Saturday, August 9, 2014

It's Time For Some Fresh Brewed Indignation

Day 32 ~ Saturday ~ August 9
Five Things I Am Grateful For Today

1. Fresh brewed iced tea (with Stevia and lemon)

2. Non-judgmental people

3. Tempered indignation. What a religiosity-filled connotation that word brings. That is not my intent.  But the older I get the more I realize that some things should make me angry. If I can't react to injustices, bigotry, or just plain wrongness, I might as well roll over and die. Personally, I am trying not to fly off the handle as much (counting to twenty works....sometimes...) and give the other person time to escape (ha!) but I place in high esteem those who embrace their beliefs and convictions with enough passion to give them a well-tempered voice and own it.

4. Moths on the windowsill

5. Randomness.   Random days are like random thoughts, kind of like my gratitude lists.
If you're not careful you'll miss the cohesiveness that always comes at the end of a well-ordered day that wasn't planned at all.

Goodnight Friends.

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Sue said...


Mimi Lenox said...

Thank you, Sue.
I appreciate you coming here to comment as well! Hope you are having a good weekend.

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Mimi, I found you at Sherry Blue Sky's site. The title of your work caught my eye.

I, too, am filled with "righteous indignation," or whatever the hell you wanna call it. I'm an activist and even today's post, a bit of poem/art whimsy, has the toll-free number to the White House included in process notes!!

You are a soul sister. While I've learned that it's not good for my mental health to stay mad at "the machine" 24/7, I have learned that as long as I don't run out of words, I will never need a weapon. As long as I get my point across, I'm good.

My friend Mary in my old hometown used to have a button: "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention!" And, as a European-American from the lily-white suburbs, my mom taught me to stick up for others who were not born with these same (strictly bogus) advantages. Loved this piece!

Your new fan, Amy Barlow Liberatore, Madison, WI

Mimi Lenox said...

Welcome to the castle, Sharp! We are two peas in a pod. I wear pencil skirts and you are a just plain sharp. I hope you feel at home here.

"as long as I don't run out of words, I will never need a weapon.."
Well said. Inspiring.

You MUST join us in the peace globe movement November 4th. You are definitely on the same wavelength.

Glad to make your cyber-acquaintance. I am going over to read your blog, Amy.


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