So this is Life
(Milbank, South Dakota)
We are all in the same boat. We're in this together. Be kind. Be nice. Be a good neighbor. We'll get through this together.
Are we all getting just a little tired of it all?
Well I am.... however it's important to realize that as much as we need each other in an earthy social kind of way, the fact remains that we are all somewhat self-centered.
Now this isn't all bad, it all goes back to taking care of yourself first... then you'll be ready to help someone else. We need to be individually strong before we can be part of a strong team.
That doesn't mean My way or the Highway mentality, We can be strong and compassionate .. we can be strong and caring. We can be strong and still be empathetic and understanding of the problems of others.
So, there you go, moving forward. We need to stand up as straight as we can... physically and mentally so that we can be an example to our friends and neighbors. An example of someone who is not radical but rather an example of someone who can be understood, of someone who can be trusted and yes as an example of someone who cares. Someone who cares not just for themselves and others but someone who cares about doing what's right and good.
Stay strong, be good to yourself and others, but most of all find at least one thing each day to be thankful for and happy about.
If you can do this... you can make it through the tough times and appreciate the good times.