Friday, August 29

Obama's nomination - a God wink?

My mother-in-law (i.e., Grandma G) loaned me the book When God winks at You, which has several short stories of how God communicates to all of us by orchestrating amazing "coincidences" to show you He is here for you. God gave me (and millions of other Americans) a wink on my birthday yesterday - there is hope for our great nation. And that hope is Barack Obama.

The only major event of historical quantity on Aug. 28 - my birthday - before yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, "I have a Dream." A monumental event to say the least. Yesterday, 45 years to the day when MLK so eloquently spoke to our nation about the value of ALL people coexisting in harmony, spoke the United States' first African American candidate for president who has the ability to unite this country in the same way.

I'll tell you, in the last eight years, I've lost hope. It amazes me the audacity of the current administration to strip Americans of civil liberties and constitutional rights, let alone lead us more deeply into a war that is only for greed and not freedom. While consequently the disparity between the poor (those who have less than one million dollars) and the uber rich grows farther and farther apart.

But I digress ... God gave me a wink. A wink that Obama is the leader we need right now, and the leader we WILL elect. America has a way of correcting its course. After Nixon and Ford came Carter... After Reagan and Bush came Clinton. We as Americans will reposition our country on a better course. We will elect this inspirational, intelligent and inspiring man President of the United States of America.

If you're on the fence, please do your research. Did you know John McCain's plan for health care was to tax your health benefits like it's income?? Did you know McCain's goal is to reverse Roe v. Wade? Just a few "minor" issues that will probably affect you in some way or another. But I digress again.

Law of attraction says to focus on what you DO want. Unfortunately if we focus too much on what we don't want, that's what we're going to get as well... So I want a president who will stand up for the majority of America. I want a president who cares about making things better, not only in the short term, but in the long haul, and I'm talking about the environment. I want a president who will forge relationships with other countries in the world instead of shunning them.

I want Barack Obama for president, and I hope you do too.

"A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death."

"To ignore evil is to be an accomplice to it."

"Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

Monday, August 25

Exercise tips for New Moms

As a new mom with a three-month-old baby (I can't believe she's already so big!), I'm finding it quite hard to find the time to work out. Somehow I found this blog post, "Fitting In Fitness: Exercise Tips for New (and not so New) Moms, and it has some good suggestions.

I think the best thing I have going is I returned to teaching yoga a few weeks ago. Not that it's for my own workout, but I obviously benefit physically from demonstrating while teaching. Also walking the dog is a great excuse and something we have to do. If only I could figure out the Baby Bjorn so I could bring baby girl along - I tried the stroller while walking Charlie, our lab, and it was just a little too much to handle!

Speaking of shortage of time, I must run! Have a great week.

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