I Have Compassion, But Really?

I have complete compassion and love as well as prayers for those who are hurt by any tragedy in this world, lately there seems to be a lot more than I recall being around when I was a child. I could just have been in the child state of mind where the world revolves around me, which means I wasn’t up to par on media news, but seriously, are there not more and more tragedies these days?

While I am sad for families who have lost loved ones, best friends and pets I also am a realistic person who firmly believes that each time a tragedy is hit our country goes into this state of panic and politically correct mindset. I understand having compassion, love, and a time for mourning after a tragedy both as an individual and as a nation, however, this doesn’t mean that you need to point fingers at “who or what” is to blame. The media is famous for pointing fingers and Facebook is the stomping grounds for conversations bashing and blaming people or items for tragedies.

Unite as Citizens

One of the things that really bugs me after a tragedy, such as the most recent shooting in Connecticut, is the heightened security. Much like that of the heightened security after the events on 9/11, everyone gets into this panic mode. Schools start being ridiculously locked down and on high alert while knowing damn well in a couple of months that security system put into place being so well used in a military type fashion, will soon subside and things will go back to the way they were.

I find myself jaw dropped at the media and others blaming guns and wanting more gun control for the average situation, or worse yet banning our rights to bear arms as a United States citizen. I recently read a story about a shooting at a movie theater, restaurant and/or store that was stopped by the use of a legally held gun of a woman who witnessed the events in action. Although I don’t recall the whole story nor can I seem to find that news article again, it was in Texas, and not covered by national media, rather only covered by local TX media in that area where this particular tragedy occurred.

Whether or not I own a gun, have ever touched a gun or fired a gun is irrelevant in my argument over the fact that I firmly believe that having citizens who legally bear arms is our right as United States citizens. If you do not like guns, do not want them around you, do not want them in your household; that is your right as a citizen as well. I will respect anyone’s decision and personal opinions on this matter, however, to ban and try to take away from law abiding citizens and to attempt to be on the side of taking away rights that were fought so hard for by our forefathers is crazy!

The people before us seemed to have a bit more of a back bone, they stood up for what they knew we, as citizens, should have for rights. They stood up for things that needed to be fixed in order to ensure the United States stood strong as a united nation of people. What I watch on the media makes me sick, what I read online, makes me sick. When “we the people” are starting to lose our rights as United States Citizens and start to slowly stand down like sheep following a herd, that scares me. My three children are going to live in a world different than that in which I live in now and grew up in, which is fine, but I would much rather have it a better world than what I see right now; our rights as citizens being slowly sucked away from us in the middle of the night.

Stand up and fight for what you believe in. Blog, write, protest in a healthy way for what you believe in.  That is our right as people of the United States of America, but remember it is not our right to try to take away rights given to us by the United States Constitution created for a very important reason.

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Traintastic Adventures Sweepstakes

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An eHarmony Love Story

The series I Met My Love Online is coming along nicely, today I get to share my first story about a couple who met on eHarmony, the love story of Bill and Liz.

I was living in Nashville, TN and Liz was living in Connecticut.  We were both apprehensive at first to change our profile settings to open ourselves up for long distance matches, but our dates with local matches were not very productive or successful.   For each of us, it was our last attempt to meet someone before canceling our membership.  Once we were matched, together we went through 4 stages of protective communication before we began to email each other.  After that, we talked by telephone for several months.  Everything about Liz seemed perfect, so I knew that the next step was to take her out on a date in person.  Over the next several months, I traveled up to CT to spend time with her and I also flew her down to Nashville to spend time with me.

Tell me, what is the most romantic thing your true love did for you?

The most romantic thing that Liz did for me was that she sang “The Broken Road” at our wedding ceremony, complete with instrumental tracks and a backup singer.  The most romantic thing that Liz would tell you, that I did for her was to surprise her with a horse-drawn carriage ride through town on the night I asked her to marry me.  After dinner, I took her to an old historic New England hotel so we could walk the grounds.  While we were on the walk, I had arranged for the carriage to approach us at a certain location and surprise her.  While on the ride, I presented the ring and asked her to marry me.

Thoughts Regarding Online Dating with eHarmony

We believe that the personality surveys we filled out on the eHarmony site were very accurate.  We see similar behaviors in each other, resulting in us being more understanding of each other.  Together we have blended our spiritual beliefs for an awesome life together.  I always dreamed of starting a business that would help parents across the globe.  Thanks to the love and support that Liz gives to me, I’ve been able to make that dream come through by completing my degree in psychology, writing a series of parenting books, and launching the CREATING COOPERATIVE KIDS TV show.  You can see all of these accomplishments that could not have done without her help, at www.CooperativeKids.com.

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