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Bonzer Words!: In Spite Of Everything

...Listen to peaceful music, read poetry, watch birds and wild animals, play the piano or your favorite instrument, write notes to people you love and care about just to say hello, appreciate the sun, moon and stars, wonder at the glory of a flower, watch fish swim, paint a picture, write a song, read a book, talk to your neighbors and loved ones often, volunteer in your community, do chores for the elderly, bring flowers to someone as a surprise—be joyful.

We are magnificent creatures, we human beings, capable of incredible things, deep love, great laughter and high vibrating souls of peace and joy...

Anna Mancini brings encouraging advice for sombre times.

Anna writes for Bonzer! magazine. Please do visit www.bonzer.org.au

Humor is a great way to deal with fear and frustration. It's a relief valve, and a good one at that. Writing silliness into a travel diary became an excellent way for me to deal with the current frustrations of my life.

What frustrations? Well, I'm extremely psychic. It's not always a gift. Many times it means that I have to go through the agony of something painful twice. Where is all this leading? To my point, I think.

The world is changing. Some of it for the better and some not. In my travels along the west coast of the United States I met so many different people, all trying to do their best at living their life in spite of what seems to be happening.

What's happening? The weather has gone insane. The sun is blasting the earth with damaging rays. The polar ice caps are melting at three times the rate that was seen 15-20 years ago. Strange events are taking place in our skies and solar system that are not being explained by those in charge. Maybe they don't have any answers, and then again, maybe we don't want to hear them.

Jobs are vanishing into thin air. 'Health Care' is becoming non-existent. War is raging on every continent in some form or another, whether military or civil unrest. Crime is completely out of control. Politics have become dark tunnels of secrets and lies. Life has become 'expendable' for all life forms on this planet. What can we do?

Pray, meditate, laugh, sing, dance, hug, kiss, smile, anything that will create positive energy in your life. Am I kidding with this schmaltz? No.

In my travels, I met people who in spite of having lost their jobs were having a picnic with loved ones, birthday parties with less gifts and decorations and more love and laughter for the special people in their lives, growing gardens, tailoring their lives to a less complicated, more relaxed pace, spending more time with people and less time gathering junk around them.

I was deeply touched by how people are turning to each other for support and help, donating food, clothing, time, love, laughter and caring. Neighbors are helping neighbors, families are healing old wounds, people are spending more time with their children and less time 'finding themselves'. A family needed their sewer pipes repaired so a group of people got together and spent one afternoon doing what it would have taken the father weeks to complete by himself. Someone's favorite dog was hit and killed and the neighborhood got together and bought another one to replace the one that died. It was the only companion of an elderly woman who lived by herself.

Over the past 30 years I have lost 32 family members and friends to suicides, heart attacks, accidents, cancer, and other events. Not once did I hear those people, or their family members say they wish they could have collected more crap before they died. The one common thread was that they wanted to have more quality time with the people they loved.

The seriousness of what is happening all around the earth is affecting each and every one of us. What happens to one, happens to all. That is a universal law.

Listen to peaceful music, read poetry, watch birds and wild animals, play the piano or your favorite instrument, write notes to people you love and care about just to say hello, appreciate the sun, moon and stars, wonder at the glory of a flower, watch fish swim, paint a picture, write a song, read a book, talk to your neighbors and loved ones often, volunteer in your community, do chores for the elderly, bring flowers to someone as a surprise—be joyful.

We are magnificent creatures, we human beings, capable of incredible things, deep love, great laughter and high vibrating souls of peace and joy.

This is humanity at its best. May the blessings of this life surround you as you find your path to your soul.

Weshte, Ho hetche tu
(It is done, and so it is.)


© Anna Mancini

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