14 Oct TAKE IT EASY
“LIFE IS NOT PERFECT
LIFE IS NOT EASY
LIFE IS GOOD!”
It is a strange day. I have had it with all the scheming and hate that is connected with this election cycle. I had a friend basically notify me that he was pulling the plug on everything because he cannot take anymore of my views on things. Seems to me that is a bit strange because I have never required anyone to be in agreement with me especially as a condition of friendship. He may have turned from a friend but it is just a fact that I will still consider him mine.
This is the date when twenty years ago my best friend died from cancer. He was a big strapping cowboy/ truck driver/ farmer and I never knew how strong he really was. When we were trying to pick something up and I would mention that maybe we should get some more help, he would grin and pick it up himself.
When he was on his death bed I could have picked him up and cradled him like a baby he had shrunk so much. The last night I set with him before I left he shook my had and raised up and did not have to say anything about our friendship and how we would not meet again. I will never forget that night.
Not a day goes by that I do not think of him. On my wall I have a picture of him in a 4430 John Deere tractor with a grin and a laugh as he passed by me. He is there with many of my other friends that I have lost due to cancer and other things. I see them everyday. It reminds me of good times, good friends, and how precious a friendship is.
I have my mind made up on who I am voting for for this election and I really don’t need all the continuous diatribe of news people and other talking heads. I am not even listening to shows and people I normally like. Life is too short. I am going up and voting early and getting it over with. Nothing I am going to say is going to change anyone’s mind.
It is distressing that someone I have looked up to as knowledgeable and a source of inspiration now has decided that friendship is determined by agreeing on everything.
I always say that if someone does not want my essay’s by email to tell me and I won’t send them. If you do not want to read them, please don’t, If you see it on Facebook just pass it over, I do on 90% of the posts on there. All I ever hope to do is ask for people to think.
After 61 years of what has been quite and adventure, I hope that I have improved as a person over what I was years ago. I hope to understand more, consider and reflect more, and offer an opinion.
At this point all I can do is trust in God and hope that however the election turns out that we will survive as a nation.