“Every single one of us affects the reality we live in!”

I chose this quote because the majority of the carbon based life forms that inhabit this little, blue marble known as EARTH, do “NOT” affect reality in a constant, substantial way simply because they do “NOT” believe they have the power to do so!

Eleanor Roosevelt said; “If you believe you can, you’re right. If you believe you can’t, you’re right!”

So my question is “Why believe the negative when it’s easy to believe the positive?”

I am sitting here in the living room gazing out the window into the darkening skies of evening’s twilight, watching the snow filter down from the heavens. I am remembering those winter days of 1968 when I was young and how I thought I had the world by the throat and yet I held nothing. I can remember the snowy days of December, January and February as though they were just yesterday and how I did not mind the cold. I would go ice skating with only the light of a bon-fire to illuminate the boundaries of the ice. I listened to Robert F. Kennedy and watched as he climbed the political ladder to the Presidential candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination. While he was still in the shadow of his brother, John, he had a dream. 1968 was a time of dreamers. Martin Luther King, RFK and others to numerous to mention dared to dream dreams. Robert Kennedy dared to dream of things that never were and asked the question; “Why not!” He spoke with words of hope that never grow old. While he was idolized right after his death, while he was alive, he made mistakes as we all do.

His lasting legacy is a piercing of one’s conscience and his wish was to make Americans see beyond the differences that separate us from one another and to see unity….to be better than we are. I dare you to do better.

I will write more on this subject later on. Keep following the Shaggy Cricket for more positive insights.

“Carpe Diem!”
The Shaggy Cricket!


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