Friday, November 23, 2012

Go out and share some thankful

The turkey did me in. So for the full effect, pretend today is Thanksgiving.  It should be every day, anyway. Thank you very much.

Rosebud Photos
On this day we stop and think of what we are thankful for.  Most all of us say we are thankful for our friends, family if we've got them, extended family, and usually realize we have way more than many. This warmth needs to stay with us each and every day. We should spread this love around the world, in continued hopes of finally achieving the peace we so deserve and were meant to have when our Maker blessed us with this beautiful garden called Earth. To my friends near, far and in my home, you have a special place in my heart. Love to all. Now go out and share some thankful.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Faith of love, understanding, and compromise ... let's get past the divisions

*note* I first posted this on facebook a few days ago, and I've gotten some very interesting comments, so I decided to post it in a bigger arena and see what transpires. Enjoy. Or maybe not. All commentary welcome.

Somehow many seem to have forgotten the one only commandment we were given, in any and all religions: Love. And one my father, Rev. John Dowd (who was a heck of a lot lot smarter than most people I have ever met, and very happy and blessed he raised me, rather than the blood who did not want me), ... Grace. Simple stuff really. And if you don't get it, that's your problem. I am tired of the divisional 
bullshit. Either choose to work together and bring our country together. Or get out of the way, so that those who do care can make it happen. Catch my drift? I surely pray you do.

As a side, I am sooooo reminded how lucky I was to have a father and a man like John Dowd teach me what it was all about. To not ignore those did not understand, but to know it is my charge to try and help them. But if they could not grasp the simple faith of love, understanding, and compromise, ..... well, then just leave them be. That is their problem.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A great big THANK YOU to Veterans of all ages who served/serve our beloved United States of America... Thank you for putting your life on the line to make sure ours are safe. And for reminding us all that in this Country, no man or woman is of any lesser value than another. To the Veterans no longer with us, you are loved and missed, but never forgotten; you paved the way. To those who serve now, we thank, honor and will support you when needed. To those who are looking forward to the day when you can serve, thank you for keeping the hope and the belief in the equality of each of us alive. To all, I salute you.