In My World…

Just another boring old sky. Hah!

In my world rudeness happens only on the bluest of moons.  Courtesy is the very first rule taught in driving. Our elderly are afforded respect and dignity. All animals are treated humanely, because animals are an extension of people. We do not emulate the perceived cruelty found in nature, we rise above it. Honesty is revered, but we always take care to impart truth gently, ensuring that we never deliberately hurt another’s feelings.

We still have mom and pop markets, just around the corner and down the street in our neighborhoods. You always have time to say a kind word or two to anyone you meet. Everyone cares for all the world’s children, not just their own, although especially their own. A tree is never cut down to make room for a slab of concrete, and progress does not mean getting rid of a nature preserve, park, or someone’s home to make way for a parking lot or an oil pipeline.

It never occurs to anyone to judge another’s worth based on clothes, skin color, religion, sexuality, age, or the amount of money in their wallet. Everyone knows that human beings have boundless creativity and an endless capacity to love. It is only one’s heart that matters. We work together, rather than against, because this really does make the most sense.

Every individual is mindful that others coexist in this world and that we all have the same rights. All of us gratefully, humbly, and with open hearts share whatever it is that we can. We always pay a good deed forward. Physical violence does not exist, because we have evolved past the need to feel “powerful” by shaming, controlling, or demeaning someone else. We know that true power is never attained by trying to control another. True power is always generous and inclusive. There are no wars, because we all know that this is one planet and its care has been entrusted to each of us to tend and then pass on to our children.

Of course, it’s not a perfect place this world of mine. We still stumble and fall, skinning a knee here and there. Sadly, devastating diseases like cancer and AIDs exist, but with the brilliance on this planet it is only a matter of time until cures are discovered. On occasion a harsh word may pass our lips, but we make up quickly, cleanly, and completely. We don’t hold a grudge, because we are all well aware that not a one of us is perfect. Mistakes happen, but we don’t beat up ourselves or others.

As John Lennon once said, “You may call me a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” I believe that there are many of us…In My World.

May 2016 be kinder, gentler, and a Dreams-do-Come-True type of year for you.



17 responses to “In My World…

  1. Lovely and lovingly written. If only…. These are things I wish for too but maybe in another life these wishes will all be a reality.

    As I age I have seen manners and common sense erode just in the past few years. In fact I see it almost everyday as I drive or while in the supermarket. People take it for granted when someone is nice to them. Small courtesies are not acknowledged. Folks look away if someone defers to them. A thank you is seldom offered. Frankly I am in disbelief when I observe how crass and crude some folks are.

    My questions. Why are folks behaving this way? Why so much hate? I do wish for kindness and peace. It does exist and sometimes I am surprised. 🙂

    Your photo is beautiful -filled with darkness and then the light shining through. Great illustration to accompany what you have written.

    • A wonderful, thoughtful comment, Yvonne. Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely thoughts.

      Perhaps we will have to wait for another life, but I’m still holding out for it to happen in this one. I agree with you on much of the behavior of others. I think that people tend to treat others as they have been treated, rather than treating others as we would like to be treated. Rudeness, violent, and hateful behavior seems to be the “gift” that keeps giving! However, I do believe the reverse is true, as well. Giving kindness often, though not always, brings kindness in return. It would be nice if everyone really practiced that concept.

      I’m so glad you liked the photo! Best wishes for a Happy New Year for you, your loved ones, and your wonderful animals, Yvonne!

  2. Your world is the one we should ll want to occupy. We should be inside looking out not outside looking in.
    The worst thing is that we know the world is capable of this if it so chooses. It’s beyond my understanding that we don’t all make that choice.
    We need leaders who will have our armies standing inside our countries for defence only and to be occupied with other things like helping with disasters wherever they may be. Leaders who will be respectful of our neighbours and have that respect taught in schools so that no man looks down on another.
    We need people who are prepared to reach out to others as equals and gladly accept the differences between us. We need to relearn love, we need to practice it.
    Wishing you the Happiest of New Years.
    Huge Hugs xxx

    • Yes, I agree the worst of it is knowing that we are all capable, if we choose. Sadly, a lot of people don’t believe there is a choice.

      Honestly, I believe most of us start out with all the shiniest hopes and dreams for the future of the world…and then life happens. Life does have a way of beating us up at times and many simply give up. Sometimes I’ve encountered people in line at a store or pass them on the street and I will see such raw unhappiness in their faces. Who knows what they have endured recently? That’s why it’s a such a great idea for us all in our own unique ways to spread some joy wherever we can. You certainly do with your blogs: with your humour, strength, and compassion.

      Thank you for your lovely, thoughtful comment, David. You have touched on some great ideas for making this world a better place! We’ll just keep putting it out there, shall we? Best wishes for a Happy New Year for you and your loved ones! xxxx Hugs Galore, David! xxxx

  3. Ahh, beautiful words dear Soul Sister. I echo the sentiments of the comments above and I too wish for the same world as you. I’ve just emailed you so hopefully my New Year wishes shall be winging their merry way across the ether and arriving shortly on a laptop near you. Much love to you xoxo

    • Aren’t these comments fabulous? We’ll just have to keep at, yes? Thanks so much for stopping by, Lottie. The Happiest of New Years to you and your family! Much love to you, too, Soul Sister xoxo

  4. What a wonderful place! All that you’ve said is true, or at least it should be. I’ll do my part to make it a reality. If we can start it and be kind to one another and our planet, the rest will follow or get weeded out so that what is brought up is kindness. We have a long way to go but I see changes everyday. Thank you for reminding us!

    • Thank you so much for your words, Devin.

      Small acts of kindness mean a lot to most people (not all!). And when each of us do our part, I think we’ll be amazed how quickly things will become better in the world. And I agree with you! I see positive changes all the time.

  5. That is some fine world you’ve created, I.K. It is so close at hand yet too many folks make it drift out of reach. I think we’d all be quite happy there. Happy New Year, my friend. 🙂

  6. Thank you for this beautiful vision, which you have woven with words in the present tense – a vision becomes a manifestation becomes a reality… If we each weave those intentions and act as if it is already here, it will be. Small ripples make ocean waves. Much love and gratitude for your vision 🙂

    • I completely agree with you. Wonderful to meet up with someone who believes in positivity and creative manifestation. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment and your lovely vibe. 🙂

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