Food is powerful in ways of bringing humans together. One‘s soul, mind & body must be fed well in order to live well. Food, however is not our main component on this journey. Feeding the people our real life experiences, and perspectives on equality, love & justice while feeding our own souls with the same intent is our vision.
‘Said to have been penned by comedian George Carlin, the Dalai Lama, an unnamed Columbine High School student, and even to the elusive Anonymous, the true author of this essay is Dr. Bob Moorehead, a former pastor of Seattle’s Overlake Christian Church. This essay appears as “The Paradox of Our Age” in Words Aptly Spoken, Dr. Moorehead’s 1995 collection of prayers, homilies, and monologues‘
“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgement; more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness. We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life, we've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less. These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; big men and small character; steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw-away morality, one-night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the show window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.
Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember, to say "I Love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Give time to Love, give time to speak, give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.”
We challenge you all to make time to be kind.
We met Carrie at Watson Mill Bridge State Park. Her and husband have been camping for a long time and love the message we are spreading.
Cool blog and even cooler mission! Good to meet you today. Safe and Blessed Travels. - Carey Herron
we’ve been getting love along the way. Lots of honks, heart hands, and peace signs. Keep it coming. The Baurer’s 7points, Tennessee
It was so nice to meet you, even if it was super brief. You are doing awesome by spreading such love and a great message. ❤️ if you’re outside when we drive by, we will stop and say bye in person😀. Also if you need anything in Colorado, let us know. 🤗