I have said it before and I will say it a million times over... the negative is so much easier to talk about than the positive. I can't imagine being the president of the United States of America. There are times, like today, when I feel like I can barely get my 21 little friends on the same page as me, much less a huge group of adults, and a whole country. As much as we complain, it is a job that not many people could handle so I commend all the past presidents for attempting to do their part in helping lead our country along, 4 years at a time. I am hoping the next four years will provide hope, positivity across the nation, a more togetherness that we tend to have only on horrible events, particular days, or during election year, and a four years full of new opportunities for me, my loved ones, my little friends, and all of you who are hoping for the same.
Which brings me to today's point... I'll start with my quote...
"Be the change you wish to see in the world"- Mahatma Gandhi
This is probably one of my favorite quotes to think about and process, as each time I see it, I get a different feeling. Tonight, as we are all awaiting to see how our vote pans out against the rest of the US, we have to take a step back. Yes, we all want things from our president and the people we elect into office. We want to feel secure, know that our families will be taken care of as we continue to grow old, feel confident that the men and women who protect our country are taken care of, knowledge that our country is still a powerhouse like it once was, and also that the future is brighter than ever and not growing dimmer with time. Simple things to ask right? But what are you doing, right now that is affecting those very things. Voting was the first step in being that change, but what else can we do. That is one day out of 365. Are you impacting lives, giving back, being the best you that you can be?
I battle with this on some days because I know that I could be doing more. I want so badly for things to be different in particular areas of my life, but it's easier to make up excuses than find a way to make it work sometimes. I want to make an impact, leave a legacy, and help change the world, one tiny step at a time. So what can we be doing? I challenge you to make a list. What are things that you think could impact yourself, those around you, or later in a life your own little family.
As this election comes and goes, don't sit back and wait for the next four years to pass you by. Do something that will impact your life, your families life, your neighbors life. I would hate to be back, writing on my blog (which I hope, cross my fingers, that I have more than just 4 followers who will read this 4 years from now) the same things that I wrote tonight. What can yo do to give back, make the difference you want to see. BE that change, don't just WISH for it.
I hope that tonight turns out how each of you hope for, and if it doesn't, adjust to the fact that it happened and that it is part of a bigger plan that we will look back on and understand exactly the reasoning for. Enjoy your night friends. Thanks for reading and spending some time with my thoughts tonight. I am so thankful that some how, at some point, we crossed paths and that you are a part of my life. Friends make the world go round.
Just a little video to help you ease into tonight and on into a new day tomorrow. Love this one and the song.
Love, love love.