Monday, October 13, 2008

Changes---here there everywhere

Everywhere we turn it seems as if our world has been or is being turned upside down. We see this when we we experience our own personal tragedies be they caused by deaths, changes in one's health, a change in one's employment but now we are faced with changes of a much larger scale. The changes reach out and touch everyone, the entire world, they are coming from many directions it leaves one pondering what to do on a personal level to protect one---or can one? The changes are coming from the banks and the stock market and here we are at election time.

We hear from politicians each promising change. We really know little of what they will do---we can research their history and know where they stand on issues that are most important. Few of us can say we have or know any of the politicians on a first hand bases. In addition to the daily worries we have, we have watched any assets--we worked hard and struggled to build-----disappear. Yet all we hear is change----from politicians.Is there hope of recovering what has been lost anytime soon-----no.

But there is something we need to do and to help us with it I have chosen a quote to remind us:

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."~Christopher Reeve

He is right, it is a Choice...a Decision....Reeve embraced his challenges and his life, but he recognized that Hope was a skill that needed to be worked at daily. And in these times Embracing Hope is more important than dancing with please make certain you make the right choice and no matter which candidate you support make certain you vote. If you are like me and don't like long lines you might just want-----

Just Do IT!!!


Karen said...

It took a long time for me to realize that voting is a privilege, not just a right.

Christopher Reeve was such an incredible man who faced one of life's most toughest challenges. He kept fighting no matter what the odds. What a great example.

Changes are inevitable... let's pray that they're changes for the best.

Love ya, girlfriend!

Sally said...

I'm for sure gonna "do it" - I just don't know for who yet. It's mind boggling to say the least. Very good post, and again "welcome home". (HUGS)

steelcowboy said...

The changes in our world seem to be, I dunno, preordained sorta...

And yes, we must keep on keeping on.

Susan said...

Up here in Canada,
we had our national election yesterday. We got out and voted.
I am not a very political person and find it very difficult to choose. I find it is a matter of picking who I think is the least of the worst. I wish I could get out there and have some enthusiasm about who I was electing!
That is an inspiring quote by Reeve. But if I may be the devils advocate. He had loads of money to buy the services he needs. Ive seen people in similar condition who manage to keep a good attitude, but with the added burden of financial hardship.
Good post, and I will look forward to the outcome of the US elections!

Walker said...

When we vote we don't vote for our dream.
When we elect someone to be our leader we are fulfilling their dream and in their dream the world is as they see it not how we see it in our dreams.
That's where our dreams and reality fall apart.

phoenix said...

OMG!!!!!!!! Your backkkkkkkkk!!! Wahooooooooooo *does her best impression of the snoopy dance!* I missed you sooooo much, Lady! I am too excited to comment on the post... but Geeeze oh petes! I am glad to see you!

Brian said...

I am so happy to see you posting again! I've thought about you often over the past year.

Great point about voting...a unique privilege in a free society.

Cowboy Joe said...

You're back? ? ? It's really you??? OMGosh ! That's so coolllll...... Big huge hugs hon.

Wow. I've been checking and checking and then just about when I give up, there you are, I find you over on Phoenix' page. Wow...

big hugs and smiles

Gypsy said...

I absolutely love what Walker said about voting. I couldn't have put it better myself.

Christopher Reeve was an admirable man but his wife was even more so. They were two very brave and gutsy people.

I can't wait to hear all about what you've been up to over the past year. It's so good to see you hon.

Vickie said...

Thanks for the thought provoking comments---a very special thanks Phoenix and Joe who located me and welcomed me back before I had stopped in to visit with them.

Steelcowboy and Brian thanks for your visit. You gentlemen have are two men I have always greatly admired and respected.---It is truly my honor to call you my friends.