Good morning family. How are you doing today? If no one has told you today, I’m glad your in the world today! Sometimes it’s nice to hear that we matter, that somebody cares whether or not we exist. I am blessed to be married to someone who makes sure I have no doubt as well as my two dogs Spot and Link. You know how it is with dogs. You walk out the door and come back in and few seconds later and it’s like you were gone for years lol. Sometimes I covet the life of my dogs…..so simple.
I’ve been having weird dreams the past couple of nights. I told Kyle it’s like I’m in somebody else’s head and getting these snippets. One night I was driving on a multi-lane highway in California and hearing people talking and this last night it was something to do with Jonathan Rhys Meyers (JRM) and him saying something about people being like predators. Blame it on the Lithium and Melatonin? Blame it on all the sugary foods we’ve been eating? It’s hard to say what is the culprit – may be the crystals lol?! Probably just my mind shuffling “files” from short-term to long-term memory or something. In any event, I’m not too upset! JRM is not a bad one to dream about lol!
So we lost yet another well-known celebrity, Carrie Fisher. Yesterday morning Kyle and I went with his brother Drew and fiancé Ale to see Rogue 1 which I will say was much better than the last film! I won’t spoil anything, but it was quite evident to me that the technology from creating video game people has crossed over to the big screen…wow! Afterwards we had to stop at PetSmart to get some more dog and cat food. On the way in we were talking about the movie and wondering how Carrie Fisher was doing. I come home and do a check on the internet….she was dead! UGH!
Now I realize millions of people die every day. As I write this blog, someone is in the process of or has already died. It’s a part of our every day existence this life and death thing. The thing about celebrity deaths is that it’s somebody a bunch of us all know. When random people die, chances are they are not known to us so it’s less personal. It’s still sad but different. I’ve “known” Carrie Fisher for a big portion of my life and her death is sad to me for a selfish reason…..it’s a check of my own mortality! I told Kyle that these kinds of deaths remind you that you don’t have an indefinite “shelf life.” I’ve started to call 2016 an icon serial killer with how many notables we’ve lost this year! The one that hit me the hardest was David Bowie…..still hurts.
Before bed last night I found myself apologizing to the God of my understanding for any and all ungrateful things I’d said or done during the day. When I hear myself being ungrateful and or complaining too much about my “first world problems” which are so minor, I try to make amends about it and pull out my mental gratitude list. Every moment of this life I have been given is a blessing no matter what has or has not happened. I will try my very best to abstain from complaining about it!
Let us pray for all to be happy,
to love one another,
to help each other,
to gain wisdom,
for all to receive god’s blessings,
to break free from the illusion
that is distracting us from our true nature.
No one shall go hungry,
no one will suffer,
abundance is with everyone
and all negativity shall be removed!