(1. not harmful or injurious; harmless: an innocuous home remedy. 2. not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive; an
enough for a headline, huh? What did I see on my little trek you ask?
It started out innocent enough with an anthill. Tiny ants building a house. Not a care in the world outside of their colony, just grabbing anything
they could and carrying it home. The irony was not lost on me in that moment. Are we not just like those ants in our world?
Next, I came across a field with cows. Just mulling about chewing on their grass and passing their gas. Again, the irony was not lost on me. Are
there not many humans that do the same thing, just sit around chewing on their tongues and passing gas?
Then under my feet a gigantic cockroach (water beetle) went scurrying past. Irony there too? You bet. Are there not bigger cockroaches of the human
kind that do the same? They usually hide in the dark and scurry in the light, right?
Time to check out the flower garden at the sweet old lady's house, she has a wonderful array of roses and carnations, multitude of colors, just
glorious and there flying around, with their stingers, bees, pollinating with efficiency, what a sight to see. Occasionally, us humans do the same in
our own way.
Oh what's this, I have a furry buddy following me around now, disheveled and hungry, don't worry I have a snack for you. It really is a shame how
many stray cats (and dogs) there are. Much as it shames me to see homeless people sleeping under a canopy or park bench, disheveled and starving, I
wish I could do more for them. Sadly, many of them are there because they wore out their welcome elsewhere with poor choices and bad habits.
I saw an old man crossing the street with cane in hand and shuffling his feet, cars coming fast and refusing to yield, I stepped in the street and
provided a shield. I held up my hands and gave them the STOP sign. Where is the decency in people sometimes? How would they feel if that was their
mom or dad trying to cross the street and selfish jerks didn't care? That is what went through my mind.
At the playground, children were running around playing soccer, the ball went out in the street and one of the kids started to run after it, but a car
was coming and I grabbed the kid, the mother saw me and wondered what I was doing, initially she thought I was trying to grab her child for my
amusement. She wasn't watching very closely when the ball took off. I told her to stop talking to her friends and pay attention to her kid. Then I
went across the street and retrieved the ball.
I needed a drink, so I went to the store to get me a bottled water. As I was standing there, I saw someone begin to steal something. They did not
see me watching them and I alerted the manager to keep an eye on them. Most managers would be vigilant, but this one did not seem to mind. I
wondered why? The person was a young woman that needed something for her baby, some formula as I realized. I stopped her and offered to buy her
some. The manager told me I was very kind, but she was going to just let her take it anyway. I insisted and we compromised, the girl got enough
formula between the 2 of us to feed her kid for a week at least. Hard to imagine what the next week was going to be like though.
Wanting to save the world 1 person or animal at a time is admirable enough, but it does something to me, it makes me thankful for what I have and
appreciate those even more that have helped me get through tough times of my own.
Got sidetracked there a bit, my walk is not over yet. A downpour ensued and drenched me and I did not mind one bit, it was refreshing to feel the
rain splashing on my face, but what was even more refreshing was the triple rainbow I saw, just amazing what tricks mother nature has for us!
When I got back home, I was greeted by my winged friend, hummingbird Sweety, she comes to visit me often and gives me joy every time, sometimes she
just flutters on my porch at the most curious times, often when I am melancholy and thinking of my departed mom there Sweety is to give me a smile.
Walks are nice and full of surprises if you stop to pay attention along the road of life, some good some bad, but sheltering behind closed doors all
the time is sad. I need my daily walk to shake the cobwebs from my electronic overload and the exercise is so beneficial to me as well.
Get off your butt and go take a walk, my dear friends!