Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rootbeer in the Drinking Fountains

When they realize he can't actually put rootbeer in the drinking fountains, what will they do? That balloon will burst and then there will be deep anger. When Santa Claus does not put anything under their tree they will start looking under your tree.

The first words out of his mouth last night: I won't be able to do it all right away or in the FIRST four yrs...

How can any decent person compete, in 4 yrs, agst the $2.3 billion he raised (in just 9 months)from all around the world to win the US presidency?

Realistically, who would want to be president during this economic downturn? The Dems in the Senate & House created this housing nightmare and then sat back waiting to set up its crisis in perfect timing for pre-election destruction of public trust in the economy, which always translates as anti-Rep.

Years ago I pondered running for a state Senate seat. I wanted it bad. I wanted to go to the roundhouse and change the world. We sat in our living room and told them we needed to pray about it. After they left I sat and sobbed. I was in the middle of teaching/raising our boys, I had had the promptings about Paul going to be bishop. I was so conflicted. I wanted to make a difference in the world. Paul came and sat by me, put his arm around me, and said, "You know what you have found out?" "No, what?" "You have found out the world already has its Savior, it does not need another one."

This was an epiphany moment for me. My job, each of our jobs, is not to change the whole world, but to make a positive difference in our part of the world by living as the Savior would. Be selfless. Be true to the faith. Teach others the truths needed to find balance in their lives, to find fulfillment in self responsibility. Be kind and generous in spiritual and temporal ways. Come unto Christ in word and deed. There is the solution. The Savior, not root beer.


Ingelheim Five said...

Beautifully said Karee. I am expecting a heck of a lot of buyers remorse in the coming days...

Nene said...

I SO totally agree.

emily said...

Sister Sowards!!
I just wanted to say hello.
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Maybe you could relay a message for me to Tasha. Tell her I am asking if she is going to be blogging anytime soon?? And if so where is her blog?!
Tell President Sowards I said hello too!!

I am Just One Mom said...

I will pass along your post to Tasha. Love your blog page, I do not know how to get all the cute doodads, I guess my technological abilities have peaked years ago!