Not long ago, I did a piece and a follow-up regarding resolutions. Afterward, I started thinking and looking at myself. I reflected on what I had been through and what goals I needed to set. It was not easy reflecting on myself. As a human, it's easy to point out the flaws in others or think we do not need to change anything about ourselves.
Just when you think you’ve got it all together: bills paid, groceries in the fridge, closets cleaned, dishes done every day for a week (that’s a really big accomplishment at my house), house cleaned from fire (thank you Amanda for your help), laundry caught up-you know all the crap that goes into being a mom/wife/housekeeper-the kids can have a way of making that all look not so spectacular.
This week, I decided to have a little fun and give readers a peak at what streaming services I use when doing my movie and show reviews. Of course, these are my personal favorites, the old reliables. So, without delay, here, in no particular order, are my top five streaming services.
For the second year in a row my family and I packed up the day after Christmas and headed to Gulf Shores, AL.
Hope gives us energy, fortitude, initiative and stamina, things needed for a productive life doesn't it? Through hope we can visualize our way out of bad times, it's something we can hold onto. If I have hope I can start something with confidence, I have the energy to pursue a positive thought. But if hope alludes me and I am unable to imagine myself in better times, my condition then becomes my reality and replaces the primer of success, ambition. I get frozen into a strange mold of some sort of limitation.Right now, at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, I think we Americans find our condition in decline. Our great American educational system is forced into a four day week. Prices are steadily increasing with no end in sight, in many cases straining our budgets to the point of having to choose between two unpleasant outcomes. At the same time the traditional American liberty and now the freedom to express ourselves seems to be under some sort of unbelievable attack with hardly any of our elected officials willing to go to bat for us while China remains more important to the leaders of Congress than you and I.But for me, the worst of it all has been the depressing reality in what I sense from the truth of the last election, and that is that my fellow countryman, for the most part don't seem to care.I expected the 'Red Wave', a reaction to the senseless policies of the extreme left but that didn't happen did it? No. Now the condition of my hope for a better life for my son has all but vanished. Spending, perversion, censorship and control seem to be ascending to the forefront of national policies and call me crazy but the social and cultural circumstances that cause schools to have to reduce the number of days they can provide for the education of our kids is a pretty reliable source of our condition. That should never happen. As a nation we are sick. Yep, sick puppies. Right is wrong and wrong seems to be winning but we don't email, call, or visit our representatives do we? What's the condition of your hope?