And, we've another mild day in store for us in the Heartland.
Our Hoosierland weather will again see us with a warm and partly sunny day in store, with temps reaching up to around 75 degrees, but there is a chance of rain later on tonight, which will explain the increase in cloudiness.
So, what say we get ourselves a soothing morning drink poured, as we see what's going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First off of the leaf pile is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Now, if this sounds a bit on the ambiguous side...good, it's made to get you to think. So, who said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post. Meanwhile, back at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery...
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 2 -
National Deviled Egg Day (Mom could really do them justice).
National Broadcast Traffic Professional's Day (only because it didn't fall on a weekend).
*** Next, congrats are in order for fellow blogger Chris Martin...he's a GRANDPA!
REAL work begins.
*** Next, at the opposite end of the spectrum, two LEOs were shot and killed in Iowa.
Ambush-style attacks caused the murders of two police officers in Des Moines.
Prayers to the families and friends of the fallen officers are in order.
*** Next up, and continuing this aspect of humanity called LIFE, have you ever wondered or thought about wanting to live forever?
This is one of those things that you may not be happy you wished for, should it happen.
That's not to say there wouldn't be any good connected to such an event.
Think of all that you could accomplish, if you lived a very long time.
In the Old Testament, there are accounts of those who lived a VERY LONG time. Methuselah comes to mind (and I believe he lasted 969 years, if memory serves). Yep, nailed it.
Would we want to live that long? And why?
One might think that we could finish everything we ever started, and that might be okay.
We might affect some honestly good changes in the world...again a noble gesture.
But, with every YIN, there is a YANG.
While it's marvelously altruistic to contemplate all the good you could do (and all the children you could sire along with ALL the costs...lol), you would also have to be a person who would have to deal with loss...in a very big way. Could you handle that?
All those you ever loved would pass before you...year after year...century after century.
Can you imagine the level of sorrow you would accrue over such a passage of time?
I have enough of that already with missing our cat(s), as well as my parents, relatives, and friends. Don't want or need any more right now.
Life is meant to be finite for a reason (aside from keeping undertakers and cemetery owners employed).
What that reason might be happens to be one of the greatest mysteries known to mankind.
If we KNEW the reason, we would take steps to avoid such an end, right?
I'm one of those people who believes that there is a purpose to everything, and many times, we're not meant to be "clued in" as it were. That's the job of the Almighty.
We never know when our time is up, and I suppose that also is a good thing.
Many people seek substantive proof that their life was worth something, and will do anything to make that happen.
Life is not a spectator sport. You've heard that before. It's short for some, long for others.
And to want to do what is right during that life will mean more to yourself, as well as to people you don't even know.
Living forever...a two-edged sword that cuts both ways.
I think I'll stick to what I have...besides, forever seems like much too long a time to pay taxes and deal with idiots.
Wouldn't you agree?
Stay SAFE out there, America.