Hi everyone! Here are the biggest news stories for August 29, 2018 along with a few of my own thoughts. I also have a fascinating question to ask all of you about your favorite childhood memories. I hope that you will join the discussion!

What’s Going on in Your World?

There is a lot of news from the Arizona and Florida primaries today!

Ann Kirkpatrick has defeated 6 rivals to become the Democratic nominee for the district vacated by Arizona Rep. Martha McSally. She will face her Republican challenger (still to be determined) in the November midterm election. Meanwhile, Steve Ferrara, defeated two competitors to become the nominee for an open seat in Arizona.

In Florida, Andrew Gillum has pulled off an unlikely victory to become the Democratic nominee for Governor. The Democrat, who was backed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, will now face Ron DeSantis, who has been endorsed by President Trump.

According to the BBC, President Trump has asked members of his administration to look into whether Internet giants, Facebook and Google are favoring liberal news sources over their more conservative competitors.

The California state Assembly has passed legislation aimed at making the state 100% carbon-free in terms of its energy production, by 2045. Bill 100, as it is known, will now go to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk for consideration. If signed, it will represent one of the most significant commitments to renewable energy ever seen at the state or local level. Read more on the Huffington Post.

Today’s Good News Story – Rediscovering Yourself in Your 60s

Do you ever yearn to go back to the good old days when your kids were small, and you were busy, busy, busy, helping them grow and enrich their lives? Unfortunately, that is not an option. Time, and children, march on.

You want life to be full and meaningful again, but you don’t know if that is possible for you.

There is someone who has been with you all along and she is one smart cookie. She is YOU! She wants to come out to play. Will you let her? How can you encourage her?

Read more about how to rediscover your true self in your 60s.

Margaret’s Message for the Day – What Are Your Favorite Childhood Memories?

Do you ever think about your childhood? I do! In fact, some of my best memories are of the simplest things.

Most of all, I think about my mom, who died far too early. She didn’t wear makeup. She never learned to drive. She didn’t go to college or travel for pleasure. But, I also remember that she was there for us kids. Every day, she made us feel loved and protected. She was a wonderful woman and I still miss her all these years later.

Today, I’d like to ask you to share some of your favorite childhood memories. Let’s have a chat!

Quote for the Day

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” – Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Community Question for the Day

What are your favorite childhood memories? Are there people you miss? Did you take part in certain activities? What else do you remember? Let’s have a chat!

Let's Have a Conversation!