Hopefully you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. It’s not just a day for overeating and football, although both are very satisfying! It’s an amazing day when we are REMINDED to give thanks and be thankful for all we have in our lives. Of course, we should be thankful every day. I try to say thanks every day for all my blessings; my family, friends, and even my wonderful little chihuahua doggie Sydnee! I am also very thankful for being born and living in this great country of ours.
I consider myself patriotic. I love the USA! I love everything about it. I love the opportunities that all Americans can take advantage of if we work hard enough. I love our freedom. I love our diversity and the idea that people can immigrate here from all over the world and make better lives for themselves and their families. I love our holidays and how they can make us come together as a nation, even for a short time. Think about that for a moment. When you are out Christmas shopping, or bringing your kids trick or treating for Halloween, or watching fireworks on the 4th of July, there are no political parties or other divisions. It’s just people enjoying themselves.
I also love our national anthem. Think about how many millions of people stand in sports arenas/stadiums across the country every week when our national anthem is sung or played. For that one-minute song, we are all one people.
That song has always had an effect on me. I remember watching the 1980 winter Olympics. The US hockey team beat the USSR (miracle on ice) and then went on to beat Finland in the finals. I’m not a hockey fan but I watched both games in their entirety. When the US team got their gold medals and the national anthem was played, I lost it! I was only twelve, but the sense of national pride was so overwhelming, I cried uncontrollably.
I think that song was a trigger for me. A good trigger. I vividly remember sobbing as that song was played prior to football games that I played in high school. I was so pumped up for the game that the song brought all the emotion out of me. Not every game, but several times there were tears rolling down my face as I was running down the field on the opening kickoff. The opposing team and some of my teammates probably thought there was something wrong with me!
The same thing happened to me at my very first Dallas Cowboys game I saw in Dallas, Texas. A lifelong fan and I finally was fortunate enough to see a game in person. It was 1997. The Cowboys vs. the Jaguars. LeAnn Rimes sang the national anthem beautifully. I was a mess. I couldn’t control it. I was embarrassed then, but looking back now, it was an amazing moment that I truly cherish.
But enough about me crying! LOL
I have been looking for a BEAST design that in some way represents THE BEAST LIFE and our wonderful United States of America. This is what I got! It wasn’t easy. I experimented with different versions of the BEAST and the flag. To some, this may seem familiar or somewhat like other graphic designs you may have seen, but it is not. It is the original AMERICAN BEAST! I haven’t decided on what type of shirt or color that this would work best on, but it should be on the website this coming week.
Also, I started a Black Friday sale! Everything in the store is $15 or less! EVERYTHING! It is just for in stock items which is very limited. The AMERICAN BEAST shirts will not be included in this sale, but as always, the pricing will be reasonable. The sale will go through the end of the year.
I hope, as 2021 winds to an end, that it was a good year for everyone. It had to be better than 2020, right? We, as a country and even as a planet, had a rough 2 years. So many trials and tribulations. My sincere hope is that we, as a people, can recognize our similarities and be thankful every day!
With Peace and Love Always,
The Beast Life