Holidays and church

Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Thanksgiving, what is the difference. It is all an excuse for acting bad. You max your credit. You have an attitude that should be flush down the toilet. You blow the horn at someone who is being careful not to run over everyone. You give the middle finger to those who does not adhere to your wishes. You cuss out the cashier who over charged you in error. And you buy enough gifts for your child that by the end of the holiday they are bored and are enjoying play with the boxes they came in. And then on Christmas day and Easter Sunday morning you have the audacity to go to church to ask God to protect and take care if their family.

Who are you fooling. Instead of being on your knees how about going back to the driver you blew the horn at. The person you gave the middle finger. The cashier you cussed at. And your child who you overwhelmed with gifts you could not afford. And say I was wrong. I am sorry. I will act like a human being. Then come back to church and pray. Instead of putting yourself first and hurting everyone. Open the door and let everyone in before you. Loosely quoted, it is better to sit at the end of the table and be call up than it is to sit at the head of the table and be told to go back to the end.

Happy Holiday.

State of mind

What is really growing old? Is it our bodies or our minds. When I ran in track we were taught that our minds will tire before our bodies. That is the same with growing old.

Take two places and their different view of growing old. In Miami Florida people who are in their sixties and seventies are more at the doctors than enjoying their lives. They are either walking with walkers or canes. By eighty they are in nursing homes. Where as in the fittest state in the union, Colorado, they are riding their bikes through the mountains of Vail. Breathing the brisk air. Extremely healthy.

I am sixty and I will be damned if I am going to let age control me.

And the doctors want you to grow old and become dependent. It is a state of mind.