I had a lovely holiday and hope all my friends and family were able to spend time with family and friends during this holiday season (in person, over the phone or with holiday cards).
In this season of giving, I have to share one of my gifts because I hope it becomes a family tradition for us and for many others: giving gifts through Heifer International. My mom gave me a “Flock of Hope,” a flock of ducks, a flock of chicks and bees.
Please consider starting this gift-giving tradition for the holidays and throughout the year.
Happy Holidays, Happy New Year and Peace to you and yours.
A Flock of Hope donation is a remarkable gift that can lift a family from hunger and poverty and ensure their future. –Heifer International Catalog
To all those who have served and are serving, their families and their friends; thank you for your service and sacrifice. May you find strength, happiness and peace on this Veterans Day and in the years to come.
The DNC believed their own BS, just like the Republicans did with Romney years ago, and we’re all paying for it now. While both parties stink of hubris, the DNC and its members put their own egos ahead of a candidate that was winning and could have beat Trump. In short, this election was an anti-establishment election, and Bernie Sanders was the candidate to support, not HRC.
I’m so disgusted by those who voted for Trump, but even more so for those Dems who ignored voter fraud and suppression by the Democrats. (For more, please visit Angry Activists VS Smug Sheep #DemExit.) Berners were vilified for not backing the Dems’ choice. Former president Clinton mocked #BernieOrBusters, stating “If I were them, I’d be screaming too because they know they will be toast by election day.”
Comedians, pundits, and other DNC followers jumped on the band wagon, attempting to beat Berners into submission. Warned countless times, the DNC ignored the will of its own party and showed disdain for Independents and those with No-party affiliation, many of whom left the DNC long ago because of its powerless strategies (but were willing to vote Dem for Bernie).
You reap what you sow, DNC. Hopefully, you’ll become a footnote in political history with the rise of #OnePersonOneVote, but if not, then I hope our new and powerful citizenry develop a party of and for the people.
So when you wonder why you lost, consider the disenfranchised voters that you lied to and about, and go from there. In fact, how about you just go–far, far away.
And please note, this election wasn’t about your precious party, it was about our country, and now we’ll be ruled by Republicans in all three branches of government. Do you remember how well that turned out the last time?
So I hope you’re reeling from the travesty you’ve wrought. You deserve it; we don’t.
While the DNC licks its karmic wounds, OurRevolution continues…
Despite the insanity and/or because of it, it’s important to not shrug off your right to vote. You can get the latest news about voting at Verified Voting and check your registration at Rock the Vote.
I will vote my hopes and not my fears. – Herb Kohl
It’s sad to see what is going on in the world; but if we want to know what to do, then listen to the kids. The children will show you the compassionate way to help others around the world as well as in our own neighborhoods.
While many American citizens are against accepting Syrian refugees, one little boy contacted President Obama, explaining how his family would adopt a little boy who lost his family. Six-year-old Alex stated, “We will give him a family and he will be our brother.”
Zianna Oliphant chose to address Charlotte’s City Council over the #BlackLivesMatter movement, a struggle impacting so many people. Zianna said:
“I feel like that we are treated differently than other people. I don’t like how we’re treated…We are black people, and we shouldn’t have to feel like this. We shouldn’t have to protest because y’all are treating us wrong. We do this because we need to, and we have rights. I’ve been born and raised in Charlotte, and I never felt this way till now. And I can’t stand how we’re treated. It’s a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can’t see them anymore. It’s a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them and we have tears and we shouldn’t have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side.” – Zianna Oliphant
So, you can choose to be compassionate. You can choose to make a difference. You can choose to be strong, caring and courageous, like these children, and we will have a better world for it. If you dare to care.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive. -Dalai Lama
Today, I found out about Humble Design, an organization re-purposing donated items to furnish homes for the formerly homeless. I saw the smiles on faces of people who hadn’t had a bed to call their own in over a year, and it touched my heart, so I hope you will support by offering assistance and/or sharing this post.
Humble Design’s mission: to turn four bare walls into a clean, dignified and welcoming home by re-purposing gently used household goods.
For those of you who can support Humble Design’s Michigan-based organization, thank you, and please consider using this comprehensive list as a guideline to support local charitable organizations, as well.