Are you, like me, at times worried…well maybe not worried, perhaps it’s more like a sense of disenchanted with the world? I watch the news; after all, I probably should be aware of what’s going on around me. I musn’t get used to living life in a bubble; the comfort and most times, tranquility of our life here on our little cottage farm. Yet, hearing of stabbings, and child abductions, bombings…you know what I mean; can sometimes leave me with a feeling of: “What is going on with the world?” I guess, information now, just moves so quickly, coming at us from all directions; for the good and for the bad. There has always been strife, loss, war…there has always been, love, family, and joy…truth is, the real things haven’t changed… most people are still honest and caring, they make the most of what we have in this world. Most of us are happy with simple pleasures.
In the end, I don’t want to be confined by self-absorption it has a tendency to smother empathy and compassion. When we focus only on ourselves, our world contracts. When we focus on others, our world expands. When I care about what’s happening with others; I find I center less on my own problems which are usually much smaller in comparison. Caring and listening can only serve to increase my capacity for connection — or compassionate action. ~ ~ To matter ~
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. (Frederick Buechner)
For me it all comes down to connections ~ and through this blog; this new rapid communication has allowed me to make connections, share with others, in a world so vast and full. I probably never would have been afforded such a meaningful opportunity without this digital revolution…bringing with it all of these wonderful benefits… but also driving change in the way I live and interact with the world around me. I am, indeed, we are unconfined by national borders…I can interact with people half way across the world with a push of a button. Who could have imagined this? After all, we don’t accomplish anything in this world alone, we are all connected to the rest of the world.The web of our lives are a mingled yarn, good and bad together.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. ~Lucy Larcom Here are some heart warming photos I hope you enjoy.