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WHY AM I STILL HERE?

We should all be aware that people don’t hear things until they’re ready to hear them. It came as quite a surprise to me a day or so ago when I heard, for the “first time,” that we all have to have a purpose …. a reason for getting up in the morning. This time I really heard it.

 And I have to admit that it is very, very hard for me to get out of bed in the morning. I love being in my bed. It’s a Flo Bed and everything that they claim a Flo Bed to be. I’d rather be there than anywhere else on Earth. I’ve tried to restore my need for a cup of coffee when I wake up, I’ve tried to develop a desire for tea, or food, or to see what’s on TV. Nothing seems to work.

 When I finally got the message about purpose, I realized that that is missing in my life. I have to find a new purpose. I hope that this is not discouraging to all of you people who are younger than I am – which is almost everybody. But it is true. Real estate is not serving me as a purpose for being here.

 I had given quite a bit of thought already to the fact that old people used to have a purpose. They served younger people. They were looked to (even looked up to) to share their knowledge and experiences. They filled a need in society; some were even called wise ones. Well, you know what happened to that.

 Google came into being. It’s right at your fingertips, it’s very fast, it’s free, and it knows everything. Old people rarely, if ever, have that advantage. So why in the heck are we living longer than ever before – without purpose? I guess we have to outsmart Google. For me that would be to talk about astrology and relationships, the stuff I’m made of and Google can’t answer.

 I already have a blog or two. We could start there. I could invite readers to ask me questions, things they can’t find out on Google.

 Shall we give that a try? Do you know what sign your Moon is in? Ask Mavis.

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THE NEW MEANING OF PEOPLE

The word people has taken on a new significance of late. It’s often preceeded by some seemingly innocent little word like “my” or “your.” We’ve all heard someone say, “my people will talk to your people.”

Whatever that really means, if seems to imply a payroll, doesn’t it? And more importantly, it suggests that people are getting paid to “do stuff for you.”  That would not be happening unless you were a VERY important person, right?

Being a very important person is not in my computer, but I believe that I “have people.” You must be one of them if you’re reading this. You cannot imagine what a thrill it is to get a sincere response to one of these posts on wordpress. Who would have imagined that I would live to see the day when it would be possible to sit down at my Vaio and share a random thought with a limitless number of other people out there  in “cyberspace?” 

Once in a while, what comes out of me, touches someone out there and we have a brief exchange of thoughts via email.  When that happens, I distinctly feel that a part of myself has made contact with another part of my self. The edges between two beings begin to blur, to run together, to blend. I can feel such closeness between us that’s it almost as if we could reach over and touch one another.  And you know what? It feels like love.

How is it possible to feel love for someone about whom I know absolutely nothing? Is there another name for this feeling? I don’t think so. I think it’s love. I think it’s obvious that the more people we “take in” to our awareness, the more we’re participating in life.

So, here’s a big hug for each of my people.

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