Wishing you and your family the best for the new coming year. I hope we have all learned, appreciated, and value all the lessons 2016 had to offer. Some were not the best, some were very painful as we lost dear friends and family members. Our financial struggles might have gotten better, others might have gotten worse. Relationships flourished while others had to walk away.
Still, we are all here! Promising ourselves this new coming year will be better, and it will!
I have tremendous faith in you. You will make it happen!
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Election 2016 – The second presidential debate was last night. As we all know, while Hillary Clinton kept her cool and stayed focus on the issues that matter to the American Public. Donald Trump did not disappoint us with his typical ranting and putting the blame on everyone that can hold a candle. He is a real bully. He even disagrees with his own running Vice-President. This election is about Donald Trump being #1. He wants to win for himself. The Republican are at arm wits trying desperately to find a safe heaven with their candidate. In my book, Clinton is 2-0 with this big win again.
Hurricane Matthew – This was a very nasty storm. The damage and devastation it caused, hasn’t been seen in decades. I can personally tell you, we were without power. It was an ordeal to get fuel, supplies. My back yard is in shambles. My dog was terrified. My children were scared. We had no means of communication with the outside world since everything we own is run on power. We were without power for 2 a day and what save us was we are close to City Hall and I guess we are in the same grind as them. But when we lost the internet, for 2 1/2 days. If you are like me, who works using the internet this was a downpour. We give thanks, to the utilities and Brighthouse for the heroic tireless effort to restored everyone life back to normal. For those who has lost their home, our prayers are with you. Just remember, you can always rebuild, a lost life is worst.
Give to the Red Cross for the Hurricane Matthew’s Victims
“My septic tank decided to clog up on Sunday. My husband decides he doesn’t want to go to work today (the sole bread winner of the household). I am being force to take a low paying job to boost our non-existent income. I hate Mondays! Yet, I still blog…..”
“No! That song won’t do this morning.”
So folks, let just think positive and sing our worries goodbey.”
“Wow,I am up to my 241 posts here at “thepooramerican.com”. I am very happy that everyone has stopped by to see what I was doing.”
Animal Abuse and Why Should U Care………………….
I understand we cannot save every animal that is out there in agony and pain. I understand there are many many children and less fortunate that need our help as well. I understand whatever happens in another foreign country within their culture is not our business and we should not judge or intervene.
You are right. We shouldn’t but we do. We do it because of our moral obligation of knowing what is right and what is wrong. We do it because society as a whole needs to speak and say “This is wrong!”. We do it because if you post your abuse on social media, then it is my right or our right to say you are wrong. You are seeking acknowledgment, I cannot stay shut and look the other way.
It saddens me how abusive human have become toward their animals. It saddens me how angry and barbaric they have become. I cannot change Yulin, I cannot change S. Korea and other Asian countries, but I can fight my battle here with the awareness that animal abuse and cruelty are happening too many times here in the United States.
So, how can you help?
Listen, I am not rich. I am struggling financially like everyone else is. All I can do is pass the word. Please do the same. Pass the word. Retweet, share on Facebook, Tumblr, and other social media. Someone out there may have more resources and would be able to help. Your cost is nothing. Zero dollars, just a few minutes of your time. Your reward priceless.
Do numbers really count for you when you blog? Are you blogging for money, recognition or just because you enjoy spending time writing content on your blog?
Do you have a Twitter or a Facebook Account? Does it bother you when you lose followers or friends in these accounts? Does it make you lose sleep wondering, what you did wrong?
When you started blogging, the main reason was to help others with the knowledge you have. To seek others like yourself and share your information.
For me, it has never been about any type of monetary compensation. It has been about sharing my opinion. Sharing the articles, bringing more awareness to issues that matter most to us.
For the new bloggers out there, welcome to the blogging world. My advice to you, write about what you like. Do not worry how many followers you have or didn’t get today. You are informing a community, you are helping someone out there with your words.
You have opened a road, “the road of knowledge”, you are their voice. You are their inspiration. The words you write today will be immortal. Choose them well.
Have fun! Bring irony to the situation, but most of all always bring hope and peace in the article you write. You have taken a very important job. Self-satisfaction will be your reward.
The minimalist live style started back in the 1950. Basically, you live with less, much less about 100 things.
Today is a big trend. The simplicity of art, media, and lifestyle has evolved into this new (yet old) culture. To be a minimalist is to free yourself of stress, clutter, things that are not so much important. To enjoy life to the fullest with family, friends, eat right, value simplicity.
Look around you, de-clutter yourself of material things that no longer have value. Ask yourself, do you really need 10 or 20 pairs of shoes? Do you need so many clothes? Is your closet full of clothes that you no longer use? Does your home have to look like a museum in order to make you feel better? Is having so many electronic devices good for you?
Would it really hurt you to have maybe 1 or 2 credit cards instead of the 10 you are carrying around? Is it really necessary to upgrade your car or phone every year?
There is an old saying, “You can’t take it with you when you die.”
For some of us, living with less has always been our struggle. There is nothing fancy or easy with having less. We just cannot afford it. Now, it’s a new way of life.
Can you live with less? Ask yourself. You might be surprised with your answer.