Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I came across this interesting article online and thought you might enjoy reading. Have a peaceful, quiet day, and reflect on the true meaning of this day. Although I am a Christmas lover at heart, Thanksgiving has always had a special significance for me because there is no runup to it with vast amounts of pre-holiday hype. It is a time for family and being grateful for what you do have. Today, and every day, I am thankful for my family, my friends, and my health. I hope you feel the same way!
Archive for November, 2009
I hope that my previous entry stirs a lot of you to think about the state of health care in this country. I have had two responses so far, and I have replied to a lengthy one. I encourage everyone to THINK! What do we want as a nation? Do we want to continue to pour money into a broken system or do we want to begin to make real change? I have no silver bullet for the solution, but if we do nothing, I feel we are doomed. Please read the comments from my previous entry and let me hear from you! G.
Where do I come in the debate about health care? Firmly on the side of everyone in this country having it. I believe it is a national shame that we have 45 million people without health care. There are many nations ahead of us who devote part of their national revenues for this very purpose. Please don’t get me started on some of the stories people sling about long lines, not getting care, not getting operations, etc. Because they live in Canada or England or France. Just read this story about medical care in this country – a two-door policy for those who have insurance and those who don’t. Good grief! How elitist; how demeaning!
Imagine that you are someone without care, or perhaps you already are. This is a situation which I find intolerable and steps must be taken to change. Change, yes, is always difficult. I have long since grown tired of the feeling which seems to exist with some individuals that they have what they want and need, and it’s just too bad if others don’t. I don’t believe we are in this life to take and take. LIfe is so much more than acquisition. You can live on little – I know, because I have in my lifetime. I am fortunate today to have what I need, without extravagance. My parents brought me up with the belief that we help, not hinder, one another. I think they had the right idea.
I have been away from my posting of late – between doing a show and the storm which hit us one week ago, there has been a lot of activity around here.
Now that things are settling in, I wanted to give you all a bit of a teaser about something big which is coming from Spookytime Jingles artists! I can’t tell you what it is just yet, BUT here’s my contribution! Enjoy!
As you know, if you follow my blog, I love animals, particularly kitties. Just to show that I can embrace all creatures, I thought I would post a pic of some ornaments I am taking to a big show this Friday at the Richmond Raceway. It is the Christmas Classic, and it will be filled with all sorts of goodies! I love the felines, but I love the dogs as well. If you are in the area, please stop by the show, and you can see these little guys in person! Yay!