January Tenth; Reasons

There are always reasons and explanations. We did this because, we did that because. I started writing again because of several reasons. It gives me a way to express myself and what is going on with and around me. It gives me a way to encourage others. Eventually, I hope to work it up to a point where it may even bring in an extra dollar or two along the way.

 I lost my job due to the pandemic. I waited months because I had been told I would be called back when things got better. When the unemployment ran out and there was no call back, I chose to go ahead and take early retirement so I could be here for mom and dad. I’m going to have to work up a tight budget because social security isn’t enough.


There are reasons we fall in love, or out of love. Maybe, we are driven out of love. There are causes that take hold of our emotions, increases or decreasing them. Maybe we allow ourselves an easy way out. Maybe there are fears as to why we avoid love. Maybe we chose to fight and believe.

There are reasons we leave a job. We move on to bigger and better. We move on to easier and less stress. We mess up and get fired. We find ourselves in situations were the job market falls and we end up a statistic and are let go.

There are reasons we seek to improve our lifestyle. Our intelligence, our mind power in general. We seek to improve our health.

All of those are self.

What about our neighbors? What about our community, our states, countries, the world? Yes, there are those who we see reaching out and doing what they are able, to improve situations. We see those who are seeking to create ways to clean our oceans and skies. We see those who are out on the sides of the roads cleaning up the trash others have thoughtlessly tosses out. We see those who are standing in the soup kitchen ladling out food for the hungry. They are growing in number, but they are still few.

We need as a collective to stand up and stand together. We need to see that not only do others need us, we need each other. As one we are better. As one, we can take care of the needs of each other. As one, we are stronger. As one, we can create a hope, a faith, a belief in each other and the life that is possible. We can do it, if we so desire. We can take our differences and use them to build and create.

A puzzle is a picture made of of pieces. Each one different, but each one an integral part of the whole. Each piece individual in design, but once put together as one, the results are a beautiful scene. We can do that. We can be friends. We can be associates. We can be partners. We can come together and create, build and grow.When we seek to understand just how important we each and every one are. When we accept, when we learn, when we pull together, we can create beauty in love.

Life is a journey. How we treat each other along the way, shows our heart.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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