Yesterday I went for a 4 mile election day run before settling onto the couch with a delicious bowl of Albondigas soup that Nickie cooked. We watched the election results roll in and it wasn’t long before it was clear who the winner would be even though they didn’t announce it until 8PM PST. Other things I was watching were senate races, ballot measures, etc.
Many people talked after the announcement of Obama as our next president about how far we’ve come from the civil rights movement of the 60′s, and I agree. 50 years ago Obama would have to sit at the back of the bus and today he is the next leader of our country. That’s pretty amazing. It was a bittersweet election night for me because discrimination is far from gone in this country. In last night’s case, it was the passing of gay marriage bans in CA, FL & AZ as well as a ban on gays adopting in AR. Beacuse everyone knows it’s better to be not adopted at all then to be adopted by someone who is gay right?
Regardless of your stance on these issues, if you got out to vote then I applaud you. We are all entitled to our own opinions in this country and we should all get out and exercise that right.
Happy Running & Dirty Feet,
I like this "quote":
The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith
People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.