Thought I would write something different today – so I am going to share a “Drabble” with you entitled: Apple Fritter!
What is it about the day when we wake and know not
what it is we hope to accomplish? Is it boredom? Pure laziness? Is this what
retirement is all about? Shouldn’t there be something more? How do we overcome
these slumps? I know – coffee and a donut! But then there is always the weight
issue to be concerned about. But truly one donut and a cup of coffee shouldn’t
make all that difference. Besides, my colonoscopy prep is tomorrow. How long
will that donut be in me? Perhaps, I should go with an apple fritter instead.
Yummy – can’t wait!
I have been reading selected readings from the Wit and
Wisdom of Laura Ingalls Wilder and thought to myself that the knowledge
imparted upon us in these short witticisms would also serve us well into our
“We would be much cooler and less tired
if, instead of thinking of the weather and our weariness, we would try to
remember the birds’ songs we heard in the early morning or notice the view of
the woods and hills or of the valley and stream.”
I know that many of us like to think that we would not
want to go back to the days of yesteryear, but after reading a passage like the
above and then picturing in our minds the likes of which we see, hear, and read
about today, one begins to wonder if the days of old with all the troubles they
endured were as bad as some make them out to be.
Has the temperature changed over the years? Probably
so. Do we get tired more quickly today than our forefathers might have? Again,
probably so. But were we aware of all the problems of the world both here at
home and abroad on a 24-hours a day/7days a week/52 weeks of the year basis? I
think not. Chances are, that depending on where you were living, by the time
you received the news of some disaster or calamity, it had been over and done
with and people were getting on with their lives.
So, in reviewing the above writing, I contend that we
would be wise to heed the words spoken in this passage by thinking more about
the good things in life (birds singing early in the morning) and take notice of
all the good things that surround us
(view of the woods and hills or the valley and stream). Chances are that we
would no longer feel the unbearable heat from the sun nor notice how tired our
bodies are from the work we do. Bottom line is that we would in all probability
be thankful that we are alive and able to move about freely taking life one day
at a time and enjoying the fact that while we woke up this morning, quite a few
people were not as fortunate.