My mind was sparked today with a thought, which led to contemplation, which leaves me here…typing! We get so much in civilized society so fast. Want to eat?…fast food. Want the latest news?…Twitter. Want to speak face-to-face with a relative 1,000 miles away?…Skype. Fast cars, fast information, quick food. And the luxury of convenience has turned into expectation and demand! We cannot go back to the days of 45 minute meals or waiting all day for the evening news.
Our world can change in a matter of seconds.
I am afraid for our species though. Lots of people are reluctant to participate in activities that take time and require patience. For instance, the obesity epidemic. It has taken me 5 months of dedication and resolve to lose 16 pounds. It has not been terribly difficult other than it has taken 5 months of being patient. It takes lots of time and bother to shop for healthy foods, prepare and organize my schedule to eat. It takes time; the one thing that most people take for granted.
It is our enemy in a way, as it slips past us so quickly, turning days into weeks into years before we realize. And that “thing” we meant to do yesterday is still hanging above us 5 years later. When will we learn? Or maybe better…will we ever learn?
Tomorrow is the promise of fools.
My hope is that what I write registers in just one soul and prompts them to action.
Write, read, skip, jump, swim, run, giggle, exercise, smile. Doing something positive is required to get something positive.
Just a thought for a Thursday morning…