Thursday, November 8, 2012

Forward 2012



Maybe staying away from the news for awhile, just avoiding facebook, not listening to radio squawking: I'm trying to put together ways to calm and relax a few people whose conversations I've overheard. Well, maybe not overheard--sounded like these people really want someone to listen to them.

They'll talk to anyone--when you go get and get gas, behind you at the grocery store, while at school pick up. Post election disappointment, anger, distraught.

I want to remind them of perspective, optimism, healthier ways to gather up their emotions and move forward as a country.

But I know people are worried, full of anxiety, concern over our nation and wanting an end to the hyper-division we felt during what seemed like a very long presidential campaign.

I want to help, because I am a child of an immigrant, and I know this country is wonderful enough that people around the world pin their dreams on "coming to America."

Last night, I came up with just the thing.

Something to give to those who can't bring themselves to smile this week:

A baby hedgehog!!

Another one!

OMG ... THREE!!!

Could you not die from the cute??


Baby hedgehogs!!

See ... it's all going to be all right.

xo

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51 comments:

  1. Best post-election post EVER.
    Baby hedgehogs - brilliant.
    I want one!

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    1. I know, my little boy researched getting one. He found a site that sells them!!!!!!!!

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  2. I believe you have found the solution to all of the world's problems. Maybe the President should put a couple of those little guys on the table when he meets with the House leadership. Who can be cross with baby hedgehogs in the room?

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  3. Leave it to you, Empress, to find the right words and the perfect distraction.

    Oh, that little face!

    Whenever my girls are at the very precipice of heartbreak, when nothing in their teenage life seems like it will be good again, I always say those simple, comforting words—It's going to be alright. That phrase is like a warm blanket of hope.

    And it IS going to be alright. Our forefathers' hope, determination and fighting spirit runs through our collective blood. We may not all agree on the outcome, but we will all work as one to keep America the land of hope and dreams. God bless America and God bless us all.

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  4. Now I want....no, I NEED, a baby hedgehog.

    The cuteness.

    So.much.cuteness.

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    1. Just the pictures, and I feel better.

      I want everyone to feel better.

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  5. Awwwww look at them!! I totoally agree, let's take a deep breath and move forward!

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    1. Yes.


      I wish I could give a baby hedgehog to everyone.

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  6. That's why I have a hedgehog in residence. When things get too too, I go play with wembley j hedgehog.

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    1. Do you really?


      I WOULD LOVE TO SEE!!!!!

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  7. You are such a beautiful person.

    The fact that you want to make people feel better, that you think about why they are so upset, even when you disagree with them, is marvelous.

    And I have never seen anything so cute in my entire life.

    Makes me want to cuddle someone and tell them that the person who won is actually a really good person. Have you read his children's book. Heartfelt hope.

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  8. I believe in goodness and hope again, tiny hedgehogs.

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  9. O.M.G. I've always wanted one, myself and CUTE can hardly describe it!

    XOXO

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  10. Am regretting showing those pics to my daughter, as I fear her Christmas list will no longer be complete! You are such a giver dear empress...xoxoxoxo

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  11. I am officially dying from the cute! And from the bigness of your heart. xo

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    1. I just could lose my mind over the cute.
      I want them.

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    1. Lady Jennie: these are the most adorable hedgehogs you'll ever see!!!

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  13. I feel all better now! But, people, just remember the world is not going to hell in a handbasket with a hedgehog. At least, I don't think it is.

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  14. The baby hedgehog force is strong in you.

    XOXO

    A.

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  15. I love you oh so much...but those are not cute lol.

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  16. The perfect gift. And they are too cute, Sellabitmum :-)

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    1. RIght?

      Cute enough that I laughed and clapped when I found them.

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  17. You are sooooo funny!!! They don't even look real (I mean, they're so cute they look like play things)! I have never seen hedgehogs in real life before.

    YOU, my dear, should have been campaign strategist for both camps ;-)

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    1. I know!! And you should see the whole google search images page. OH so adorable.

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  18. As a Canadian, I will say that I believe you need a 3-party syste. I nominate that cute little bugger for leader. :)

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  19. I was already in a pretty good mood, but that just got magnified. They are so unbearably cute they make me want to break my vow not to have another pet.

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  20. Awww I'll stare at these baby pictures at any time than seeing the fights on Facebook lol.

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  21. Anyone who is not smiling after seeing these pictures obviously has no soul.

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  22. I think we need some of those baby hedgehogs...we can save them and take pictures of them.

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  23. I see your photo of cute baby hedgehogs, and raise you a photo of an adorable kitten wearing a hooded jumper:

    http://www.runnerstood.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/kitten.jpg

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    1. OHMY GARSH!! I could die from the CUTE!!!

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  24. Well, that did it. I feel better. About a lot of things, thanks to baby hedgehogs. Who'da thought?

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  25. Lol yes, baby hedgehogs to save the world!

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  26. Yes, I could totally die from that cute. Love.

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    1. Right? I could lose my mind from the cute. I want one. Monkeypox carriers be damned.

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  27. You are much cuter than the baby hedgehogs. Truth.

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