Lucky Me! I have some really great girlfriends. What makes us so unique is that we are polar opposites. One can only imagine what this leads to during an election year. OK, I am at a disadvantage right now because there happens to be more than 3,000 miles between me and my girls but with the magic of email, one of my dear friends knowingly tossed the gauntlet right into the flames today with an email she sent to a select few sharing how 'wonderful' Senators McCain's wife is. For me - carrying a brand new US passport and also quite liberal, I will carefully read this information and asses if I want to store it for judgement day (or not). Some of the others will react by throwing their laptops into the pool rather than assess the commentary, and the rest of the girls will open a nice bottle of wine, sit back and watch the fireworks! That my friends, is what makes this so much fun!
This will be my first year having the privilege to vote for a US president. I plan to enjoy this presidential election (albeit across the pond) to the nth degree because I have been lucky enough to befriend some of the most passionate and politically charged women in America (and Canada).
My only regret is that Hilary did not hang in there and make it THREE to choose from. Now that would have been reason to fly 'home' to my girls in November!
In my humble opinion I think we have already won, because we have each other. As far as the election goes.......... WE ALL WANT THE SAME THING!
A country that is economically thriving, a country that is not at war, safe neighborhoods and excellent schools for our children and grandchildren.
What we all have (and what bonds us) is love and wisdom. My friends have selflessly shared their wisdom with me from the moment I befriended them. They have taught me that the best means achieve the best ends. Every day we have to make decisions in our personal, financial, family, work, and community lives and even though we can do it alone, I am humbled by the fact that I always have those wisdom sharing friends of mine just a 'send' button away!
Stay tuned..................only 4 1/2 months to go!
Signing off for today,
(PS -I love you girls)