Archive for September, 2008
Where’s the “can do” attitude that built this country. We need an over haul of the American Spirit, in my opinion.
I know the economic situation is complicated and there is no easy solution, but the thought of more and more regulation by the government really makes me uncomfortable.
Capitalism isn’t perfect, but I love it. I love the freedom to create opportunity, work on my own ideas, build my own business, assume the risks and reap the rewards. And if I fail, I pay the price for playing the game. That’s the natural cycle of capitalism, albeit painful at the moment.
We are headed for Socialism at the rate we are going. If that’s what you want, fine, but personally, I love the entrepreneurial spirit that made this country the wealthiest nation in the world.
I pray that we don’t, for some sense of false security, end up killing the goose that lays the golden egg.
This is still the greatest country to live in, so whether you’re Democrat or Republican, Socialist or Capitalist, the most important thing to do is to get involved and make a positive difference wherever you are.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Where’s the gas? Long lines, panic, and police………….did we wake up in 1973?
The best explanation I have been able to get is this: The hurricanes caused reduced production and the pipelines that feed our area are operating at some reduced capacity. And it could be up to a week before things will be back to “normal”.
I am realizing, on a very personal level after today, that apparently “normal” means an absolute dependency on a few politically unstable, unbalanced, and hostile nations who hate us.
Oh, great. What a relief, the comforting news that things will get back to normal.
I would like to challenge us all afresh to seek a new freedom from fossil fuels. Let us open our minds to more creative solutions, even if it means, God forbid, we have to change the way we do a few things.
Maybe you’ve already started. Share it with us so we can too.
I’m thinking going on horseback might be fun.
I attended a gathering last night with my daughter who loves to dance. When the music began to play and the dance floor opened, she lit up.
She danced and swayed uninhibited by anything going on around her. No thoughts of , ” maybe I’ll look stupid” or ” what will the others think”. Nope, she induldged herself in every thrilling moment just for her own enjoyment.
When was the last time you and I grabbed a moment in life and squeezed every ounce of the thrill out of it unemcumbered by the rest of the world?
Sounds good to me.
Rare and precious is the find of a true friend.
One that listens with a gentle ear.
One that holds your confidence but not a grudge.
One that , tho’ it has been months, welcomes your call as if it were only days.
One that sincerely desires the best of all life has to offer you.
One always ready to pack an empty hole in your ego with encouraging word.
This is the kind of friend with whom you are knit together through an unseen power of which you cannot put into words.
If you know this friend. If this is a friend of yours.
I don’t have to tell you how precious it is. You know where lasting wealth lies.
But ain’t it nice to be reminded.
You know that favorite dish you have? Yea, the one that’s seasoned, cooked, and served just the way you like. Don’t you get so excited and think you could eat every bite of it. It hits the spot and you love it.
Well, it seems we all have a favorite way to have love, attention, and affection served to us too.
This weekend I had the challenge of figuring out my daughter’s taste buds for love and attention. She has been quite disruptive at school and her teacher felt it was driven by her desire for attention, even if it was negative. So, I have come to realize my child needs praise and quality time spent with her.
There’s a book called “The Five Love Languages” that is worth reading if you have a loved one you can’t seem to “serve it up right” to, or maybe, you’ll learn something new about yourself.
Relationships are difficult enough. If we can do anything to shed a little light on them, I say, “serve it up”. All it probably amounts to anyway is a small shift in how we express ourselves to the other person.
Has anyone else read it? What did you think?