This is a very late New Year's post. We have an opportunity in front of us, as we do every year, every week, and every day to become better. When we as individuals become better people, then we can become better families, communities, and country. This is what I believe: I believe there is right and wrong, there is TRUTH, and I hold THESE truths to be self-evident:
We need less "popularity"and more humility.
We need less fans and more true friends
We need less outside "stuff" and more inside riches.
We need to cling more to family and God than what the media thinks.
We need more scriptures, less "popular" books.
More prayer and listening, less shooting off at the mouth.
More sincerity, less fake.
More true and complete happiness and peace, less counterfeit happiness from worshiping worldliness.
More caring, less selfishness.
More going back to traditions and things inspired by God (like the Constitution) and less inspiration from man,
More decent role models, less looking to famous people as our "gods".
More finding yourself through God and less through a boyfriend/girlfriend or so-called friends.
More self-sufficiency, less handouts. True service is a hand up, not hand out.
We don't need the government to tell us to do service. That's OUR job. Theirs is to provide safety and keep from chaos. Not control our lives.
I've learned a lot this past year. Its been a very very tough year and I'm still trying to battle health issues, car issues, and self esteem issues, but I have learned so much more about myself through these trials. I'll tell you right now, I'm not afraid to tell you you're wrong, or mean, or look for the truth. I still have a hard time trusting without praying or researching for myself, which I think is good especially where the media is concerned.
I'm not afraid to say we need to stop this Occupy Wall Street nonsense. It is full on evil. With people chanting "Kill the cops" and speakers encouraging kids to "kill their parents" (with a boy actually doing it) this is not divinely inspired. It is wrong.
Our president says he "deserves a second term". The only thing he deserves is a giant dose of humility and swift kick in the shins. I've heard the ridiculous word "deserves" way way way too much. We need to earn. NOone deserves.
I'm far from perfect, but I do know there are truths. I have things to work on and I"m striving to do just that this year. I'm going to "de-junk" my life. I don't have tv, and I don't miss it. The only time I see it is when I work out at the gym, and I'm disgusted by what is out there. We need a return to good, and the best, not the mediocre and what the media says is amazing.
I know some extremely strong and amazing people. You are lights in my life and wonderful examples. I strive to be like you and I think the world needs to look to YOU as the true role models.
OK, rant Monday done. We are meant to have joy, and I intend to find it in the right places. More writing and art soon. I don't do these things to show off . . I'm not sure its show off worthy anyway . . but because I've rediscovered I love them. I want to spend my "free" time doing things I love and that develop myself as more of what I am and want to be.