Monday, July 28, 2008

Fun Monday Power Trip

Fun Monday this week is hosted by Mommy Wizdom, and she wanted to know what we do if we were ruler, for a day/week/month/year - whatever time frame we so chose!

Since I'm always considering myself "diva-stating," this is right up my alley. Excuse me, while I adjust my tiara.

First of all, I don't think the world could handle me as ruler for more than six months. I'm a Virgo. A perfectionist. I'd get drunk with power, and we would all be forced to look fabulous, 24/7. All you ladies would be ready to throttle me for making you trot around in 4-inch heels.

Humor aside, there are some serious changes I would make.

1. I would rid the world of genocide, rape, war, torture and cruely to animals.
2. I would make the week last for EIGHT days. All the regular days would still be there, but "MY DAY" would be included. We would each have a day that we could do whatever we wanted. This would also shorten the number of months in the year, making us have to pay our bills less often.
3. Christmas would be totally de-commercialized.
4. Siestas in the afternoon would be expected.
5. The field of medicine would be less barbaric - and more holistic approaches would be customary and accepted.
6. Weekly massages for all would be mandated, free of charge - paid for by your government.
7. News channels would no longer be allowed to report on celebrity screw-ups, as if it were real news.
8. Pharmaceutical companies and oil companies would have to contribute half of their profits to help feed the hungry and clothe the poor.
9. Everyone would have to be exposed to MUSIC and LITERATURE as part of their education in this life.
10. I would do all I could to spread the messages of peace, love and spirituality, far and wide.

I could go on and on, for there is so much wrong with our world today. Some of it mildly annoying, some of it just insane, and some of it too painful to bear. I thought long and hard about this challenge - and realized that we ARE all rulers, in reality. We rule ourselves, and we have the power to make a positive change, every day.

So go visit the Fun Monday participants, and begin changing your world!

27 comments:

Aoj and The Lurchers said...

OK, I know siestas are not the most important thing on the list but I do so enjoy a siesta!

Sayre said...

Great list, Tigger! I like to think that I improve my world a little bit everyday. Unfortunately, it's mostly just MY world - the rest of the world seems to just keep on doing what it was doing before...

MommyWizdom said...

Govt. paid massages; how do you pass that up?! I love all your ideas... and you're right, we are all rulers of our own choices... Thanks for participating!

iPost said...

I'd elect you just on the massage point alone. I also had massage as part of mine...but I was a bit more selfish...I only mandated it for myself!

Olive said...

I could live under your rule. I agree with everything that you put on your list.

Keep a joyful spirt and have a great day.

Bee Repartee said...

I found you through Jo Beaufoix. If you were ruler I'd polish your tiara. You had me at "eight days" and nailed it with "massage".

Arkansas Songbird said...

Love the list! I'd have to pass on the massages though. Would we be arrested if we refused?!!!

M@ said...

"All you ladies would be ready to throttle me for making you trot around in 4-inch heels."

--Why are you president. I think it's about time we elected a MILF.

Desert Songbird said...

I love you immensely. You could be my ruler any day...just don't expect me to wear any shoe higher than three inches. *grin*

swampruler said...

I would leave a comment but I'm having a massage, then taking a nap.
You Go Girl !

Faye said...

I certainly support your eight day week, Tigger! And you last point about how we are, in fact, rulers of our own destiny is so true. Each of us can make a choice to work for positive change without approval from anyone. By the way, have you read Greg Mortenson's Three Cups of Tea? Such an inspiring example of the power of one.

Tiggerlane said...

aoj & the lurchers - I could be the Queen of Siestas...I love a good nap!

sayre - I hear that - maybe the example of your life will help bring about change!

mommywizdom - I think we would have a lot less war if we had more massages!

ipost - there is NOTHING like a good massage - they just CAN'T be overrated!

olive - thank you - so, do you have a lot of 4-inch heels?

bee repartee - thanks for stopping by - and I like your blog!

arkansas songbird - are you crazy? How could you not like a massage? Oh well, no arresting - just more for me!

m@ - my sordid past makes me unelectable.

desert songbird - you would still look FABULOUS!

swampruler - I'm all oiled up and snoring myself.

faye - I have not read that, but at your suggestion, looked it up. Definitely sounds inspiring...thanks for the info!

Debs said...

I would love to have you as my leader!!!!!!

Robocop said...

You are right. There is so much wrong with this world. But there is one important right thing with this world. The right thing is the existence of people like yourself who want to change it for the better.

swampruler said...

"If I don't pull my lose tooth, I'm going to loose it."

Just thought I'd stop by and scrape my fingernails on your chalkboard.

I'll think I'll start calling you LooseyGoosey.

ChrisB said...

That would be 10 changes for the good.

Molly said...

Hear, heat those are great rules Tiffany. I would love to wear 4" heels. Could you arrange for my feet not to hurt?

"News channels would no longer be allowed to report on celebrity screw-ups, as if it were real news." really should be law.

You have hit the nail on the head with, "We rule ourselves, and we have the power to make a positive change, every day." And that is something that we really can do.

Tiggerlane said...

debs - I'd even let you borrow my tiara.

robocop - you just gave me the warm fuzzies! thanks!

swampruler/yardstick - OMG!! LOL!! You are too funny!

chrisb - glad you approve!

molly - I'll get you a nice, comfy pair...or you can only wear them during your siesta! The power of ONE...kinda like the power of NOW...I like them both!

Big Momma said...

As a fellow Virgo, I must say that I love your world.

Heels rock....they make my butt look smaller!

Irish Coffeehouse said...

I agree with many of these, but #7 is by far the best. Could you imagine if my wrong doings were chronicled daily? Geeesh, I cannot imagine!

Kila said...

I'll raise a glass to that!

Kila said...

I'll raise a glass to that!

Sandy said...

Great list, Tigger. I might add Art to Music and Literature but I can't think of anything else I'd change.

Pamela said...

I especially like your last thought -- each of us need to make a positive change around us.

We were talking about this at work today. It is just tooo darn easy to be critical (especially of our bosses) of course they deserve it .. but back to the original thought ha ha ha

Tiggerlane said...

big momma - us Virgos need to stick together...and rock the heels!

irish coffeehouse - thanks! #7 was actually a snarky change - but I DO think it would help.

kila - and then, after we drink, we must nap!

sandy - I think I need a co-ruler, b/c I can't believe I forgot ART!

pamela - so very true - we are spoiled in this life, and need to make positive changes...like, maybe only talking about the bosses behind their backs, so they don't get hurt!

karisma said...

ok Im in! I bow down to your great wisdom! Oh leader of ours! All Hail Queen Tigger!

Tiggerlane said...

karisma - up off your knees, girlfriend - we need to change the world together!