Saturday, May 21, 2011

The End of the End?

by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett

At six o'clock this evening (and no one had said WHAT time zone that's supposed to be), the beginning of the end of the world is to start.

HOGWASH!

Glass-of-water I mean, honestly, why are there so many people willing to believe in the negative instead of the positive?

For most of my life I was a "glass half empty" kind of girl, but sometime in the recent past something has made me change my point of view.

A few years back, my husband gave me a book:  "Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Watching Star Trek."

There's a wonderfully positive message one can get from Star Trek.  That we are, for the most part, GOOD people.  That we CAN make life on Earth (and beyond) better IF we work together.  That as a people, we CAN overcome just about anything.  All we need to do is TRY.

StarTrekInsignia On Thursday, Ellery wrote about recycling and being less wasteful.  (Go Green!)  And we can do other things to make life here on Earth better.  Use less fossil fuels.  Give to charity.  Give the gift of our TIME to worthwhile projects.  And on and on.

I don't know about these naysayers, but at six o'clock this evening I'm going to hoist a glass and wish man(and woman)kind well.  We have a lot more to do...to accomplish...to make this world a better place to live...and beyond.

We can do it.  We've just got to be positive.

At least ... I'm going to try.

How about you?

14 comments:

Aimee said...

Just don't beam down in a red shirt and you'll be fine. ;)

Dru said...

Great post.

I'll raise my glass as well.

Raquel said...

Actually, I think it is supposed to happen by time zones - so everyone on eastern time will go at their 6:00, then central time and so on. LOL

Booklady said...

Great post! Someone on FB said Australia survived so I guess the rest of us might be ok.

Thanks for promoting the positive.

Sue said...

I'll be raising my glass as well. Good post with very good thoughts for all of us Thanks Lorna

Anonymous said...

Great post....heard Austraila is fine so guess the rest of us should be too...such nonsense!
Noreen

Lynne said...

Go you!!! I'm with you all the way :)

Barbara said...

I live in the same time zone you do and I heard it was going to be 5 p.m. Guess you could raise your glass an hour early. My birthday is next week and I know I've said I don't have them anymore, but jeez Louise I was only kidding! A lot of people are going to be very embarrassed tomorrow. Hope they didn't give away the farm.

signlady217 said...

From what I've heard, the main guy promoting this idea also predicted the end on a day back in 1994. So now he gets to be foolish again, I guess. Personally, when it does happen, I don't think we're gonna realize it till it's over!

ev said...

I'm going to a ZZ Top concert, so I'll raise a beer at the appointed hour, cause I ain't going no where til that show is over!! (Eastern TZ here too.)

Vickie said...

I have always tried to be a 'glass is half full' kind of chickie and be with people of the same thought process as much as possible.
I have a husband and daughter to love and raise (yes, him too) and a garden to grow and big ol' Mt Git'r'Read to read...so the world won't end just yet....

Anonymous said...

This was one guy--but our dear, brilliant media picked it up and smeared it all around, making fun of him and tarring a lot of innocent people with the same brush.

Sometimes it's very hard to see the good in humankind. Just keep working at it, I guess.

Lyn

LORNA BARRETT (aka Lorraine Bartlett) said...

I'm afraid you're wrong, Lyn. The man who predicted the Rapture (and this wasn't his first time) took out full page ads in USA today -- several of them. His group advertised on buses, billboards, and other advertising formats. The group WANTED the media to pick up their message. It's sad that they look foolish.

Aimee said...

And several churches went to Camping's headquarters to provide comfort to confused and distressed believers when the non-rapture occurred.

That, right there, is the good in humankind.