I Believe………

I’ve been avoiding this post for a long time, because it’s not really “fun”, and for those of you that have been “following me”, and those of you that actually “know me”, you know that I prefer having fun, as often as I can – both in “written word” and “in life”.

So, let me honor your heartfelt inquisitiveness about the “real me” and respond to some of your “inquiries”, both written and imagined.

Despite my silly “demeanor” on my blog, I, like most people, experience “life challenges” on a daily, regular basis.

I choose to write about them in a humorous, silly way because it’s easier for me to “handle them” that way.

I am not in denial.

I am not “avoiding issues”.

And I assure you, I “feel deeply” about issues; both current and past – personal and worldly.

That being said, let me state clearly some of the “issues” that I have a strong opinion on and firmly believe in:

I believe that “ALL lives matter” – human, animal, gay, black, white, purple, whatever.

So, I am presently very disheartened with the current state of affairs with how SOME police officers are mistreating SOME black people, how SOME blacks are mistreating SOME police officers; how SOME people are mistreating SOME gay individuals and how SOME humans are mistreating SOME animals.

I believe in marriage for any couple that is dedicated to each other, loves each other, and freely (and responsibly) wants to enter into it. And believe that if your religion does not afford you the “right” to enforce that “privilege/law”, then I believe that you need to be in a profession that does not require you to legally implement something that’s against your beliefs.

I believe that laws don’t truly change what people firmly believe in, but, at times, help level the playing field.

I believe that every competent, responsible person has the right to own a gun – a gun. Translation: a pistol, a rifle, not an AK-47 or a weapon of mass destruction.

I believe we need to arm our service people (whether military personnel or police officers) with “weapons for war”, but I don’t personally believe I need to have the right to own a bazooka.

Call me silly, but I just don’t see the need for it in my day to day life, and can’t really see it “fitting into” my purse!

I believe that it is mentally incompetent PEOPLE who kill PEOPLE, and that our current lack of mental health services in this area is abominable.

I believe that we each owe each other a sense of “community” and that we’re each responsible for “cleaning up after ourselves” – whether that’s appropriately disposing of our cigarette butts, or cleaning up the “air, water or land pollution” we’ve individually created in our environment.

I believe in the right to die in a dignified, pain-free manner, surrounded by people who love us when our body can no longer sustain us in a dignified, pain-free manner.

I believe in the right to religious freedom and the right for you to practice that religion in your day to day life, as long as it’s practiced with a respect and honor for all religions and does not promote a “religion of superiority”.

And lastly, and most importantly, I believe that EVERYONE has a right to his or her own personal, subjective opinion, as long as you express it in a respectful, intelligent manner without trying to impose that opinion on me or someone else.

With that being said, I sincerely hope that I’ve answered MOST of your questions about me and that we can go on with the job of being silly each week, because I don’t know about YOU, but I certainly have enough crap in my day to day life to be anxious about, and really PREFER being silly.

Go out and have a grand day today, People, and if you happen to be one of those cigarette smokin’, bazooka toting individuals that I wrote about, please be responsible and don’t be throwing your butts anywhere near your bazookas!

Hopefully, I’ll catch y’all next time, for another adventure looking at life from my shoes!

 

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Lucie

After much encouragement and prodding by family, friends and professionals, I (a former Special ed. teacher and consultant from Northern Ca., who recently moved to the Olympic Peninsula of WA.) decided to take my FACEBOOK postings on my silly life with my life partner and 2 wacky cats and share them with a broader audience. I sincerley hope that I can bring a chuckle or two to all who enter my world when you read my blog. (Now let's hope that I can muster enough competence to figure out how to use this site in a reasonably competent fashion, so that I still have fun writing and others can actually "find me"!!!!) I wish all who enter "Lucie's World" much joy and laughter and ask that if I've touch your life in any way and made you giggle or smile, that you "pay it forward" for the week and share a moment or two of laughter with someone that you care about....

18 thoughts on “I Believe………”

  1. Hi Lucie,
    I read what you wrote and I agreed with you. I actually wrote about police brutality toward African Americans some time ago. Thank you for visiting my site and commenting on my guest author’s post about patience.
    Janice
    PS Did I mention I know KSBeth?

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    1. Hi Janice, Yes, Beth and Ralph (your guest post last week) will stop by on occasion to visit. Ralph has recently taken a “leave from reading my blog”, but I TOTALLY get it….the poor guy has way too many followers and can’t continue reading everyone. Many of us are really “nice people” and we want to “validate each other”…I get that, but it’s humanly IMPOSSIBLE to keep up with the “numbers game” and I don’t. I have a few loyal followers that honestly enjoy reading me and stopping by once in a blue moon and that’s good by me. I’m not a “professional blogger” and don’t really plan on doing that in the near future. I enjoy reading you and will continue to do so to see what I “should be doing”, but don’t really see myself having the “best blogger” written on my tombstone when I die, ya know? I’m barely computer literate. 🙂 I only follow what I’m interested in and have the time and energy to sincerely read and appreciate. I do so appreciate those that truly follow me and take the time to actually read and comment on my posts, but totally get that it’s impossible to “keep up with everyone”.
      I enjoy your blog, Sweetie, so thank you for your talent and stopping by and “reading me”….I wrote it in response to some questions that some “fellow bloggers” had about me. I’m sure that I lost a few readers with this post, just like my post on “being gay”, but it’s ok. It is what it is. I’m too old and too tired at this stage of the game to try to please everyone……Keep up the great posts! And thanks, again, for stopping by!!! 🙂

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  2. I read this post carefully, Lucie, looking for the flaw in the person I’ve developed a fondness for while reading her blog. I couldn’t find one. I, too, believe in every single thing you do but have never expressed them. Thank you for your list of important, liberating ideas.

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    1. Thank you for your kind statement.Your comment truly touched me, Janet. I “knew” we were “kindred spirits”…..It’s nice to have people “like you” and “follow you”, but I felt it important that people know how I stand on certain (serious) issues that I don’t choose to write about on a regular basis…..I lost a number of readers the last time I wrote a serious one on “Being Gay” and I’m sure I’ll lose a few more on this one….it’s ok, because my integrity as a person (and writer) are more important to me than “pleasing everyone” all the time….learned long ago that it’s impossible to do – it’s time consuming and energy consuming and you end up “pleasing no one”, including yourself. Hopefully, I can now go on with the “serious job” of being silly and people won’t have to “wonder about me” any more……I so enjoy your posts and reading you each week. You DO realize that I’m “honing my skills” using your pieces??? Thanks, J, for the “stop by”! I always appreciate (and value) you taking the time. Hugs! Lucie

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      1. I don’t know how anyone could not respond to your affectionate spirit even when you write about topics that might be uncomfortable for them or challenge their thinking. I find everything you write honest and yet inclusive.

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    1. I’m a basil, garlic kinda gal with olives. What about you, Kiddo? And the FB “dislike” button sounds “confusing” to moi! It’s not really a “dislike” button, but more of a “I sympathize with you” button, which is gonna confuse old farts like me when I want to DISAGREE! :)p

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      1. YES! I knew you were a man of impeccable taste!!!! (And you woulda been proud of me: I rode my bike this weekend! Huffed and puffed up the 2 small hills, but I made it without keeling over!!!) Now the Princess and I wanna backpack! Went to see Redford’s “Walk in the Woods” and couldn’t stop laughing! The Princess thinks we should put it on our “bucket list”! Yeah, right! Two middle-aged, overweight woman hiking with the bears! Would definitely make for a good “post”, eh!??? :)p

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      2. Re; the character development:Yes, but anything with Robert Redford in it is worth seeing for moi! 🙂 And NO to the “doing it”! I’m scared of anything that resembles a bear, unless it looks like Winnie the Pooh!! 🙂

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