a bit of it going to and coming from work. Busy working people  may not have really had a chance to consider how nice it was. For the under and unemployed it may have just been another day that didn’t see end meet.  My pastor often says that we can only appreciate the nice days because we have experienced the bad ones. While you may not see celebrating the cloudy, stormy days they are necessary. Believe me they make the nice days so much sweeter.

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