I love this country. I love being an American. I love the idea that, we as an American people, are encouraged to voice and express ourselves as a God given right. To be able to pick and choose, who and what we want to be, is the ultimate freedom. This freedom is the vision of our founding fathers, a vision countless souls laid down their lives for.
On Wednesday morning the shedding of our country’s old skin made me anxious all day, worse than the days leading up to the election. I wanted to hide. The collective energy outside felt contemptious. Everyone who was looking forward to the anger, the hatred, and the name calling to be over was in for a rude awakening. We all know, it has only gotten worse.
This upheavel brings resolve to my heart. It’s not about winning or losing. It’s about how I show up in the game. I took a good hard look at myself this week. Am I being the change I wish to see in this world?
I pledge to see the best in others when they are not at, what I think should be, their best.
I pledge to see the person, the human, the soul rather than a Party, a Vote or a Color or any other label …. You fill in the Box. And it is a Box.
I pledge to remember that everyone has a story that wants to be heard. I will try to listen more. And in doing so, I can choose my actions versus reacting.
I pledge to remember love when others have forgotten what it feels like.
This turbulent time in our country has reminded me of how much I love The United States. How much I want to nurture her and how invested I am in her founding principles.
Thank you to all of you who took the time to read my thoughts. May blessings fill your days and nights.
In light and with love,
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