What’s one of the easiest ways to clear out a room, offend someone and think differently about a friend? Talk about POLITICS!
Don’t worry, I am not going to share any of my political views with you, (a big “whew” just left your lips I am sure). I am just going to talk about Voting.
I have the pleasure of having friends in my life who don’t all share the same political views as me. Yes, I said “pleasure”. I happen to love diversity and feel it’s best door to education. If all my friends shared the same beliefs, how dull and ignorant I would be.
VOTING can take a little time. I personally like to use the computer and research all the candidates and amendments before I vote. I also (because of my opening statement) do not “share” my political views on forums such as FaceBook. I would love to see the statistics of how many people on FaceBook who complain about…everything, actually get out and Vote!
So with that said, some of my friends are excited to vote, some feel it’s a waste of time. Some of my friends have even gone so far as to work for a politicians campaigns and some have even decided to run! Do I vote for them because they are my friends? Of course not. I listen, I ask questions and I try and learn as much as I can, and then I VOTE.
August 18th, 1920…do you know what happened on that day? Woman got the right to VOTE! Yes, the Right. It is a right, it is a privilege, and yes…(this is as political as I will get) it’s my duty because I have opinions. So with this said, I hope everyone takes the time out of their busy days and remembers to VOTE!
Todays Thoughts: Keep having opinions, keep standing up for what is right. Don’t let people sway you unless you believe in what they are saying. Don’t get caught up in negativity…positivity will always bring you more light!
I like to text. It’s true, even though I am “older” I very much enjoy the luxury of just saying a few words and not having to sit on the phone and talk. But…I don’t (or at least I try very hard) not to text when I am visiting with someone, checking out at a store, eating with a friend…and the big one,..DRIVING.
The ability to “talk text” is without a doubt my favorite! I can say what I want and hit send and be done! However, no matter how great your phone is, you better double check before you hit the send button! LOL
The reason I bring this topic of communication up is that I was thinking how much I love riding my scooter because of all the sounds and smells I get to enjoy. Then I realized it was also because, I don’t have my phone anywhere near me. If I want to call someone or text, I have to wait until I have stopped somewhere. By then, I often second guess myself out of the text or call, because I have waited THIS long, I ask myself…“is it even necessary”?
So that was the revelation…is this even necessary? The quick little quips or comments you text in a day? Sure, keep the “I love you’s”, but do we really need the constant commentary? Maybe we would have more to say to friends and loved ones when we saw them if we didn’t text them 5 times a day with our updates.
Todays Thoughts: Put your phone away. Remember the true art of conversation and embrace it! Make your friends priorities and look forward to “catching up” with them! Drive a scooter…you will have no choice but to put the phone away!!
I opened my business in April of 2014 here in Wheat Ridge Colorado!
Many people ask me, why Wheat Ridge? Easy…have you seen it? It’s an up an coming town that borders with the Highlands, is an EASY direct drive into downtown Denver, and it is an EASY and direct drive into downtown Golden. Yet, it has a small town feel. The people are friendly the streets are clean and it’s growing and growing into a very desirable town.
Here’s a little history on Wheat Ridge:
“Although Wheat Ridge is a relatively young incorporated city, it has a rich history based on agriculture and the community’s location along regional travel routes. It grew from a popular rest stop for travelers during the Gold Rush of the late 1850s to a thriving agricultural and suburban community known as the “Carnation City” in the mid 1900s. As the residential areas of unincorporated Jefferson County grew to provide housing to the Denver workforce during the 1950s, the major transportation corridors extending from Denver developed with commercial services. During that era, the formation of numerous utility and fire protection districts provided these unincorporated areas with urban services.”
I don’t think I could have picked a more ideal spot for C.C. Rider Rental than Wheat Ridge. The section of town I am in is called “The Ridge @38”. It is filled with things like an Art Studio (Teller St. Gallery), Florists (Posie Girl Flowers), Antiques and Jewlery (Peter Damian), great cycling (Wheat Ridge Cycle)…if you have stumbled upon us yet…What are you waiting for?!