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Life, Universe,and Lunch

“Perhaps,” stated Johnson a bit too loudly for the coffee cafe they were seated in, “Perhaps, you just need to think a little better.  I mean, 42? Really not the answer to everything.”

Keldon didn’t stutter, shake, or even nod; he merely put his coffee on the table, the steam swirling in to the cooled air.

“Are you so sure?”

“Of course, I am.  For instance, it is not the answer to the question, “How many pizza slices will I need for dinner?”

“That depends,’ Keldon spoke as he, once again, picked his cup and lifted it for a sip.

“How can it, possibly, depend?”

Keldon looked around at the audience, many of whom were intent on hearing his answer.

“If you are going to buy slices for everyone here right now, 42 would be just about right.”

“That’s ridiculous!  That wasn’t the question.”  People around nodding their heads.

“Or, perhaps, it is and you just aren’t asking the right question.”

With that, Keldon motioned the waitress over for a large order.


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I am…Something Great!

No, I am not a megalomaniac, nor an egotist, and I am not crazy (well, that one may be up for debate).  It has been a simple revelation.  I saw a YouTube video this morning that was all about connectedness.  Then I watched one by Emma Watson when she spoke to the UN about gender equality.  Before that, my son and I watched “In and Out” (fabulous movie, btw).  All of those things and more helped me come to this conclusion.

You see, I am Great…I am something Great…mostly because I am part of something Great!  That Great thing is life and the world and the universe.  Everything God has made and woven together for us.  I am a part of that.  So, that makes me Great.

When I get down (and it happens), I can look at the facts of all the times I should have died – my stroke, almost falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon, tripping and hanging over the ledge of an eight-story building, and others – and didn’t.  That tells me (because luck and coincidence just don’t cut it) I am around for a reason. It’s not that God isn’t finished with me; it’s that I still have things to do.  I am around because I am needed.  I may not know where or when or even why, but that doesn’t matter.  I am needed and I will help.  We are all connected.

And, since we are all connected, let me tell you the other great news:  YOU are something Great, too!!!

That’s right – you.  I am, you are, they are, we all are – the universe (God) needs us to help each other and to bring about change.  You may not feel important.  In fact, you may feel as if you are a drain on the world and not worth the time – BUT – that’s simply not true!  You are important, you count, you have value…there are dozens of ways to say it, but the bottom line is that you are important.

If you still don’t feel that way, then change!  Yep, simply decide you are important and begin thinking of yourself that way.  Each time you feel those doubts, remember – you are Great!

Take something and put it around your wrist – use it to remind you that you are great.

This post, as usual, took off a bit from what I originally tried to say, however, I always allow for it to happen.  That’s life and this post may be my importance to someone who really needs to read all this.

Contact me via email if you want to talk in detail or privately; otherwise, let’s see the comments!!!



FSF – Five Sentence Fiction – “Fabric” 8/17/2013 PG13

Five Sentence Fiction – Fabric

What it’s all about: Five Sentence Fiction is about packing a powerful punch in a tiny fist. Each week I will post a one word inspiration, then anyone wishing to participate will write a five sentence story based on the prompt word.

The word does not have to appear in your five sentences, just use it for direction.

This week:  Fabric

Read my story, then click on the pic above to go to the list of the rest!!!





By Scott L Vannatter

Jose held the material up and tried to peer through the ruggedness and the many colors.

Sandra took a moment and tried to pose her question before asking her what she was doing.

“Well, understand that this is my first time ever to hold some fabric of the universe and I think I have folded it wrong so that several of the planets with water and other liquids have spilled into some stars and now there is a black hole in the center of it all.”

“That’s okay, Jose, you have just verified the latest theory of all those scientists on Earth.”

“Okay, good, ‘cuz I don’t think that Chlorox is gonna get this one clean without a lot of other problems!”

Beauty lies within yourself

The only impossible journey in life is you never begin!! ~Tanvir Kaur


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