Thursday, November 20


Well, I was scrolling through Facebook posts and decided that I’d rather be doing something else. Thought, “I haven’t written a blog post in a while, I’ll do that.” Here it is.
          I have not been up to anything that would change the world. Though I suppose just existing and doing anything could change it for someone (or me if something unexpected occurred). Because you never know, things sometimes just happen. There in-lays an issue that I have… that something important has to occur for life to be exciting or fun. Why does life *have* to be exciting or fun or? Good question. One thing I also worry about is that my son has a ‘good’ life, that I am responsible for providing fun things for him, which I often think I’m failing at doing. There’s this underlying current in me that thinks that I am not all that interesting because nothing news worthy ever happens. Then again, would I want things like that to happen? I guess that depends on what I consider “news worthy”, huh? I guess when I think of things that may be like that that I think of what might make it onto a newscast on any type of media. I was going to say ‘TV or Radio’, but then it occurred to me that there are magazines, the Internet, newspapers, people talking, etc. So there’s really no way to know for certain who would think something worth letting into their life. Plus, the people who broadcast ‘whatever’ are basing ‘it’ on what they think others may consider important or enjoyable. What I’m saying is that I need to just stop worrying/thinking about what others think, and just live life without the burden of pleasing somebody else. A people pleaser I am, and always have been. *sigh*
          Well, I did get the application to become a volunteer at/for a hospice filled out and mailed in. I don’t know exactly what they’ll ask me to do. It could be just visiting with people who ordinarily don’t get very many visitors, or playing board games and stuff like that, for an hour a couple of times a week. If my application is approved I’ll have to do some sort of training, at which time my activities will be talked about. I’m kind of nervous. Never done anything like this. I may have to spend time with people who’re sick, dying, mentally or physically disabled. The important thing is that I’ll be helping other people deal with life/death/whatever. It should be interesting.


They are not aware said...

And in turn, they will be helping you deal "with life/death/whatever."
It works both ways, ya know. I think it will be a good experience for you albeit a little hard at times.

Todd said...

I think it'll be good for me too. Have felt better in the past after feeling like I've helped someone have a better day at some point. That must be how comedians feel about making pepple laugh.

Lee said...

I think it sounds like a great thing to do Todd! Good luck.

Todd said...

Thank you, Lee. Juat waiting for approval now.

Todd said...

I've now sent them two emails. Last one sent on 2-13-2015. If I don't get a reply within the next coulpe of days, I will call them.