It is NOT what can be done FOR you…but what can be done BY YOU!!!

September 6, 2012

There was something about watching the DNC tonight…that brought back so many memories….

though I have NEVER been one to watch Political speeches…as I was turned OFF as a child …by having to watch so many speeches by Eisenhower (back in the Day)…that my father..who worked for the White House….. watched …..

I TOTALLY identified with Sasha’s boredom…up in the President’s box…watching her father do what he has always done in her short life…..

back in the 50’s…..we had just come out of WWII….and I do remember things like Mom’s saving string… balls of tin foil ..bacon fat…..which at the time I did not understand…

but those days were different as…the country just kept getting stronger financially….I mean everything got better…

whereas the kids born 15  years ago…well….they might have been born into financial comfort…and naturally felt entitled …only to lose everything…to have their life downsized….some to homelessness

they were left with a big question mark over their heads…and were told …if they were Republican…it was due to President Obama….

I was soo moved by Michelle’s speech….and then by Clinton’s …he just blew my socks off…and after Obama’s tonight I was sooo Energized!!!

I just feel people have become soo “entitled”…due to the internet…past luxuries..”Reality TV”….they want things INSTANTLY…

rather than realizing that anything good takes time…..that  you have to not give up…follow it …and FIGHT for it…..as it is NOT naturally going to fall into your lap…

it makes me think of the physically and mentally grueling  600 mile canoe trips my father took me on in the Arctic North….in Canada and Alaska…with  different siblings…..where we were flown in by chartered plane (yes entitled (sigh) )…and left to paddle 600 miles in 30 days before the Canadian Mounties would launch a search for us….

I hated those trips….but being Gay was always trying to prove to my Father…that I could match him physically…..

What hit me about Clinton’s talking of Obama…made me think of my Dad…

If you have a plan that you KNOW is RIGHT!!!

YOU  do NOT GIVE UP in pursuing it…..You FOLLOW it to the end…

As my father …who TOTALLY BELIEVED in himself, his family

…nature…and the river…

DID!!!!!

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