Saturday, November 07, 2009
Do you have those days when your enthusiasm for anything has been drained from you?
Days when all of your youthful enthusiasm and belief that you could conquer the world, has been stifled by worldly concerns and the realization that meaningful, permanent improvement of society seems out of reach?
Days when you realize, no matter what, people remain the same, that their basic nature remains unchanged.
Days when, despite our technological improvements and any sophistication in the evolution of our government, despite our medical and scientific advancements, the understanding hits that people remain people with limitless egos, looking out for their best interests, disappointing others and not open to consideration of valid changes.
Days like this are common.
But they don't have to drag us down to the bottom of the self-pity barrel. Yes, there are days when our enthusiasm wanes, our energy is depleted, our ability to cope is nearly non-existent.
However, these are the same days that bring us golden sunrises and colorful sunsets, musical warbling of birds and the happy playing of children and puppies and little kittens. These are the days that offer breezes to caress our faces and white clouds to provide an ever-changing mosaic against azure skies.
These are the days that have been given to us. It is our responsibility to take advantage of them, to enjoy the pleasures offered to us, to forget, even if only for a few minutes, the worries of the world and to be eternally grateful to be alive.