Thursday Thoughts: Universal Futures

I’m staying away from social media. Which makes me sad, but rather that than so angry or hurt that I taste blood as I bite my tongue or fall further into depression because…why bother. What a person says and does matters. Sticks and stones–and bullets–break bones and dammit, words hurt just as much. This Note from the Universe dropped into my inbox recently. I can only control myself so for this Christmas season and beyond, I plan to do my level best to keep this in the back of my mind and act on it.

If you knew for absolute certain, Silver, that every little thing you did today would later be scrutinized, literally moment by moment, by a future you, and future friends, as well as anyone else interested, and you’d all be looking for a number of qualities, especially patience, kindness, and love, during this game of games and test of tests called life, how might you treat the very next person you see after reading this Note?

The Universe
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Popcorn, anyone? Twizzlers, Silver? Ooh, watch… Ahhhhh…!

I normally try to tie the message imparted by the Big U into writing. Today, however, I want the message to impact real life, not the made-up lives of characters in books. Though, I’ve always maintained that there’s a lot to be learned from reading romances–for both sides of the aisle. Now I need to make a grocery run. I’m low on popcorn, Twizzlers, and dog treats. Oh. And coffee. I’m definitely going to need coffee if I’m going to find my patience, kindness, and love.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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4 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal Futures

  1. Dawn Morse says:


  2. Sorry I wasn’t here yesterday. I could’ve sworn I was headed over here. I must’ve gotten distracted. Not a hard thing these day… SQUIRREL!

    You’re smart to stay off social media. Sometimes I can only take it in short bursts before I have to walk away. And that’s after I’ve already unfollowed, blocked, or unfriended the most irritating people. But then, I see something worthwhile and it kind of makes it all better. This morning, it was a story about a kid who donated like 170 bikes to charity. There are more good people out there than bad. The bad just get more press. Screw them. :hugs:

    I hope you refilled your coffee stores and got plenty of popcorn and Twizzlers. Priorities, love, priorities. ;o)

    • Silver James says:

      I can’t do Twizzlers or popcorn except vicariously (stupid dentures), but we have soft cookies, lots of coffee, and I’m thinking there might be some ice cream buried in the freezer. Of course, it’s been there awhile so it’s probably not fit for consumption. 🤣

      Mainly, I’m just tired of the BS. I’m tired of the anger and hatred and gullibility (especially on the part of people I always thought of as intelligent). Of course, my own headspace doesn’t help. I’m working on that. Because there is good out there. It’s just getting harder and harder to find beneath all the detritus and BS. Life is tough enough without taking on outside carp. Right? 🙂

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