Friday, November 11, 2016

Lesson 449: If You're Reading This

Welcome weekend.
You couldn't have come soon enough this week.
Eloise is very, very tired from one too many late nights this week.

This blog fell on Veteran's Day this year.

Veterans Day 2016

Thank you for your service, Dad!

For those of you still reading this blog, 
another big thank you is extended to all of you who turned out to vote on Tuesday.

Rumor has it that many have given up the screen for awhile
due to political posting against their own personal opinions.

So, if you are still hanging in,
here is what I've been up to this week,
and some of my observations regarding the 2016 Presidential Election.

Last Saturday, 
when the fall in Erie was pretty
and people were hopeful for the country in which we live,
I headed out to a west side park for a morning workout.

I spied with my little eye,

beauty all around me that day.

From the leaves,

to the lake,

to the lamppost.

My heart soared with gladness like a gull in flight.

And then came Tuesday.

If you're reading this,
you'll agree from past reading experience
 that Eloise is pretty open minded about most things.
Sometimes it's tough for this old girl to choose a side
when you sit atop the fence and can clearly see for miles in either direction.

My political affiliation:

Some broken things need fixed in this country.
From displays of human behavior
and public remarks both spoken and written this past week,
we are furthering our divide.

Lincoln knew what our likely downfall would be as a Nation. We are losing our grandchildren's freedom! One day they will fight and shed blood for what we have already! Unless Americans don't start to fight back and make their voices be heard a free America is lost! A couple of Democrats have admitted they want to make America Socialistic. America is lost!:

How can we keep from destroying ourselves?

Good quote.. this President mightily disappointed his own Party to do right by America.. and got assassinated..sad #politics:

President Obama,

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President-Elect Trump,

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and Hillary Clinton 

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all reminded us on Wednesday that we are all Americans
and that we all need to work together to unite a divided nation.

Ellen DeGeneres reminded her viewers 
that we are more alike than we are different.

It's hard to find the "sameness" in people if we are constantly labeling ourselves
and adhering so tightly to a certain group.

The Exit polls have defined us.
How do you measure up?
For an interesting look at how voters responded immediately after exiting the voting booths,
click the link below

If you're reading this,
here is your weekend homework:
go outside for a walk.  
Just a simple walk.
Clear your heads and refocus.
Enjoy the now,
and spend a little time planning what YOU can do next.
Set a goal.
Set a standard.
Help someone.
Help yourself.

Be the neighbor you want to live next to.
Do unto others.
Be the AmerICan we can all be proud of.

If you're reading this,
listen to If You're Reading This, by my favorite,
Tim McGraw.

It was recorded back in his thicker days,
with a few less years on his timeline
and a few more pounds on his frame.

I consider this to be one of his top 5 songs of all times.

Perfect for this Veteran's Day blog post.
Enjoy the song,
if you're still reading this, that is.

Proud and Hopeful AmerICan

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