Where Did All the LOVE go? (Where did I go?)

When the pandemic started, the panic started. At that time survival was what was on everybody’s mind! A lot of routine things in our lives (all of us) just stopped! Our lives depended on “How quick can we get “The SHOT”. At first that was a real challenge, the rules and facts seemed to change everyday!

And then we got The SHOT! WOW! What a relief it was! And then, the 2nd SHOT! WE were saved! And then we weren’t! The dreaded VARIANT Delta came and now there is an E!!!!! Updates everyday! Mixed signals from “trusted authorities”! Worry! FEAR!

And all of this time it seems like the big questions are What is “the truth”?, What kind of future will we find ourselves in?

MY questions are Where did I go?, Were did my faith go?, What do I want to happen next?, What can I DO? What can anybody do?

WHERE DID THE LOVE GO?

The pandemic (I refuse to capitalize that word), effected people differently. Some people became more creative and productive and some became quiet, silent and withdrawn.

I was not withdrawn but I was quiet. I stopped making entries to my blog, I lost my zest for life and until recently my love of flowers and nature and God Blessed Companionship was what kept me alive.

When a person writes a blog it is very personal and that person wonders if it resonates with and touches other people.

I had not made an entry in my blog for a very long time. I just didn’t see the point.

In the last 2 weeks several people asked why I had stopped my blog entries. One in particular stirred my heart strings and I FOUND WHERE THE LOVE HAD GONE. IT HADN’T GONE ANYWHERE! THE FOG OF FEAR, DISAPPOINTMENT, LOSS AND PAIN HAD BLOCKED THE LIGHT!

What can we do? We can LET OUR LOVE LIGHTS SHINE! TELL PEOPLE WE LOVE THEM. TELL THEM THEY MATTER! SHARE OUR FAITH!

LOVE DIDN’T GO ANYWHERE! WE JUST FORGOT TO LOOK!

LOVE IS THE ANSWER TO ALL QUESTIONS! HOLD ON TO IT!

About Life's Lessons- Last Times

A gentleman having traveled down many roads. I've made my life easier by reading books by other people who have had trips down different roads than I have. I want to help others by sharing my efforts to understand change in ways they might understand and benefit from. Life is good...............just not always easy! Author, 4 short plays Actor, 2 movies, Board Chair of Local Theater , Gardener, Barbershop Quartet member
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6 Responses to Where Did All the LOVE go? (Where did I go?)

  1. Brenda Rodenbaugh Thomas says:

    Yippee!!! I have so missed your Blogs and what a Joy to come here and read it! Nope, not just once but many times and once again you hit the nail on the head!! Love!! When it gets right down to the center of our core, that is truly what we all seek, want, enjoy, share and the list goes on. I type this with some tears in my eyes as yes, you became quiet and that is why I have asked a couple of times if you had done one and somehow I just missed it. I Rejoice in your finding your voice again and are no longer Quiet!! You lift us up, you give us Hope and you do it not for money or recognition but because you do care and want to give us your Love and Light!! February 19, 2007, you called us to see if we could help you and I could tell just from your voice you were someone Special and our lives changed. I have learned so much from you and still are. Thank you for being YOU! Looking forward to many more Blogs and learning from your Teaching. See you on Thursday, love and hugs!!

  2. Tammy Westafer says:

    I’m glad you’re back! Sending love and HUGS, Tammy

    • Greetings Tammy!!! I’ve been following your travels this year on FB! I am so proud of you! It’s hard to put ourselves “OUT THERE” sometimes. You have found the courage to do that! And look what wonderful things you have found and experienced this year! Thanks for your continued support for my blog and me! Love and LIGHT! Richard

  3. SHARON DOMBROSKI says:

    “H’ello Richard Really like this life Lessons how true all of this is. I’ve wondered about you since I haven’t heard from you. Sharon your friend for ever.

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