I rarely, if ever, agree with the far-right conservative nor the far-left liberal views. I know it's trendy these days to diss America, but as a proud and patriotic American, I kind of like this quote I received in an email ...
In case we find ourselves starting to believe all the anti-American sentiment and negativity, we should remember England's Prime Minister Tony Blair's words during a recent interview. When asked by one of his Parliament members why he believes so much in America, he said: "A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in... and how many want out."
Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you:
1. Jesus Christ
2. The American G. I.
One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
I've spent a lot of time in many countries; some democracies, some dictatorships and some in-between. The USA may have problems, but I'll put up with 'em any day compared to most places.
todAAy i AAm grAAteful & thAAnkful
that I took an old family friend (she and Mom have been friends for 53 years) to visit Mom on Saturday
for the great talk I had with that family friend (see above)
for dinner with the ghurls at our favorite Mexican eatery on Saturday eve before Lambda's Saturday Night Live, an AA Speaker Meeting
that I occasionally experience times of wanting to do the next wrong thing, but my recovery program usually doesn't allow me to do that
that I was able to stay in control and avoid panic when a vehicle spun out of control, then crossed the freeway and hit a guardrail only a couple of hundreds yards in front of me!
for Matt's new blog philosophy and appearance
for our last Roundup Committee meeting; the best part is yet to come
The purpose of life is not to be happy. The purpose of life is to matter, to be productive, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.
--Arthur H. Prince