Since I won't be here tomorrow, I thought I would write a quick post tonight before I go to bed, so that you'll have something to read from me tomorrow. :) Yes, you are all very special to me and I wanted to do this - just for ya'll! :)
Well, this is something that I thought would make a good post. It happened last evening while I was mixing together some frozen orange juice (you know, that you buy in this cardboard "cans") and water for supper. I happened to mention to Mother how orange juice is my favorite juice. "Yes, I know," she told me with a smile. I guess I've mentioned that a few times. :)
"I don't know what my favorite juice is," Mother said absently.
"Do you like grape?" I asked, whilst continuing to stir.
"Yes, but only if it's real."
That phrase made me stop for a moment. "Only if it's real". Mother didn't meant to make a fantastic statement at all...she just non-challantly meant it. (Does that make sense?) "Only if it's real". In other words, "there are grape juices that aren't real". I know this topic is very...strange and rare, but it just got me thinking that how does it come so easy to say something like that? How much of the world that we know today, is real? How much of it is not real? Over the years, people have invented new kinds of this and new ways of doing that, until we don't really know if something is natural or not. Today, when we're walking through a grocery store shopping, we are constantly looking at the ingredients before placing it in our carts. How much of the food we eat is real? Do you ever wonder what something really is if it doesn't say "All Natural" on it? Back in the "olden days" (I love that term! :), there used to be just ONE store (usually referred to as a mercantile, trading post, etc. - where you could get just about any *necessity*), just ONE doctor (who was usually trained in most of the different fields of live (to put it bluntly), etc.), just ONE of everything necessary. And I'm not saying that it's wrong that we have expanded so much in our knowledge of (i.e.) sickness or food health, but I think that there would be a *lot* less stress in our world today if we didn't have as many new gadgets to worry about! And no, I'm not one of those old-fashioned-get-real freaks...although I do wish that a lot of our world today would go back to those plain, simple lives that our ancestors had...I'm just sharing a fact with ya'll that I had the other day regarding all of this. :) What's your opinion? Please state any disapproving comments with love and gentleness. :)
Hope to come back and see lots of comments tomorrow!