I have been catching up on blog posts and reading all the new ones today.
I have written a number of comments that are as long as blog posts.
I am getting in the spirit and tapping my toes, because I have just read the most wonderful, thought provoking blogs making me contemplate and laughed right out loud.
I am going to share with you my reading journey, so that you might experience that which I have enjoyed…
And I bet you will find a twinkle too!
Katie at chocolatecoveredkatie:
Here is an awesome giveaway…
Tess at The Bold Life
The Naked Soul Mark Brown
Sources of Insight JD
positive letters Hilary Melton-Butcher
Talon’ beautiful poem and pictures
Jannie and Lance are making folks chuckle and maybe eat donuts and drink beer?
Marelisa is getting in the spirit making a plan and giving us suggestions
and from my friend Barbara’s Christmas Letter , I wanted to share her thoughtful words:
I think Jesus would have liked Frankl! Change yourself and change your view of the world!! Perhaps even change the world! WOW! We know it; but it is still hard to fathom
As Americans, we assume some one is thinking and doing for the common good. After all, we live in a democracy and we elect our leaders to do just that. In religions, we become believers and rely on someone else to do the evaluating and decide our purpose, values and the way to goodness. The problem is, we have found, is that Patriotism can be a hideout for tyrants and blind religious belief can breed evil institutions. Politicians are allied to parties and money, and Bishops vow obedience to blinded Popes to secure their positions, and, those who follow Parties or Religions “vow obedience” to the tenants of these. Then, the result is, there is no need to think, decide, act, and be responsible. So easy and safe, except consolidation of power breeds evil and acts to protect itself, not the common good, not the poor, not women, not children, not the powerless.
Jesus and Frankl tell us the truth is within but it must also come out. It is not a wall or laws or institutions that decide a meaning for our life. We get to struggle to make us better; struggle with our conscience that Jiminy Cricket within that Jesus talked about.
So, this Christmas time, I guess my conclusion is, there is no safe home, and no one taking care of us, or looking out for what is right and good unless we are. And unless we collectively, are looking out for each other, no one is securing a better world or true freedom. The voices of Frankl, Jesus and Jiminy are heard within. But goodness is secured not just by listening to our own hearts, but also by evaluating our attitude and deciding on deeds that create love, oneness and a better place. And then doing it!
~Barbara Monda December 2009
I am still working on drumming up readers for the Harvest Potluck to get donations for UNICEF.
I have been offered $1000 donation, by a local group, if I can get 1000 eBook readers by Saturday December 5th by midnight PST.
Hope you will pop over (pun intended) and take a look – ebook is free!
Enjoying the comments – thank you all