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Congratulations President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

I am so excited for President Obama being re-elected into office. My heart beams with pride and extreme joy. This campaign was the most trying, the most RACIST and the most hateful campaign…well, besides the Mccain/Palin buffoonery.

What I did enjoy about the whole campaign was the people said enough of the Romney Tomfoolery and voted against that man.  The man with no plan.  He had an agenda, too bad he didn’t share it with America, but he had an agenda.  His plan?  Keep the rich rich, and the other 47% of the nation poor.  His campaign ads were a joke.  His 3 token blacks were funny.  Every time he was shown shaking their hands he looked like it was a painful thing to do.  Let’s not even talk about what he planned to do for women.  Oh say set them back a few centuries.

I had friends that voted for Romney because they were so mis-informed about Obama and the facts and… well let’s face it…this bigoted nation does not want a black man in office that they will do anything to keep him out of it.  The Republicans were so convinced that Romney won the first round of the debates that they banked on the people to kick Obama out.  WRONG!!!!  The people showed that.  I mean the numbers says all: Obama’s 332 to Romney’s 206.  That wasn’t even a close win.  Obama toppled Romney, fair and square.

For all the people that flip-flopped their opinions during this campaign, I was not worried one minute about Obama winning this election. I was so tired of everyone and their bigotry.  Romney  and the Republican party had an agenda, and that was to try to keep the black man out of office, by any means necessary.  They just didn’t expect the turnout at the polls.  Now they are trying to say that the votes weren’t fair and the numbers were padded.  “Waa, waa, waa,”  owning voting machines and trying to suppress the black vote isn’t fair either, but no one is whining about that.

Election day I got up  and marched over to the polling place to cast my vote.  I was proud!  I even videotaped myself walking to the polling center.  I was glad the center was set up the old fashioned way with paper and pens because the machines were set up to change the votes to Romney automatically if you voted for Obama (now who’s fair?)  Just another slick way for Romney to steal votes. That was my biggest concern. Romney stealing votes and actually getting away with it. I prayed for Obama and the nation. I just could not fathom America being set back centuries because some  jackwad would have say over what a woman does with her body, and America would be robbed of its resources to keep the wealthy…wealthy.  My friends that voted for him, I look at them differently now, I can’t believe how ignorant they have become.  All the way down to their comments even after Obama won.

We won.  America won.  That is all that matters to me.  The best man is in office.  The best man shall stay.  I’ve got Obama’s back.  I believe in our president.  Obama and Joe, the best team for America!

  Thank you America! You made the right choice!

The Art of Thanks / Gratitude

I wanted to post this blog after the holidays because we oftentimes are so caught up in the moment that we forget “Thanksgiving” should be an everyday occurrence and not just one time a year.

Gratitude should be everyday, all day….Think about it, there is so much to be thankful for, and if we give thanks, we show appreciation. We should show appreciation for our lives, our family and our friends. We acknowledge the good, the bad and the indifferent with just a simple phrase: “I Am Thankful.”

Now before you dispel the idea of being thankful in these trying times, remember that no matter how big the issue there is still something to be “Thankful” for. Look at the fact that you have your life, you were able to wake up in the morning to give thanks for the day (regardless if it is raining or snowing, the beauty of Gaia is still something to behold). Don’t focus on your situation focus on the beauty of “Life” in general)

Give thanks to the people in your life: you husband, your wife, your sister your brother, your mother, your father. If you can think of anyone in your life, give thanks. This exercise should be practiced daily, and then it will become second nature to you. Give thanks for all that you cherish and all that you may wish for (yeah thanking what you want, just puts those good vibrations into the Law and could bring your wishes to fruition)

I have had the opportunity to reflect on a number of things over the holiday and wanted to share them with you. I am thankful for my family and friends because they have kept me grounded, afloat and enlightened. My sister I am truly thankful for because not only is she my best friend, but she is the only one that can deal with my ADD…yeah I drive her crazy! (not clinically diagnosed, but if I had to say I had a problem, it would be a disorder to settle down to one thought, one idea, one chair (god I can’t stay seated for long) and roll with it! In my head I have billions of things going on at once, but hey….I can tell you what you just said to me, while I am on the computer, watching TV, listening to music, talking on the phone all the while I am taking pictures!) *whew*

I am thankful for people that have crossed my path, especially these past few months. These people have afforded me opportunities that I am forever thankful for. I am thankful for my talents, skills and the opportunity to share them with others.

I am thankful to newfound friends, may we grow as we keep our heads to the sky…
I am thankful for my helluns (my dogs); you know they say that when you stroke a pet it automatically lowers your blood pressure. I believe it, but then again there is nothing like retrieving the toilet paper the puppy has strewn around the house or fighting her for the LazyBoy!

I am thankful to my mother for the refrigerator and cabinets that seem to overflow with food! Maybe one day she will actually “hear” me when I tell her I am a vegetarian 😉 I have mad love for my mother! I give GRATITUDE for my father….he was the ROCK and solid foundation for the family (miss you Big Poppa!) I am THANKFUL for my 96 year old Grandmother! I LOVE YOU NANNY!!!!!

I am thankful to be able to write this to you.

I grew up to Earth, Wind & Fire so a great deal of my positive vibes I attribute to the messages they delivered in their music. One song in particular stands out in my mind, “Gratitude.” That song always affected me, and every morning, not even realizing that I was doing it, I was singing the song, “I want to Thank you…yeah….I want to Thank you….” (that was like the hook) and giving thanks… (I totally thank EWF for the powerful messages they instilled in me!)
Giving thanks is not hard, acknowledging all that you have in your life should be second nature like brushing your teeth… Just be thankful for everything….

Tha Eastsidaz say it best, “….just be thankful for all you got, if it’s just a little bit it’s all you got….you might not have a car or a big gold chain, stay true to yourself and things will change…” (“Be Thankful,” Tha Eastsidaz, Tha Eastsidaz)

Love is Life…

Give Love, Share Love, Be Love….

Cynthia