Saturday, April 19, 2014

Morning Thoughts---Easter and Rebirth


I am going to try to put an end to my thoughts about this locked gate and razor wire. I have done everything that I could think of to try to get it to open up again but nothing has worked. It did the opposite. Stirred up a hornet's nest of angry responses from people who were responsible for putting it up!

I went before the board with my elderly landlord and a note from the doctor about my recent ankle surgery. They voted NO to giving me a key. I wrote about it on my blog and tried to appeal to their compassion but apparently there is none available for my problems. Just jeering at my discomfort (boohoo) and threats....

I give up..... But I am not moving out of my home. I have just moved upstairs and I have a lovely place to live, for very low rent.   And Chico lives here. I cannot take him away from his owner. I will have to just accept the fact that I am going to have to walk so much further to get anywhere and accept the fact that I can no longer easily walk to the lake, no more walks along the water to the Lake Chapala Society.  No more morning walks with my best friend and her dog.  Much less walking into town as those extra blocks, especially in this heat, are too difficult for me with my bad ankle. It is still healing from the recent surgery.

Anyway, this is the end of my mentioning the fence.....  I keep getting nasty e mails from the same woman who answered me in the first place and I am just spamming them now. She no longer can have any space on my blog or in my heart. I am doing the best I can to overcome my anger about the situation and about the nasty e mails.... Anger only hurts me. It changes nothing.

I thought there would have been some compassion from the powers that put up the fence if they could see how it impacted people but I see now that no amount of begging or complaining will change things. I need to learn this lesson in ACCEPTANCE from the Mexicans.  Generally, they are very good at accepting unacceptable situations. They flow past the negative and focus on the important things, like family and love.

 Money is power!  I had forgotten that in my pleas for understanding. Mexicans don't forget. They have no forum where they could even complain. At least I had that, my blog.  I am grateful that I had a chance to express what was going on with me because of the fence, even though it wasn't received with any compassion and nothing has changed. At least I had a voice. Most Mexicans do not have that. But they go on with their lives. They ignore the injustices. They are happy.

 Easter is a big holiday here. Lots of families come for picnics along the water.  Easter has always represented a time of rebirth to me. Especially in the States where the winter is ending and flowers are coming out and the days are warmer. I need to focus on a rebirth of my good feelings for Mexico and Ajijic and let the negative die.   HAPPY EASTER everyone.


14 comments:

  1. And a Happy Easter to you, as well. The Messiah is risen.

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  2. Wishing you a Happy Easter, Patricia! Springtime has finally arrived in central Virginia....trees and some tulips and daffodils blooming!
    I spent one Easter in Mexico...a special memory!
    Hugs,
    Karen in VA

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    1. Hi Karen, Thank you. Happy Easter to you too. I bet it is beautiful there. It is beautiful here but we don't really have much of a winter so spring doesn't seem special. p

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  3. Happy Easter, Patricia! Remember, just like Christ, you will rise above the negativity being aimed at you!

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    1. Thank you Sue. Happy Easter to you too. p

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  4. Felices Pascuas...I love your attitude!

    Peter Dominguez from Chicago/Aurora IL

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  5. Thank you so much Peter. I appreciate the encouragement. p

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    1. Thank you Joni, I appreciate your good wishes. p

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  7. Happy Easter, Pat. And happy new beginning.
    Not sure how this will all work out, but I have confidence with your new perspective, you will find a way. You don't seem to be the sort of person who just sits by and helplessly takes whatever happens, so no reason to think that will change now. Things have a way of working out even if we can't predict it. I'll bet it will.

    JimS.
    Seattle

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    1. Hi JimS. Thank you for your vote of confidence in me... That makes me feel good on this beautiful morning. Have a great day. P

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  8. Sometimes surrendering is all you have as an option. Like Jesus, look how he suffered and he was reborn from being brutally beaten down. You just have to look to your Faith in how to surrender and move forward in whatever way you can. I like the way you mention it as a rebirth, and how your situation reminds me of all the evil doers that had no compassion for the Lord and carried no understanding of his teachings. On a much smaller scale and different agenda of course, but morally similar in not being heard or having compassion for those who think differently, all you can do is accept and let go, and let God handle it from here.

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    1. Thank you for that encouraging comment. I appreciate that. p

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