Friday’s Hero – Former President, George H. W. Bush 7.26.13 @BushLibrary

FRIDAY’SGeorge H. W. Bush is the last of a generation of leaders who carried our country with honor and integrity.  Not managed by polls or donors, but by what is right for our country.

George H. W. Bush was a man of conviction and in the end his convictions led to his defeat.  While I didn’t agree with much of the Bush agenda as President, I never doubted the former President’s values, his belief in America or his trust worthiness.

I voted for Bush the first time, I didn’t vote for him the second time.  I believe I made the right decision in both instances.

Bush’s service to our country began as a boy in the Navy, a tenure in the United States House of Representatives led to United Nations Ambassador, CIA Director, Vice-President and President.  Few in our nation’s history have a pedigree that compares to George H. W. Bush.

As President, one of Bush’s enduring accomplishments was his Points of Light Award.  Focusing on service to one’s community and nation, President Bush honored these individuals throughout his term in office and the organization has continued in the year’s since his presidency.  Last week, President Obama welcomed former President Bush to the White House as together they honored the nation’s 5,000th Point of Light designee.

This week, Bush shaved his head in solidarity with a two-year-old little boy going through chemo treatments.  On the Today Show, he explained to his grand-daughter Jenna Bush Hager, that he shaved his head because it was “the right thing to do.” 

Doing the right thing is the legacy of George H. W. Bush, while not always popular, he never wavered on his dedication and determination to do what he felt was right.

Now at 89 years old, former President Bush continues to lead the way, he shows us what true service is and how small gestures make a huge difference.  For his leadership, his convictions and for his almost 90 years a s point of light, I choose George H. W. Bush (41) as Friday’s Hero for July 26, 2013.

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Short Notes ~ 6.26.13

Today was a historic day for America!  The United States Supreme Court ruled that DOMA was unconstitutional and did not issue an opinion on Prop 8, which in effect allows same-sex marriage in California.  Read about it here, here, here, here,  here and here.

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Posted from my Facebook page earlier today…..

Watched Paula Deen this morning on the Today Show.  She is 100% right, if ANYONE on this earth has not said something they shouldn’t have, let them be the one to step up and throw the first stone.  Until then, how about we all start showing a bit of compassion.  This world would be a much better place if we were not always trying to play “gotcha” with each other. 

 I have no doubt Paula Deen has done a lot more good in this world than bad and that should count for something, not just the mistakes of her past.

And now I step down off my soap-box.

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BIG BROTHER Season 15 begins tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Short Notes ~ 5.17.13

Friday’s Heroes saving kids lives.

Scandal enough said.

SHOCKER!

Life’s Playlist features Glen Campbell

The week in pictures as presented by ABC News.

With everything going on in the world, this was the cover Time Magazine chose this week.  (Seriously, I honor what she did and I am happy she was able to do this for herself, but has the coverage really been justified?)

Aimee Copeland moving forward with the help of advanced medical technology.

2 hours and 3 minutes later….  Candice Glover is named the new American Idol.   They should have just eliminated everything but the 4 minutes below and the 3 minutes to name the winner.

I think Leslie Gray Streeter gets it right here.

I would be happy with 100,000,000…IJS… Powerball hits $600,000,000

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