A little of what I have learned in 2020

Some people I thought I knew well; I don’t know at all.

That more human beings than I could ever have thought or dreamed are so cruel to others.

Doves are not always peaceful like I thought…they fight other birds over food and take over bird feeders. One or two will sit on the feeder from morning until night to keep all birds but doves off.

Blue Jays not only protect their young, but they warn the songbirds of pending danger and will squawk loudly when danger is near to help keep them safe.

Politics and our voting system are all messed up and there is a slew of things that need changing.

More politicians than I would have thought care about themselves and not others, nor do they care about the good of our country and democracy.

Relationships broken because of politics. It is heartbreaking that some care more about politics than their family and friends.

Millions of people believe lies that don’t even make sense and lie when the truth would serve them better.

That there are thousands if not millions of people who hoard items that many needs and cannot get because the hoarders don’t think about others.

In some neighborhoods one has to be careful about what they put in their yards because of the possibility of being shot.

Although I have voted in every election for many years, I never imagined I would be as involved in keeping up with politics like this year.

That so many refuses to do such a simple thing as wearing a mask to protect others and themselves.

If one wears a mask in public, they risk being verbally or physically abused. If one chooses to not wear a mask in public, they are also at risk for the same kind of abuse.

There are still some people around the world that care about others, show respect, have empathy and use common sense.

Thankfully there are still some people who care about our democracy, our country and what happens around the world.

Blessings and good things can be found, sometimes it just takes a little more time to see or hear about them than in times past.

Never Again

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Every Presidential election year in the past I have been excited about and looked forward to voting and watching the returns…not this year and I hope to never see another one like this one.

I will vote and I am encouraging others to vote…more people must vote this November than ever before. We have a choice to vote for better things for our country or to make it worse than it has become under the present Washington crowd, I refuse to call them leaders. If we had leaders or more to show some backbone up there the country would not be in such a mess. I do have respect for Senator Mitt Romney, he was not afraid to show he had some backbone when he was the lone Republican vote to impeach Trump. He has spoken out for the right thing at least one other time I know of. I pray he is blessed for showing he is not afraid to stand up and speak out for the right thing when he feels something is wrong.

We not only need a President, but many more in the crowd up there need to be replaced, they either are doing nothing for the good of the country or they have been there way too long. They are mostly serving themselves, not giving a thought to the people that voted them in to office and were expecting them to work on their behalf.

I am so tired of hearing lies and ugly name calling, from a lot of Republicans and some Democrats. I have always been a registered Democrat and for the first time ever I am hurt and embarrassed by what some of the Democrats are saying and doing, it is way more than mud slinging like I have seen and heard in the past, it is horrible and some is just plain evil.

A rant was called for so I ranted here. Now I feel a tiny bit better…rant over. Feel free to comment if you have something to say that would help you feel better.