Thursday, January 13, 2011

Warning...I'm on my soap box...

Watching the news this morning....
I decided I need to get on my soap box...
just a little..so if you decide to stop reading...
I understand completely....
our government needs to stop over spending...
local...state...and the government as a whole...
when we as citizens are running out of money...
what do we do...we watch our budget...
cut out excess spending...work together...
well as soon as they cut a program...
someone is going to be really upset...

how about if we stop expecting the government to pay...
why don't we lend a helping hand instead..
let's go back to the good old days...
when families helped each other...
barn raisings...potluck dinners...
neighbors help each other...
mow a neighbors yard...repair their fence
churchs take care of their community...
if a school program has to be cut...
why not volunteer your time to bring it back....
if you plant a garden...add a few plants..
and take the bounty to your local food bank..
or start one at your church or school...
how about we Americans take care of each other...
and stop relying on Uncle Sam...

volunteer your time...
donate materials...start a program...
barter for services...
donate your reward cards to schools..
or non profits...
if everyone does one small thing...
just think how much money can be saved...
and maybe....just maybe...
we will all feel better....

the sun is rising....
so should we....

12 comments:

Sue said...

You go Girl!! I agree wholeheartedly about all that you said!! Enjoy your day.
Sue

Sue said...

What a perfect way to say what this country "really" needs! Thank you.

Take care, Sue

Mumsy said...

I totally agree! This has been one of my soapbox subjects for some time so I am with you all the way!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Yea, Deb!!! You go, girl! I'm with you! If we don't have it we shouldn't be trying to spend it!!!

nanny said...

Amen Deb....you say it perfectly!!!

Zoey said...

I do love a good soapbox post! LOL.

Everything you said makes too much sense, therefore, it will never happen.

Kay said...

Fantastic blog. I agree with you 100%.

Kay

RiverBend Farm said...

Well put! I couldn't agree more. Now we all just need to start and do this!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Great post Deb!
And inspiring too!
Hugs,
Cindy
(still in AZ. but blogging a little)

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Of late, Dear One, I have been trying to avoid all my usual sources of "news." My health will not support it. -sigh- I can become so worked up, and upset, and worried..... And at 73, I can't afford, that *luxury* any more.

You are young. Stand on your soap box. Call for wisdom. Our Beloved Country needs all "of you," we can get.

Dolores said...

Woo/hoo, Amen, Yes yes.... I so agree with you...every little bit that each of us do, is better than handouts from the government.

Cherrie said...

I agree!