Yesterday One More Time???
I will attempt to put some of my (crazy thoughts and wacky humor and been there and done that) down for some of you young-ones. They say that there is a time to laugh and a time to be serious. Well I had to challenge that---and found that I could always entwined those two elements together and have much more success.
Now I am not saying that yesterday was better. There is a saying "What you never had you do not miss" and that is true but you and only you can do something about it. Today all I hear is "what are they going to do about this." This meaning the government??? Are these the same people that are complaining about to-much-government?
Today--I would bet that some complained about the high cost of food. Yet you go to the market and purchase can goods, fruit and vegetables. Stop and ask yourself could you not can and prepare your vegetables and fruit?
Yesterday--Your mother and grandmother canned vegetables and fruits that would last through the winter. Oh yes, I know you say you don't have time because you work--well I would wager my last nickle on who worked the hardest--you or your parents or grandparents. Their jobs consisted of a normal 10 hours a day and 6 days a week.
Today--Ask yourself do you know all of your neighbors living on your street or do you care or make time to do so?
Yesterday--We knew our neighbors because we made that simple effort to--care. Yet that being said there was usually one ole grouch that everyone swore that the would never leave a jar of jam on his door step at Christmas again. He probably still has more home-made jam that we do?
Today--We have all these wonderful appliances, some even have little battery operated vacuum cleaners that move around over the wall to wall carpets without our assistance. Of course this gives us that much needed time to watch our favorite TV show.
Yesterday--We hung those carpets over the clothes line and beat the dirt out. This was usually a job handed down to the kids. Some times we made games out of this chore and the exercise was much healthier for our body's than those kids of today that sit there exercising their thumbs on the remote games.
Today--Before you go to bed at night, you double check the doors and windows to make sure that everything is locked tight with double bolt locks. We even have security cameras and systems at our finger tips for when ever we feel there might be danger.
Yesterday--Doors to homes were seldom locked and then it was probably with just a skeleton key that everyone had and that fit all doors. Of course there was that most reliable one of all-he was most likely a mix-breed dog, big or little it didn't matter for he could raise the devil if a stranger came near the house.
Today--If one is not feeling up to par, they call a specialist for what ever ails them and complain about how terrible it was because they had to wait to get an appointment and then wait in the waiting room too long. Of course by this time most of their symptoms had disappeared the day before but they left the office with a new prescription in hand.
Yesterday--Our doctors made house calls carrying everything that they needed to heal in a little black bag?
With all the progess and technology that we have now laid in front of us and is part of our daily life, I wonder how many people can or are drawing on some of those basic ways to just help them selves in today's down turns. Maybe it's time to take one--step back to gain two steps forward.
• If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin---Will Rogers