What’s Left?

Feb 24th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Opinion

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeak's adoptive baby.

By Lee McLane Editor/Publisher and Simba the late Squeaks Baby

If you’ve been to the grocery store lately and you’re shocked at the seemingly endless rise in prices, just be glad you don’t live in Pakistan where food prices have risen 46%, according to an article in Time magazine this week. World food prices have risen from 46% -7% - with the 7% here in the U.S. In Australia prices have risen to 11%; in Mexico - 24%; Brazil - 25%; Kenya - 45%; Egypt - 38%; U.K. - 9%; Tunisia - 36%; and in India -35%. So, here in the U.S., just 7% doesn’t seem so bad when you look at the world prices - but it’s hard to remember that when you go to the grocery store. Come on garden time!
I was so sad to hear of the loss of my friend, Col. Paul Wright, Jr., this week. He was a quiet, humble patriot and he will be missed by many.
On to other topics. Each morning I get an email from Brook Noel. She has a program called Make Today Matter. You can sign up free and it is an inspriational, organizational website that helps you in many different areas. Each morning the email has an inspirational quote from someone - famous or not. Here are two I received recently that I like:
“Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, “I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.”

~Ann Landers
Do what you can, with what you have,  where you are.”
~Theodore Roosevelt

I think many times we let “life” overwhelm us. I blame it on watching too much news on television. I don’t think some of us can handle that much death and despair on a daily basis. That may be why I watch my old Haley Mills videos and  other movies I’ve seen a bunch of times because I know what is in them. Here’s a short version of what I’m talking about: “Garbage In, Garbage Out.” Sooooo. Just be careful what you spend your time doing - watching, hearing, seeing. Take time to pray, to be grateful for what God has given you and recognize that God gave you certain talents which you are to use to help yourself and others. That’s the way I see it!

Haave a great week!
Go to your happy place!
See you next week!