Make hay while the sun shines
It’s an old saying. But it’s still true. “Make hay while the sun shines” means to make the best of opportunity while it lasts. But these days there are huge amounts of doomsdayers and naysayers who’d rather burn that hay and dance gleefully around the fire. And sing out joyfully to theirs gods of selfishness.
You can still make hay while the sun shines even in the middle of chaos.
But you need wisdom. And that’s not the same thing as how book smart or street smart you are. Wisdom isn’t taught in any government schools. From kindergarten to college. And, sadly, it’s not passed on through generations in most homes. So, it’s gonna take some effort, on your part, to get wisdom. And then use it instead of the nonsense trying to pass itself off as education these days.
Because it’s only wisdom that can help you keep your head while others are losing theirs. (borrowing a bit from one of my favorite poets, Rudyard Kipling)
If you’re an American, I’m pretty sure you understand I’m sharing a thinly veiled analogy about our current virus crisis. And it’s because here in Colorado (and several other states) the local governments are seeing fit to basically shut a lot of businesses down. Because, unfortunately, many (if not most) of the government “officials” have no wisdom. Especially when it comes to economics.
As a good friend of mine often says, “Ideas have consequences.”
So, be sure your ideas have good consequences. If you can’t see the big picture and how actions affect others, you shouldn’t be in charge of anything or anyone else but you. And I’d be concerned for you, too. Because you’ll have to suffer your own consequences even if no one else does. (which isn’t likely because your consequences almost always affect somebody)
OK, there’s your mission for the day. Get wisdom. And get wise to the selfish deeds of others. Otherwise (See what I did there?) you’ll find yourself left with only the victim card to play.
While the sun shines you can make hay,
Or just burn hay and hide away.
It’s your choice what you’ll do today.
But the WISE choice is to make hay.
Grab some Merch
Or how about some music for kids
Don’t forget to tip your RhymeTender on the way out.