Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Good Grief Charlie Brown,

Would you believe Election Day is finally here? I have no idea who I should support in this election, so I have included the cover of my last CD Frog Song as the art for today's post. Did you know FROG is the acronym for Fully Rely On God, which is what we all need to do when it comes voting for a new president. It occurs to me that both candidates have run hard and made a lot of promises. Whether those promises come true is up to the country, their advisors, and the Creator. The rest of us mortals just have to hope we make the right choices because the country is in a big mess. God bless America indeed!
I think one of the things we all need to consider as we go into what the talking heads on all the news show are calling a recession, is that we don't really need what we consider to be necessities. It wouldn't take a lot of sacrifice if each and every person gave up just one of those things they think they can't live without. One family on my street has five vehicles. When did that sort of thing happen and why is it necessary? We had one car when I was a child and everyone got where they were going. What happened indeed.
One of my friends asked if she could shop with me the other day. She wanted to learn how I live so economically. Well, I think wealth is relative. As I look back on my childhood I realize I have a lot more today than I did back then. My house still belongs to me and the bank, but I have a house. I don't have a car, but my legs are working pretty good these days. I have diabetes, but that cautions me not to buy the expensive treat items I loved in the past. It is true my figure has changed since I hit retirement and menopause, but that gives me the opportunity to clear my closet of some nice things that no longer fit and give them to the local adult day care center.
I don't know about you, but I have noticed it is literally impossible to give away everything I have. Believe me, I have tried. I clear out one area after another in my house, and two minutes later it is all full again. I believe that has something to do with the promise God gives all of us that we may have life in abundance. Sometimes I find my life just a little bit too abundant, but I am not complaining! My cup overflows, and I like it just fine -- it gives me the wherewithal to share more with others.
I hope everyone who reads this blog takes the time to get out and vote -- for better or worse. Like I said, I am walking these days, but a friend called yesterday to make arrangements to take me to my polling place. I call that a friend! One vote could make a difference, you never know!

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