Friday, 7 November 2014

Can you see it?

This weeks topic is "Searching". On Sunday last, I was searching for the water stop-cock to stem a leak, then searching for a Plumber who would come out that day. We sometimes need to search for the right words for a situation, or a myriad of other mundane reasons.

Yes, we're all searching for something in life. But you know what? Whether it's a new job/home/partner/car etc., or something more spiritual, the search can sometimes make you unhappier than you already may be. Some of the happiest people I know appreciate what they already have in their lives and make the most of it. They may not have the best of everything, but they make everything they have the best it can be. There is a delicate line to walk, or balance to strike, between being happy with what you have and searching for something more. Being ever mindful, that greed and envy all too easily can take over without realisation. We all want what's best for those nearest and dearest to us and will try to make that happen, but when it comes to self interests, that's where the delicate balancing act comes in.

I don't have a lot, but I'm grateful for what I have. I remind myself often, that there are so many people in the world who are worse off than me. So many more! Compassion and humility are disappearing in our modern world as the materialism and commercialism take over. It makes me sad. But I also know that I'm not alone in my thinking. There are still a quite a few of us left who care about others and will try to help where we can. This in turn becomes our own search. Looking for those who need our help.

The majority of you who read this, are probably like me, offering assistance where you can. Thank you for being you. As we approach the festive season next month, let's see what more can be done. I'm not a religious person, but kindness can be in short supply.


Searching for "that" balance:

Where are you? Where is it?
That's what we want to know.
So many unanswered questions,
a lack of solutions to show.
Hunting, constantly seeking,
for the unattainable, seemingly out of reach,
closed doors along life's corridor,
hiding opportunities behind lock and key.
Once in a while a door opens,
leading to a new corridor, 
creating labyrinths of options,
with new adventures in store.
Always on the lookout 
for what we're searching for,
trying to find that equal balance,
of what we have ... and something more!


It's a short one this week. I didn't want anyone to think I was being too "preachy". Thanks for reading anyway.  ;-) x


DON'T FORGET FOLKS - THE RE-LAUNCHED OPEN MIC NIGHT IS TONIGHT AT OUR NEW VENUE; THE MOO BAR, QUEEN STREET, BLACKPOOL. STARTING AT 6PM THE THEME THIS TIME IS ONOMATOPEIA (WORDS THAT SOUND LIKE THE NOISE THEY ARE DESCRIBING; "BOOM", "POP", "BANG", ETC.).  ANYWAY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO STICK TO THE  THEME, JUST COME ALONG AND EITHER FEEL FREE TO READ, OR SIT AND LISTEN TO OTHERS. THERE IS A BAR AND FOOD WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!  SEE YOU THERE!!  ;-)
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