I just listened to part of President Obama’s speech in Richmond regarding the Jobs Act he spoke about last night during his address to Congress. One of the points he was talking about this afternoon was the effort to hire our soldiers as they come back from war in the Middle East. I think this is a very admirable effort and it’s something I mentioned earlier in the week when I talked about the poster that is up in the lobby at work. I have never had the opportunity to serve our country as a soldier. If I had approached the subject back when it mattered they would have asked and I would have told and then it’d be no dice anyway so why even put it up for consideration. I can’t help but to think that armed forces missed out on some very good soldiers with that antiquated philosophy but luckily we are moving away from that line of thinking.

As I listened to President Obama speak this afternoon, I noticed that he had a great deal of energy in his voice. I don’t know if it was because I was listening to him on satellite radio or if he feels like he has some extra pep in his step after his speech and revealing of his new Jobs Act plan last night, but I can’t help but appreciate the persistence I heard in his voice.

I like that in a person. Energy. Forward thought. Forward thinking. I often write about my past experiences in my life here on my blog but it’s not because I dwell on the past, it’s because I recognize that what has happened to me along this life has shaped me into who I am today. The learning experiences of the past, coupled with a positive attitude of the future, give me the energy to seek what I want and to find the energy to go after it. I think that’s why I’ve been smiling more, well, that and a particular wedding that in my fairly near future.

Life is good. And I have the energy to make sure it stays that way.

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