I think Forest Gump's momma said it best when she said "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get." What an absolutely delightful movie to key on political situations throughout Forest's life. It really gives a sense of the time and pride to be an American.
Pride now that's a word with a lot of meaning.
a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one's own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired:
"the team was bursting with pride after recording a sensational victory" ·
a group of lions forming a social unit.
(pride oneself on/upon)
be especially proud of a particular quality or skill:
"she'd always prided herself on her ability to deal with a crisis"
take satisfaction in · congratulate oneself on · pat oneself on the back for"
PPothe weredby Oxford Dictionaries · © Oxford University Press
With America in a "Prideful" state I am truly shocked at our country. President Trump took office and rather than stand together as a country, we are divided. This is where the word PRIDE comes in to play. Many people are protesting in Pride. Others are rallying in Pride. In the present moment I think we as a country should ban together. Our Pride should be seen as a verb, with us as a country being proud that our voices are heard, and we are able to voice our opinion. Generations before us worked, gave up so much, so we can have a future to be proud of. Our ancestors are the reason we vote, the reason we have the freedoms we have. I think the saying "What would Jesus do?" is the most powerful thought. If you do not believe in the Triune God than say to yourself "what would my ancestors do?" before taking action that could possibly lead to the destruction of the United States America.
.... So, in the words of Forest Gump, "and that's all I gotta say about that!"
Mocha Cafe Protein Shake
8oz almond milk
1/2 frozen banana
2tbsp instant coffee
1 scoop chocolate protein powder
5 ice cubes
(if you want more chocolate, add 1 tbsp baking cocoa)
add all ingredients to your blender and blend to shake consistency.