Monday, February 14, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Abraham Lincoln

Well it's another day, and I thank all you, for tuning into my blog.

"Life has its many ups and downs, and it's up to us to face them or not." My quote for the day.

Now I would like to tell you about someone I admire, Abraham Lincoln. Why him, you might ask.

The other day, I saw an old movie, Mr. Smith goes to Washington, starring James Stewart. A back-woods man, who became a senator. He was honest and naive in the ways of Washington and it's politics,
and on his first day in Washington, Mr. Smith took a bus and saw the monument of Abraham Lincoln.
Mr. Smith, believed in Abraham Lincoln and what he stood for, freedom and peace for all mankind.

So I hope you get a chance to see the film.  I think you'll enjoy it.

Mr Lincoln worked hard. He was a self-educated man, reading everything in site, learning all he could about life and our country. He became a lawyer,  and then went on to become President of the United States.

He fought for his beliefs and dreams for the American people.

He had compassion and love for all mankind.

He wasn't a handsome man, given his tall lanky body, and prominent nose, but he did have character. An outdoorsman for sure with that rugged face to tell all he's been through.  But it wasn't his looks, I cared about, it was the person, and the genuine honesty he portrayed. I guess that's why he was nick named Honest  Abe. He was a man of his word.

I've also overcome many obstacles, and fought my way through them, and I'll keep jumping through life's hoops, and hope to land on my feet each time, and if I don't land the first time or second etc. then I'll pick myself up and try all over again until I get it right.  I'll continue to go after my dreams, and work hard to achieve my goals with the determination that Mr. Lincoln had.

He believed in freedom, and he believed in the people to do what was right, and I also believe
in the goodness of mankind, and like to think, they care deeply about their fellowman.. and I also like to believe that you're never too old to chase your dreams, it's only when you stop, that everything will end.

So, Mr. Abraham Lincoln, you are FOREVER YOUNG.