July 05, 2012

Back-up Alarm

Back-up Alarm




It's 10:30pm on this Fourth of July 2012. There were no fireworks for us this year. The day was spent uneventfully and quietly. There is no sadness in that. That is the way we sometimes need it to be. That is the reason I fly the Red, White, and Blue proudly off the post on my front porch. The significance of it is quite large. I can do what ever I want to and not worry about who does or doesn't like it. You may have an opinion- most people do. Many share them more than necessary. But the feeling of freedom is something we take very much for granted. I try not to. I like my little slice. I like that I can move about my country without fear. It is not so easy in other parts of the world. Yes, we like to complain about Big Brother and bite our nails worrying if the president is going to knock on our door some night and confiscate our deer rifle. I wouldn't worry. I think he's a little busy right now. This isn't a political rant. I like my president. I think he's a good guy. I trust him. Pssst. Remember what I wrote above. You can have your opinion. I can have mine. We would all be much better off if we all just got behind the wagon and started pushing it in the same direction. All we are doing now is pushing from the front and the back and collapsing from exhaustion while going no where. Let's all agree we need to move it somewhere because its sinking in the mud where it sits right now. I just can't get too worked up over the other guy 'smiley' with the hiked up jeans. I'm not sure he believes half the stuff he says.  I don't know enough about policy and politics to argue with an eight year old so you don't have to comment on this post. What I would like is for everyone to look around them and see if they really have it so bad. There are many people struggling for sure. I know what it's like to use a cash advance to pay the minimum due. I've owned a business and then I didn't. But everything I would like to complain about is quite frankly my own fault and caused by my own bad decisions. I always did what I thought was the best thing to do at the time. What I did learn was to keep going forward. Backing is unsafe. That's why they install backup alarms- to warn you that your going the wrong direction. *The horn is to ask those stopped in traffic to move over and let you by. Use it. You have living to do.  
                                 Note* This is living advice not driving advice. 

6 comments:

  1. Good advice, all the same. Thanks.

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  2. John this is all so true. Every once and a while i do need to stop and think, and them realize i have it pretty good. I have a wife, two children and my own "slice", and a great job. And if it werent for people like you, this world would be boring and unfair. So, thanks, for being who you are and what you(even if you do get old and cranky,lol).

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  3. love this post -- love it! i love obama and my husband loves the guy with the hiked up pants -- i refuse to let that separate us -- refuse to take on the toxicity of the national campaign -- your message is perfect -- you need a loud speaker...guess you have one now! thanks!

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  4. I recently started to read your blog and really enjoy your writing style. This message perfectly echoes my beliefs. I wish more people would push the wagon in the same direction. One step at a time....

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