Through the years when school districts look at ways to cut spending near the top of those cuts are programs for the arts. Which is backwards to say the least. While the claim is made that (while trying to make sound monetary decisions) the cutting of school art classes will make students more well rounded. Think about that for a second. It makes no sense at all. In school district budgets there are plenty of places to cut but art classes should not be one of them!
Former President Bill Clinton one day was quoted as saying ” for a generation that fought the establishment we have become the most materialistic culture in human history”. The sad truth is that he was right and it’s only getting worse. The reality is that for all of the time,pressure and money people put on themselves about getting the new best thing in the end all of that stuff will wind up in a landfill someplace. It will just rot away. Just look around at your daily life. How many items do you have in your home that just sits someplace and never gets used? I suspect for most of us that number is pretty high. These things also represent what your priorities you have in your life. Look around just think how much stuff you will be sending to your nearest landfill one day?
For so many when they think of home they think of a physical building or town. But is that really true? I contend it is not. My contention is that your home is where your heart happens to be at any given part of your day or life. An example is when people call their church home. On many levels for so many church is their home. Although I do have a physical home that doesn’t mean that I don’t feel at home during the rest of my day. So where is your true home?
Here is on sure thing about life and that is you will have storms come into your life. It’s just a question of when they happen and how bad they become. These often happen when you least expect it. Your life is moving right along then your life gets hit with a sudden loud clap of thunder. As we age very often these storms are related to health issues. It’s just a reality of life especially when it comes to aging parents. As the saying goes ” none of us are getting out alive”. So storms are coming and that begs this question? Are you prepared for the storm that is coming? The key is to be prepared ahead of time.