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Seniorisms by LMW Wake Up America!

This is a Wake Up call for all of my brothers & sisters in America... Happy Juneteenth! (June 19th) Say what? This is a date few of us are aware of because it isn't taught in public schools... We weren't taught about the social injustices of our country, but instead taught to memorize & recite the, “Pledge of Allegiance” each morning before class, without any clue that didn't apply to all of us...


I quit school at 15, after 10th grade but I never stopped learning... I realized the power of an education... I carefully chose the subjects I wanted to learn because by making these choices I knew these subjects would hold my interest... My plan worked... Though my journey is almost complete, my education is still not finished... Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee was a huge eye opener for me... I'm still studying those same subjects at age 80, though not much has changed about racial attitudes...

I thank God on a daily basis for my incredible thirst for knowledge...  You see, I'm a recovering alcoholic who hasn't had a drink in almost 30 years...  I drank because I hated the way I was living but I lacked the courage to change...  I owe much of my success to AA because, while I already had a firm belief in God, they taught me all about the “God of My Understanding” & suddenly He became very personal to me...  Finally, my life started to make sense...  I discovered, there isn't enough alcohol in the world to quench my insatiable thirst for knowledge!  One of the most difficult lessons I learned was Acceptance...  The Serenity Prayer became something I literally had to learn by heart, not just memorize like the Pledge of Allegiance...


I have used that prayer so many times, if I had a penny for all the times I recited that prayer I'd be wealthy... Instead, it gave me a wealth of another kind, Peace of Mind... Today, I have true friends, who, if I were to stumble, would help me to get back up instead of talking about me & belittling me behind my back... I lost everything that I thought I couldn't live without in 2008 but with the strength I received through God & the program of AA. it never once occurred to me to escape that mess by taking a drink... Another strong reason for my Gratitude...
I now practice Gratitude in my life & display “Extraordinary Happyness” on a daily basis... I'm one of those people who when people look at me & see my smile they think, “What's she got to be so happy about? I have friends of many colors & each of them is precious to me for a variety of reasons... I've learned so much from each of them... Rather than, talk about their shortcomings behind their backs, I like to reveal their strengths in themselves... I know from experience that we're not always aware of our strengths...



These people are Americans!
This is what America looks like!

I am a strong supporter of not only, “Black Lives Matter”, but “All Lives Matter” because I want people to realize that My Life Matters, also...   I'm a writer...  I will become an activist, maybe not in person but wherever I'm able to spread the word...  We must do all in our power to get out the vote in November...  Please help me by sharing this article...

Remember. “American Ends with, “I CAN!”

Let's make it an awesome year from
my little corner of the world to yours!

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I am an 80 year old, Extraordinarily Happy Networker, Senior Blogger and Mentor in Training... I have 30 years of personal development and recovery under my belt... I'm a firm believer in one is never too old to learn...

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    l always feel that the most impressive writers convey their passion in their words. With no sense of emotion, texts are dry. No such drawback with this article Linda. You say just what you mean and convey what you say with clarity and purpose. Everyone is entitled to express their opinions, that is the principle of free speach which many today wish to suppress, but, if you're going to express yourself, do it with lust and vigour such as you have done here Linda!
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      Thank you, Tom, for sharing your expertise as a successful author with me about my PR. I am honored for an opinion such as yours. Your critiques always manage to put a smile on my face. It makes me feel that my thoughts are worthwhile & should be shared... :D
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    Very enlightening and enriching message Linda. I share this post not for people to go vote, I share your post and pray for all people to keep the faith and trust in Almighty God. He will take care of us when we take in knowledge and learn who he is and have an intimate relationship with him because he is the creator of the heaven and earth.
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      Thank you, Terri, for your inspiring comment about my PR. I do have great faith in the God of my understanding... My thoughts are, He didn't bring our country this far to just forsake it & let it collapse... He hasn't let us down so far, so I have faith in our future... When we come through this on the other side it will have taken a turn for the better with some fresh ingenuity, bringing it into the 21st century... A diversely rich country to be truly proud of... :D
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