Pointless

Pointless Drama – oh I mean politics. Same thing really.

Outside of politics, I have heard some sayings lately that really resonate with me. One is the native American philosophy that we are “keepers” rather than owners of the land. Just as our children are a gift to us, this planet is our charge to care for while we are here.

If you have been told this current climate change is part of the natural warm/cool cycle the earth has been going through since ‘forever’ – think again. Watch some of the outstanding research done on core samples from the Arctic. This change, at this time in history, is NOT like any of the previous cycles. The good news? We can make our own changes. We can affect positive change for the good of our Earth.

There is a saying, “The Left Wing and the Right Wing are part of the same bird.” Let that also remind us that we are all part of the same planet. We all share the same responsibility. No foisting it off. A sick planet is a sick inheritance to leave our grandchildren.

Any thoughts on how to counteract greed? That is certainly a question that has haunted mankind from the beginning of our history. If we could get parents to teach respect, that would go a long way towards solving the problem, however, too many parents don’t teach anything at all, much less the concept of respecting others. Too many parents don’t bother to explain the reasons “why” to their children. Kids are so smart. Give them the credit, and the planet, they deserve. Teach respect.

A horrific winter storm has swept the country, leaving damage and death in its wake. My prayers go out to all of you affected. Dealing with Mother Nature is going to become a bigger and bigger issue for governments in the future – simply because there are so many of us now.

and so it goes…

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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One Response to Pointless

  1. Well said!
    I started my site for similar reasons. If you’d be interested in sharing, your thoughts would be welcome 🙂

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