There is the “Buffet Rule”, the Ryan Tax plan, flat tax proposal and 739 other tax related bills submitted to Congress as of today, April 17th 2012 (the day our taxes are due!) Are our elected officials working for us or taking too many vacations?
Has Anything Been Definitively Proven?
I am shaking my head in disbelief! How can positive thinking be negative? Deep in our souls I believe that we all know positive thinking allows us to have a more confident approach to every day which leads to a more fulfillilling life.
So, let me start this rant – and yes, it is a rant – by saying that I am very biased on this subject. My bias is caused by the fact that one of my close family members is a naturalized citizen. She came into this country legally, studied for her citizenship and became an American citizen following the process that the government has in place. I admire the fact that America is a melting pot of different cultures, beliefs and nationalities. That is part of what makes America great. However, the large influx of illegal aliens is currently weakening this country.
The sleepless nights were driving me crazy — especially since I wake up between 5:30 and 6:00, normally. All kinds of horrible scenerios would flit through my mind as I tried to settle in for a good nights sleep. What would happen if my Dad had a blood clot break loose and travel to his heart? What would happen if my mother had a heart attack? What would happen if my sister, who has had two major heart surgeries, should end up not breathing? Finally, I decided to get my stressed out mind under control. It was time to calm down and figure out what I could control and what was out of my control. The only thing I thought of that would give me greater control of the situation was to take a CPR class …
Last week I gave you the list of poems that would go into the first section of the book, my twenties. I asked each of you to vote on which poem you would like to see as a preview and the poem “Master of Illusion” was the one chosen.
I wrote the Master of Illusions when I was fighting worries about feeding three children. At that time, I decided that I could either worry about the money — thus becoming its prisoner — or I could continue walking forward trusting that all would work out.