There have been times in my life when I stood outside without making a sound. The scenery is just amazing no matter where you go here. If you stand still, eventually the wildlife will start to return. The birds will start landing around you. Being in the right spot at the right time takes a little ingenuity too, you have to be down wind. Just lick a finger or pay attention to the leaves and which way they are blowing. Being downwind of deer will increase your chance of seeing them. Nothing with 4 legs to look at? Look at this amazing creation. There are places across this country that’s nothing but long stretches of flat land. Doesn’t look like nothing much out there but a bunch of field mice and gophers. At one time, the great plains here was covered with buffalo. Animals for miles in one herd, so loud the ground shook if they broke into a run. Millions of them. Where did they go? They went to the same place the carrier pigeon went to. There were times in America when the skies were blackened by the immense size of just one flock. It too was miles in depth, width, and height. Millions of birds in one flock. Where did they go? Man has changed the history of what animals survive and which ones go extinct. To some extent, we are all responsible for our environment. In the appalachian mountains during the great depression and after, the wild life was hunted out. Eventually through land management and opening of land through mining, the wildlife made a comeback in E. Ky. My 1st intent with this post is to get attention on our national parks and monuments. These places are a gold mine. They allow us to see and experience the beauty and majesty of our great country. With a little pre planning and enginuity, these places will take it all away.
Sometimes we as adults go somewhere else to take it all away. There is no worse a feeling than to think you are alone and no one cares. Some of us have been there. Some of us are getting there. Some of us are still there. We search for something to fill that time and hurt, hobbies, friends, social media, alcohol, drugs. Some of us look in places where we should not look, but that doesn’t mean your life is not important. If we think we are insignificant to everything around us, we lose hope. That is something you don’t want to lose. If you find yourself in a place you don’t want to be, change it. I can not express enough how chemicals, no matter what they are, change your emotions and thinking. They cause paranoia and delusions. You lose your memory and the passing of time. Depressants make you lose hope. You just want to feel normal. Alcohol just dulls your happiness and depresses your body function. It eventually brings anger and depression. Drugs bring a host of problems on its own such as, how do I fund it? That scene is not cheap to do. Sometimes we come to the end of our ropes and we choose to end it anyways. By our own hands. Really? I hate to say this but it just means you have defeated yourself. I understand you may be at a place in life where there is no will to go on, but there is a reason to do just that. This too shall pass, sooner or later. We have no idea what impact we may have to someone else who will really need it later on. My 2nd intent was to tell people to don’t lose hope. Things change, everything does in ways.
I choose not to let these things define me. I may not have long to go or I may live another 25 years, who knows. Only God knows, but I am not going to give up. No matter where I am or what I have to do, I am not giving up. I may as well go on because that’s the only place I have left to go. To go on. If by the passing of time the wisdom I have gained is to stay with me in vain, then let it be. To be happy in this life does not mean you have to be happy all the time, just be at peace. Find happiness where you are, because that’s who is truly happy. Be at peace. You are where you need to be at that moment, leave people with a smile. Then go somewhere special…
And try to take it all away..