Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


Celebrate Being An American!

Celebrate Being An American as we rebuild after hurricane Sandy and the election!  

In the famous words of JFK  "....ask not what your country can do for you: ask what you can do for your country

We all have an important part to play and we have to decide what it is we can do to help with rebuilding our economy and the disaster after hurricane Sandy. What can we do to  "Give America A Hand"?


Deejay Johnson, one of my grade school girlfriends from Broomfiled, Colorado has written this song of inspiration, "Give America A Hand" to celebrate being an American after being on a plane on 9-11.  Can you image what must have been going through the thoughts of thousands of people in the air on the infamous day of attack on our country!  Deejay Johnson has taken that emotion and recorded a moving song and video about what makes America great!  She wrote the song and created the video with photos from real friends celebrating being an American. You will see the housing market and rebuilding in the photos.  Please watch the video and feel the love!  It makes you want to celebrate being an American!

Last week we experienced one of the most devastating storms in recent history, hurricane Sandy. People are coming together to help each other as neighbors should and this cooperative rebuilding could be setting the tone of our future!

Photographer Simos Xenakis is a friend of mine from Brooklyn, New York.  We met on Google+ and his work is amazing.  He had some incredible captures on the day after hurricane Sandy hit and the work that is ahead to rebuild is almost overwhelming.  The link to his work will have you reflecting on the rebuilding.

Sandy lapping

Another storm will be over on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 after the election.  The election rage and anger that has been brewing like hurricane Sandy will finally come to an end.  We have to face the facts that there will be a winner and a loser from the election but we can all be WINNERS by embracing the victor and putting our full support as AMERICANS behind the elected candidate.

Neighborhoods on the east coast and community services are all going to have to work together to rebuild the natural disaster we have just experienced.  The same principles are going to be needed to reconstruct our nation.

  • Compassion
  • Kindness
  • Forgiveness
  • Consideration
  • Patience 
  • Ingenuity  

All qualities that will need to be incorporated in our daily lives to rise above the horrific mess we are in financially. 

Lets, take all the fear out of the politics that are out there.  Think about who directs and controls your life right now. Trust and know that you will still be directed and controlled by the same Principle that has been in effect since the beginning of time.  This is a personal decision and you control your thoughts on this one!  Take responsibility for your own thought, you are in control of your own fear.  

The candidate who gets elected on November 6, 2012 needs our support and positive thoughts.  Each candidate talks about "crossing the lines" to help the American public, let's support them in doing it.  This should not be campaign rhetoric, both sides need to walk the walk, AFTER THE STORM!  

You and I are the difference in America.  Let's "Give America A Hand" like he song says!  It is NOT the Republicans or the Democrats.  It is US and the way we behave.  The way we reach out, the way we help others, the way we treat the environment, the way we love one another.  The same way we have to come together "after the storm" with Sandy.  American Red Cross and Salvation Army donations are needed NOW! 

Celebrate Being An American and embrace the newly elected representatives, help rebuilding of the east coast and our country with your positive actions!  

Let's live: One Nation, Under God, Indivisible with Justice and Liberty for all! Let's celebrate being an American together. 

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Comment balloon 20 commentsCarra Riley • November 04 2012 11:28PM


Carra,  I love this positive post and the wise words you have spoken. We are the difference in America.

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 5 years ago

Carra, This is a post that I hope everyone will read and watch the video. Love the picture of you...don't miss it. Your timing is perfect. Read it today and again after the election.

Thank you for writing and putting this important message together!


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 5 years ago

Carra, What a great post!! Love the video too. the pictures are worth 1000 words. Thanks for sharing

Posted by Frank Laisch, "The Insurance Guy" (AmTrust Title Insurance Company ) over 5 years ago

Sharon ~  Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.. together we will rebuild America! 

Margaret ~  Thank you my friend for your support and your friendship!  This wonderful commuity can make a difference in the world with their examples of kindness, respect and understanding.. you live those qualities and make the world a better place!  Thank you for suggesting! 

Frank ~ So happy you like the video.. my friend DeeJay has worked on the idea for many years and now it has come to fruition!  Thank you for your comment!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago


"You and I are the difference in America."

There are a gazongagillion ways to be the change.

Do not forget the pets! Petsmart Charities are there.

Posted by Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker) over 5 years ago

Candyland ~  So great to see you!  Let's not forget the pets!  Great link thank you!  What did you think of the song?  Radio DJ guru!  Thank you for the suggest and stopping by! 

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago

Carra wise words indeed for all Americans to read - now and after the election.  Now more than ever we need to cross the lines and work with and for each other.  I hope and pray this becomes a reality so we can re-build our country and become stonger in the process.


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Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 5 years ago

Anna ~  Thank you so much for the feature in BananaTude.  I whole heartly support your philosophy that we can become stronger by workig togehter!  Thank you again for your kind comment!

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago

Absolutely inspiring!!! Thanks Carra!!!! Sharing this was just perfect! I will also share!!!
Much Love, Joeann 

Posted by Joeann Fossland, Master Certified Coach to Motivated Agents (Advantage Solutions Group) over 5 years ago

In spite of the devastation, it was demonstrated time and time again that anyone can be hero.  

Posted by Kathy Sheehan, Senior Loan Officer (Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021) over 5 years ago

Joanne ~ thank you!  Appreciat you so much andyour kind works!  Thank you for sharing and we take the torch to rebuld America together!  xoxoxo

Kathy ~  You are so rgith.. we can all be heros by helping our neighbors!  Peace all starts at home!

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago

Carra- Absolutely inspiring. I am so glad I saw this on Margaret Rome's reblog. I am going to share as well as there is a lot here that all need to read. Thank you. 

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) over 5 years ago

Martha ~  Thank you so much for stopping by and for re-blogging the call to action!  I appreciate your kindness!  With people like you we will rebuild in harmony!  Thank you again!

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago

What a great post!  I love how you focus on harmony and kindness.  We need to focus on the positive to get through the negative.

Posted by M. Lynn Delatte (Developers Realty) over 5 years ago

Lynn ~  So great to have you stot by and shafre the love!  Thnak you for your lovely comment!  I know that you are making a difference in our community! 

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago

Carra ~ Beautiful, inspiring post! More people need to read, hear & see this message.

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 5 years ago

Carra - your friend did a great job and I love the post!  I am going to reblog as well.

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 5 years ago

Diane ~  Thank yoiu very much!  We can make a difference one person at a time.. just like you!  Being kind and considerate we can show the way!  


Debra ~  Thank you so much and thank you for the reblog!  Great talking with you the other day and so happy you got your power back.. I left a message for our thrift store.. no calls back yet. but got a photo of a container.. so working on a post about the idea!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago

Carra, Again with the connecting dots. You and I met through our mutual  friend, Joanne Fossland. See comment #10 above! Ain't  social media the best?


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 5 years ago

Margaret ~  Youa are so right.. social media is changing the world.. we need to do an update on the Cosmic Shift Happens e-book you did with us... and the GREAT things social media is doing... so now you have me going and start thinking about 3 social media connections you now have that have changed some of the things you have been doing.. you ROCK Margaret and I am so happy to call you a freind.. I thank Joeann Fossland for the wonderful introduction!  

Posted by Carra Riley (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) over 5 years ago