How Random Can One Morning Be?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The randomness of Tuesday. A thought process, a method to the means, if you will, of which a daily plan is born. For me in two hours it has become the randomness of a rainy day. Can you pickle a brain?

Random thought #1: A comment from yesterday’s outing still lingering heavy on my mind. “One person cannot make a difference.” “Since when?” my brain responded. The comment was from a youth in our fair country who believes this. “Sad,” I thought. Guess they did not catch CCN’s hero episode. Where these not all one person who choose to make a difference?

Random thought #2: My grandmother voicing, “this world sure moves fast now, does it not?” To her no one appreciates what they have anymore. Always wanting more, never noticing as they whiz by, what truly they hold. Growing up during the first depression she knows of such things and her favorite things are her photo albums.

Random thought #3: Questions. Wouldn’t it be nice to never hear of another missing child? Why do we need to be reminded to respect military service people? Why no matter where we are in the world do feel the same emotions and yet we continue to believe they are not the same? Why does goodness never make the news?

Random thought #4: I need a hair-cut and what am I going to wear to the basketball game? Has to be blue.

Random thought #5: In this technological world, why do they not just ask if your claiming the rebate on-line? I have 2 trees lying on my coffee table, both hold useless information needed to claim my rebates on-line. 

Random thought #6: My dogs are talking to me I know this by their expressions and yet all I get a response to is the word “Out.” Lots of tail wagging and jumping towards the door, only to be followed by heads hung low and stillness. They realized I’m not going out in the pouring rain.

Random thought #7: My story is in my head. There it lies totally complete. Jump out I command you.

Random thought #8: Yesterday I received not one, but three phone calls from good friends; just checking in because they had not heard from me. Friends are the real jewels in life. Cost nothing and bring so much to the journey. I am blessed. My week just got busy, two demand a visit.

Random thought #9: I have to fix that sticky toilet. Dang thing is costing me money. Speaking of money, I need to find health insurance. Cobra runs out in a month.

Random thought #10: I will not lose faith, there is a place for me; a purpose. We all have one, mine is just lost in the pickling brine of my brain right now.

I Close my randomness of this Tuesday with a statement. Congratulations to all who participated in NaNo, winning is not everything though. Sometimes it’s just about playing the game.

To all my followers and those passing by, I have very big shoulders. Feel free to lean on them all you need. One person can make a difference, you are the difference, wave that freak flag and smile.

A peaceful random Tuesday to you…


Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

I just realized I need a haircut as well...
And rebates are annoying.

November 30, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Tracy said, 

I like Grandma's way of peaple don't appreciate what they have anymore; sad!
I like the presentation of these random thoughts especially "Congratulations to all who participated in NaNo, winning is not everything though. Sometimes it’s just about playing the game." especially since I didn't finish (see post).
Anyway, take care of yourself and thanks for sharing your thoughts...mine fall along those same lines; no missing children, respect for the military and finally, I'm boycotting the nightly news until they begin talking about the good in the world!

November 30, 2010 at 10:36 AM  
Paula said, 

I agree with your Grandma!
I would lvoe to call you!
I need a haircut.
My mind is pretty empty, no story there!
This health insurance thing worries me a lot!
Love xxx

November 30, 2010 at 10:50 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Love your randomness!!! I would suggest leaving a Twinkie on the desk and tell the story that it's there. It might just work!

November 30, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Love your randomness!!! I would suggest leaving a Twinkie on the desk and tell the story that it's there. It might just work!

November 30, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

One person can make a difference! I love your random thoughts. They're more detailed than my most thoughtful thoughts.

Have a great day.

November 30, 2010 at 11:09 AM  
Tracy said, 

My Life as a Dog is a compilation of short excerpts, stories about our golden's life from his point of view. If you go to my blog and read some of the earlier posts, there are some 'raw' tales.
It's fun, light-hearted and endearing! I received a contract and so finishing it up...but not sure how i want to end it...any ideas?

November 30, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

What a great list of random thoughts.
Grandma is right -- have too much, move to fast and hold little dear that's how we go today. So Sad.
Have a great one.

November 30, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

I enjoyed your post very much, you are such a good FB AND BLOGGING friend, I feel I have known you forever,
Take care.

November 30, 2010 at 12:20 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

I enjoyed reading your thoughts. :)

It is sad that goodness never makes the news . . . it deserves to be up there along with all the other information, if not more.

November 30, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
L. Diane Wolfe said, 

That's what I love about indoor cats - they never want to go out in the rain.

November 30, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Carolyn Abiad said, 

I was suffering from some self-unemployed (was self-employed, now not) presenteeism (sick as a dog, still typing.) today. The Grandma thought puts things in perspective. Thanks!

November 30, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

I like how you ended the post Jules, very thoughtful :-)

and I so agree with Grandma....I'm trying hard to remember and appreciate what I have!

November 30, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Queen-Size funny bone said, 

I do believe people have to be reminded because we all tend to live in the moment and everything else slips away.

November 30, 2010 at 3:36 PM  
N. R. Williams said, 

There are many examples of one person making a difference. Sometimes people think they have to do something big. I say, speak kindly to a child and they will in turn do the same.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

November 30, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
irishoma said, 

I agree with Random Thought #8.
Donna V.

November 30, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

Wow, Jules, your random thoughts are so profound and DEEP!! I totally agree with your Grandmother and all of your 'deep' random thoughts! Really moved me and got me to thinking tonight about what's 'really' important in life! Thank you, Jules, I've been so crazy busy lately and really needed to visit you tonight! :-)
Hugh Hug to you my friend,

November 30, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said, 

one person can make a difference, that is for sure! can you imagine what kind of world we could have if more single individuals decide to make a difference. Love your random thoughts... thanks for the shoulders ;)

November 30, 2010 at 10:37 PM  
Flying high in the sky.... said, 

beautiful!! loved point 8 the most... and the last line.. it was a striker!!

December 1, 2010 at 1:09 AM  

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December 1, 2010 at 1:41 AM  
a sojourner said, 

and i thought i had a lot on my mind...:)

in agreement with a lot of your points, especially concerning the missing children, military, and purpose.

December 1, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

Each year I have a class to teach, I talk about Gandhi, MLK, and Mandela. Gandhi use the principal of Ahimsa to overthrow colonialism in India. MLK was inspired by Gandhi. Mandela was inspired by MLK. Then I ask the students which injustice will be tackled next. And could they lead the way?

December 1, 2010 at 7:36 AM  
a sojourner said, 

btw...i do NOT HAVE microsoft outlook so it's impossible to send you an e-mail with the link to my blog:(

nor have i re-edited my profile yet.

December 1, 2010 at 7:40 AM  
Arlee Bird said, 

Well, that was pretty random, but I guess that's how the mind usually works.

Making a difference? I think about the Butterfly Effect theory. Even by thinking you can't make a difference and not doing anything you are making a difference, albeit a negative one. Every little thing adds to the mix.

NaNo? -- I think winning is very important if you start it. After all it's not a contest, but it's a personal challenge. If I start, I want to finish. There are too many things in my life that I've started and never finished.

Tossing It Out

December 1, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Aleta said, 

What a beautiful post!

I'm with your grandmother on the pictures. Ever since Katrina, that's what I value the most. In fact, I started the scanning craze in my family. I started scanning pictures so that I could have them online, in the event of another hurricane. My Dad took over the scanning and had stacks and stacks of photo albums all over the front room (something that drove my Mom a little nutty for a while Lol) But worth it in the end - at least... it gives some sense of security with precious memories.

And yes... friends are such blessings, both IRL and online. Thank you for being a friend :) You're a blessing!

December 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM  
Ellen aka Ella said, 

I need a haircut, too! I am the Dog whisper...tee, hee. How are you feeling? Get that story out...let it breath...

Hope your Saturday celebration was wonderful!

Happy to hear you heard from some friends, they are jewels!

Thanks for being you! xXx

December 1, 2010 at 7:19 PM  

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February 1, 2011 at 1:33 PM  
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