This election year has seemed to be the longest year of my life. The sniping and accusations got very old months ago. I have never been enthralled with the whole political scene and some may criticize me for my lack of interest but I just can’t buy into all the half truths and nastiness that seems to go hand in hand with politics.
I try to make good decisions based on my core beliefs and values. Sometimes it is more difficult to winnow out the truth and the issues that I can align myself with that a certain candidate believes in and supports. But I try.
Chris and I voted weeks ago. No need to watch any more debates. I have blocked all of the political posts on my Facebook feed and have concentrated on the happy posts from friends. It has changed my outlook a lot by just doing that one simple change.
I have many friends who are wrapped up in the whole political scene. I respect their right to be involved. I respect each individual’s right to have their own opinion about the presidential candidates. But I also know that for me the time has come to just step away from the fray.
I have read many articles and pieces by respected people over the past few months concerning the election. Perhaps the most memorable one I have read recently is an article by Max Lucado. You can click here and read the article in its entirety.
Basically what Mr. Lucado writes is that God is in control. He is still present with us. He will never leave us despite who is our elected president. It is our chance to realize and live out the truth that GOD IS SOVEREIGN. God possesses all power. We just need to hold on to the fact that we can get through anything with God’s help.
Is everything perfect in our world? Will everyone be happy with the outcome of the presidential election? NO! But when it all shakes out I keep saying my mantra “the sun always comes up”. God is still there. He has never left us. It is up to each of us to be positive and make a difference in our little corner of the world. One small action can create a ripple of kindness and love.
Glass half full, folks. Glass half full.
While some may think I am choosing to stick my head in the sand I choose to think the opposite . I choose to rise above and keep my head up. I choose to look for the positive and support those who live their lives in a like manner.
And until this election is over I may just don this dress I found from Betabrand.
“In everything God works for the good of those who love him” (Romans 8:28).