The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.

  • Tomorrow, attend a lecture at the local university given by a Methodist preacher and doctor of divinity from England who researches Temple Theology, because we still have freedom of religion.
  • Teach my sons history as part of our homeschooling, because the home is still sacred and the center of all worthwhile learning.
  • Purchase online some beautiful woodwork from a woman in Ukraine, because we still have commerce with other countries.
  • Drive many miles to meet up with my daughters, see my grandchildren, and even do some shopping, because we still have the infrastructure that supports it.
  • Redo some closet doors that I’ve despised for years, because others freely share their knowledge and experience with online tutorials.
  • Take a deep breath and realize that things are still functioning in America, that I could add a hundred more things to this list, and cling to the strange emotion that surprised me this morning: cautious optimism.

Stunned, Perrin and Mahrree sat on the bed and stared.
“It might not freeze,” said Perrin, trying the new approach of optimism. ~Book 3, The Mansions of Idumea

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2 thoughts on “The world hasn’t ended: 6 things I still get to do, even with the election results in.

  1. Thanks for sharing Trish. The world never stops being interesting. I thought the elections would get most of my attention, then my Mom became immobile, she has been living with me the last few years. And I travel about 9 months a year. My girlfriend lives in another city so she has her own commitment’s. My adult children can barely take care of themselves. So I am learning about what the state can do to help since we live near the poverty line. God helps remind me often of what is really important. Faith and Family. Thank you for the wonderful stories. Cheers

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    • You have an overflowing plate, don’t you?! Interesting how family needs and daily crises put life into perspective. Suddenly what seemed to be so important ranks as silliness, and we’re forced to focus on better things. Good luck to you!

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