Filed under: family, Farm, friends | Tags: children, community, family, farm, friends, people, travel
In church today the pastor challenged us to think of what you would do different if you only had one more year to live, or one day. Only one day was easy, I’d spend it with my grand daughters. Who wouldn’t love spending time with them. They are a bit over a year old and busy as all get out.What I would do different if I had one year left was harder, because I already seem to be doing exactly what I want.
As a school bus driver I get to spend time with children. Now at times they can be difficult, but the wonder of everyday in a child’s eyes is something that I try to cultivate in myself. They help to keep me young.
I get some time for reading almost every day. Mostly it’s the news, but every once in a while I can get lost in a good book.
I grew up in a traveling family. We went to visit friends and relatives in the area often. I have relatives in many states and have been traveling with my family to see them all my life. I also get to visit new places when I can. Trips to Canada and Mexico as well as Europe, the Middle East and Africa are all thing I have gotten to do.
I have a job I love. It is varied and interesting. Let it look a little bit the same as last year and you will get a curve of some kind thrown at you. The money has not always been the greatest, but it has been enough. It makes me rely on my skills and education, yet is random enough to not be boring. There are others I can talk to that are going through the same things so I do not feel alone. My job has also given me time to live a life of service,
There have been several organizations I have given myself to over the years, lately it has been my church and the Farm Bureau. Both have given me an opportunity to travel and learn.
I was raised to be content. I just need enough money to get by and my job and hobbies have allowed me enough time and money to be content.
I have a wife and children who tolerate and take care of me. They are my best friends and my love.
I guess you could say that I have everything I need, why would I want to change a thing if I knew my time was limited.
So how about you? Would you change anything I you knew your time was limited?
Life can at times be dull and boring until you have some fun loving reminders of what could be.
Now I try not to be boring, I like a good laugh as much as anyone. It’s just at 58 years of age my fun is limited to more sedate activities. So who can deny that joy, and fun is in the eye of the young and young of heart around us. So here are a few fun pictures from my family from this week.
These cheerful cherubs have been bringing joy to our family lately.
Then there is my nephew Eric, young single and always ready to party, and he brews his own beer too.
And last there is our youngest, Emily, who decided to jump out of a perfectly good airplane this week. She’s also been doing things like running the “Warrior Dash” through mud and fire and the Wahini Half Marathon in a tutu and tiara. Ahh, the young and the exuberant enjoying life. For me it’s back to work.
Filed under: charity, family, Farm, food, history, make a difference, Politics, school, science | Tags: children, famous, farm, Food, history, killing, people, sports, things, value
I have trouble with the values that some folks put on things.
Why is a rock that I want out of my field worth so much to someone in the city as an ornament?
Why is a piece of paper worth so much just because of who’s name and picture is on it?
Why do we pay sports stars and entertainers more than teachers?
Why do some people stay up all night under artificial light and then go to bed and miss the beautiful sunrise?
Why do some put so much value on things, and so little value on people?
Why is the opinion of a famous person of more value than that of a scientist or of a farmer?
So much of our world is upside down. I just don’t understand it. Those with hard jobs that feed and heal the world are valued less than entertainers. Art can be worth millions and food worth pennies. Our children are given TV sets as baby sitters because we don’t have time to read them a book or show them how we do every day tasks. People kill each other over an idea or a few ounces of poison. We are so busy giving each other things that we don’t stop to give them our time and our love. How did our world get so messed up.