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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

It's Thursday, everyone! Plain and simple. Hope and pray that you're doing well. I'm okay, just to let you know. Thank you, good and gracious God, for I'm alive!

I prayed my rosary (with Luminous Mysteries in mind) while still in bed, this morning. After probably thirty minutes, I rose up from bed to use our restroom. While waiting for the time, I decided to watch on YouTube that German soap (with English subtitle) that I've been watching for months. Again, I'm amazed at the role social media, like YouTube, plays in information dissemination and education. That in a split of a second, you'll see, hear, watch what happened or what's going on in the world.

After my restroom use and watching videos on YouTube, I arranged our bed, then went downstairs in my pj. To have breakfast and to figure out what to cook or prepare for dinner. But while downstairs, I found myself walking out into our backyard where I took care of scattered rubbish weeds, under the morning sunshine. I was about to put a bag of garbage in the black trash bin that's in front of the house by the curbside but it was already emptied. So I did bring that black bin back into our backyard, while the other blue bin hasn't been emptied yet. FYI, the garbage collector truck comes once a week, and that is, every Thursday.

I was sweaty when I came in the house. I removed my clothes, except my underwear. With my clothes in one hand, I went upstairs to change. Then, I went downstairs in the kitchen, but this time with my laptop. Logging on into the Internet, I went straight to YouTube and watched videos. First, I watched a video about Islam. The, after ten minutes, maybe, I came across a video of an advocate-activist/YouTuber who claims to live in his private SUV vehicle for months. Wow, he's got lots of videos on YouTube, with different topics or social issues he talked about! A Californian, he seems smart, engaging, passionate, and insightful and entertaining, too. He seems angry, and very much disappointed and frustrated, at times. And, one thing more, he's an advocate for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender). From his talks, he denounces the two-party system and advocates the alternative party candidate for this coming Election Day on November 6, 2012. He seems to make sense in what he's talking about. There was also that video in which he talked about socialism and capitalism, etc.

Anyway, while watching his videos and discussions, I came to realize that there are people out there who live in their vehicles for whatever reasons they have, just as there are homeless everywhere. This time, I recalled what I have written in one of my previous blog posts that deals with homelessness and poverty in America.

It's disheartening to find out why things happen the way they are, yet we have choices and freedoms living in a democratic, free-loving society like the U.S. My mind is filled with lots of questions that I don't know the answers. I keep on wondering why do we have such and such problems, etc. Hay, the more I come to know something, the more I get confused and with doubts, even about my faith, sometimes. Ah, life complex and complicated, can be confusing and demanding,  can never be fair, to my knowledge and observation. Why is it so, dear God? I need to pray for guidance and enlightenment...

This is all for now, my dear folks and friends. Until next time around. Take care and Have a nice day, everyone! Peace! May God bless US always!-chris a. quilpa, 18 Oct 2012

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