My desk calendar is showing today, September 21st, as the International Day of Peace. I really hope that internationally speaking we can pull this off but I don’t have a lot of hope. I haven’t felt very peaceful lately, have you? Police shootings, ceaseless political taunting, and the debate over the proper stance one should take when the National Anthem is sung has me weary. I’m weary of the opinions, anger, and unrelenting activism of others. I realize how uninterested and avoidant I sound. I become conflicted at times as I do admire those who eagerly promote and protect their beliefs. My issue is that the mass negativity of the world is at the forefront, all the time.
So I retreat. Off the library to peruse the stacks and return home with treasures; to my kitchen to make a pot of soup; or to my cleared-off desk to enjoy hours of creating cards and other crafts; even working on my budget gives me a semblance of calm! I care about this country. I love the USA. I will vote in November and I am confident that I am choosing the best candidate. The End!!
So, you will find me at those places that bring comfort to me. When I scroll Facebook I will only be there to check in on my family and friends, glean ideas for home and hearth, and laugh at funny quotes and videos if time allows. This is where my peace is, and this is where you’ll find me.