On Bertha’s Soapbox…


It’s January…I’m already tired of the political races…and they haven’t really started…there will be many…days…weeks…months…to come…filled with bickering…name calling…and mudslinging…
Bertha says…look on the bright side
I say…that is the bright side…it may be much worse
Social media…AKA…Facebook…has added a whole new dimension to politics…now the supporters of the opposing candidates…can square off…in print…for the world to see…and add their two cents worth…it ain’t pretty…it’s actually depressing…
And yet…to play off the old commercial…I can’t believe I read the whole thing…but…as frustrating as it was…I did…I read every word…of a very long…very heated debate…with some valid…and ridiculous…points made for both sides…and some that I don’t think really cared one way or the other…they just enjoyed stirring the pot…
I didn’t post…
Mama taught me a long time ago…there just some things a lady doesn’t put on Facebook…she was very farsighted…for the day…and that’s politics…religion…football…and your love life…
I try to remember that…
I try to remember that there is no perfect candidate…for the most part…they all have some good points…and some not so good points…they mostly have good intentions when they make their promises…but most of them can’t be kept…in the end…I’ll have my favorite…I’ll vote…but…I’ll work with whomever is elected…
I try to remember that other’s religious beliefs aren’t mine to judge…and hope they feel the same about mine…
I try to remember that there are crazy fans for all football teams…but…there are also lots and lots of wonderful people who just happen to get really excited about a particular team…good for them…I respect their passion…I respect their right to choose…I hope they respect my right to be rather indifferent…although…I do have a preference…
I try to remember…hmmm…what was it like to have a love life…hmmm…nothing comes to mind…geez…
I’m stepping off Bertha’s soapbox now…she’s herding me to the contemplation chair…seems I’ve gotten a bit riled up…and I need to spend some time with the forgiveness prayer…
Anything to get me off of her soapbox…
Jane

2 thoughts on “On Bertha’s Soapbox…

  1. Good Morning Jane and Bertha…mostly I tend to agree with you. I think our mother's were buddies in their time…I got the same information from mine.

    I can easily follow most of the rules…politics-not so much…they stink, they are all rotten, and I refuse to be nice.

    I'll spend my share of time with the forgivness prayer and I know I'll hear from my mother ! RIP is hard for her sometimes I know.:)

    This is our world…we are obligated to point out the things in need of fixing, take a stand, and do our best to leave it a bit better than we started.

    Happy day my friend ~

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