Saturday, October 22, 2011

Guess Which One is my son....

See if you can guess which child belongs to me in this video

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I am the 99%

Yes I belong to the group that the "Occupy Wall Street" participants call the 99%, however there is one thing that these people forget that the 1% pays the majority of the taxes in our country, which funds our schools, our medicare, our building of the roads and all of the government programs that you "Occupiers" take advantage of. If you get your way, then be prepared to pick up the slack , because you may be getting more money in your pocket, but to keep the government running like it is now, you will be shelling out alot of money. 

I am thankful for the 1%!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

What I Would've Done.......(a response to my earlier post)

Earlier today I posted a video on my blog about woman, who appears to have some mental problems being picked on by at least a couple of people . You can watch it here.  (Warning ,it is not an easy to watch video). I wanted to get some feedback on what people would have done if they had witnessed this live.

I think that it is easy to say that we would have jumped in and defended this woman against these young men who were tormenting her, but we are watching the news report from behind our computer screen (or what ever device you may be using) . Use your imagination and pretend that you were walking through the shopping plaza and you saw these young men getting violent with this woman, would you really step in or would you do something else?

This has been on my mind all day, I would love to say I would have jumped in and defended this woman and be the hero. However, I am not sure I would do that. I would definitely call the police and I am pretty sure I would yell something to the young men warning them to stop , but I don't think I would physically get in the way of the event that is unfolding in front of me.

This may be the coward's way out, but I am trying to be truthful here. I guess I would never know what I would do unless I was put into that situation. I can only guess what I would do, and if I am truly honest with myself this is what I would do.

I know several of you who read this would definitely jump in and protect this woman, some of you would do what I would have done and maybe some of you would continue to walk on by and not do anything. None of us really know what we would do unless we are faced with something like this.

Wouldn't it be a great place if we never had to worry about this because we all treated each other with respect no matter what our differences are?

What Would You Do?

If you saw this happening in front of you, what would you do?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... get me back out there!

I have to say that this has been an extremely frustrating two weeks since I ran the Erie Marathon. There has been a pain in the top of my foot that has prevented me from running, and for those of you who know me, you know that I love to run. Running has become my stress relief , it is my time to reflect on my life, it is the time when my head becomes the most clear and I can solve many of the issues that happen to be an obstacle in my life at that time.

When I run , I also feel a closeness to God. I appreciate the talents that He has given me to run . This is also a time where I pray as well.

In May of 2009 , I started running seriously again after taking 20 years off. I have seen so many things that have changed in my life for the better. Before running, I turned to drinking for stress relief. I would spend every Thursday night getting so drunk that I wondered how I made it home sometimes. The choices that I made were putting a strain on my relationships with people I cared about and didn't make my life any easier , only harder .

I felt stuck professionally as well , even though I loved the people I worked with, I was becoming increasing dissatisfied with the job I was working at. I seemed to be pressured to make it the most important thing in my life, and I did not want to make it that. It felt like I was in a tug of war and no one was going to drop the rope.

I am not saying that running was the reason all of these things have changed, but it was the start of these changes. I am also not saying I am going to go back to what was my past life because I haven't run for a while or that I am not praying , Running is just my way of reminding myself that no matter what is put in front of me that I have to contend with, I can deal with it. Even though I may fail at something, it doesn't mean that I am a failure . I am not a failure , because I tried to over come it but didn't. This is what running has taught me.

I know I am rambling a bit, and I am sorry, but I wanted to share with you why it is so frustrating to me when I can't run .