It’s a privilege to vote, even when the choices may not appear to be the best. We vote with compromise, recognizing no one candidate can possibly fulfill our own personal desires but we choose who comes closest, who is most representative of our personal and big picture desires and views.
Recently there have been some unpleasant incidents involving a few of the high school students in the community where I live. This has led to a great deal of discussion, some productive and some not.
On the side of kindness, some suggest that teenagers need a place to let off steam and we don’t have that here. Others point out that this group of youngsters has been, and is still going through major issues with the pandemic. Young people have fears around climate change, their financial future, and their ability to contribute to what is on rapid approach. They also have to process the bombardment of blatant lies and lack of ethics in some who lead the media stream.
How do we lead our children on an open and compassionate path? This is a day to reflect on just that.
And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.