Friends, permit me to indulge in sharing something that I hold close to my heart.
Today is the day after an important presidential election in Venezuela. There are many who are happy with the outcome and then there are those who after making an incredible effort to vote, had their hopes shattered once the winner was announced to be for the fourth time, Hugo Chavez. I would like to remind those who voted that the very essence of a Democracy is that someone will win and someone will lose. It is not the end of the world nor the promise of a perfect future, but it is the reflection of what decisions had been taken in the past and an indication of what steps should be taken in the future. Capriles has it right as he encourages the uniting of the country rather than the dividing. He is also correct when he stresses how important it is that Chavez himself recognizes that there are two thoughts to be considered as well shown by the polls of voters. No one is the owner of the truth but each holds a thread of the truth. My hopes are that they find the road to sit down and share thoughts and strategies to make Venezuela the strong proud country I know it can be and with the efforts of all will deserve to be. I hope to see that those with the resources that can reach the largest amount of population will now dedicate their time and effort to teach the basic rights of any society verses those moral obligations to be ethically honest hardworking citizens that all societies need to reach those common goals aspired by all. Those of peace, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. May I add that it is equally important not to confuse the moral obligation of a society with the religious teachings that vary from person to person.
President elect Hugo Chavez, you have the incredible platform and historical opportunity to end up being the most important president in the history of Venezuela. May it be for the good of all and not just the half that this time won.
Take responsibility and begin the change in yourselves what you would like to see in others!
I visited Venezuela this month, and while there I was asked by my husband’s family if I would prepare a Thanksgiving type dinner for my mother-in-law to celebrate her 92nd birthday. I was able to offer a beautiful meal to share with my husband and his family in celebration. It was a wonderful feeling to to be able to bring the family a dinner made with much care and love and feel that it was so very much enjoyed. My goal was only to bring joy and delight to our family. Mission accomplished!
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
Have you ever Googled “holidays”? Hahahah! You should see what comes up! Here are just a few of the funniest, quirkiest official ”holidays” that I could find for the month of October.
1 ~ Magic Circles Day (what does this even mean???)
2 ~ Name Your Car Day
3 ~ Virus Appreciation Day
9 ~ Moldy Cheese Day
21 ~ Babbling Day and Count Your Buttons Day
31 ~ Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
Hey, you never know what may spark someone’s creative juices or give you an excuse to celebrate. So, in the spirit of National Custodial Workers Recognition Day (October 2), I would like to specially thank all of my children’s school custodians. I have a hard time cleaning up after two boys, I can’t imagine what it’s like to keep a school with nearly 1000 children clean! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!