Principle #7 – Choose to Be Unstoppable

What an election! We have been on pins and needles as we wait to find out who our next president will be. I’m sure the majority of people in the United States have been feeling the same. It’s been hard to be patient as the ballots are being counted. We have to trust the system to find out our next president. As of this writing, we still don’t know the result.

I had so many mixed feelings as I woke up on Wednesday morning after election day. I was discouraged and really sad because of the ugly rhetoric surrounding the ballot counting process. It’s depressing when everything is challenged. We cross one hurdle only to have another one appear. I had a difficult time pulling myself out of this sadness. My loving sister, Cindy, knew that I needed positive vibes and sent me this article from Thrive Global…she knows me so well. I hope it helps you as much as it did me.

I have to give kudos to the Boards of Election and election workers across the nation. There were over 110,000,000 mail-in ballots and about 159,800,000 total ballots. Wow, that’s a lot of zeros! I can’t even imagine opening ballot envelopes, verifying signatures, and tabulating them. I have a great appreciation for the dedication of these workers for this tedious process.

We may or may not be happy with who our next president will be, but the democracy of the United States has been a success. I am saddened by the voter suppression and rhetoric surrounding the voting process. But I’m so happy and encouraged with the faith the American people have with the democracy of our nation. I hope the challenges we just faced will give us a new determination to continue using our voices for a better future.

“That government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.”  
– Abraham Lincoln

It’s become clear to me that whatever the outcome of this presidential election, we still have to move on. How do we do that? We can’t become paralyzed. We have to get up and put one foot in front of the other and move forward.

We are a nation that is soul sick. Not only because of the pandemic but morally too. It doesn’t matter who we voted for. We are not enemies: we are one nation. We have really suffered this year, and it’s opened our eyes to the path our country may go down if we don’t stand up for our country’s values.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

We have work to do, and it will take every single one of us, but we can do it. Let love and compassion fill your heart. Love and acceptance always wins! Reach out and help your neighbors and communities. The holidays are around the corner. What better time to help each other and ourselves?

“Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy’s garden blossomed.” – Aberjhani

Our number one priority is to get this pandemic under control. There are too many people sick and dying. Let’s work together and wear our masks to stop the spread. When we flatten the curve, people can get back to work so they can feed their families.

We have to continue to demand system changes for equality. We are a land of opportunity for all people, no matter the color of our skin. We are a country where everyone has a chance to live the American dream. I have high hopes for the future of the United States. With love, respect, peace, and harmony, we can unite to become one nation once again. Let’s do our part and choose to be unstoppable!

Freedom is possible!


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