The above question will cross everyone’s mind at some point. I’ve heard it a number of times recently, as it’s in a new song that I truly enjoy, “Some Nights” by Fun.
You can see the music video here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQkBeOisNM0
The lyric that resounds with me time and time again is as follows –
Oh Lord, I’m still not sure what I stand for oh
What do I stand for? What do I stand for?
In these days of extreme political posturing, talking heads, lies, half-truths, innuendo and everything else that goes with political campaigns it’s important for me to revisit WHAT I STAND FOR!
I’m NOT talking politics here ….. this is not the place. I’m not a “D”, and “R” nor an “I” …… I don’t listen to any candidate, because they tell you what they think you want to hear. Rather I study what they do and I speak my mind PRIVATELY in the voting booth. I’ve never voted a straight ticket in my life.
So, what do I, My2ndHeartBeat, truly stand for?
My convictions are STRONG …. my heart transplant intensified them in many respects.
In my heart I stand for God first, then family, friends and country. Attack any of those and you will also be attacking me and I will do EVERYTHING in my power to rise up and defend what matters to me. These are the things that truly matter to me, everything else is for the media to fill the air waves with.
I believe in love, fairness, hard work, balance, giving, supporting those in need.
I’m a pretty simple person …… What do YOU Stand for?