Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Calming the Election Frenzy
I know quite a few people from both parties who are pretty worked up about the election. By contrast, I've been feeling pretty serene. I can't control other people's choices. My sincere belief about what is best for our country matters, but it does not alone determine who will be our next president.
Yesterday, I chose to do the following things that matter:
To roast marshmallows and make smores with my daughter.
To read a book.
To walk to the park and play soccer with my dog and my family.
To notice the golden-red color of the light coming through the leaves.
To try in a small way to make someone's life a little better.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.