"Spread Kindness and Compassion"
Augusta, GA, USA
female, age 33
Joined Nov 3, 2007
Peace and Nonviolence,
Equality for ALL,
Separation of Church and State,
Social and Economic Justice
dreaming of a better world,
Surfing the internet,
playing with my dogs,
Spending Time with Loved Ones,
Listening to Music
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Before I get into politics (which can be a divisive subject), I just want to say a few things. While I am passionate about what I believe in, I do not wish to alienate any potential new friends. I am open to friends of all political stripes. Basically, I like all nice people who care :)
||Nov 3, 2007
||Meeting Friends, Support a Cause
|Group Host of
Amnesty International, DUO for World Peace, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Living Network, Jane Goodall Institute: Race for the Primates, Nature Lovers, Pets in Need, Race for the Big Cats, Race for the Rainforest, Reforming Our Democracy!, Vegetarian
Jan 27, 1982
||For the most part, a glass-half-full kind of person. Idealistic at heart (but not without a slight bit of skepticism).
An introvert; complicated; a deep thinker (sometimes to my detriment); very curious, with a strong thirst for knowledge; a lover, not a fighter; open-minded; empathetic; passionate about what I believe in; bookish; and a criminal procrastinator (ALWAYS to my detriment!).
One of those people who wishes that "we could all just get along." Is aware that this is naive but hopes for it anyway.
Weird, an oddball, march to the beat of my own drummer, etc... After years of struggling trying to be someone that I'm not, I'm finally comfortable (& much happier!) just being me :)
A "self-taught" political progressive (I was raised in a conservative Republican household & after learning more about the world, my views changed). Unapologetically liberal: I'm a bleeding-heart anti-war vegetarian environmentalist :) Living in a red district, in a red county, in a red state...
Oh, and one more thing: I'd be lost without my dogs. They're like little angels wearing fur coats! (hopefully it's faux fur, but I digress...)
||Introduce yourself to Kristen
2 dogs: Abby and Tryssa,
backyard birds and squirrels
More spiritual than religious
Keep it Healthy,
Still Love Chocolate Though!,
Organic as much as possible
|Wild Fact About Me
||When I find a bug in the house, I capture it safely in a cup and carry it outside. Then it is freed into the backyard. No one gets hurt and everyone's happy! Of course, I am made fun of for this. But what I really feel bad about are the large spiders and roaches that I can't bring myself to get too close to :'( The spiders jump and the roaches, well you know how they are... I am considering purchasing a humane bug vacuum thingy which very gently sucks them up (from a distance) so I can then release them outside. Crazy? Possibly, depending on your perspective. As I said above, I'm odd.
||Follow the Golden Rule. It's "golden" for a reason.
"To thine own self be true."
Try to see the positive in all people or situations.
Reduce suffering of any living creature.
Live simply, so others may simply live.
Be a voice for the voiceless.
Knowledge is power. Learning = empowerment.
Live and let live - unless it causes harm to another.
Practice gratitude. Every new day is a gift.
|What Gives Me Hope
||Many things, on a daily basis. Here's a couple:
The sun continues to rise, faithfully, every single day - it's one thing you can truly depend on.
YOU give me hope!! And others like you who care enough to do something to help make the world a better place. Thank you for being you! :)
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||Doing anything and everything I could to halt climate change.
And on my 2nd day, I would create world peace ;)
|What/who changed my life and why
||My Mom has been such a positive influence in my life. I know I wouldn't be the person I am today without her support, understanding, & guidance. I am truly blessed to have her for a mother.
|What Bugs Me
pollution in all forms,
Those who hurt others weaker than them,
people who WON'T use their minds!,
Standing up for causes I believe in,
Earth and all its inhabitants,
making a difference,
broadening my horizons
many and varied...,
the beauty of nature,
|What Scares Me
War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference,
Martin Luther King Jr.,
||"Be the change you want to see in the world." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people." ~ Unknown author (sometimes quoted as by Eleanor Roosevelt but this claim is disputed)
"Let us rise up and be thankful; for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." ~ Buddha
learning all I can,
arts and culture,
film as art,
Almost anything worth reading,
Harry Potter Series,
books on classic film/Old Hollywood,
books about Marilyn Monroe,
not most modern mainstream crap,
Eclectic tastes...wide variety,
The Beatles (and John Lennon),
Too many to list here,
TiVo'd - no junk,
Turner Classic Movies,
I Love Lucy,
Daily Show/Colbert Report
fruits and veggies,
peanut butter and banana sandwiches,
my mom's yummy bean loaf,
ice cream - dairy or non-dairy,
Cottage Cheese and Fruit,
yogurt and granola,
split pea soup,
on the couch snuggled up with my dog(s),
inside on a rainy day or night,
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Kristen
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