Just glancing at the stock market this morning. We see some of our favorite companies are waaayyy up! Strangely, we don’t notice the companies whose prices are down for today and for the year.
It’s great to be positive and upbeat. People prefer to be around happy people. Depression is a sign of lack of hope – a sin in many religions. BUT, and this is a big but, you must be realistic.
The fact that it’s summer and our favorite parade is starting – farm equipment rolling up and down the road in front of our house – means it’s okay to be happy, just don’t go overboard, we remind ourselves.
Side note: we heard a tiny “news” item a few days ago about food bank people lamenting the fact that demand for free food goes down in the summer. Duh! Have they never heard of gardens? Zucchini? Tomatoes? Need we say more?
There is so much excess produce grown by even the most restrained gardeners (IFO, for example) that the gardeners are always on the lookout for friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers, anybody! who will take a bit of their overflow. Last summer we went around the neighborhood with a wheelbarrow full dropping off our excess produce .
So, just shut up, food bank people, count your clients’ blessings and quit whining.
What do we learn from this? See the world as it is, not as you would like it to be. Otherwise your rose-coloured glasses can so opaque as to block the harmful rays of the sun.