In these times of increasing powerlessness to change anything more than a light bulb, I catch my self wringing my emotional hands — What can I do? What can I say?
Not much . . .
Take my advice, I’m not using it … bumper sticker
That’s the soil beneath the surface in an autumn’s garden —The White House is not calling for advice; nor is the UN — and friends who are between the proverbial hard place and a rock, don’t need me giving my best Chicken Little impersonation.
The unimaginable is the new normal on lots of levels. But, hey . . . the sky has remained in place.
Therefore, because Paul Newman’s proverb still reverberates my pulse reminds me, powerlessness doesn’t mean useless! (Am I repeating myself?) I do have a purpose — so do you, dear reader.
Neither of us is beyond usefulness, nor are we depleted of power!
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.~Madeleine L’Engle
Think back . . . what did you need when you were . . . younger? In whatever age or stage you call to mind, was it a friend? (Friendship Shouldn’t Be a Project)
I am so glad for “friends” on Facebook — one shared a pulse reviving meme that I include for you dear reader — especially as the Holidays are upon us — a way to be the friend we all need.
Finally, here’s a final tip for making the most of powerlessness if you are becoming a seasoned citizen:
Give advice to your children while they’re young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about. ~ A really smart anonymous sage
PS: Links to former posts on Rocks and upcoming Holidays
When I Can’t See the Rock in This Hard Place
Delightful reminders! Your Christmas owl is a wise bird!
Good Morning good buddy! I was just thinking about you and hoping all is well!