“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently. ”
- Bill Watterson
“There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” - B. Watterson
Words mean things - yet we are defined immeasurably more by our actions.
If you're an assiduous listener to Dennis Prager, and agree with his general (and a lot of his specifics) take on life, we already have a great foundation to build on. Say what? Never heard of him. (Psst... I heard you can find ANYTHING on this thing called....um....the...ah.... Internet)
“Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.”
“The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.” - Zig Ziglar
"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
- Saint Augustine
A particularly useful and truthful quote, in my opinion. So much of life consists in not the hand dealt, but how we play that hand. And so it is when it comes to love, life and the life beyond.
A few of my favorite song lyrics, which is today's "poetry":
O - Coldplay
A flock of birds
Just a flock of birds
That's how you think of love
And I always
Look up to the sky
Pray before the dawn
'Cause they fly always
Sometimes they arrive
Sometimes they are gone
They fly on
Love a good, deep conversation, or sharing a meal, or a silly game or quote or most anyone's story.
Semi-rant below, read with caution::
Please note: There are over 4300 DAYLIGHT hours in a year. If you've spent zero hours volunteering in the past year then we do not have the same core value system to sustain anything beyond well-written correspondence. If you write with less than a sentence or two, or a even less such as a word or two, I will likely not respond. Some articulation on your part then can be responded upon in some semi-intelligent matter from me...
Above all else, Clarity over Agreement. I learn more from those I disagree with than agree with. By all means, disagreement and discourse is encouraged!!
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
Ravinia during its season is the best venue possible in all of Chicagoland - great for a 2nd date. However, starters would be to meet me at the local Care Center at 7:30 am Sat. mornings where I volunteer. This would already tell me more about you than what a lot of profiles would tell - your ability to give, to sacrifice and a little about your heart. And if you didn't think it worth while to head out from there, you've already benefited those who are a bit resource challenged at the moment. It's a win-win no matter which side the coin lands on.
Remember, there is Joy in the Journey. If you've lost it, it can be found. If you've never found it, find someone who has.
From Sonnet 116:
Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds...