(WARNING-This isn't one of my usual upbeat posts)
When I was young I was constantly picked on. I was overweight and a bit of a nerd so the “it” people picked on me for entertainment. I remember how the boys would play cruel jokes on me and then everyone would laugh at me for being so gullible. Because of that I always dreamed of living alone somewhere deep in the woods, far away from everyone else. I still think about that dream from time to time when people get me down.
Lately lots of people have been getting me down. Now don’t get me wrong, I am very happy with my family and many of the friends that I have (including my blogging buddies) but overall the masses have gotten me angry. Even though I manage to keep my chin up and a smile on my face, more and more I am seeing people that I just want to slap the tar out of for being so stupid. They are the ones who constantly complain but never do anything about it. They are also the ones who break the rules of society and seemingly get away with it.
In this past election, the “majority” of Americans wanted Change. They stood on the street and chanted “We want Change.” There was talk about making the world greener, saving fuel, cutting back and helping the needy. Let’s make the world a better place to live, they said. That is what the majority wanted. So what happened?
There are more vacant houses in American than ever before but the new house market is again on the rise. That’s not very green.
This morning, I was rapidly passed by over 50 cars on my way to work even though I was doing the speed limit. That’s not being responsible.
The trash on our street is just as heavy as it ever was. I thought we wanted to clean up the world. I don’t see any new trash pickup people out there.
There are still homeless people on the street corners begging for food. Why aren’t some of the people who want to feed the hungry stopping to pick them up or feeding them?
And all the wealthy people who wanted healthy care for everyone are now squawking because they will have to pay for it. They should be rejoicing, it is that they wanted.
People aren’t changing. Only the laws are changing. Why do people need to be pushed to change? If we are only changing to stay inside the laws then we really aren’t changing, we are only avoiding penalties. Change has to come from within and I don’t see a lot of that happening. I don’t need to be pushed to change, only I can change myself.
When I got into High School, I began to change. I never reached the “it” status but I was no longer picked on or called a nerd. I decided to try harder and make friends. I had a small group of friends that accepted me for who I was and not how I was. I grew taller and thinner and started feeling good about myself. One of my new friends stood out not because she was beautiful on the outside but because she was beautiful on the inside. Anna was the sweetest person I ever knew. She was kind and a friend to everyone she met. She was going through the same things I did only a year behind me. We were both a lot alike and became good friends. Anna had a twin sister named Alice who was equally as sweet.
After high school, I lost track of Anna and Alice but I did think about them from time to time. Anna grew taller and thinner and became very beautiful on the outside. In her senior year she became the High School beauty queen. Even though she was beautiful on the outside her inner beauty continued to shine through. This morning, I received some bad news from a mutual High School friend. Last October, Anna and her husband were killed in an auto accident. They were traveling on their motorcycle and a drunk driver crossed the center line and killed them both. Now Anna and her husband Rocky are gone and a young man is spending the next 10 years in prison. Again; forced changes. Wake up America!
Have a Blessed Day, and remember Anna and Rocky in your prayers.