Shifting the Focus
I don't seem to have the time to always write my blog which is getting frustrating. Too much work, and I am fried by 9 PM. So instead today I am writing on my lunch hour as I don't even get home till 5:30 or so, and then have the usual work and cooking to do. I have a few minutes to ruminate and write.
I have been spending time reading editorials and thinking about all the energy we are putting into negative comments about Palin and McCain. And some of it is getting downright mean. And when we get that mean and we develop a "hatred" of the other side, then we lower ourselves as humans and spiritual entities, and become narrow minded in our thoughts and focus...and we can become the very thing that we rant about. And giving too much attention to lipstick and soccer mom comments takes away from the very things we should be concerned about such as where the economy is heading....what can we do to prevent what is going on...regulating rather than deregulating, the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. We should be seeing how we can support the candidate of our choice rather than destroy the other side.
I did read a humorous email however today which gave me a chuckle, right before I sat down to write this blog, suggesting that rather than continue to rant and rave about Sarah Palin, to make a donation to Planned Parenthood in her name. One, you are doing something positive and needed, and two, it tells her where we stand.
I recently attended a Planned Parenthood fund raiser, where 35,000.00 was raised for three sites in Dutchess County in New York. Next year I will donate art to the cause. Planned Parenthood provides many services for people regardless of age or income. The provide services such as counseling, education, birth control, abortion options, pre natal advice, and sexual health.
Here is a snippet from the email:
Instead of us all sending around more e-mails about how horrible Sarah Palin is, let's all make a donation to Planned Parenthood. In her honor!
And the fun part is that when you make the donation, they'll send her a card telling her that the donation has been made in her honor!
Here's the link to the Planned Parenthood website:
You'll need to fill in the address to let Planned Parenthood know where to send the "in Sarah Palin's honor" card. And some are suggesting you use the address for the McCain campaign headquarters, which is:
McCain for President
1235 S. Clark Street, 1st floor
Arlington, VA 22202
p.s. In order for the card to arrive, make sure you use the link above or choose the pull down of "Donate" (and then "Honorary or Memorial Donations"), not the regular "Donate Online" pulldown.
Now I don't know if it will indeed work, but it is an interesting idea, and besides, Planned Parenthood can sure use the money.
Patti O Muser
PS Photoshop Galaxy that I created following a tutorial....