Some random thoughts about life over the past few weeks:
I really am amazed at the lack of civility among adults. People who, under normal circumstances would demand respect, seem to not feel others should be afforded the same courtesy. This has never been so evident to me than in the past few months regarding the 2012 presidential elections. People seem to think social media is an open opportunity to spew their bias, hate and arrogance towards anyone who will read it – maybe that is what its for, but I doubt it.
President Obama appears to have won the popular vote and enough electoral college votes to be reelected as President of the United States. As such, I believe we have a responsibility to pray for him and support him.
I really wanted someone to question the magic, marriage underwear during the presidential debates!
College football continues to be one of the most sacred activities in the South. Confession: I have season ticket to FSU football and am a graduate of Auburn University, so I am just as guilty as those I write about. Even with one of the worst seasons in university history, tens of thousands of people fill Jordan Hare Stadium each home game – win or lose, it’s tradition!
Some of the most beautiful, unfiltered views of the Apalachicola Bay can be found driving along Highway 98. And who knew you could get a great seafood lunch of fish, crab, clams, hush puppies, cole slaw and cheese grits for under $7.00?
While I didn’t think I wanted to ever get back in the business of workforce development, I’m thankful some friends of mine gave me an opportunity to return. Helping others with employment and training opportunities has helped me remember how blessed I am. Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board has some dedicated staff who truly care for people!
While I’m not much for tradition, I do like the tradition of family at holidays. Looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas and the opportunity to spend time with our kids! If you’ve read some of my ramblings before you know that we don’t spend much money on ourselves during the holidays, instead, we choose to spend it on those less fortunate than us. It starts now with some food drives. Skip a dinner out this week and buy some food to donate to a family in need or the very least your local food pantry!
Christmas Challenge: Spend Less. Give More. Check out Advent Conspiracy for ways to turn your holidays upside down!
Not a big fan of Daylight Savings Time right now. By the time I get home from work, it’s too late to enjoy the sunsets along the coast at Mexico Beach. Can’t wait until it’s a regular activity for us again!