Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Friday Night Lights: Celebration

 

Lights on HilltopsA visit to the White House homepage prompted two thoughts. First was renewed admiration for the nameless team working tirelessly to keep up with reporting on the good things happening in our country under the leadership of President Trump. Second was a bit of happiness, joy even, at living in this land, right now, even with all the sound and fury seeking to continuously stir up negative emotions. So, I offer a snapshot, really a screenshot, and a song to close out the week and start the weekend.

Just viewing that screen should make most people feel at least a bit of happiness. However your week has gone, this song should either resonant with your mood or list it. You are sure to tap your toes or even find yourself moving with the beat. You might even break out with the chorus.

Have a good to great weekend, and you are welcome for the earworm.

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  1. JennaStocker Member

    “Second was a bit of happiness, joy even, at living in this land, right now, even with all the sound and fury seeking to continuously stir up negative emotions.”

    This sticks out to me. Yes, America seems like a roiling boil of hot mess sometimes (at least in the political realm) but we Americans are a passionate bunch about exercising our freedoms – they’re ours and we ‘use them or lose them’. Imaging living in a society in which the heavy hand of government is so oppressive it breaks the spirit and steals the optimism, passion, and hope from every soul. Thanks @cliffordbrown for the reminder that we have ups and downs, but at least we have ups and downs. And the music’s not bad, either!

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    • February 7, 2020, at 9:58 PM PST
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  2. Jim George Member

    JennaStocker (View Comment):

    “Second was a bit of happiness, joy even, at living in this land, right now, even with all the sound and fury seeking to continuously stir up negative emotions.”

    This sticks out to me. Yes, America seems like a roiling boil of hot mess sometimes (at least in the political realm) but we Americans are a passionate bunch about exercising our freedoms – they’re ours and we ‘use them or lose them’. Imaging living in a society in which the heavy hand of government is so oppressive it breaks the spirit and steals the optimism, passion, and hope from every soul. Thanks @cliffordbrown for the reminder that we have ups and downs, but at least we have ups and downs. And the music’s not bad, either!

    @jennastocker and @cliffordbrown, let me echo these remarks and tell you how much I appreciated this message and, of course, that music! Wow! And you were right; it will be with me for quite a while! What prompted me to write a note here about how much I appreciate this kind of uplifting reminder of all we have to be thankful for, especially after what has to be, and many are calling, one of the best weeks for the country and for a public official, The President, God Bless him, in our Nation’s history, was that I was just scanning titles of the recent posts on the Member Feed and there, sure as night follows day, was a long whine by our leading Never Trumper about the “purge” of Mr. (sorry, I refuse to acknowledge his rank) Vindman! Poor baby! As comments to that post have been reminding the head of the NT party, the President welcomed that weasel to the real world, in which any inferior who openly and brazenly and publicly disputes the authority of his/her superior should be fired immediately. As I read the quite frankly pathetic whining and complaining of the Never Trump mindset, even to the point of holding up Bill Clinton as some kind of role model of contrition (the C of C restrains me from stating clearly what I think of that kind of reasoning), I remembered this post and came back to it to say, simply, thank you very much for such a joyful and cheerful message! It was so appreciated! We just need more of them as we enter the season of sheer desperation on the part of the Marxist-Socialist Party as they enter the general election with a certified Socialist as their candidate. God Bless America! Jim.

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    • February 8, 2020, at 1:58 PM PST
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  3. Jim Wright Coolidge

    Every day on the school bus for nearly three years, “The Mighty 690” out of Tijuana would play “Celebration” at least once. (1979-1982)

    It’s infectious. One of those songs that compels me to dance, wherever I am.

    The folks in surrounding cubicles are looking at me funny.

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    • February 10, 2020, at 9:38 AM PST
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