Monday, June 1, 2009

Looking Forward

I have been thinking about the cost of jewelry lately. Well, actually, I've been thinking about the cost of everything lately. It's hard not to. Prices are going up, values are going down. People are losing their jobs everyday. I know about a dozen unemployed adults. I can't recall a time when that was the case.

How does one buy jewelry when they can't afford to buy milk? Well, they don't. It's just that simple. They don't buy jewelry. They don't buy hand knitted scarves. They don't buy soaps in the shape of balloons or pottery to match their kitchen.

It's hard not to feel sad about everything, but sometimes you need to shut the news off or turn that radio dial to another station. Sometimes, being positive and looking forward instead of where your feet are planted, makes a difference.

I equate it to the idea that God answers all our prayers, just not necessarily in the way we would like. Maybe your feet are in scuffed shoes and perhaps, the ground you stand on is dirt that can't even support a weed, you've still got feet. You can still move forward. You can choose how to view your world.

Why step back? Why stay put? Put your faith where it belongs and your heart will follow. Look and plan for the future. This will pass as all things do. Oh, and for those without feet ... nurture that dirt below the best you can. One day it will support beauty.

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