The older one gets in life, the more it seems we say goodbye to old friends. Our parents age and pass, leaving us to take their place. Our friends move away and we lose touch with them as our lives move forward. We hear of friends who pass away and wish we could have spent more time with them. We remember the times and the shared experiences when we were younger in those gone by days. The danger is we can get stuck in the past and not live for the present. Cherish those times you had with your old friends, live in the present, and say "GOODBYE OLD FRIEND!"
Our lives are an Ethereal Flower growing in a garden. We start as seed, we sprout, we grow, we bud, we bloom, we flower, we seed, we wilt, we die. All of this can pass us by so quick that is seems as an ethereal dream. Life moves quick and if we do not take in the moments, before we know it they are gone. It is so easy to get caught up in money, success, and our false delusions of life. Take a moment and think of what is really important in your life and think how often that is your real goal. It is so easy to miss those moments and focus on the delusions we think are important. What seems important, really is not that important, for "LIFE IS AN ETHEREAL FLOWER!"
Above is an image from Yosemite National Park in California. Right now the Park is closed due to fires in the area. It seems all of California is on fire. Our world is changing between the fires, floods, and crazy weather. We have been warned by both science and religions about the danger of climate change, but we do not listen. Noah in the bible story warned the people of a great flood and they did not listen. We have been warned of a hotter earth, with fire, rising seas, flooding, and diseases of a warming climate. It is up to us to protect our environment from the greedy and those who pillage the earth. We are running out of time if we do not act quickly, for BEAUTY IS BURNING!"
Above is an image of a Sailboat in Boston on the St. James River. The number one goal of the sailboat is to stay afloat, otherwise the people will end up in the water. Our number one goal in our lives in life is Staying Afloat. When it comes to sickness, job loss, broken relationships, financial issues, or any number of problems, we must stay afloat and not end up in the water. We stay afloat by taking action, if you are sick you see a doctor, if you lose your job, you seek another, and if you have financial issues you seek counseling. You stay afloat and make sure you don't end up in the water. Sail thru your life "STAYING AFLOAT!"
Above is an image of a Red-tailed Hawk at the Bush Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter Fl. A Hawk can strike fear in birds and small mammals as it flies overhead in search for food. It is the fear that causes the animals to panic, not think straight, and allows them to be easily caught. Fear plays a big roll in our world too. World leaders and politicians use fear in people to get elected, fear plays a role in our actions at work as we try not to get fired, fear can live in our relationships, our health, and in our everyday actions. It can cause us to panic, not think straight, and allows us to get caught in not so good decisions in life. Love is the enemy of Fear, it allows us to not to panic and places actions and decisions in a positive frame. So act out of love and not fear, even if there is a Red-tailed Hawk circling overhead "STRIKING FEAR!"