Didja ever, wonder about the stars?
didja ever wonder about life?
didja ever wonder, where you are today is where you would be?
didja ever wonder, how confused life can get?
didja ever wonder, how can things be so out of whack, that you can’t seem to find yourself back in the whack?
didja ever wonder why?
didja ever wonder why not?
didja ever just lay in the grass and stare up at the stars and just breath?
didja ever just catch a fire fly with a mason jar?
didja ever wish you could go back in time, to your childhood with the knowledge you have today?
didja ever just wonder at the marvels of life?
didja ever think someone else was in charge?
didja ever, just think?
didja ever give Thanks for your Blessings?
didja ever wonder what your Blessings were?
didja ever, just think, yea, I got this, and you don’t?
didja ever just wish that things could be different?
didja ever just Thank your family for having you?
didja ever just wish things could be oh so different?
didja ever just stop to smell the roses?
didja ever just wonder about all your friends and family that have passed before you?
Didja ever wonder Do I really have an angel following me?
didja ever just take a moment to smell the flowers?
didja ever just forget about all the chores you had to do, and simply enjoy the moment?
didja ever just stop and think, I am a speck on the universe and what I do does not really matter?
didja ever think that a smile from you could brighten up a strangers day?
didja ever think, some are called to do something, and others are not?
didja ever think that the one’s that appear strong, really are not?
didja ever think, that sometimes, the one’s that are the quietest, really have the most to say?
didja ever think, that, sometimes, I think too much and it can really harm you?
I have some issues lately. I think too much, some say I have too much time on my hands, but ya know what? I really don’t. I try so hard to fill up every moment of my day, just so I don’t have to think.
But at the same token, I do have some randomness in my day, and then my mind starts working, and I don’t know how to shut it off.
I’m okay, really I am, I think fear is my biggest enemy right now. If you have followed me, then you know what I am talking about. Things are not getting better, they are getting worse. Not everyone see’s it, but I do. I guess, because I feel Blessed to be in Momma‘s inner circle. Although today sucked some green Twinkies…. She thought her Mom was still here, and it was like she relived every part of it, except her Mom’s been gone for some 14-18 years now. Having to tell her that about crushed me. BUT….
didja ever wonder how a disease lives?
didja ever wonder, how the person with it feels?
I am getting a glimpse into it, I don’t like it but I will deal….
I’m not to sure what lesson’s I am learning, but I’m here, and ready. Sometimes, I just wish the rest of the family was with me. It’s ok, because, I understand what I am doing, takes time away from my family, I just hope and pray they know what it means to me.
Ok, ya’ll after spending the day with Cam-the-Man and also Momma, then spending the evening talking to the Electrician’s friends, I am in a nostalgic mood, and would like to take you down memory lane with me.
When I was a kid (really not that long ago), we didn’t have computer’s, cellphones, and MTV, VH1, or video games. We had inventive entertainment. We would get up in the morning, eat breakfast and then hit the streets. (Kind of like Back to Future, it makes A LOT more sense to me now) In my case, it was a country neighborhood, with about 20 houses and woods all around us. I met up with the neighborhood kids and we rode our bikes all day, or played baseball, or climbed trees, or just went playing in the woods.
We invented games, but mostly we just rode our bikes on all those country roads. We didn’t have to worry about “drugs” or being kidnapped. Our biggest fear was not getting home before the street lights went on. Yes, my little country “hood” had those. And if your parent’s screamed your name, you KNEW you were in trouble.
We used to catch fireflies with mason jars. Then we did get adventurous and catch Bee’s with fireflies. To this day I’m not sure how I never got stung, but we did catch them and then let them go.
My childhood changed when we moved to England. I didn’t have a bike anymore, but I did still wander the “streets” of London and our small town of Surbiton Surrey. I learned how to ride the double-decker bus, I really enjoyed the “top deck”. I had freedom as a child, that kids today don’t have. At age 15, I was allowed to ride the train to London by MYSELF and wander around London and then take the train home.
When I became a “Younger adult” and had to start working, well I did. My first job was at a Hair Salon, I was at the wash station. I washed client’s hair. Uhm, probably not good for me as the first few people’s hair I washed ended up with a shower. I guess I was never meant to be a hair dresser.
I ended up getting a job at “Boot’s the Chemist”. I remember it well, I started out at the makeup counter and moved to the soap aisle. (My whole family remembers it too, as all they got for Christmas present’s that year was something from Boot’s). But I remember getting my “pay-packet” and feeling VERY grown up.
But then I decided to join the U.S. Air Force . And that’s where I will stop my story. Tonite, was about remembering my childhood and I had a GREAT one. I didn’t have to face a lot of things that today’s kids do, I was NEVER bullied, or picked on, nor did I ever feel that my life wasn’t worth living. I was very active, whether it was doing something by myself (as an only child I was okay with this but I did have a LOT of imanginary friends). I didn’t sit inside all day and play video games…we didn’t have any. We used something called our imagination. Man, those were some DAMN good times. If the sun was shining…we were outside, if it was raining….9 times out of 10 we were still outside.
I drank water from a hose…uhm..to all those people who tell you it will kill you today, HEY, I’m still around and kicking!!!!!
I listened to stories from my Grandma about what she did for entertainment in her day..to my Dad telling about what they did for entertainment in his day. Now, while I have never climbed on top of a barn and took a wagon with me, well…maybe I missed my chance. But it seems to Camsgranny that things USED to be so much simpler and so much more fun than what the kids of today have to deal with. This would be MY opinion.