Actually, I had a really good rant in mind today – I thought about it during my walk. And then I had a different thought. It’s all well and good to sound off about what is wrong. It might, however, be even more important to focus on what is right.
Today’s rant involved the way the industrial/military complex is criminalizing protests and protestors. And I really don’t have to elaborate. I’ll let you imagine what I think of that. What is more important, is that they’re afraid of us. We have people power and it is more powerful than any weapons they have. We are strong. We are pure of heart. We care about what matters most: this beautiful planet.
Praises to the world.
We are winning.
And then there is the other reason you’re not getting a rant today: I’ve just been way too busy. I’ve been working on the kind of stories that get me excited. Today’s last assignment was a new tech startup that could absolutely revolutionize the way social media works. Check it out: it’s called TicTalking – even more to the point is the platform for business called Hubifi. I love the passion and excitement of the founders. It’s very infectious!
And then there’s the story I did on a faith based organization called Opportunity International that gives micro loans in 60 countries and aims to eliminate poverty. I may not believe in a Christian “god” or organized religion. But when I run into people who actually listen to what the man, Jesus, said and follow his philosophy, I can’t help but cheer. He was a wonderful man – like the Dalai Lama or the Buddha. When people actually follow these teachings, instead of mouthing ritualistic words, it’s a wonderful thing.
And then there’s the excitement of hiking the Elk River Valley in Strathcona this weekend. Big plans: leaving at 5.30 a.m., which is cool. After all, it’s the longest day of the year – may as well make it a really long one!
And then there is the joy of another big bowl of red, ripe, sweet strawberries from the garden. Does the abundance of things to be grateful for never end?
(answer: no – and that’s just one more thing to be grateful for.)