Hello People and Peoplettes :-P
And welcome to November.
October went out with a BIG BANG. Ouch!
Hurricane Sandy hit the North East pretty hard, though the brunt of it was felt just South of us in NY and NJ.
I couldn't believe the size of that thing. I am still seeing the devastating pictures on the news and my heart goes out to all those people hit so hard.
I feel fortunate that we escaped relatively unscathed by comparison.
Despite the heartbreak, I am always amazed at the overwhelming generosity of people as they pull together in the clean-up and rebuilding efforts. That is always an uplifting eye-opener at our capacity for caring. For at least a little while all the petty differences are put aside - wouldn't it be something if we could keep that mindset permanently...
Clearly we are capable of overcoming stubborn squabbles when we are touched with so much compassion; it really puts things in focus.
I was glad to see politics take time out - both presidential candidates postponed rallies while focusing attention on those in need of help - good for them.
I'll be glad when the election is over; it's so tiresome listening to all the negative ads - wouldn't that be something if a law was passed stating that you can only tout your record, pointing out your good qualities and talking about why people should vote for you - no smearing!
We get so overwhelmed with all the negative press it's hard not to feel depressed about our country when so much garbage is being flung around all day every day - enough already!
This is one of the problems with a two party system. We are so hung up on the party that the average American gets stepped over.
When we rebuild after the hurricane do we take care of the Republicans first or the Democrats...and so why shouldn't we consider the whole country in the same way. It's idiotic to be drawing lines between parties when clearly everyone needs to pitch in, clean up and rebuild.
Thank you, I appreciate your vote. :-P
Maybe I'm just over-simplistic, but it seems to me the problems are obvious, the solutions are just as obvious, so why are we still debating?
Everybody should just pitch in and get it together - that is our strength. And if you have any doubt as to whether it would work, look to every disaster we have faced and overcome TOGETHER.
Well, that's me on my soapbox, the simple man with a simple plan. :-P
Be well all, hold each other a little tighter and continue to move forward.
Peace and love,
Daniel Van de Bogart
T-81483 MCI Norfolk
PO Box 43
Norfolk, MA 02056
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