I don't know about you guys, but I am sooo so tired of hearing negative things about both Mitt Romney and President Obama. I watched most of the conventions and was literally left feeling ill inside. I blame this on the blaming, on the contention, on the finger pointing and everything else negative.
I just don't get it. What is absolutely wrong with wanting to be President? Let's say Obama wins, great, he has 4 more years to make a change in things. And then we are all back to the same old junk of finding fault in others. Anyone can find dirt on ANYONE, keep reading and you will have a perfectly good story to use against me someday if you wish...plus, there's plenty more if you need.
Early this morning I read the article about Mitt Romney on Bloomberg and then many of the comments that followed it. Again, frustrated, annoyed and left with a sick feeling regarding anything government related. And then I decided this: neither Romney or Obama is getting my vote until I hear one of them speaking kindly of the other. This decision [perhaps naive to some of you] came to me after thinking about a situation that happened to me in the 2nd grade.
Mrs. Meier [who sadly died of cancer when I was in 5th grade] was my 2nd grade teacher. She was so lovely and so very patient. I was a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE elementary school kid folks...HORRIBLE <- did you get that? I called other kids bad names, pulled hair, picked fights etc. all the way up till 4th grade [why I did all that is a very long story in itself ] well... one day while on the playground Melody Tuffard happened to be using the monkey bars...and guess what, I wanted to use them too. However, she was not in the mood to let me use them right then, so I called her a really bad name that doesn't need to be written here. As soon as that word left my lips Melody let go of the monkey bars, fell to the ground, and ran over to Mrs. Meier, and proceeded to tell her what I had done. I was called over and by that time Melody was crying and saying how she doesn't like me and that I am always mean to her. I remember looking at our teacher the whole time while Melody was saying all this and wondering in my head what was going to happen. After Melody calmed down, Mrs. Meier got down on her knees so she was eye level with the two of us and asked Melody if she could say 5 things about me that she did like. This took us both by surprise and Melody whimpered a no. Mrs. Meier asked her again to think real hard and to tell her what she did like about me. After about a min [perhaps it was less] Melody replied "She's really good at drawing" Mrs Meier: "Okay, good..4 more" Melody: "She is really funny and makes the class laugh a lot" <- this continued till she said nice things about me. Hearing all of this made me feel bad inside and then I started crying. Mrs. Meier then made us both hug and I apologized and from that day forward we became good friends. Melody moved away a year later.
This story in my life always chokes me up. :/ and was such a great learning experience for me at age 7. I have used that same tactic when similar situations have risen. I don't expect Romney and Obama to cry and then hug...but name calling, accusing, blaming, all of that doesn't lead anywhere. Nor does choosing sides: I'm a Republican, I'm a Democrat....honestly, when I hear people so tied up in government identities I think "so what!" Great, you have a title for yourself...what else is interesting about you? What do you do for your community, for the country, instead of bark about all the things that people aren't doing? <- Note to self: become more involved with my community!
I have said before on my blog that I am not a good writer. I have tried and tried to understand proper grammar, I get half of it, the other half....not at all. I have issues with syntax that I know pop up in most of my posts. But I keep writing because I like words and I like to express myself even if it is piercing to those English major eyes. With that said, if you are in agreement with anything that I have said, and feel that you can explain my thoughts in a more eloquent way...well then PLEASE be my guest and share your thoughts. If it's negative stuff you've got brewing, I am not in the mood to hear it. :/
I apologize if this post sounds abrasive, that is not my intention....just on my soap box and feeling so frustrated over this campaign. Now back to work.