Politics

So Glad 2 Be An American Girl


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Politics

Knowing Your Own Limits –


Although he did this VOLUNTARILY but he did not know what he was getting into….. I can think of other ways PERSONALLY to make the world or at least parts of it knowledgable of things that are done RIGHT or WRONG ….

without ME experiencing traumatic events like this – kudos to Mos Def for doing this and I am glad that they REALLY SHOWED how he broke down and could not continue on with this process…. being a soldier who is TRAINED to deal with this type of stuff and become numb to it..sets them up as an EMOTIONAL BASKETCASE when they return home to their families…

When you are trained everyday to NOT SHOW EMOTIONS – trust me it spills out onto other things in your life regardless if you are no longer in the military or not –  this type of behavior cannot be turned on and off like a light switch because if it could…..there wouldnt be so many post traumatic stress cases within our social service and veteran hospitals today –

America is something……. I don’t know what “that something” is yet…

 

Politics

So Weird!!!


 

A young Kenyan mother has named her newly born twin boys after the U.S. president-elect and his defeated Republican challenger.

Millicent Owuor, 20, gave birth to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Wednesday at the Siaya District Hospital in southwest Kenya, according to the Standard.

Owuor told the Kenyan news outlet her sons’ names will always remind her of the election in the United States.

The hospital is near the village of Kogelo, where where President Barack Obama’s father was born and where his 90-year-old step-grandmother, Sarah Obama resides.

Residents of Kogelo emphatically celebrated Obama’s victory as results from the United States were reported.

Shouts of “Hail our Kogelo son” and “Obama is coming, open the road for him” rang through the air as locals blew vuvuzelas horns in celebration, the Standard reports.

“If Obama did not win, I believe most projects here would stall,” Joseph Onyango told the Kenyan media outlet.

Kenyans hope Obama’s reelection will harken a fresh start with U.S. relationships with Kenya, Reuters reports.

Obama visited sub-Saharan Africa just once during his first four years – a stop of less than a day in Ghana, according to Reuters.

If Obama does visit Kenya, maybe baby Barack can meet his namesake, and baby Mitt meet the U.S. President.

Inspiration

A “Peaceful” Message –


Peacefulness is an inner sense of calm – it comes from becoming still – in order to reflect and meditate on our inner wisdom and receive answers. A peaceful heart is one that is free from worry and trouble. It’s becoming quiet so we can look at things quietly so we can more clearly understand them and thus come up with creative solutions. It is learning to live in the present.

There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time and let them pass through the day slowly and evenly, as do the grains of sand passing through the narrow neck of the hourglass, then we are bound to break our own physical
 and mental structure.

Peace comes from living in the moment and looking for the good in others. Peacefulness comes from facing our fears and letting them, trust that things will turn out all right. Peacefulness is also a way of approaching conflict with others so no one is made wrong. Everyone wins because we then work to find a peaceful solution.

If half a century of living has taught me anything at all, it has taught me that nothing can bring you peace but yourself. God granted us the ability to CHOOSE what and who we want in our “living space” mental space….spiritual space….physical space…and emotional space.

The SOLUTION is this >>> stop making room for things that DON’T matter!

Parenting

More Soccer


Why is he acting as if  he is sooo tired……… This day has been soo long for me not him! It seems like all I do is pick up and drop off now days!

Hey, I dont know how in the world that I find the time to do ANY of the things that I do….  but to see Jared’s buddy and their coaching assistant every weekend makes it all worth it….. Good clean fun! 

Seeing kids having fun brings all parents joy – they do not realize how blessed they are to enjoy life while they are young! No responsibilities etc!

Another soccer mom who shares so many similar stories as raising her son alone! Just when you think that only certain cultures go through things..lo and behold – God will surely shock you!  She is the first generation out of 10 to ever divorce her husband and raise her family on her own! I said wow!

 Usually the Indian, Italian, Islam and other cultures that are not American are groomed to STAY in whatever type of marriage they have.

Just glad that I am able to put my son in various activities! Single Moms rock!