Lucy, you have a bit more than your share.
Really? It seems just fine to me.
Yes, you are taking almost all of the bed, and Ellie was there first.
Yawn...I couldn't be less interested.
I'll just stretch out and part of me will be off the bed as well.
I'll just snooze here for a while. And Ellie better not move and wake me up or I will growl at her.
I have come to the conclusion that most of our elected leaders have lost compassion for their fellow citizens. Here in NC, our recently elected Senate and Congress are spending their time on the following issues, all of which show that they lack compassion for fellow citizens. Bills are afloat to make it even more difficult for a woman to make the hardest decision of her life by establishing a waiting period and mandating a sonogram. If the woman refuses to look at the sonogram, a physician would be required to explain in detail what is seen. Our NC Congress is looking at a bill to ban marriages except between a man and a woman. Because, as one Representative said, "All children deserve to have a mother and a father." [Does he actually think there are no single parents out there?] Another said that marriage must be ordained by God. [All right, then does that void any secular marriages performed by a judge? Or that you cannot get married if you don't believe in God?] And in the interest of big business that paid for their Congressional seats, we have a bill that would deny the right to sue a company for failed medical devices or drugs if those devices/drugs were FDA approved. [Do they have a clue how the FDA approves such devices?] Almost all of the funding cuts involve taking away from the poor, from the children, and from the disenfranchised.
The Trappist Monk Thomas Merton said:
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.
But our leaders seem to have adopted another quote, this one from Animal Farm: All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.
If we are to succeed as decent human beings, we must have more compassion for one another. So this weekend, do some self-inspection and try to pull up more compassion for others.
AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND, EVERYONE!