May all beings be happy at heart — Buddha
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So here we are you guys, it’s October 2017– they keep promising Fall is on the way, but I dont hardly believe it–it’s still in the mid to upper 80s here and well… you know a little cooler weather would be nice.
Looks like for a while, you guys, I’m going to be doing the podcast solo-because I just don’t know how to go about conducting an interview and make it turn out right — video-wise —and all the things that my husband used to do – it’s kind of a technical malady going on here– so instead I guess I’ll just talk to yall– I’ll just do some podcasting solo —
You’re going to get the benefit of my knowledge and well, an awful lot of what’s inside of my brain. These are going to be a lot more like those fly-by episodes that I did sometimes. But I hope that I can bring something of value to you using the podcast platform.
I know there’s an awful lot of podcasts out there I know your time is valuable and I just want to say thanks for listening to my podcast, to writer groupie dot net podcast.
You know it’s an honor really for you to allow me to take up your time and it’s–you know– it’s kind of an honor for you to get the benefit of listening to my terrible southern drawl. So actually if you think about it, we’re benefiting each other.
You know it’s a shared human experience, podcasting is. The sound of my voice going into your ear-bones. Well, something like that.
And so, lets talk about a few of the things that are going on in the world. You know just yesterday was the Las Vegas Massacre. At least that’s what the news media’s calling it. I kind of agree, it was a massacre. Somebody described it as shooting fish in a barrel and that I agree with also.
It was totally, utterly, decidedly planned. Now what sort of opinion this man had of population, what this man’s mental status was, the reasons behind the massacre could be just about anything. I don’t think anybody really knows at this point, and you know, he shot himself, so we may never know.
We may never know what made this man go to such extremes to injure, maim, and murder others. So many others they’re calling it the worst massacre in this country.
But I have to say, even in the most horrible circumstances some of the best and the brightest things come to light. Kind of like a beautiful moth appearing under the street lamp because it’s drawn to the light.
Good is drawn to the light. And even though there’s evil in the world, I really truly believe there’s an awful lot of good. And you’re good, and I’m good, and we’re good together. And we can do good for each other. And I think that it’d be really remiss of me if I didn’t say things to you like, spread kindness.
You know, kindness is free.
It doesn’t cost anything and it takes a lot of various forms. You know, a kind touch, a kind word, even just a smile would make somebody’s day.
You know, and you never know the burdens other people are carrying, and your kind touch, your kind word, even your smile can make that sorrowful day that they may be enduring a whole lot brighter.
So, please, please, please, try and be kind. Try to have peace in your heart. Try to have love for your fellow man. Because you know, there’s evil in the world. And the only way to overcome evil is with love and with kindness.
You know it’s just … it’s just the way the Good Book says, those kinds of benefits… those kinds of types of personalities that can exhibit kindness and love even in the worst circumstances…man, that’s the kind of stuff you want to pay attention to and you want to pattern yourself after.
So, if you don’t know anything about how to be kind or how to exhibit love, listen to some of these news stories about the people who took care of those who were injured and dying. I think you might find the cue. I think you might find the key.
Well, that’s about all I can tell you. That’s all I can give you out of the depths of my mind. I’m a little bit soul-sore. And I guess maybe you are too, I think all of our spirits are a little bit dinged right now. Because we’re all sad because this is a terrible tragedy.
Anytime there’s a massive loss of life, I mean, it’s…it’s a tragedy.
But we can overcome. WE can always overcome. Don’t forget what I said about kindness. That’s kind of important. Until next time….signing out.