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Wednesday, February 1, 2017


The shortest month.  The dead of winter, punctuated by a few holidays -- Valentine's Day, President's Day, Lincoln's Birthday.  Not to mention, a couple of birthdays -- Drew's and mine.

I mean, I hate winter weather, can't wait for spring, but at least I have a few happy things to keep me busy while I deal with the ice and snow.

But in the midst of all that celebrating...

I find myself in a  contemplative mood.

Maybe it's the weather.  Or my age.  Or what's going on in the world.

But I find myself wondering how to be a better person. How to focus positive energy.  How to help improve the world.

I've always had a strong sense of social justice.  But am I doing enough?

And friends, family?    Am I helping to create peace, harmony?

A song popped into my head yesterday.  "Easy To Be Hard".  It's from the musical Hair, and Three Dog Night's version hit the top 40.

How can people be so heartless?  How can people be so cruel?.....Especially people who care about strangers, who care about evil and social injustice....

The lyrics are resonating.

Maybe a little self improvement is in order this month.


bookworm said...

You've inspired me for my next Monday's Music Monday. Thank you. We are in the hands of a master manipulator (I won't say "small hands" because it really doesn't matter) and keeping a sane frame of mind is a kind of resistance. Alana

peppylady (Dora) said...

Our Feb start cold and clear blue sky.
Coffee is on

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