Wednesday, October 29, 2003


As you might have noticed...I am constantly listening to the news. The reason is because I am more homebound then I get to go out, I try to keep up with the world around me. It does not make me feel better to see suffering and terrible things going on...but it makes me realize how wonderful my life is. I think there are too many people out there who have forgotten the basics of human life-on living day to day. We are all so wrapped up in a crazy world were you can no longer leave your front door unlocked, nor can you just let you child go and play somewhere in the neighborhood. Most people are wrapped up in keeping up with the "jones" and getting deeper in debt, or trying to make sure that they and/or their children have the newest in gadgets that are out in the market. I am amazed to see the insanity in all that...and I just cannot figure out why everyone else cannot see it. Or can they? I guess I want everyone to enjoy the basics such as your hunnie walks by you and you grab their hand and dance to the music you hum...or you have a great pillow fight with your kids, or just make popcorn and watch a movie as a family. Do you really need a game cube to keep your children happy and satisfied? I remember great board games we used to play as a family growing up such as 'the game of life', or 'twister' or just plain cards. Maybe I am living in a fantasy world and hoping against hope but I think we should all just dance like no one is watching us anytime...laugh at ourselves all the time...hug each other every chance we get, take drives for the adventure of it and go back to the basics of real time with each other...SPREAD THE WORD--Get Back To Family Basics--PEACE!!!


writingbug1 said...

I like your journal and especially this entry. I remember playing Candy Land with my mom and brother when I was little and those were the best times. Now my husband and I play Scrabble or Gin instead of laying in front of the TV. Take care and I look forward to reading more:)

sonensmilinmon said...

Ellie, this was GREAT. Do you know keeping up with the Jones is a major reason for my divorce ... I couldn't do and I didn't cooperate in the efforts. I LOVE Sonny for the fact that his life was 'simple', uncomplicated and REAL. He does grab me and pull me in for a dance or a kiss, the TV is rarely on, and this house ... it's OLD but, it's HOME. :) Life is so much better when we keep it simple. I'll SPREAD THE WORD, my friend.
smilin Mon

dakotarose2852 said...

This is a great entry, Ellie. I hope lots of people see it and take your words to heart. When we look back at the best moments of our lives, wouldn't we prefer to remember time spent with family and friends over a TV show?