Are we going to be okay?

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Real Estate Services with Auto & Home & Life Insurance throughout North Carolina

A new beginning

Within the grasp of mortals

Who dare to persist

 

At times, I can be the most cynical guy in the room.  This moment won't be one of those times.

As 2008 nears to an end, there's a lot of stuff screwed up right now.  We live in interesting times.  I dare say that economically, most of us won't see this again in our lifetime.  That's the good news.

The bad news is we have challenges before us.  Sorry, this ain't euphoria.  In challenging times, we can fly or die... I'd like to think there is no in between.  Yet, there is.  Most of us are already there.

I see that "in between" as a spirit of sorts.  It rides upon the survival of one of the more unique species land has held.  That would be us.  You know, that group of imperfect characters chasing acorns in a big & mysterious world... that's us.  We seem to be a pretty persistent part of survival in this world.  At least we'd like to think so:)

I've been doing some heavy thinking recently, which is the second reason smoke is billowing from my humble abode.  While happiness seems to be our divine bottom line, I do wonder about us... about me.  Am I going to be okay?  Are we? 

If you are like me, you've read a lot of facts and figures and watched plenty of the news.  If you aren't like me, you are probably just bombarded by it.  I admire the folks that own no cell phone, have no internet, and haven't payed a cable bill in ten years.  At least they live in reality rather than have the perception of reality thrust upon them by various outlets of the media.

Times are a bit turbulent, ladies and gents.  How's that for my role in playing master of the obvious?  I suppose I should answer the question that this title asks.  My answer is quite simple, "I don't know for a fact but I'm pretty damn sure."  I do know that we are some resilient mother pluckers and we don't sit by to let someone else sort things out.  The blessed part of the answer to the question posed is that we always know.  It's within.

I read somewhere recently that 94% of folks concentrate on the negative which leaves 6% of the people to pick up the optimistic slack.  I'm not sure where that statistic was pulled from but I'm guessing it might not be a far reach from the truth.  Especially in challenging times such as these.  I suppose it is easy to play the part of looking at all the negatives without equally recognizing the layers of light that always accompany them.

Far be it for me to be the rose colored messenger to the masses, but strength in spirit is our greatest gift.  There are signs of it in our history, our present, our outlook to the future.  It may not always be present in the outer workings of this world, leave it not dormant among the shadows of our souls.  There are no shadows without the light.  

So as we bring down the curtain on 2008, let hope, simple kindness, & human spirit lead us into another year on planet earth.  My guess is we will be just fine:)

 

Awakening it

The passion of the longing

For it is right there

It's life.  Smile and Dance.  I do, even if it is just inside:)

 

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Virginia - But at the time, I didn't know it, I didn't revel in it.  I didn't say or think, 'this is one of the happiest times of my life.'  I didn't either but I plan on evolving to there again and again.  Happy New Year to you as well:)

Kathy - Back at ya babe!  Seriously, what loan officer calls a Realtor "Babe"?  Me, I guess:)  I kind of figured you were in the 6% and I just may be as well.  Yet, I too recognize and hold the sprinkles quite dear.

January 05, 2009 11:37 PM
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Gerry Suarez Jr.
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dude, sorry I'm so far behind in commenting... this was strong!

Great post and so true, it is within us all. Fight the good fight and revel in it. The time to lose hope is when you are 6' under, and truth is that may be the start of a whole new adventure!

Happy New Year to you and yours bro!

Gerry Suarez, Jr.

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January 06, 2009 08:33 AM
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Back at you, Gerry.  Thanks for everything!

January 06, 2009 09:16 AM
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I really enjoy your writing. This post is incredible! And, I think you are spot on! I look forward to reading more of your insite! ~A:)

January 09, 2009 10:56 AM
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Wow, thank you so much Alisha!  See you around in 2009:)

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