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Politics – Ugh!

I have never been a very political person.  I go to the polls as an informed voter.  I read and listen to all sides and make my decisions based on what I believe to be true (and that’s harder to do these days).  The mid-term elections this year have been brutal.  So much anger and hatred on both sides.  I fear for the future of our country.  But I haven’t given up yet…

I am grateful that I have a right to vote for people who I think will represent our country without so much partisanship.  Unfortunately, it seems like partisanship and hatred are more normal in our governments these days than ever before–national, state and local.  Already this morning, the sniping has started.  And it makes me so very sad. I was hoping there would be at least a few days of civility.

I am thankful that the elections are over and we can move on without all of the hateful and divisive TV ads.  Maybe we can now finally learn what happened to Sheryl’s She Shed!  And we can concentrate on who will win The Voice and Dancing With the Stars!

mountains-1I can wait to get out of the house with friends, or just by myself, without fear of saying something that will offend someone.

The beauty of this country will remain, and that will refuel me daily.  I have a lot to be grateful for, and I’m thankful that I can share some tiny bits of this beauty!