It was a big, big day. It's Election Day 2016. Regardless of the outcome, it's been quite the journey. The signs went up six months ago. It's been a long six months of opinions, accusing, non-support etc. I tried to stay put today and not go out to much. However, real life gets in the way. As I made my way into a restaurant to pick up a sandwich, a young man came at me and said, "Well, who did you vote for?". His co-worker told him that that was rude and to not ask me. Thanks for coming to my rescue sir. The person originally asking the question told me that he wasn't going to bother voting because it didn't matter anyway. I told him that's one way to look at it but to please not complain because not voting doesn't give him that option.
It's been a day full of wonky energy. People yelling at family members because they didn't vote for who this person thought they should vote for. People saying they won't judge, but then do judge. Through it all I have sat back and observed. I've observed some really bad behavior but also some beautiful behavior.
I've set my Facebook feeds up for high vibe folks for the most part. Their posts today were beautiful. One in particular by Michael Franti talked about love. How we need love right now but more importably how love needs us right now. It was a feel good watch.
By this time tomorrow, I will know who our new president will be. As relieving as that sounds, I know that there will probably be six more months of whining, attacks and just plain stupidity. It's up to me how I react. It's up to me to make my space high vibe. It's up to me to make the choice to not hang around folks who try and mudsling and bring into my world a bad energy. Even if it includes family, it's okay to make the choice to not be a part of their every day.
P.S. It's the day after and we all know who won. I woke up to blazing headlines, fear (not mine), again hatred, etc. A light went off in my head. I can do this differently. I can not get sucked into the rhetoric. From this day forward, I am going to take on a light way of doing things. I truly feel that this country needed a wake-up call. It came in the form that it did, whether you think it is good or bad. The fact that so many people didn't vote but are still complaining is a testament to what I am referring to. I spoke to my son at great lengths this morning about how we can walk away from the drama. We can decide that from this day forward, we will put our energies into the good. When you put energy towards something, either negative or positive energy, it still gives that entity power. In the case of either candidate, this current mood of the country was going to happen. We can just trust from this day forward that the good will rise up and that people will start to pay attention to what we need to do to prepare for the next election so that we are not in this situation again.
Until My Next Adventure,
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