Sunday, October 16, 2016

Being Conscious and Aware in Life

Hello Luvs,

Bright blue sky was abundant....
I am taking a slight step to the side of what I have been writing about lately. Yes, our journey is taking leaps and bounds, and I will share more news soon. However, while out today I was struck by the lack of consciousness that is prevalent all around us. Where some steer their boat right through the rest of the world. An open example of the d**n the rest of the world I witness waaaayyy too much.

Today I observed Mothers with young ones being stepped on and adults behaving badly toward children. I know that everyone has things they go through which affect their actions. I asked the Mother if she was ok and if I could do anything for her. To stand aside when I see something that I know is wrong is not in my DNA. Furthermore, I say that it is not in anyone's DNA! Most deny it in themselves which is the problem.

To this I say no more.....it is not the way of the world for us to walk around in an unconscious way. Only taking part if it affects us, a close member of our family, or a close friend. We are a village of Humanity and we should embrace what that means. This life being as short as it is means that what compassion, kindness, empathy, and patience we put out there has a butterfly affect.
For more pictures check
out the slideshow below.

It should never be a surprise to another when you are kind and thinking outside yourself. That is not the example I want to leave for my children. With each generation we can shift away from the 'me' culture that is the way of the world to many. If the elite and detached are outnumbered by the responsible and gracious community I know we can be. There will be no choice but to steer the boat back toward it's correct course. 

What do you say? Are you in this with me?

*As always, I welcome your comments!*

Oh, take a moment to check out the short slideshow below from yesterday's hike at the Valley of Fire State Park.

Valley of Fire
https://goo.gl/photos/fhvnoaisn8fXZMzr5

Now the rating for V.O.F.: Rated 1-5 (with 1 being the lowest)

Convenience- 5 The drive was pretty easy. The views were spectacular once you entered the Park.
Staff- 2.5 The person at the information center acted as if he was inconvenienced by the Hubster asking for a map. However, the employees at the gift shop offered great service.
Trails- 4 Small sections looked neglected, but most of the trail was beautifully maintained.
Kid-friendly- 4 There were only a couple of spots where more caution was needed. Still there were lots of places begging to be explored and climbed.

**Side note....do not go on a windy day! If you do decide to brave it wear eye protection (including maybe a bandanna over your mouth). The sand is very fine and makes you feel like you took a face plant on the beach. I would also wear leggings (or another leg covering garment). The sand my dears feels like getting poked by teeny tiny needles that are teasing/TORTURING you! Once we made it to an area with some blockage we were fine....but til then...it was craaaazzzzzeeee!

Til next time,

Kat









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