Monday, October 31, 2016

Pick Your Corner

I've been registered and have voted every since I was 19, and will do so again 11-8-16. I'm not sure how I felt back then, having the right to do so; however, now I feel as if I'm a major part of something. Even if my candidate(s) of choice does not win, I know that just as many opposers went out with the same intentions. To be included.

It surprises me how many people have never voted. How many people aren't registered. Yet, those are the very people who stomp around saying, "The winner sucks". Or, "I demand a recount". Wow, no matter how many times a recount would be performed, there's no way at all, that a "sleeper", will aid in producing a better outcome. Which at this point, would be too late.

No, I'm not a very political person. Yes I dislike having so many phone solicitations and campaign flyer's crowd my mailbox. But I do read them, in an attempt to make a fair decision. I've even worked at polling sites well into the night. That was not a problem, I was making sure everyone was given fair honest recognition.

In conclusion, don't be so quick to yell foul, if you're not a part of the fight. Vote for someone, and maybe "your guy or gal" will be the next POTUS come 11/2016.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Ode To A Runner

I ran in grade shcool and was proven fastest in my day. My track coach once told me that I would make myself and her, very rich someday. Well that didn't happen; but none the less, I was indeed the fastest because I wanted to be. As with everything you hope to achieve in life... You have to want it.

I've given up a lot. On myself, my goals, some of my hopes and parts of my dreams. But never on life! I get sedentary at times, and watch as everyone else runs by. That must stop. It stops now!

I just finished watching a movie, "Miles From Nowhere"(Again).
I recall this quote...

They say that every morning in Africa, an Antelope wakes up.
It knows it must out run the fastest Lion or it will be killed.
Every morning in Africa, a Lion wakes up.
It knows it must run faster than the fastest Antelope
or it will starve.
It doesn't matter whether you're a lion or an antelope,
because when the sun comes up... you better be running.
                                                                    ~Author Unknown

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ahhh The Prettiness of Acknowledgements

So, my youngest daughter is always going above and beyond to make everyone happy. Her fiance, her children, me, her siblings, the co workers(she always takes in a card or gift whenever someone needs it, or to acknowledge their goings ons), other family members and... well, you get the gist of that part. She never seems to overly express disappointments. Holding it all in, almost as to not be a burden to anyone. Yeah, she gets frustrated, and she yells a bit, but for the most part, she keeps it moving.

Well she's not a burden at all. She's well loved and I felt she needed to know that, through a gentle expression of my love and appreciation.

I got her 1 dozen Roses, removed the petals from a few, to spread around her porch, leading past her truck and to my car, that was perfectly hidden behind it. I wanted the force of the opened door to vacuum the petals in and spark the initial curiosity. So I sat for nearly an hour waiting for her to walk out and toward my car, so I could hand her the bouquet and a bag filled with her favorite snacks, to enjoy on work breaks, lunches and whenever she just wanted a taste.

My intent was to buy her actual lunch from Subway, where I listened and documented one day, as I heard her place an order. I wanted to get it just right. I even went as far as slightly asking throughout the week, "Hey, do you have an allergy to Roses?"(she has an extensive list of newly found allergies, to foods, grass(that she often has to mow before work or on an off day, because other able bodied occupants had neglected to do so), trees, her dog, etc. "What time frame do you leave for work?" "Is that loose stray dog still hanging out in your yard"? (The loose dog would've been a deal breaker, forcing me to abort the house mission and do it all differently, and possibly involving her employer).

Longer story short, once she opened the door, followed the petals and realized what was going on, she was ecstatic! Shocked that I'd driven more than 20 miles across town without telling her I was coming. Especially being able to keep the secret, which I can never do. We hugged repeatedly and gave each other kisses to the cheeks. I told her that she is loved and appreciated. That no matter what it seems, this is just a fraction of what I needed her to know. God and her family genuinely loves her. Her good deeds do not go unnoticed and are highly appreciated.

No matter how small you may think your kind gesture or acknowledgement is, do it anyway. Tell them, show them anyway. Remember it's the little things that make the big impressions. That one person that seems to be the strongest, that may appear to have it all worked out, still needs to know that everything will be okay. That they are not alone, that you are seeing, listening and you care.

Monday, October 17, 2016


Seek approval from those that do not matter
Change yourself or your ways to satisfy another
Depend on other's to promote your happiness
Stoop to a subservient level to fit in
Expect everyone's opinion to coincide with yours
Bend from your position to purposely boost theirs
Hide your true self
Forget the enemy that they may resurface
Stop cushioning your heart
Quit loving yourself
Give up on your goals
Doubt that God loves you!