Older can be better

Donald Trump will be 70 years and seven months old when he is sworn into office on January 20th. He breaks the previous record held by Ronald Reagan who was 69 years old when he was sworn into office in 1981. I’m glad to see an older man holding the highest leadership position in America. Both my husband and I have faced age related discrimination in the job market. I blame Kennedy. Although one can be as young as 35 (the minimum age) and still qualify for the office of the president, John F. Kennedy is the youngest president sworn in at the age of 43. Our culture worships youth. Why? With age comes experience which, hopefully, begets wisdom.

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This is a chart depicting the ages of presidents upon being sworn into office.

Those who control what we watch on television try desperately to control our thoughts on age. Recently, on a Family Feud episode, on the fast money round questions was; ‘What age is too old to be president?’ Seventy was the answer given and I believe it was the number one answer as well. How convenient that this particular question was asked at this particular time. More likely it was engineered to get people to question the viability of an older man such as, Donald Trump to run our country.

Some people, claim that, Trump is a dangerous hot head. I see a man who has displayed admirable calm in the face of egregious attacks against himself and his family. He is, after all, a man who as faced many such attacks over the years. He is used to being around crazies. He has been targeted just for being white, and successful. Hmmmm, what does that sound like? Racism & bigotry and it comes from the supposed ‘tolerant left’. Well, we all know they are only tolerant to those who hold their same views. Otherwise, they hold a collective, schoolyard bully mentality.

I, for one, look forward to having the stability of age and wisdom in the highest office in the land. I believe, President-elect Trump and his family will all show us what it truly means to be a great nation, and how ALL Americans can once again be proud of America.

God bless, president Trump, his family and those sworn to protect them all.

WE WON!! 10 things Trump can teach us if we let him

I am over the moon ecstatic that Trump won the presidential election. I’ve been reading about this amazing American family for several years now and I’ve fallen in love with their down to earth (YES!) point of view, commitment to each other and their extend family and their focus on traditional American values among other things. Here are some thoughts on what I believe president Elect Trump can teach Those who need these lessons,… if they let him and stop pouting.

  1. How to be a grown up. Too many liberal college students need a ‘safe place’ to go because they are easily offended by words. When I was a kid, we had a mantra that could benefit these extra tender hearts; ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but names shall never hurt me!’. Just chant that when you feel words are too sharp for you to handle and you could end up more mature and thick skinned. Yes, Trump has said some things in the past that his opponents happily dredged up during the election, however, how many of us do NOT have word skeletons in their closet? How many of us have NEVER said anything offensive? Not me. I repent daily of my words. I pray everyday to do better.
  2. It’s ok to be white.
  3. It’s ok to be rich.
  4. It’s REALLY ok to be white and rich.
  5. Trump wants as many people who want to be to BE rich no matter what their color is. He does not believe cultural poverty benefits anyone so stop trying to hold back your friends, family members or neighbors who wan tot improve their lot in life.
  6. Trump believes in helping other people get what they want…AS LONG AS THEY ARE WILLING TO DO THE WORK. Welfare programs bankrupt a nation. People who are entrepreneurs contribute to their local, and in turn, our national community. Trump is about a hand up, not a hand out.
  7. How to truly protect our nation from dangerous invaders. Hint: we certainly do not give them incentives to move here- AT ALL, but more importantly, we do not incentivize illegal citizenship with greater perks than what our vets, and elderly receive to maintain the cost of living.
  8.   It’s ok for America to be a superpower unfettered by the ILLEGAL UN watch dogs. Being a part of the UN goes against our constitution and I’m praying that Trump breaks us free from this terrible organization.
  9. Money doesn’t always corrupt. For a nation with many pastors teaching about prosperity, many people still have phobias about money. Donald Trump has managed to raise well rounded, down to earth, conscientious, and responsible children. Even while being a business mogul.
  10. Trump will teach us how to dream like Americas again; to dream big and to go for those dreams. No one on the left thought he would win. Did they think making promises about social programs and taxing the rich to pay for these programs would seduce votes for their candidate? Most Americans do not want to be taken care of by big government and we certainly do not want anything from our government that will cost us our freedom. America has been flooded by immigrants coming from countries that do not think the way that we do and so how could these immigrants possibly understand what the American dream really means? Many of them come here expecting handouts and some even become violent when they do not get what they were told they could have. I don’t know who is lying to them but here is the truth about the American Dream; you can have whatever you are willing to work hard to obtain. The American Dream is not about being handed to you what the government social programs think you are worth. It is about building the life you want and in the process, building up your community as well as those around you.

Donald Trump is a grown man. He is a capitalist. He is direct and he does not mess around with coddling people who are easily offended. You must be a grown up too if you are to be able to even dare to be on the same playing field as he. I think this is what scares so many people. We’ve had too many words and not enough action from past presidents. At least, not healthy action that was good for our nation.

Trump is going to be great for America. It might hurt some folks at first. They’re going to have to grow up and be more responsible. Even babies must learn to walk even when they fall down and get hurt they are victorious because they did it! If you’ve been afraid of Trump winning the election, it’s time for you to grow up and learn how to stand on your own. Stop being spoon fed by mainstream media. Read a book written by Trump. Read a book about historical American politics that has not been written by an angry liberal who hates America. Read something written by someone who loves America.

I believe that Trump can bring unity to America but we all must be willing to think of others as more important than ourselves (if you are a Christian you should knwo this is biblical!). We must be willing to work with each other and not against each other.

Before you write a comment, think about it. Too many people wrongly think that being ‘authentic’ means being an ass. We see in the bible that whatever we feel we need to say must be said with love. We can be angry but we cannot use our anger as a justification to sin.

Healing our nation begins now. It begins with, Donald Trump. It begins with me, and it begins with you.

Donald Trump can teach America, and Americans, how to be great again IF we let him. You can either sell out to hate & fight against what has happened and contribute to the division in America, or you can buy into the mindset that America has a few adjustments that need to be made in order to get our nation back on track. The choice is yours. It is, after all, a free nation.

 

Love & gratitude

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Photo by, Melissa Bishop. All rights reserved.

I miss the 1990’s. I really, really do. I miss Leo Buscaglia and his, ‘love therapy’ books. I miss family friendly t.v., movies and songs. I think those were such happier times than what we must endure these days. That is why I continue to spread the message of the importance of words. LINK, LINK.

If you’ve ever read anything by, Masaru Emoto, you probably know what’s going on in the above photo. It’s a vase with the word, LOVE written across it, and it’s filled with water. It’s my new drinking glass. Seriously. For those of you not familiar with, Emoto’s work, let me give you as brief of an over view as possible.  Words matter. They matter SO much, and they are SO powerful, they can change the molecular structure of water. Since our bodies are made up of mostly water, that effect; be it positive, or negative, can translate to us.  As you may already suspect; negative words produce negative effects, and positive words, create positive effects on the water molecules and in turn, on us. Like gravity, you do not need to believe in it, in order for it to work. It just does. That’s why I have a ‘glass’ with the word, LOVE written across it, to change the structure of the water at a molecular level, and then drink it.

I do not have glassware lying around with the words, love & gratitude (the two most powerful positive words Emoto discovered) written on them, so when I saw this vase at the grocery store for Valentine’s day, I could not resist. I bought two; one for me and one for hubby. He thinks it is too big to drink from, but I’m rising to the challenge.

As I mentioned previously; love and gratitude are the most powerful of the positive words spoken, and written, over the water. There is a big, ‘healthy water/living water’ craze going on right now. People are getting caught up in the pH of water. The next time you’re standing in line, waiting for your turn at the, Kagan water dealer for your chance to fill up, think about this; is it the water that is important, or what you speak over it that would be the most beneficial to your health? The premise of this kind of healthy water is not at all about pH levels but the structure of the water crystals. Healthy structures = healthy water and it’s not about pH.

Think, also about all the negativity to which you are being exposed on a daily basis. From social media, to traffic, to work, to attempting to navigate the grocery store without being exposed to the negative words of others, to even just talking about your day, or listening to someone else talk about theirs. It can be difficult to avoid all negativity and only encounter healthy words. One must be very diligent and conscientious about what they are saying in order to maintain a healthy level of positive words, while doing one’s best to avoid negativity. Whenever you call someone, ‘stupid’ (one of the worst words that can be spoken over water. The effects of it are black mold and decay.) you are putting filth on to them and in the air around you. Criticism, name calling, being judgmental and gossipy, all contribute to negativity and its devastating effects it can have on you, and your surroundings.

I don’t know about you, but I’m doing my best to cover myself, my home, and my husband with as much positivity as possible.

I’m more careful now about what I watch on t.v., and whom I follow on social media. I already know for whom I’ll vote so I do not listen to the presidential debates. I avoid watching the news. I don’t watch horror shows, or negative t.v. It all matters. We are not as impervious as we like to think. Why would you want to be impervious? I’d rather be filled with compassion than numb to the suffering of others. I don’t want to build up my tolerance to such things, but nor am I willing to expose myself unnecessarily to images and words that have the power to alter me so completely.

I’d rather have my life filled with images of love, happiness, joy, gratitude, etc. than have it filled with images of destruction, death, zombies, and the like. You are what you, ‘eat’. Not just physically, but mentally as well.