I am grateful for: Our traditional Election Day date - Mike and I get up, go get Starbucks, and then go vote together. I love sharing this moment with him! We make it fun and special... And then we spend the evening watching the returns together - hopeful and optimistic!
Spiritually I: Am exploring the idea of generosity... With money, time, forgiveness, blessings, energy, compliments... All of it. What does it mean to be truly generous - and not expect anything in return?
People in my thoughts today: All of us with hopes and dreams for our country, and our state, wrapped up in the election... In Minnesota, I especially have all the same sex couples in my mind and heart today. Our state is voting on making marriage only between a man and a woman - a vote I wish we never even had to make. Love is love. And I know some pretty beautiful gay couples - that make me proud! It makes me sad and disappointed that they are still being discriminated against... My prayers are with them!
Magical moments (comfort, peace, and love): Voting this morning. I didn't know how emotional it would be, until I was filling in the little black circles. Tears came to my eyes and I got choked up... It always surprises me how overwhelming it can be when I realize that I - little ol' me - have a say in what happens in our state, country, and world. It boggles my mind that some people choose not to vote... Even if my candidate or proposition doesn't win - I tried!
Donations of the heart (acts of kindness, sharing, caring, and forgiveness): Serving communion at our All Saints Day service and comforting those who were grieving. Making my parents dinner. Sending notes to those we miss at church. Being a listening ear.
For a better tomorrow (goals, ideas, etc): Hopefully, getting healthy! I need to kick my cold!