Sunday, April 1, 2012

A to Z challenge

A to Z  and my Mind :-

A is for American Dream.

I learned about the Native Americans from my neighbors and about the Pilgrims from Charlie Brown.

I learned about breakfast cereal from the television and about the American dream from the mortgage companies.

I learned about the damages of "television time" and processed foods after my husband's open heart surgery.

Today a lot of us in America are dreaming of the day when everyone will be healthy, both physically and mentally.

Tomorrow is National Autism awareness day.


Anonymous said...

Indeed, here we are at our advanced age trying to undo a lifetime of mistakes....and most importantly, trying to prevent our children and grandchildren from making the same ones.

Shelly said...

A great post, my friend. I enjoyed reading every bit of it and learning more about you. And yes, I'm also thankful you mentioned Autism Day- a worthy cause.

Gossip_Grl said...

Nice post I think we all struggle to find just what the American Dream is.

Ruth said...

I didn't even realize you had signed up for the challenge.
I also didn't know it was National Autism Awareness Day tomorrow.
That's a good dream to have.

Belle said...

Wonderful "A" post, Munir. I do pray they will find a cure one day for Autism.

Sarah Pearson said...

After reading a very moving post earlier about autism, I'm glad you told me about tomorrow.

As for the American dream, I may live in England, but it seems that people here are starting to think they're 'entitled' to everything everyone else has got.

romance-of-roses said...

Yes, indeed, do hope they find a cure for Autism. Wonderful post. I always wonder and worry about all the chemicals that are sprayed on our fruit and veggies, they must do some harm especially to children. We eat organic and wish everyone could. Hugs...Lu

Barbara said...

Maybe a tad over simlified, but then again perhaps not. First impressions, while not always right, usually are quite lasting. Thanks for visiting me in Caneyhead! ~ Barbara

Tracy said...

Great A word Munir...the American Dream-if that is not a statement filled with contradictions.
I too am glad you mentioned autism-a disorder near and dear to my heart since many of my children at school have autism. One of my son's best friends has autism and sometimes he gets so frustrated but he works really hard at being a good friend to him. Great post!~

oceangirl said...

That is a magical A. I love reading what is on your mind Munir.

yaya said...

I would love to go back and undo the many damages I've done to myself living the American dream! I guess I'll just have to go forward and hopefully end this life understanding what dream I really want and what's really important. Thanks for reminding everyone about niece has twins who are autistic but with early intervention are doing fabulously! I wish every state had the advantages that they found in their state (Wisconsin) to help autistic kiddos. Have a good week!

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Great post, an insightful reflection. I'm glad you reminded us about the Autism awareness day.



P.S. You may want to take off your "word verification," it makes it more complicated to leave a comment.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Munir .. good to see you around again - thanks for your visit - and my Mama stays the same: we have some bright moments ..

National Autism Day - sounds like Wisconsin has some great ideas - I know little about it ..

And we all need to be healthy, wealthy (enough - no more) and wise ..

Look after yourselves .. cheers Hilary

Nikki said...

Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm happy to have found your blog and am following you now! This was a great first post :) I'm looking forward to the others!

Have a great day and good luck for the challenge!

Nikki – inspire nordic

RCB said...

I couldn't agree more, Munir. Amen to that. People are funny, don't you think?