This is hard to accept while we are irked but so useful to contemplate ahead of time;-)
I love that so many are focused now on not only raising themselves up, becoming more aware, and growing spiritually but also focused on bringing others along. I saw a post the other day about “ascension flu” re ascenson physical symptoms but this ever spreading awakening and wanting to help others thing looks like a Bhodisattva virus to me;-)
I love having a smart charming President again!;-) AND he is obviously madly in love with his beautiful wife so no more freaky keep-the-kids-away-from-the-tv moments like our last Dem Pres;-)
In his Thanksgiving Day Address, President Obama urged Americans to use the holiday to come together after a “passionate” campaign season. “Thanksgiving is a chance to put it all in perspective—to remember that, despite our differences, we are, and always will be, Americans first and foremost,” he said, adding, “Today we give thanks for blessings that are all too rare in this world.” He also said that Americans are a “bold, generous, big-hearted people,” as the recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy showed. “When our brothers and sisters are in need, we roll up our sleeves and get to work—not for the recognition or the reward, but because it’s the right thing to do,” he said.
What a wonderful idea! I miss coffee very much as I can no longer drink it for medical reasons, so looking forward to trying this. I wonder how it would work using the Aztec morning chocolate recipe? Thank you very much for this post, very interesting and useful!
I have a tea partying relative who has often sent me the ridiculous email forwards that they send around. One of them was an earnest entreaty for us all to sign a solemn pledge that we say Merry Christmas and eschew “Happy Holidays” is if being inconsiderate of others was some sort of badge of honor:-/ Of course being the Aspie I am I take things way too seriously so I replied to everyone on the petition explaining why being kind and considerate to others no matter what their beliefs, is a more Christlike behaviour than trying to impose your personal religious perspective on others. My cousin who is variously a satanist, atheist or perhaps just a darn good lifelong impersonation of Han Solo, has a winter holiday greeting some of you may have heard before but it always cracks me up-I believe it goes Happy ChrismaHannukahKwanzaaSolsticeWhat-the_f***. I would really enjoy watching the reactions of the Christmas Defenders to him, except that so far they have all been too scared of him to react. (and he doesn’t even have a Chewbacca for backup! LOL)
For Fox News, The War on Christmas comes every year. As you can see from this Talking Points Memo montage, America’s most popular news channel was already raging against The War on Christmas before Thanksgiving, even as an actual battle was being fought in Gaza.
However, 2012′s War on Christmas threatens to be the most explosive ever, with an unlikely new foe joining the fray — the Pope.
In his new book, Pope Benedict XVI plays mythbuster to many of the Christmas conventions that have come to mark the tradition. In this declaration of war on Christmas, the Pope says we have the date of the holiday wrong, no animals were at the nativity scene and angels did not sing when Jesus was born.
When it comes to waging war on Christmas, this is the equivalent of using landmines filled with child soldiers, LSD and uranium.
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Now I know the world really really IS changing! Doubly glad to see this after reading that this recognition supports the wing of Palestinian government that believes in peaceful means rather than war. If they continue to gain concessions and improve the lives of the people it will work to benefit everyone there, and then all we need is for the wing of Israel’s government that believes in peaceful solutions over war to gain the same way;-) (Luckily we in America just voted resoundingly for the President that believes in peaceful solutions even if he doesn’t always have the clout to enforce his beliefs, so we’ve got two of the three legs of our milking stool;-)