Whether your candidate won or not:
- What will you do today to help someone out?
- What will you do today to respect the boundaries and freedoms of someone else, even if you don’t agree with their choices or opinions?
- What will you do today to grow? Evolve?
- What will you today save a life?
- To protect choices?
- To honor women? men?
- To invite the “other” to to experience your love—whether that love is inspired by God, Jesus, being American, or something entirely different?
- What will you do to support financial responsibility, for yourself and others?
- What will you do to make someone smile? Laugh? Think differently?
- What will you do to honor God by whatever name you call it—higher power, True Self, enlightenment?
- What will you do today to forgive?
After the 2012 November USA elections, I’m celebrating…
… rational drug laws that will keep people who aren’t criminals out of prisons, protect lives of law enforcement agencies, raise tax revenue, and reduce black market trade/power (Way to go Colorado and Washington voters!)
and the freedom for two consenting adults to enter into whatever contractual agreements they want without the interference of other people’s religious beliefs (Way to go Maine voters!)
… despite the fact that almost all of my preferred candidates never had a chance at winning.
There are always many ways to look at things, usually there’s a way to recognize their interconnections, and often we can synthesize the half-truths represented by each one. Even more importantly, there are little things we can personally do every moment and every day to improve ourselves, the lives of the people we care about, and the system in which we live.