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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Politics, USA and Independant Love

I don't usually like to talk politics...but I am conducting a poll for myself :) I am an independent and cannot stand the bickering I see on TV all the time. Democrats AND Republicans, where is this peace we all seek????? I feel it is certainly not among us.

"Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me...." Or what?????!!!

Leave a comment and tell me your thoughts on the view of the world at large, the war, things that are going on with policy in our country, foreign trading, etc.

I personally love companies like American Apparel:

I would love to see more commerce here and support of local businesses, than is currently going on. But I will not get on a soapbox...never will this blog be for that. But my parent's have EXTREME views on the state of the nation and I have been with them now for nearly two weeks and so it peaks my interest as to what everyone out there thinks as well. So let me know! Anything you feel you'd like to voice. I am open and love to hear it all.

My father-in-law also has wonderful views and spent 20+ years in the military and has a great view on world politics having been and lived ALL OVER this planet. He is pretty bi-partisan, I'd say and sees everything very clearly. I love hearing his voice and opinions. He suggests the ONLY media we should read or listen to is the writings and reporting in an opinion/partisan-free and ad-free magazine called Foreign Affairs. This is what you can refer to without ANY swaying to the left or right. It simply tells you what is going on in the world, FACTS. This is better than any news station or news paper in his mind and mine :) I do not watch the news or read any paper. I am over the "feeding" we get that really just has the opinions of the higher ups smeared all over reporting these days. See:


So! I welcome and look forward to hearing your thoughts!!!!

Peace,
Becca

LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH (Jill Jackson / Mark Miller) - circa 1955 Vince Gill Also recorded by: The Angel Choir; Joe Augustine; Gary Brown; Melinda Carroll; Sally Fletcher; Bill & Gloria Gaither; Guy & Ralna; Holiday Express; Candye Kane; Peter Kater; Brian Kilgore; Mark Lowry; The Manhattan Skyline Quartet; Jim McDonough; Loonis McGlohon; The O'Neill Brothers; Gary Prim; Martin Sexton; B.J. Thomas; Don Vappie; Ronnie Wells. Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be. With God as our father Brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me Let this be the moment now. With every step i take Let this be my solemn vow. To take each moment And live each moment With peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth, And let it begin with me. (child) Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. Let there be peace on earth The peace that was meant to be. With god as our father Brothers all are we. Let me walk with my brother In perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me Let this be the moment now. With every step I take Let this be my solemn vow. To take each moment And live each moment In peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me.

Monday, June 8, 2009

On Vacation~Family Gratitude


The weather is cool here in Massachusetts. Both my sisters and parents live in New England within an hour of one another. I am the odd ball who resides down south. So I am visiting family for the last time before I leave for another hemisphere! Uncle Sam is sending us to Okinawa soon for about 2 years. I grow very excited for the trip. I hear nothing but amazingly good things about Japan and Okinawa. I know there is a Divine force in my life when big trips like these find me and I find them.

I feel so blessed to be in Massachusetts right now. It is not as warm as I would like it to be. We are not as close to the ocean as I might like. But when it was hot with past visits, we had equally as good of a time as I am having now. And when my parents used to live a mile from the beach we never really went that often anyway.

It is about family. And being together. And we are doing that. Loving that. We've stayed up after the grandkids have gone down. Had lovely dinners together and talks and shoulder shaking laughs.
It is amazing to see a new generation of little kid cousins enjoying one another. They know even at 2 and 3 that these are no day care fellow children, these kids are blood. They share a bond and know one another and how the Mom and Dads are loving each other and they are in a free, safe and loving place. It is bliss to see and enjoy their laughing and light.
I will miss visiting New England. I had some incredible lobster today. I plan to have more before I leave next week!

I want to say thank you to my wonderful family. Life is good with a group of fine folks like you. I am truly blessed.

Everyone, today, go call your relatives, near or far, and tell them they are special. Family, like 'um or not will ALWAYS be your blood, always be your people and loving them no matter what is the best thing you can do. That is my theme for the day.

PEACE Y'ALL!!!