Back on the computer. It isn’t running totally smoothly but better. A friend will be giving it the real fix in a day or two.
Visiting a doctors office can seem to generally have one of two outcomes. Usually, you go with a medical problem, he/she diagosis it, gives you medication and you leave cheered up. When I say cheered up, I mean that even though you may still not be feeling well, you do feel somewhat contented knowing the medication and a little bit of time will cure what ever you have. You will be back to “normal”.
Other times you leave the doctor’s office feeling “cheered right down”. That is what happened to me yesterday. I just need a little time to mull it over in my mind and I am sure I will be writing about it eventually.
I have been spending more time outdoors, just watching the wonders of nature unfold before me. It seems to me our Manitoba spring is unusually late and cool. The trees are coming out in leaf, flowers are growing, birds are back. There really is so much to see and appreciate if you take the time to look at it and appreciate the beauty it contains. It is so beautiful, so amazing and to think it has been right here in from to me for all of these years and I have never seen or appreciated it. That is sad and is my loss.
We are surrounded by, our lives are filled with so many wonders all of which we just take for granted and never give a thought to. Nature is a huge one, but so much even beyond that.
I am appreciating so much in my world. Now that I appreciate my family if a given, they are all so wonderful, I am a lucky man. My family is truly what I am most appreciative of, but for this post I am talking of I suppose the more physical items. All of which we could live without, no question. I suppose what it is I am in awe of is the original idea that lead to the invention of so many items that we today just take for granted.
But a couple of examples to illustrate what I am trying to say. Let’s just take the telephone for one. Now I am talking way back at its very beginnings. How would you even come up with the idea or concept of running a wire for hundreds/thousands of miles, run a wee bit of electricity through it and expect that someone so far away would hear your voice.
Another one would be television. Back in the day, individual antennas attached to homes picked up the signal, that was then seen on the TV. I am in awe of the brain power the inventive genious of those that have invented, created and given us so much.
I am really running with this origins idea today. I am thinking of the very origins of our language or languages in general. Now I know a lot of our English language has words that originate from other languages. That is fine but I am thinking more of how sometime way back someone came up with the original word. I mean every word had to start somewhere. Hey, who knows maybe it was a cave man or someone sitting around a fire on night. He may have said, “hey this wet stuff we drink, we should give it a name, let’s call it water.”
There really is so much in our lives that is just fascinating if we just take the time to think of it and appeciate it or maybe what went into getting it to us.
Hope to be responding to so many wonderful comment this afternoon.