A Few Thoughts

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My faith in humanity has been restored…well, mostly. We have much work to do!

I’ve lost a lot of friends in the past 4 years. Not because of a difference of opinion, but because I was berated and ridiculed for mine, or told I was wrong, or that I just didn’t know something. I will not ever tolerate that shit again. I still have a few Republican friends who are mature enough to express their opinion without tearing down someone else’s. I don’t care about another person’s political affiliation. I care about their actions and their words. Trump has brought so much ugliness out of people and has done so much damage. Regardless of anything good his base thinks he’s done, he’s done more damage than anything else. It’s time for that to end and for us to try to heal this broken country’s heart.

I was sitting in front of the tv when the news broke of Biden’s win. Tears of joy, I tell you! I know that Joe Biden is not the answer to all of the problems in this country anymore than Trump was the answer, but I know that Biden has enough intelligence to listen to scientists and other experts in their fields in order to make decisions for our country. Will he make mistakes? Definitely. He’s human. Will he lie and spin the truth every single time he opens his mouth? No. He has more integrity than that and I have hope… For the first time in 4 years, I have hope for this country!

I’ve not written in so long it was difficult for me to write this post, but with some practice (and some healing) I will get back to my old self again! I hope you’re all doing well. Please be kind to one another! 

Peace & Love, 

aunt-debbie

 

45 Reasons…

In March of this year, I began writing an extensive post titled, “45 Reasons NOT To Reelect Trump.” After hour upon hour of research and fact-checking, I realized that I had 75 reasons and FACTS, which greatly surpassed the 45 intended, so I stopped. Since then, that list of reasons has surely doubled, if not tripled. I just don’t have the energy to keep up. 

12 days from now we go to the polls, and many have already voted via early voting or mail-in ballots. I pray that Joe Biden can pull this off because, in my opinion, we are worse off now than we have been in decades and Trump has had a huge hand in that. He has brought out the worst in us. He has lied to the American people time and time again. He downplayed a virus that has killed over 200,000 Americans and we are nowhere close to seeing an end. We are lacking competent leadership and while some may be asking if Joe Biden is up to the task, I think he is. I know he would do a better job than Trump. In fact, my 12 year old grandson would do a better job than Donald J. Trump.

I’m just tired of listening to a whiny-ass, adolescent, bully of a man pretending to be President of this great country. When things don’t go his way, he attacks people. When someone disagrees with him, he fires them. Instead of answering the tough questions, he has a tantrum and walks away. We need a President who answers the tough questions because that’s his job! During this pandemic, he left decisions to individual states’ governors. We need a President who LEADS, not one who passes the buck. We don’t need one who resorts to name-calling and attacks on his opponent’s family members. We need a strong, yet kind LEADER, not one who is constantly playing the blame-game.

I could go on and on but I don’t have the energy. 2020 has drained me. I have lost faith in people that I thought I knew. And it goes way beyond a difference of opinion. When someone you adore makes racist remarks or says something without empathy or compassion, it rips my heart apart. I have to remove myself from their orbit. That’s all there is to it. I have to save my own sanity.

You may think, “Damn Liberal,” “Libtard,” or whatever, which makes you just as childish as Trump. This is not a ‘party’ issue. I am a Democrat BUT I have voted Republican. I vote based on FACTS and RECORDS. I vote based on who I think would do a better job. I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 and I won’t vote for him in November. 

I look forward to the day of strong leadership, complete sentences, more working than tweeting, and more empathy and compassion. I look forward to NO MORE Trump TV, and a POTUS who knows his facts, supports science, doesn’t mock a soul. I look forward to a President who respects others, regardless of their skin color, religion, status, or job. 

Honestly, I don’t think this country can take 4 more years of Donald Trump. Off to watch the debate. Last time, 5 minutes was all I could handle.

My Goals For 2020

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. I have never once kept a resolution in my life. I tend to pick things that are unrealistic so I stopped when I was in my 30’s, but I can still set some small goals for myself. I made a list of things that I need or want to do for me. Some are very simple and some will take more effort, but I’m going to do my best! These are in random order, typed as they came to me.

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❣ I’ll write in my blog more, start writing that cookbook I’ve been promising to write, and finish my short story “Spike” because after all, I started it when I was 22 years old.

❣ I will exercise more. I’ve been trying to walk more and using my Air Walker at least 5 times a week. I’ve started out slowly because of my pain level and mobility issues.

❣ It’s about time the spare bedroom is used as a bedroom instead of a storage room. I’ll do a little decluttering every few days, and throw a LOT of stuff away.

❣ I will continue on my weight loss journey and with the support of the gals over at Weigh to be Healthy, I just might get to where I need to be! You can join this private group, too! We are a very supportive bunch and we want to see each other succeed, no matter what health issues we have or what our goals are!

❣ I will keep a gratitude and affirmations journal. I take things for granted, as we all do, but if I write down what I am grateful for each day, I will be more grateful. I will be more aware of what I have and what I can do instead of being focused on what I don’t have or what I can’t do. The affirmations will change my mindset, and allow more positivity into my life.

❣ I will spend less time on Facebook. It’s just exhausting anymore when it used to be fun. People can be so rude and hateful. They are too quick to judge and try to impose their beliefs or their opinions on everyone else.

❣ I will drink more water because I guess 2 quarts of tea per day isn’t the same thing. Haha. I hate water. I’d rather drink tea!

❣ I will cook more and with the help of my new Instant Pot, I think I can achieve this quite easily. I’ve already made several things in it and it’s all been edible, so that’s something! I can put a little more thought into meal planning and making my own “freezer meals.”

❣ I will eat breakfast in the mornings. It really is hard for me to do that because ever since I was a teenager, I have skipped breakfast. I’m just not that much into breakfast foods. I’m never hungry first thing in the morning either.

❣ I will read more. Lordy, I need to finish the 3 books I started a few months back and never finished. I get lazy. My eyes get tired. I can’t sit still. I used to read all the time! I don’t know why I stopped.

❣ I’d like to learn a new skill. I don’t know what yet. Maybe I’ll take another online class or learn how to play guitar. I could try a new language but…been there, done that…don’t seem to grasp it well. Maybe I’ll learn superb hacking skills and get hired by the government to fight cybercrime!

❣ I will give to charity, help a Veteran, and donate pet food to shelters. I will do what I can to help others because it makes me feel good about who I am as a person.

❣ I will save money each month so I can afford to do something big for myself. I don’t know what yet, but I’ll figure something out.

❣ I will meditate more. I don’t do it enough because it’s hard for me to focus. Sometimes I just fall asleep, which isn’t a bad thing.

❣ I will create a Keepsake Box for each of my children and grandchildren. I’ll add keepsakes from the past adding more as time passes. They will each have a box of memories to remember me by when I’m gone.

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So, there you go. All I can do is try, try, and try again to do all of these things. Have you made a list of goals for yourself going into the new year? Please feel free to share in the comments! I’d love to hear about your plans. Thanks for reading mine!