Friday, February 27, 2015
What Have I Done This Week That Matters In the Long Run?
What have I done this week to bring comfort, joy, happiness, well being, beauty, laughter and goodness into the lives of others? Facebook and the blogosphere are filling with tributes and sadness at the passing of Leonard Nimoy. He brought entertainment, happiness and enlightenment in his life. I really don't want people to be sad when I am gone, I want them to celebrate while I am here, and when I am not for people to think, he did some good, brought some joy, enlightened a few, created some beauty, helped people laugh and in general made the world a little better by being here. I am not worried about what lies beyond this life, while I am here I might as well have some fun, and bring some comfort and joy.
I write a little, this blogging effort is forcing me to write more, and the more I do, the easier it seems to be. I do work that helps others, though anymore it is more helping the helpers then it is helping people directly. I try to create a little beauty - I have created a handful of memorable photographs and a couple of paintings (oh- few people know that I paint.) I love to cook and try to bring joy to others with good food and fellowship. The only way my music ever brought joy, was when I stopped - but I do share the music of others. I am a listening ear - and try to bring comfort to others. I inherited a sarcastic streak that is funny when I control it, and caustic when I don't. I have a tiny bit of influence in my work, I try to use it for good - to make the world a happier, safer, healthier place to grow old.
So what have I done this week, a little? I hope all of the little things add up to enough when I am done.