Please Read all the way to the bottom - it’s short.
Good Morning Sparklers!
One summer some close relatives were coming up from Tampa to spend a few days with us. My mom, doing the shopping for that visit, thought she would buy a variety pack of different cereals, the ones where the little box turns into a bowl, that way all the kids would choose a cereal they liked and she wouldn’t buy a big box of cereal that no one would want and would not get eaten.
Sounds like it would work, but it didn’t. There was only one box of Frosted Flakes, and we all wanted it. We fought and yelled until my Mom got mad and just gave us all toast and OJ. Tony the Tiger would have had a fit. We would not share. There were other good cereals in the pack but we all wanted the same one, all to ourselves.
Kids are learning how to be a human and it’s human nature that when you really like something you try to keep as much of it for yourself that you can. If I give you some that means less for me. Sharing violates the "everyone for themselves" law of the jungle. Or does it?
What if we liked the good feeling that making someone happy by sharing gives us more than the item being shared itself. Human nature would take over again and we would do what makes us feel good. That’s what I feel we should teach our children. Not so much that it is wrong to be greedy, but that it should make you feel joy to share. And the more we value the thing we are sharing the greater that joy will be. For now, there is plenty for everybody on Earth. If only we liked to share more than we liked to have.
Every morning I'm excited at he fact that I get to share with you my thoughts and ideas, fears and defeats, triumphs and joys. It gives me my reason to get up. I ask for very little in return for all the work I do because I receive so much happiness from doing it. But, you can’t pay your light bill with happy. I know; I’ve tried. This is Anj - signing off asking only two things from you my loyal reader. Two simple things...
Please click on the “Like" button below - it’s the applause after a performance - It won’t cost you a thing and it helps me out tremendously. After you do that, since there is plenty for everyone, go back to FB and share this blog with a friend or on your timeline. Thank You and God Bless!
just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\