In September of 2014 I wrote the following piece, #2 in a series of 3 posts titled Priorities. With all the chaos in the world, and the gravity of the upcoming Presidential election on my mind, priorities seem more important to me than ever. Presidents will come and go, and life will go on. It will go on for those of us fortunate enough to have been born. This year, in the greatest country on earth, over a million unborn children will be killed by an abortion industry that thrives on a liberal mindset that promotes a no consequences society. Most of us are good people who choose to live our lives with a belief that someone else will stand up to evil. I felt the same way for much of my life.
As I approach my 63rd year, my number one priority is to leave my grandsons a world where children are not killed as a matter of convenience. If Hillary Clinton gets the Presidency I’ll just work a little harder. Every new life deserves its chance to leave its mark on the world. I intend to make the most of mine on their behalf.
What’s the most important thing in your life; your home, your money, your job, being liked, being famous? How many of these things will you take with you at the end of your life? Do you want to make the world a better place or do you want to leave the heavy lifting to others while you pursue happiness with material things? I live in a nice neighborhood, my wife drives a Mercedes, and I’ve spent a large part of my life in pursuit of the trappings of material success. More and more every day I realize that happiness is found in the simple things, and comes from giving, not taking.
These days my happiness comes from the laughter of my grandsons. I measure anything I consider beautiful against the indescribably beautiful sight of watching a hungry child eat. A big weekend for me is one that I spend with…
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