Deep Thinkers and People Watchers
Summer has not been here this year. It’s either cold, cold and rainy, or rainy. The weather is very muggy but we’ve had not much sunshine or summer temperatures. I sit and enjoy the days though no matter what they are like. Any day where there is no snow is a good day for me. I love the outdoors. Although of late I have not been out in it much. So much of other things taking up my time. Things I will talk about in another journal entry.
I read from one of my devotionals today. I get great joy from them. Another one arrived later today and I have begun reading it. They can really open your eyes, some of them. Beginning my days (and ending them, as well) with the word of Elohim is good for the soul.
I have been thinking about my life lately. What my purpose might be. I still don’t know what it is. That’s funny considering my age and all. What do I do with my life? Where do I go from here? Is there anything I can do? Deep thinking can transform your life. It can profoundly change the way you think, feel and behave.
So I read a few stories of people who actually did things over 50, over 60 and so on. Here’s what I found.
* Priscilla Sitienei, a great-great-grandmother and former midwife in Kenya, enrolled in primary school at the age of 90.
* Dame Judi Dench starred in her first film after turning 60
* At 92, Marjorie Liggins from Sheffield married her 86-year-old dancing partner Norman Camm.
* Gladys Burrill Ran a Marathon, at Age 92
* Teiichi Igarashi Climbed Mt. Fuji, at Age 100
Well, you get the point. I’m not near these ages, so I guess I still have time to do something with my life (Lord willing). I don’t want to sit here and waste away my life when I could be out there living it.
Have you ever “People Watched”? I kind of think this is funny, but you can do it. It first was introduced to me by my grandmother. Way back. You pick a spot, like a mall, outside on a bench at a strip mall, or in the park is always a nice place to be to people watch. Perhaps down by the lake. And as you see people pass by you try to think of what they might do for a living. If they’re married or not. If they have kids. What their life as a child might have been like. Where they hope to go. What they hope to accomplish. Or you could complain about them (which isn’t very nice). How they’re dressed. That their hair is a mess. Their shoes don’t match their outfit. But that’s not what we do (or did). You can imagine all sorts of things about the people who pass by.
Here is one thing I love to do, and that is as someone goes by, you say a prayer for them. Ask for a blessing for their lives. A good way to spend the day, and a few hours where you have nothing to do.
Be sure to speak of those things which are remarkable. Of those things which are pleasant. Speak of those things that are joyous. Make your life a better life. Be positive. Be uplifting. Live your life. Do things that make life worth living. You’ll love yourself and your life so much the more.