Starting with You

So lately, I’ve had lots of ideas for my blog, but by the time I get home, I forget them.  I can’t even remember any of them now.  About normal for me, my brain isn’t working correctly right now, and probably won’t for awhile yet.  It’s called stress, life has lots of it.

 One of the regular writers at a website that I read regularly  ( has stated his opinion that the United States government, even our whole society is going to collapse because of the way the economy is going downhill.  His feeling is that Americans are going to unite against the FDA and pharmeceutical companies and start demanding that the truth come out about many of the drugs that are being sold.  There’s a lot more to it than that, but that’s the general idea of what he’s saying.

 But even if our society doesn’t collapse, what about our economy?  I’ve read a lot that has implied that the dollar is falling fast.  At this point, it’s about equivalent with the Canadian dollar.  That’s a long fall, with the government going further into debt every day.  What happens when other countries stop buying the treasury bonds or whatever they’re buying to support our debt?  What will we the government run on then?

Something else I’ve read/heard lately.  I’ve been listening to sermons online from the church I used to go to in Kansas City.  One of the sermons I listened to today had a very good point.

We spend a lot of time blaming politicians and Washington for being corrupt, saying they’re the cause of everything from the high gas prices to who knows what. 

If we want change, how do we get change?  An old song (and I can’t remember who sings it offhand) says that if we want a change, we need to start with the man in the mirror.  So to make changes, no matter what kind of changes we want, we need to start with ourselves.  Start small. 

 How can you complain about the government when you’re not volunteering to try to right the wrongs yourself?  Maybe it’s because you don’t want to put yourself out there… If you’re not working toward change, then you’re not stopping it.  When I was living in Branson, my then-boyfriend would complain about a lot of things.. including the government.  But he wasn’t registered to vote.  I voted in the 2000 election, but he didn’t.  I was trying to make a change, even a small one.  But there are smaller changes we can make every day. If you’re a Christian, ask God what you need to change to make a difference in our world.  Whether you are or you’re not a Christian, you can do some serious thinking about what changes you need to make, what changes you can initiate. 

As Americans, we can vote.  I’m not talking about just in the presidential election.  What about your city council? Mayor? Go to council meetings and have your say.  Not just to argue, but have reasoned thoughts as to why something will or will not work.  Really consider what needs to be done, and find ways to do it.  That’s starting with us, and that’s how we make the changes. 

As for voting with your pocket book, I’m not going to tell you to stop taking your prescription medications.  But try to get at least 5 servings of a combination of fruits and vegetables.  That leaves less room for the junk food.  Once you start eating healthier, you may find that you don’t need some of those medications as much as you did.  I know that if my husband stopped eating so many empty carbohydrates and sweets, he could cut back on his diabetes medication.  I’m not suggesting that you cut back on your medication without consulting your doctor, but you’d be surprised what eating healthy can do for you.

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One Response to “Starting with You”

  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog.

    Tim Ramsey

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