Friday, May 13, 2016
Equality, equality, equality...Are we really that equal? More specifically, is it okay to not be equal?
I find that it is the fact of life that we are not all equal and accept this as our human nature. We are not equal in stature, physical appearance, intelligence, athleticism, etc. I think you get the point. But what we are all equal in is opportunity here in the U.S.
Everyone has the opportunity to make something of themselves. This can be done through hard work or the willingness to just contribute to society. Equal opportunity exists for individuals to contribute. All can contribute to change communities for the better. While we may be different and not equal in appearance, skills, and intelligence, we have the equal chance in making a contribution to our shared worlds.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
This is the first time I've come across a robin in like five years. I miss those birds that lay blue eggs. They were amusing to watch back in the Midwest. And this picture reminds me of the house I grew up in, which was a gray painted gabled house. Nothing too fancy with a front porch that consisted of gray wood where I would find often a robin perched on it.
Today, is a day filled with friendship birthdays. I'm not sure of their ages, but what I am sure of is my own age. I'm getting up there, and I won't look good for long. I already have to dye my hair. And yes, I'm complaining here. I do notice my older self and the subtle changes in my physique. I have a slightly rounder rear end. Even though I am conscious of these, I am a believer that my attitude and perspective, yet above all love defines who I am. It makes or breaks me. Not my few gray hairs. I feel that I need to rely on the tangible and non-tangible traits to affirm who I am and my utter value as a person or child of God.
It's time to have goals and aspirations in making not just myself a better person, but others too. It is time to seek the good in life and in others. It is time to stand for something and create a spark of interest in saving our lives from the dark side of things. It is now or never to stand and be timeless in this world.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Ready...to...Soar. I am at the edge, ready to take flight. Move beyond second-guessing towards reaching for the possibilities. Ready...to...Soar. And be filled with light. The light of synergy and be filled with true hope. Ready...to...Soar. To push through the mist, and conquer today's list.
An unborn child- does it feel pain at 20 weeks old? Enough to suffer agony when aborted? That is the argument brought up in Utah. Does a fetus have a well developed enough nervous system to feel pain and warrant certain measures to take place during the course of an abortion?
Utah has passed a law stating that fetuses are to have anesthesia administered to them for an abortion that takes place at 20 weeks old or older. This became law just yesterday.
Doctors are arguing that this humanizing the fetus and the law should be tossed aside. They are required in Utah, to inform the pregnant woman that her baby could possibly feel pain and they need to administer a painkiller so it does not suffer from the abortion procedure. What do you think?
I believe that humans have a right to a painless surgical procedure. A fetus is a human in my view. I also believe that there are other options to having an abortion. Every life counts and adoption is a wonderful alternative to committing abortion.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
It's Taco Tuesday, folks! And I'm here to elaborate on Taco Tuesday. Taco Tuesday is similar in respects to Blue Monday, Hump Day Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, Throwback Thursday, TGIF Friday, etc. in that it has its own theme.
And as humans, we love themes, don't we? I mean we pick a theme for each day as if it were a holiday. National Pet Day, which is when? I don't know. I also don't know when National Shorty Day is- oh wait, that is August 1st supposedly. Didn't know that and will have to celebrate my shortness with pride. Give me a break.
Geesh, well to show you the extreme just look at the pic of Taco Cat. It is funny, but will it become a national day too?
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Cinco de Mayo celebrates the great war of Mexico against the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. While this may be the case, I enjoy Cinco de Mayo solely because I can eat out at Mexican restaurants cheaply. Hey, I am being honest here. Also, it is pretty cool watching Mexicans celebrate the holiday by dancing and carousing around. Viva Mexico!
Monday, May 2, 2016
Mental floss takes work and requires more attentiveness than dental flossing my teeth. I need to mentally floss out the junk that plagues my brain. To loosen up the grime that halts my positive thinking in life. I use mental floss to clean my brain's crevices and roots. My roots are thoughts that perpetuate into conceptual memories that trigger my reactions. Mental floss is something I routinely do on a daily basis. I polish my brain until I feel like it is ready enough to help me shine brilliantly.