Big, Old World …
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
Have you ever thought about … what separates you from being at the mercy of this big, old world.
I look at things probably in a way you don’t. In fact … I look at things in several different ways … not one. I don’t take anything for granted.
The thought came to my mind as I drove back home from town. I was thinking about if … people realized just how small they are as an individual … by themselves … when they are out and about … in this big, old world. Have you ever thought about it?
Like when you travel by yourself miles from your family … no one knows you, or cares what, when … where you go. It just doesn’t matter … you aren’t anyone to them.
In fact, as long as their life is going well … they probably never know when you pass them. If they never see your face … your eyes … it won’t make any difference anyway.
Only special people notice you in a good way … only ugly, mean people notice you in a bad way. We just have to be careful when alone … whether you like it or not. There are predators … out there.
You do always have to be alert.
I don’t know if you are like Skip and I … but, you just may be when you have big Hearts, care about others. We are always paying attention to others … we are some of the first to open the door for you, help you get your groceries into your car … help you if you need it …
If we are so fortunate to have a little extra money … we will help you pay for something when we see you came up short at the register. If we were rich … we would do more.
We pay attention to little children running around without their parents nearby until we see them reunite with their parents. We would step in … if we saw someone begin to hurt them or make them afraid.
We notice older people, if they seem to be having trouble with something … we walk to them … and help sometimes, without asking.
If all people were like this … no one would be murdered, injured, robbed by ugly, mean people. Unfortunately … not everyone is like that. I think about when being isolated … one does have to stay alert. I don’t mean be afraid of their shadows … but, stay alert when out and about in this big, old world.
Now, back to what separates me … you … from being at the mercy of this big, old world. Unlike many of you … I only have Skip and our two Pups and less than the fingers on one hand … of friends that I treasure between me and the world. Many of you have big families, lots of friends … big support system. Do you realize how fortunate you are? I hope you do.
I feel fortunate to have what I have to keep me, buffer me … from being alone in this … big, old world.
Note by this Author:
This is something that popped in my mind this evening. As I drove back from town … for some reason I felt very small, fragile in this big world. Have you ever done that? I’m so grateful for the world I have … Skip and the Pups, and our best friends.
Photos/my thoughts written, owned by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.