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U = Unity


Day #21 in the A-Z series”What Makes Me Happy?”

Unity

We are one nation

United under one God

Let’s behave as One

Yes, today is Election Day –

Mid-term elections in the USA.

Time to cast our ballots,

Make our political choices,

And then live in unity.

Let’s work together for

The common good of us all.

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There’s nothing like
Unity to make
Me happy.

What’s the “U word” that brings U joy?

We Can’t Resist Change


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We can’t resist change;
It doesn’t do any good.
It’ll come atcha anyway,
Just as you knew it would.

You can’t live in static constancy.
You can’t love feeling quite STUCK.
You might as well embrace change;
You’ll never survive in muck!

They say the sixties were
A time of enormous flux.
We’re hearing all about it now
From dirt poor to those with bucks.

The media has a lot to say.
Everybody’s weighing in.
John McCain survived the sixties,
And so did Aretha Franklin.

Their lives were celebrated
This week in national news.
Reporters say they rode the waves,
Caused ’em, managed ’em, changed our views.

They figured out how to live
With changes big and small.
But they were not the only ones.
Some of us pions answered the call.

We heard the words of MLK;
We felt the passion, took the power
To remain relevant in the fight
To right the wrongs we saw each hour.

Our lives may not have impacted
As many others as the famous,
But live the changes, that we did.
Saw death and destruction that would shame us.

Assassinations, wars, impeachments,
Protests, Missile Crisis, and debates
All were part of the Sixties decade.
But it also had some greats.

The Voting Rights Act was established;
Medicare brought health care to the masses;
Shirley Chisholm was elected;
Elvis’ army career quietly passes.

“The Pill” was born for married only;
First artificial heart was implanted;
The Vatican II held its four sessions;
The Beatles on Sullivan’s show was granted.

Star Trek debuted in a television series,
Rolling Stone magazine premiered;
“One Small Step for Mankind,”
Cronkite narrated as the moon appeared.

The first e-mail message was sent
On October 29 of 1969;
And the rest is history – changes fast –
Don’t resist it. Change is fine!

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VOTE with your HEART


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Election Day 2016
A day to vote with your heart
Then let the polls determine
Who will be the next leader

Set aside animosity
Let go all bitterness
Put divisiveness behind

Move forward in love

Resist rudeness and rancor
Let common good rule
Walk in civility
Dig deep into diplomacy

Find commonality
Respect and rejoice
In the freedom to disagree.
Now let’s work with the choice!

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