Friday, November 7, 2008

November VII

There are reasons why the Roman empire fell. Lots of folks know why. It really boils down to this: selfishness and greed.

I think on Tuesday Americans turned away from those options. We all (hopefully) know that just because Obama got elected, that doesn't mean we should expect him to do ALL the hard work. It's going to take patience, fortitude and stick-to-itiveness for us to get through the coming months and years. We are going to need to learn to get along and count on each other. No one gets a pass this time.

When you get impatient with the person at the front of the grocery line who's writing a check or needs the price for something without a bar code, take a deep breath. You've been there and know how it feels to be that person.

When you're driving on the road, try not to get angry with nincompoops who don't know how to drive.

If the end of the month comes and funds are low (or empty) look to who you have in your life, instead of thinking about the things you don't.

My husband and I have been married for just over 5 months now. We are poor graduate students who live uber modestly, but we know we are working toward our goals. More importantly, we know we have it better than some folks right now. We have each other.

Now, I know this reads hokey and cheesy, but we all have to start somewhere, sometime -- even if it's the hundredth time we've started. Keep a good thought. After all, Rome didn't fall in one day-- it wasn't built in one day either.

1 comments:

Seeing Eye Chick November 8, 2008 at 6:00 PM  

"Rome didn't fall in one day-- it wasn't built in one day either. "

Its good to put things into perspective. And that is an absolutely true statement.

Some people in our country are so depressed and depraved that they desire the end times, to make their suffering stop. On the surface at least, we want mostly the same things in the moment. But its important not to understimate or forget the apocalyptic types in our midst. They directly affect our domestic and foreign policy.

;)

Grad student. Someday, when I can go back to school, I will be a grad student too. Hang in there. We need you--This country needs you.

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