Sunday, June 30, 2013

MY MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE

The idea for this post this post came from this article on Yahoo.  http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/message-found-bottle-97-years-under-water-goes-170210979.html;_ylt=A2KJ2PbSI85RAnMAmmLQtDMD  After I posted the link on Facebook, a friend asked what my message in a bottle would be.

2113, a century from now, I am trying to imagine what things will be like. The first thing that came to mind is that space travel is commonplace for ordinary citizens.  People will be zipping around in space like the Jetsons, discovering other life forms and learning from them.

No more typing on computer keyboards or using voice recognition software.  You’ll be able to use a computer by just looking at the screen.  The computer will be able to complete tasks for you by reading your mind.

Okay, I may have gone a little too far talking about the computer.  Here's what I hope is happening a century from now. I hope that all major diseases like cancer have been eradicated so that no one has to suffer anymore.  Disabilities are   a thing of the past.  I hope that all the people of the world are at peace with each other.

If I put a message in a bottle and threw it in the Missippi River and watched it float away. Here's what my message would be:

Remember those who came before you.  Their struggles made life better for you. I was here.  I did my best.  I'm not perfect.  I tried, failed and tried again.  Try, do your best.  That's all you can do.  You'll be okay.



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