The Wisdom of Yesterday – Lost or just forgotten?

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“Yesterday is many things, a memory, a part of our journey, a learned lesson.

But the one thing it should never be … forgotten!” ~ Penny

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The technology of today is exciting, and no doubt it will be even more exciting tomorrow.

But today I’d like to briefly mention the very transitory period of time in which we (you and I) will be here. So to what purpose do we allow inundation of  newness? It is one thing to improve communication and other technological marvels, quite another to become so immersed within it, that the focus of reality is pitched into virtuality and the next “new thing”.

And I might add at considerable expense in terms of quality of life in our “real world” (you know the one removed from artificial things – if that’s even possible). Health, relationships, values, ecology, life on this planet – all these and more are taking a beating here.

The future looks good only if we do pay attention to the wisdom of yesterday. Lots of beautiful quotes out there in multimedia land, wise words from the past, but again to what purpose if they’re just pretty words reflected upon in the moment.

Turn off your electronic devices for a portion of each day. Focus on things happening in your immediate vicinity.

See … really see … your today, unfettered by online influences. Decide how you can change your life and others for the better.

Your today will soon be yesterday, and we don’t want it to be forgotten!

With much affection to you,

~ Penny

Who will we throw away tomorrow?

Throw Away Society

I first posted this last fall. Some things bear repeating!

We are the definitive “throw away” society. I include myself, as I am in that group as well. We compose approximately 18 to 25% of the people on the planet. The other 75-82% may/will go without food, sanitary water, clothing, shelter. More than 5 billion if you’re into numbers.

So as I was saying, we are the throw away society. It is so very easy.

The interesting thing is we do this mostly without conscious thought of our actions. It is just what we do. Quicker, Easier, More convenient and so on. The value of what we eat, drink, wear, or where we reside is secondary to our convenience. Isn’t that interesting? A way of life. Just throw it away, replace as needed. Just about everything is expendable, price not withstanding.

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We throw away life too. Another interesting thing. Also done without much thought. If certain criteria aren’t met, it seems the simple thing is to remove those (from your lifestyle) who interfere with the mode of “quicker, easier, more convenient methodology. And the rationalization used for being a “throw away” society stretches the bounds of incredibility.

I’m thinking included in this group can be the elderly, the poor, children, families experiencing a life altering transition in life (loss of income, illness or the death of a family member for example), those who may be viewed as handicapped or disabled in some way, minority groups or those who may not think the way you do, a country that isn’t up to speed yet as a throw away consumer themselves, animals, living plants and trees of the planet that are vital for keeping the ecological system running smoothly.

There, that’s about it. Thought you might like to know. But I do wonder? Who will we throw away tomorrow … or more to the point what will we do when we run out of things to throw away?

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Our choice – as always!

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Just a few things to ponder, I do believe I speak of all our tomorrows. Thank you for stopping by!

~ Penny