Written November 12, 2016
“When all is said and done….there will still be more to say and do, never give up!! Our Prayers, Intentions, Compassion, and Love are stronger than intolerance, bigotry, ignorance, lies and greed!!” ~By Doug
Something to ponder…
The presidential election is over for another 4 years, and so are the elections for Britain, perhaps other countries, to leave the EU. The people have spoken their minds by voting. It’s the democratic way of doing things, however, there is still so much more to say and do. There are large groups of people who are not happy with the outcomes. Much of the anger I believe is fueled by fear of the future, fear of change. And this is understandable. I’ll admit I’m afraid of the future myself. Nobody really likes change and I bet if more people admitted it they’d say they get at least a little scared.
If anyone has ever watched political debates – whether local, national, or even school politics, at a club type level, or even sports games, you’ll notice that people sometimes say or do sneaky and underhanded things so that their opponent doesn’t win. Granted, this election was exceptionally foul and nasty but looking at past events of any kind, I have just one question. If the person or group you wanted to win, did anyone protest, riot, skip work or school? Did anyone curl up in a ball crying, ask for their blankie and some hot cocoa, or get a therapy pet? The answer is no. Why? Because in life, meant of us know that there are winners and losers.
Life, like it or not, is a competition and there are winners and losers. Not everyone gets a trophy or whatever prize they are going for. Believe it or not, the old saying is true. It’s not important whether you win or lose the game. What is important is how you play the game.
Politicians are famous for saying one thing to get you to vote for(or against them) then they change after getting into office. There have been plenty of times where the public has been nervous about the future or the changes that the person who’s been elected will do. There are also examples when the newly elected person has actually been great. How many times in history have there been protests or riots by the losing team? I can’t think of to many, at least in America.
Given these facts, does it make sense to continue the protests and riots? Does it make sense to have a temper tantrum like you did as a child? I want each and every person reading this to try something today. Try to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Think of how you’d feel if your candidate or team won and the people who lost were doing exactly what you are doing right now. How would you feel? What would you think or say? Yes, there’s been a lot of foul and nasty things said and done.
We all need to work on forgiveness and squash the hatred – on ALL levels and in ALL villages, towns, cities, states and countries. This will be the only way we can achieve peace for ourselves and future generations. We have to ask ourselves if this is how we want to live. We are ALL equal in the eyes of our Creator, what ever name you choose to call him. We need to start practicing Forgiveness, Tolerance, Acceptance, and Universal/Brotherly/Unconditional Love. As it was said back in the 60’s and 70’s – Make Love Not War.