Guest On Planet Earth



Daily Prompt

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.


Guest On Planet Earth

We Humans are all guests here on  Earth. We zip around acting like we own the place, but we really don’t. We are only guests. Maybe if we did own the place. We would take better care of it and not contaminate all the water, soil and air. A few have big plans for traveling to Mars or to other places in this Universe. If somehow any of those trips are made possible. We will be there as guests also. Will we treat those places any different than we treat planet Earth? We are supposed to be good stewards of this place called Earth, for the right to live here.

There are people who are even allowed to roam around free who have big plans for tourist travel in outer space! If they see their plans fulfilled, the roadsides on Mars and Venus and throughout the universe will be littered with beer cans, pop cans, fast food wrappers and other human waste.

There are many volunteers who walk along the roadsides picking up garbage that slobs throw out of their car windows at eighty miles an hour. Those volunteers have an endless task, we all owe them a big thank you. People continue to get worse at littering every place they go. Why, are they just too lazy or important to take their garbage home and pit it in the dumpster? I wonder if they watch their garbage in the rear view mirror as it flies in the wind?

If I come to your home, or you ask me into your home. I am a guest there and I should treat you and your property as if I am a guest. Something has gone dramatically wrong with how we as a nation treat other people and property, both public and private. We depend on this Earth for our survival. We must start doing a lot better job at being good guests here and stewards of the land.




Thanks, Hindsight
How is the year shaping up for you so far? Have your predictions come true, or did you have to face a curve ball or two?

Hindsight has always been 20/20 with me but lately through these cataract covered eyes I believe I missed a couple curve balls on Blogging 101: The Commons. My year at Word Press has actually finished up better than I had hoped for. I’ve seen my blog grow a lot more rapidly than I was first expecting. I try to answer as many comments as I possibly can, I feel if people are good enough to comment on a post of mine I should take the time and make a reply to them.

One thing I was considering a couple months ago was upgrading my current web address, and a custom domain name. It has been suggested to me that tweaking that could also increase the traffic to my blog. Another thing that hindsight just reminded me of. Flash Fiction is something I plan to be more involved in this year.

WordPress gives us many tools to operate with. I hope I can learn to take advantage of all of them and be able to grow my blog and my writing abilities into something that will give me some real purpose in my golden years. I have found blogging to be good medicine for me. My body has slowed down but my mind has been doing lots of overtime. We all need purpose, a level of wanting to continue, looking forward to each new day.

We are very fortunate to be able to share life experiences with people all of the world. Many with similar events in their lives. We can compare notes, possibly share ways of helping one another as far as being diagnosed for rare disorders. Many are living with debilitating body functions. I will be very happy to share what I know about spinal cord injury with anyone who wants to communicate about it. I have lived over 53 years, after having a severe spinal cord injury. I have seen and experienced almost every aspect of spinal cord damage and recovery and the ability to live with that damage. Your body automatically makes adjustments for one area that is failing, the brain has a way of taking over, sending signals to different areas to keep you functioning in the best possible way.

If I can continue to blog for another year, I now expect to see growth and expansion, to many more people around the globe. If we get to the point we can blog with those in another universe I would imagine WordPress will be there leading the charge. Blogging with those from other worlds. How is that for proactive thinking about blogging at its best in the future?

I invite anyone and everyone to visit . My Mixed Blog.