Four years ago today I suffered a stroke that could have easily taken my life or left me crippled, mentally and/or physically. But there but for the grace of God was I given more time. And so I wish I knew how to help people understand that this kind of life-threatening event drives the message home that all too soon we have no more chances to make good and loving choices and that each day is a gift intended for that purpose. Today two of my favorite followers have posted that they are withdrawing their blogs from WP because of all the hateful rhetoric that’s been going on about this presidential election. IT IS TIME to stop this!!! I have always been proud to be an American, but after this last 18 months and for the first time in my life, I’m ashamed of what’s been happening in this land that I love and that my father fought to protect. The whole world has been watching this and sadly even some of those who do not live here nor can they vote here have added their voices to the the shameful barrage of ugly discontent. This divisiveness has gotten way, way out of line, and if we are to move on into a better future, we must find some kind of common ground where the damning and hurtful words are left behind. These two bloggers brought nothing but light, love, and beautiful images to the blogosphere, and now the darkness of this horrible display of human verbal disdain and behavior has snuffed out the goodness that they simply wanted to share with others. This election is OVER and now it behooves all of us to find a way to be helpful in trying to make the world a better place for EVERYBODY. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with all of us NOW!!!
**Image found on Pinterest.