a girl can dream….
a girl can dream….
It’s almost that time….All I want to eat is cheeseburgers and Oreos, I’m pissy and feel like I could cry for no reason at the drop of a hat. I hate being a girl.
haha, but seriously.
I’m not going to get into a political rant. But I will say this; I cried tears of joy when Barack Obama was re-elected last night. Dear, sweet Lord, thank you.
And I just wanted to share a few quotes from the President-Elect’s speech that I really loved. I stayed up to watch most of the coverage last night. But really sat down and watched his speech this morning. Which lead to my reading the transcript afterward. And, although it was incredibly written and strong from one sentence to the next, these three sent a chill through my body:
“America’s never been about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us together through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of self-government. That’s the principle we were founded on.”
”What makes America exceptional are the bonds that hold together the most diverse nation on earth. The belief that our destiny is shared; that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations. The freedom which so many Americans have fought for and died for come with responsibilities as well as rights. And among those are love and charity and duty and patriotism. That’s what makes America great.”
“We are greater than the sum of our individual ambitions, and we remain more than a collection of red states and blue states. We are and forever will be the United States of America. And together with your help and God’s grace we will continue our journey forward and remind the world just why it is that we live in the greatest nation on Earth.”
I love this country and believe in it whole-heartedly. I believe in the foundation it was built upon. I believe American has made the right decision this election year. And I believe by the grace of the good Lord, and the leadership of President Obama, this country will progress.
Here’s to tomorrow….
[Disclaimer: Italics, bold and underlining in quotations added by myself]
And it sort of saddens me that some (maybe more than some) don’t realize that.
Today is Election Day 2012. This is a HUGE election on so many levels. The middle class will be greatly impacted by this election. Older generations have a lot at stake. America’s youth; us “twenty-something’s” busting our asses off every day have a lot at stake. WOMEN have a lot at stake. Mothers, fathers. Sons and Daughters. Old and Young. Americans.
Every teeny, tiny aspect of our lives will be influenced by whoever inhabits the Oval Office in DC. And this is why it is so inherently crucial that everyone goes out and votes.
I understand a lot of people don’t like politics. Nor care for the banter that comes along with an election year. But keeping abreast of the issues, and platforms of the candidates is so important. I hope Americans spent enough time cutting through the “he’s bad because” and really learned what each candidate will do when and if they take office. “Trickle down” is a term we’ve heard far too often this year. But ANYTHING that EITHER candidate will do in office WILL trickle down and affect each and every one of us.
So to those who gripe on Facebook about political rantings of friends and family; and those who out rightly state “I don’t care.” Do us who do care a favor, be quiet. [Or, leave the country.] We live in the greatest, most Blessed nation in the WORLD. And if you have an issue with how this country is run, or the first amendment that so many of us exercise, please, keep it to yourself. Because if something occurs within this nation that you don’t like, you’ll have no room to complain. You didn’t feel it necessary to go out and exercise your right to say “THIS IS BEST FOR MY COUNTRY.” America is my home, your home. And will forever be the land of the free. So as a free soul, please, go out and VOTE.
Your voice DOES matter.
[Anddddd, total side note, if you are a NASCAR fan, please go to www.mostpopulardriver.com and vote for this year’s MPD. Ballots for the final 10 drivers can be cast until November 18th. Not as important as the POTUS but still, holds a place in my heart! Hehe]
allowing someone the power to destroy you.
But trusting them not to.
I wish I could bottle this feeling. Because I know it won’t last forever.
Standing on the edge of everything you dream about is such an adrenaline rush.
Quick morning rant [you’ll have those occasionally]
I really get perturbed when I hear a guy, or a girl for that matter, say “I don’t know what I would do without you.”
Yes, yes you do know. You did it for 20-some-odd years before that person. And in the event that your relationship ends, which given society’s track record recently it probably will, you’ll be able to keep on living.
Aren’t relationships supposed to be two people, living and achieving together? TWO PEOPLE. Two ndividuals. Not a morphed conglomerate that can’t function in everyday life without their “counter-part?”
Maybe not, I don’t know. I’m not an expert. I just call it like I see it.