I actually go to church and pray...and I BELIEVE in it!
I salute my fellow veterans when there is a parade and I donate to Disabled Veterans charities.
I am very generous to the Salvation Army (when I look at what they do for people....UNCONDITIONALLY......I can't help but feel they are doing what the Bible told Christians to do as far as helping their fellow man.) Hey......if a dub's house has burned down, they even give the dub a place to stay until other arraingements are made. That's exactly what they did for my ex son-in-law's family, plus monetary help. When was the last time a KH did anything for anybody?
I occasionally play the lottery......but also did that while I was an elder.
I still stay in touch with AA........I started going there when I was an elder.
I have and still do some types of volunteer work.
I buy birthday presents now and just wait until Xmas........it's gonna cost me a bundle this year.
I watch TV on Tuesday and Thursday evenings without feeling guilty.
Most of all........I have compassion and empathy........and do my best not to judge anybody for anything. I try to look at the inner person regardless of their choice of lifestyle.
And last......I am working hard at accepting someones reasoning of ANY issue even though I may disagree........in other words........I like to think that we "can agree to disagree" without becoming enemies.
And........I have a permit to carrry a concealed weapon and carry one on occasion.
And......am an NRA member....which I was as a youngster with my Dad......but dubland told me that it was bad......so I gave it and my Dad up for decades. What a mistake! I'm just glad that I had a chance to get real close with my Dad the last 5 years of his life.....even though nothing can bring back the years that I chose dubland over him. (love you Dad)