First, I think I should probably introduce myself. My name is Gloria Jean Richards. Some people call me Gloria and others call me Jeannie, a nickname I have had since my earliest memories. Of course my brothers always had to come up with names of their own, so at times I was Jeannie Wiennie and sometimes Glo-Worm. An example of sibling love and I wouldn’t take anything for any of my brothers and sisters. I love them all very much. Hopefully they will like my writings.
My favorite way to start the day is with a cup of coffee, sitting in my rocking chair and watching the sun come up. Life doesn’t get much better. This was the one thing I wanted to do in retirement, just ease into the day not rushing to get to work on time. Now I can sit and rock and sip my coffee and solve all the world problems while the sun rises, or so it seems. It’s amazing the things that run through my mind at these times.
I may re-live past times in my life, sometimes changing what I would have done if given the opportunity and other times just thoroughly enjoying that moment. Especially some of the trips I have taken and special times with my loved ones. These are the moments when I find myself wishing that I had stopped long enough to really savor the experiences; “to stop and smell the roses” as they say.
Other times I might start thinking about something that I heard on the news or a comment I heard someone make. In my mind I will start responding to them and telling them in no un-certain terms how I feel and what I think they should do. I think we all feel this way at times. Goodness knows there is a lot going on in the world these days and we need to pay attention.
Often times as I look out my window at the trees, birds and just all of nature, my thoughts wander to God and the meaning of life in general. I may ponder something I heard in church or from one of the many books I am always reading. Just what is my place in the universe and how do I fit in? I love to read and learn new things, especially spiritual and self-improvement literature. I also really enjoy a good fiction story. I think we should be exposed to many different types of literature.
Then there are the times when my mind just wanders. Actaully, this is most of the time. My mind just takes off in a zillion different directions. It’s amazing how many un-related topics the mind can dwell on in just a split second. I may start thinking about the things I want to get done today and end up wondering when earth will be visited by extra-terrestrial beings. I do think this will happen one day as it is very un-likely that we are the only intelligent life in this universe. Some would argue the point about how intelligent our life-form really is, given some of the things we humans do. Another topic for thinking about.
As you can tell, I thoroughly enjoy my mornings with my coffee in my rocking chair. Just wandering around through my minds landscape. It can be an amazing journey at times. Sometimes even I am amazed at the places my mind goes.
Then one day I decided to start writing down some of the things I was pondering. I have always used writing as a coping mechanism for stressful situations in my life so it seemed like a perfect outlet for my wonderings. Finally I worked up enough courage to share some of my writings with a friend and he asked me if I had ever thought about writing a blog. Of course I hadn’t as I thought no one would be interested in what I had to say. He told me I had an interesting perspective on things and encourged me to try this. So, here it is, my first blog.
I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts and opinions. They will cover a huge range of topics, because I never know where my mind will dwell. These are only my thoughts and I do not put them out there to seek approval of any kind. These are just my ramblings. If they make you think about things differently or just something to consider that you hadn’t thought of before, then maybe you might want to start a blog too. We can all share our thoughts and maybe get more people thinking about every thing.
Until next time,