Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Let There Be

Let there be laughter.

and icy cold drinks to chill you!

and thank you for so many delicious, yummy goods to sweeten us!

"At times the world may seem an unfriendly and sinister place,
 but believe that there is much more good in it than bad.  
All you have to do is look hard enough, and what might seem to be a series of unfortunate events
 may in fact be the first steps of a journey."
Lemony Snicket

What we all have in common is
Sailing the seas together
a communion of souls.

Adventures help to
Keep our innocence flowing.

we empower
and embark 
live innocently and humbly
never belittle
(because that would just be wrong)
we live life out loud.

Let the hunt begin!
Absorb all that is right in front of you.

The big discussion.Speaking of discussions like the controversy surrounding the recent Pokemon Go adventures.

So, my thoughts on the popular Pokemon Go are this.

My children grew up with Pokemon so I'm very familiar with it.  I've decided to ignore any negative publicity because let's face it, we'll never ever escape negativity in life.  But, you should see our lunchroom at work which is buzzing with positive vibes, laughter and lots of Gotcha! Among other lighthearted things. (Way better than the recent weeks of rehashing horrid shootings around the world.)

Not that they aren't important, but folks have been going far overboard through it all.
Once again there's laughter. 
Now for the reasons I like the game.
 The one main feature that holds me captive is all 
the detailed information about landmarks and other things surrounding any given location you happen to be visiting while playing along.
Yes, there are things on Pokemon that aren't presented on Google Earth.

Like this cool statue.

"Take my hand." 

But there isn't any sign that describes the meaning behind this statue.  Now instead of searching long periods on Google, I click on the statue in the game and presto, the photo pops up with information regarding it.
Well, there are other goodies to collect as well!

Cool right? 

It's called-
Shared Success Statue.

Gosh just imagine you could travel to an unfamiliar place and not need any travel books, if you were playing Pokemon Go.

Okay there is one selfish thing that I truly enjoy which is having my grandson along side of me pointing out, "Look over here, and see this place and that place. Who knew we could play and learn while bonding together!

Of course we still read books too.

"A wonderful fact to reflect upon
that every human creature
is constituted to be that profound secret
and mystery to every other."
Charles Dickens

"Laughter is inner jogging."

Let there be always more places to investigate!

Wired or unwired.

Thanks for stopping by and take good care of you!
You are very special!


Elephant's Child said...

Love and laughter are gifts aren't they? As is learning.

Mike@Bit About Britain said...

You are so right, Karen. There is so much tragedy it's sometimes easy to - and all too understandable - forget all the good, wonderful, things - and that most people aren't evil. We should remember the things that we are lucky to have - easy to take them for granted - and we certainly shouldn't forget to laugh! Love that statue - it doesn't need a caption - every town should have one. Thank you!

Martin Hodges said...

There is a weight of inescapable sadness in the world, just now, but it'll only get heavier if we abandon humour and turn a blind eye to all that's precious, right under our noses. A good, positive, upbeat post, Karen.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad you're seeing positive results. :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am sure you share many adventures and laughter with your grandson. I have not been following the new Pokemon game, not sure what it is about? If it gets people outside it is a good thing! I love the statue and the inspiring quotes. Thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) Lovely photos of your grandson, and I love the statue.
Recently I heard about teenagers who suffer from anti-social behaviour, a real mental illness, and also young people who suffer from that mental disorder, fear of the outdoors, being helped by the new Pokemon game. It was discovered that it made them more curious in discovering new locations and a desire to get outside and see them for real. A very positive side to the game for sure.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

...and bees!

Sweet pics of the family, Karen.

Cloudia said...

You are a brightness in my life, Karen. You must be such a blessing to the children! Much Aloha dear <3

Cloudia said...

Just realized today: Mature fruit - and people - are the SWEETEST!

humbird said...

Love, absolutely love this curiosity inspired by game. Adore the statues "Holding hands" and "Sharing" also not bad.
You are blessed to have so much time with your grandson! Thanks for your kindness and love!

Debbie said...

you have such a great way of staying happy and looking at everything in a positive light. i like that and try to do the same. a fun, happy post and i enjoyed it!!!

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