Hey lady, I'm just an ordinary guy and you're askin' me to opine?
I don't talk much about stuff like politics and what's goin' round ,,,
these days it could cost me my job, 'ya know? Just keep it to yourself, okay?
You probably gonna' be surprised but I like poetry, a little bit of the classics and I read a lot...especially like history! It takes me places I never dreamed about.
I didn't go to college 'cause I had to work a couple of jobs to get by. 'Ya know livin' in the big city is not the easiest thing in the world...lots of problems, expenses...kids kept comin' along and just no time for more education. I like drivin' a hack...meet lots of interestin' people. Like yourself. And what d'ya' know...you wanna' know what I think? Ha, that's a new one on me!
The wife and I talk with our kids a lot about what's goin' on; we saw this today and it made us take a second look 'cause it makes good sense about history...you know since all this stuff is goin' on all over the country...protestin' about our history and bustin' up all those statues and stuff. I like what this black lady, Maya Angelou has to say about history itself:
"Won't it be wonderful when
black history and native American history
and Jewish history and all of U.S. history
is taught from one book.
Just U.S. history."
Lady, can you imagine what that would be like...if our history was all together in just one book? My kids would be lucky kids...'ya think it'll every happen?
Well, I'm not the crispiest cookie in the box and honestly? I have no clue. I pray a lot about it and I've been taught all my life prayer is powerful; I 100% believe it. I was blest with Christian parents and grandparents so I knew about God all my life. I married a wonderful man who was raised as I was...we were married a very long time but now he's free of pain and problems...I'm thankful he isn't witnessing all this hullabaloo. Sure wouldn't set well with him. Fact is prayer is powerful and it works...so who knows?
I'm a lover of quotes and that bright Southern star Dolly Parton said this about living a sane life:
"When I wake up I expect things to be good.
If they're not, then I try to set about trying to make them
as good as I can 'cause I know I'm gonna' have to live that day anyway.
So why not try to make the most of it if you can?
Some days, they pan out a little better than others,
but you still gotta always just try."
I do the best I can to do my part...you know, to make a difference. We all need to pull together if things are gonna' get better. I think most agree that we need to band together...like a Band of Brothers & Sisters...all of us. We can't make it if we're all divided about...well, about everything or so it seems to me.
I don't know if you're a religious guy or not but I know my God is in charge of this world...always has been and always will be. Some folks don't like that and won't stand for it. That makes no difference to God because He rules and He's always going to be in charge. That's a fact.
He tells us we've gotta' love our brothers and sisters...our neighbors and who are they? The way He says it? That's everybody...good, bad and the ugly. The besties and the worsties. We can't go round hating people. We've got to love...LOVE That's the way it's gotta' be...absolutely. Not everybody can or will handle that. None of this my way or the highway...we must get along with each other.
I appreciate you sharing your opinion with me; my prayers are with you and your family. I really pray your children will one day study our history out of one book U.S. History.
You might make fun of Richard Simmons but I like the little guy -
here's something from him you can take home with you.
"When I go to bed at night, I ask God to give me another day,
I ask him to keep me strong and make me a good teacher
and to keep spreading this right word."
Here we are at your place and Lady, I gotta' tell 'ya...you're a classy chick and I like your talk...makes sense and I can tell there's somethin' special about 'ya. I think that God thing is like, well like your flashlight...showin' the way...if that's it the fare's on me and thanks for the tip.
Well, thank you so much. You're a most interesting guy and I appreciate what you shared.
I'll remember you and your family in my prayers. Maybe you might want to pray for our country that we will all pull together and help mend the damages. Wouldn't hurt, would it?
From my trusting heart...to yours, Vasca
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