When we do not find peace within ourselves,
it is vain to seek for it elsewhere.
Duc Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Life is a little stressful for a lot of us right now. To know that, all it takes is a moment in front of the television or read through the newspaper to find out what is going on outside in the “real” world. There are members of our blogger family going through unimaginable things as I write this. There are family and friends going through insurmountable things as I write this, the world is in turmoil but we have to keep going and grab hold of those good moments in our own lives when we can.
I do know we cannot ignore what is going on in the world around us. My heart breaks most days while reading what is going on in the lives of the ones I love, the peoples I have yet to know or probably will never know but we owe it to the world and ourselves to keep doing what we can to help while continuing to balance our own lives.
I read a blog the other day that asked the question if we in bloggerland ignore the world around us and live in a fantasy land of happiness shutting out the real issues of the world. My answer (well at least for myself) is NO absolutely not, how could I. I have chosen long ago to write happy entertaining stories for the most part, I do this for a reason.
I will deal with the world we/I live in, do what I can when I can, try to laugh when I need to knowing we all do need that laughter. I will continue to try to make someone think, laugh or dream with stories in this “blogger fantasy land” that others may think we have created. Never ever forgetting that others are out there dealing with whatever they are dealing with but also knowing everyone needs an escape now and then and there is nothing wrong with that. So enjoy my piece of laughter, beauty and forgetting at least for a little while.
So if that takes a photo of a silly girl running around in the woods hugging trees and laughing to possibly get someone on the other end of this screen to smile…..well, so be it.
We all need that once in a while.
What do you think?