Sunday, October 13, 2013
Well I’m feeling a little festive. A lot of people have viewed the post of Schrader with the puckered lips and painted nails. Evidently he would really like me to take that post down. I don’t want to reward unacceptable behavior but I’ll make a deal. I’ve taken the post down and made it a draft so it is offline. However, if he gets busted for selling crack again I click post and it goes back online.
Everybody needs a fresh start. After all it’s all about redemption. Changing, growing, progressing. They say some people will never change but the Tupac remix says don’t you believe it. That’s what this life is for. To give us the opportunity to learn, change and progress.
I think it’s pretty clear how I feel about threats to my family. Crossing that line makes me go ballistic. There are times that I do get really tired of doing the blog. This drug war is so shallow and pointless. Life has so much more to offer. That’s why I like to add other things like hiking, snowshoeing and kayaking.
I’m actually considering getting remarried sometime in the future. If and when that happens it means I’ll be setting the blog aside for a much simpler life. Until then perhaps there are things we all can still learn, myself included. The ability to forgive and repent makes us men. Repent simply means change. Progress. My image of hell is that of a dam stopping the flow of a river. Our progression is stopped. We stop learning, growing and progressing. That’s hell. Complete boredom. The absence of love, joy and peace which is what some refer to as the fruits of the spirit.
Deep down that’s what we all want. Yet we can’t experience any of those three things unless we are living a higher code. When we live a higher moral standard we find peace just like the Zen masters of old. Real love and real joy comes from following higher laws driven by service.
I have a lot to be thankful for. I’ve had a wonderful life. I was able to pick my kids up from school every day when they were young and now they are all grown up. I concur with the old timer that I looked up to when I was young. Having kids was the best thing I ever did. Parenthood can be a challenge alright, but nothing worthwhile in life is accomplished without overcoming challenges. If I get shot now it just won’t matter. Life doesn't end at death.
So Happy Thanksgiving. Shallom Shabat. Allahu akbar. La vie c’est bien.
Live, love, laugh. Life is short. Make it worth while.