Friday, August 1, 2008

Me and my big mouth

Okay, I did it again. I opened my mouth and inserted my foot. Those that know me well figure this is just a part of the daily routine of being my friend. I've even had someone tell another person, "Don't take offense, she didn't mean anything by that. You've got to know her - there is no malice in her words." (Okay, so maybe they didn't use the word malice, but the overall meaning was that there wasn't a mean bone in my body....or maybe they meant there wasn't a thought in my head, I'm not sure which.) And to tell the truth, I DON'T mean offense! Most of the time I'm just looking for ways to make people laugh and enjoy life a little more. As for when I DO have an opinion, I know some people don't particularly agree with it, but I'm really okay with that. Especially if it pertains to something I really feel strongly about. My past blogs probably show evidence of that.

The problem is, ever since this election came up I feel like I'm walking on eggshells about every conversation! It's as if everyone is choosing sides! To be honest, my candidates never even seem to get this far in the process. Most were gone very early in the process! It's almost as if my support for someone is the kiss of death! (That really should encourage anyone who disagrees with me on who to support!)

Now in writing this, some will probably wonder how I could NOT support their candidate. It's simple - I don't know who to believe anymore. I don't know either candidate personally. I'm not sure I know what they believe about anything - I get my information from others (sometimes laughing referred to as "news sources"). I know I don't agree with some things about either candidate - but as to date, no one has called and asked my opinion. They don't really care. To be sure, they want my vote - but not necessarily what I think about things. My husband has a saying, "They didn't ask me." My daughter's response was, "Face it Daddy, they're never going to ask you."

I said all that to say this, if I offend you with any comment I may or may not make about your favorite candidate - please forgive me. I'm thankful I live in a country where I CAN have an opinion. I will probably say something stupid again very soon; some things are just a given. I apologize ahead of time. As for the things I blog about - well, hardly anyone reads those anyway. But, if you should and are offended by what I write, I'm okay with that. The things I cover in my blog, I feel pretty strongly about. That doesn't necessarily make me right, but it is what I BELIEVE.

When it comes to the election and the candidates, I BELIEVE I'll try and keep my mouth shut on them till after November and then I will open it only in support of our president and in prayer that he may be lead by God in all that he does. (If Hillary had gone all the way to the White House, that prayer would have been that SHE might be lead by God in all that SHE does.) I don't pretend to know anything about politics, but I do know these are perilous times we live in...may God lead each of us to do what He has created us to do....and if that should be president for some of you someday - don't forget to ask my husband about things.....he could really use the laugh.