And so, after the company has left, after the last piece of turkey has been reinvented, after the floor is swept and the bathrooms cleaned, we sit down. Down to memories and fond moments that we will have forever. Thoughts of those we have seen and touched and who have touched us. Now it is time to get ready for Christmas. Let those we have touched and who have made us think about our place in this world, inspire us to give more of ourselves this Christmas. More baking and sewing and crafting to give. More thoughtful acts of care by giving our time to those who need a break or those who don’t have any time left. When we give something made by ourselves or ourselves alone, it is much more precious than something that will fade away or break or be re-wrapped this year. Give responsibly. Happy, loving, memory filled holidays to you and yours.
I have lived through many presidents. I have witnessed many elections. This upcoming election has me nervous. I will not say who I am voting for, nor will I jump on the bandwagon for either. What I would like to mention is the fact that EVERYONE needs to take care when voting to ascertain the person you are voting for ends up the one that will be counted. I have feared this would happen and now it has.
When you vote, please check to see that the candidates you voted for is correct. Trust me, I do not know how voting is tampered with, but I do know that it is, and it is happening as we speak.
I hate to say it, but, trust noone. There will be good cops, bad cops at the polls. There will be teamsters, bullies, fanatics, etc. when you vote.
Do the right thing. Vote. If you want to make a difference in our country today, vote. But, double check to see that your vote is correct before you pull that lever.
Do it for you, do it for America.
God help us.