Archive for August 7th, 2012

Aired only once…

This was shared on Facebook today.

I’ve seen it numerous times.

…and I cry each time.

Only music and scenery convey the emotion in this message.

I try to keep most of my blog posts light and humorous, because I just don’t “get” the human race sometimes.

I don’t get the cruelty to others and animals.

I don’t get the senseless killings and deaths.

…or war

…because of greediness, uncertainty and ignorance.

Shootings at Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI

I tried to think of how I could categorize this post as “growth”

Do we learn and grow from these incidents?

Do we become more paranoid?

I honestly think, all of the above.

My moment of growth came to me after my baby sister lost her battle to senseless cancer.

My 5 senses grew as well as my awareness.

Sight: I see and appreciate the colors around me.

Hearing: Birds, crickets, laughter…

Smell: Rain, flowers, my horses, fresh cut grass…

Touch: The feel of my hand over wheat in a field. Hold my hand…

Just a single touch can have an enormous stop in my tracks affect now.

Taste: Really tasting good (and bad) food, but appreciating that I don’t have to worry about my next meal, or if I have the ability to actually swallow.

awareness: The unsung heroes of our civilian, medical, military and law enforcement.

Daily awareness of my lost loved ones.

I’ve grown to notice that things roll of my back much easier now, and that life is to short to surround myself with negative or petty people.


Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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