Life... the life of the current age is so very different from when I was a child. An age when accepting, admitting your responsibility for choices made and dealing with the consequences that came with said choices.
Make good choices... get good, may even great, results. Make poor choices, pay the price of the consequence.
In the pursuit of happiness I have recently made the decision to remove facebook from my tablet. Too much time spent with the time suck and increased agitation and frustration with reading conflicting opinions and stories. I can surely find a better way to spend my time and being more efficient! (I have pulled out some quilting magazines and peruse them while I make breakfast or dinner. I have found several inspiring ideas for some small projects in the very near future.) Have you ever unplugged from social media? Has it been a "forever thing" or just a temporary fast?
With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching I was asked by my Uncle for a Red/White/Blue mug rug.
So I kindly obliged... This little improv project was quick to make and finished at 5" x 7"... all from my scrap bin with no concern over precise measurements or need for much accuracy.
As I pieced this mug rug (I also refer to them as hand-sewn hellos) as a break from quilting the borders of the king-sized commissioned quilt, I considered my life... my life as a US Citizen with the privilege of voting and opportunities for freedom of speech and religion, along with the right to bear arms... for all the men and women (my own Dad included) that have served in the US Military to protect and defend not only our Land, but all the rights that we seem to take for granted.
May I never forget the hardships of my Grandparents as arrived in the US as immigrants... May I never forget that, as it states on our US currency, In God We (I) Trust...
Recently, while on social media on the desktop computer, I saw a statement...
On March 17th we are all Irish... On May 5th we are all Mexican... How about on July 4th we all act like Americans. A profound statement!
America - the melting pot of the world... where people of all nationalities come to have an opportunity for a better life than the life they were living in another country.
Are you proud to be an American? I am. If you have a few minutes, take a listen... you may have seen this before - it is a several years old, but it worth listening to... and it is Robin Williams! He is always good for a laugh or two.
Have a safe weekend! And don't forget the responsibility that comes with being a US citizen.
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