Another busy day yesterday…which was actually good…it kept my mind occupied with grandchildren and a lunch outing with my children….a lovely day.
I kept Walsh and Mollie’s children…thinking it would probably take a few hours for them to vote…actually half an hour. Walsh said it was the best-run voting poll (their children’s school) he had ever attended…all computerized and lines moved very quickly.
A couple of months ago… I realized that I was letting the craziness of politics influence my life negatively for too long…I had to look in the mirror and tell myself…I haven’t fought breast cancer for twelve years to lose my health to high blood pressure and stress over something I have no control over….so I turned it over to God.
Every time I overheard some upsetting political spew I started reminding myself of my ‘covenant’ with God…and murmured, repeatedly, “Faith over Fear” until I calmed down again.
No matter how this election unwinds…my prayer is for peace, individual inner peace and collective peace among the American people. Unity over disunity…because way down deep we all want the same things for our future… our children’s and grandchildren’s health and welfare protected, along with senior citizens, creative ways to level the playing field for all interested participants in new diversified career opportunities.
To see America, once again, taking its role as a leader for human rights, advocates for a healthier planet for our grandchildren to live and breathe in and an acceptance of the diversity of races and cultures that has historically made this country what it is…great…a country of immigrants. Your immigrant ancestors and my immigrant ancestors. What a country they have made and will continue to do so with acceptance and encouragement.
But most importantly…no matter the outcome of this election we must learn to take care of ourselves while extending kindness and generosity to those around us. Remembering…Love heals all.
Life is about people…not politics…how we live our lives, how we make others feel, through hope, a helping hand, and living our life for others. Acceptance, love, and joy.
Today is the day to reach down to the center of our being and spread the light of the promise of tomorrow. We are that promise to others.
So until then…Keep Shining…
Look what made me lighten up yesterday…Doodle dropped off lemon squares for me…my favorite dessert…nothing can be so wrong with the world that lemon squares can’t fix it…at least deliciously temporarily! 🙂