It was difficult for me to celebrate the Fourth of July this year. I'm so angry with the Supreme Court, I could spit. Russia's aggression toward Ukraine is unconscionable. Migrants all over the world desperate for a better life are dying in semi-truck trailers. Then we have the January 6 hearings, and of course, the never ending Pandemic. But I don't want to go into a big rant. I'm too sick at heart to do so, and chances are you may be too.
Thumper said, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" or something like that. Or maybe it was Thumper's mom. I remember seeing Bambi when I was a little kid. It cost 25 cents to get in, the theatre was packed and I had to sit on a stair in the aisle, which was kind of cool. "Mother! Motherrrrr!" still echoes in my brain. This is tangentially related to the wildfire worries of today. Spinning a bit, are we, self?
Mother Teresa said,
"People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered: Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and enemies: Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow: Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness makes you vulnerable: Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight: Build anyway.
People really need your help but they may attack you if you help them: Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you've got and the world will kick you in the teeth: Give the best you've got anyway!"
Don't we all feel just a little bit better now? Go in peace, my friends!