Better late then never...or is it better to be never late....hummm...anyway
Well What I'm thankful for is:
My Healthy Life
Being Loved and the ability to give love and compation
Having the ability to Learn from lifes lessons
My Moments of Zen:
First Family Thanksgiving
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I could use this space and time to type about serious stuff going on in the world and the long laundry list President Obama will have to tackle, but I've had more then enough of that for one day. So I'm instead going to focus on a puppy video plea that realy made my day today...
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
It was 11/4/08, my nerves were already on edge I hadn't slept a full 6 hours in two days. Earlier that morning I stood in line for about an hour before the sun came up. There I was 10:30 pm, laying on the floor, pretending to be doing some homework with my eyes glued to the television screen. In the middle of my jittery nervous crazyness and obsession with watching the poll numbers come in my mom calls. She didn't want anything but the usual; needing assistance with sending an email with an attachment. As I was walking her through the steps I could hear cheering coming from the TV. In my nervous excitment i went to the Tv to see what other state was just won...but...wait... I see 284 electoral votes.
"Mom am I seeing that right?!
"What are you talking about? Let me go to the TV."
"Mom he got more then the needed 270 electoral votes to win! HE WON! HE WON! OH MY GOD! HE WON!! AAAGGHHHH!! AAAAGGGHHH!! AAGGGGHHHH!!
Some where in between screaming for joy and sobbing I lost connection with my mom and dropped to my knees. All the donating, volunteering, waiting in line to vote,sign holding, informing, emailing, canvassing, rallying by countless supporters paid off. Every tear that fell felt like a realease of the last eight years of frustration.
It took me a while to get my thoughts together to figure out how I wanted to express what I was feeling, but no words can even come close and I'm not even sure I've fully processed the history that has just been made. It's like I'm dreaming.
I look forward to seeing Barack and Michelle Obama in the white house with those adorable little girls.
I've found a few videos that help put this historic event in context.
A Night To Remember:
My Feelings Exactly
What The World Has Been Waiting For
Moments of Zen
HEE HEE HAHA!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
Politics of Change
I haven't dealt with topic to much. Better late then late then never. I've been a staunch Obama Supporter since last fall of 2007. Initially i thought it was going to be hard for me to chose between Obama and Clinton, but as the primaries dragged on it became clear. For my part I researched the voting records of both candidates and if neither of them came out with flying colors I had a third party and Rethuglican choice as a last resort. Obama for me was the only who's voting record matched his rhetoric on the trail. Another tool that I use, to judge the candidates by how they run their campaign. As the race ran on again the only candidate that came out on top was Obama. You gotta love candidate dubbed "No drama Obama". The icing on the cake is the fact that instead of spending time fear mongering and smearing he spoke mostly about the issues at hand. I never left a speech feeling angry and fearful, but hopeful for something better then what I had and I had the power to make that change.
Another thing that I truly love is the way they as a family love each other and show it. It's natural and radiates to everyone else around. Looking at them warms my heart.
The First Family
We've Got Work To Do
Stand By Me
Moments of Zen:
"Wassup!! Eight years Later"
Obama Is Here