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Thu Jan 26, 2017, 11:03 AM Jan 2017

Something I wrote this morning. [View all]

As I was going about today, getting my grandsons on the school bus and walking my dog, I was thinking I am tired of the feelings I have had since our country "went trump". I felt these words flowing into my head to give me focus because when I am out of focus with anger and worry I tend to lose my real thoughts. So I have written this essay and I feel more grounded. I wanted to share it here as it may help others who may be feeling lost in this world today.
The writing is simple because it is not the type of people here on this board who I am really speaking to, but those who seem to better understand things when put in an easy to read format.
(any criticism is welcome!)

I feel hope when all children have access to free public education.
I feel joy when I go traveling about this country and visit the places that we all own collectively.
I feel safe when I know there is someone watching to make sure our air and water is safe now and in the future.
I feel awe when I look at the photos of our home planet sent back from the space exploration programs we built and how it reminds me we all came from the same place.
I feel excitement when I learn of new technology that will replace the ways that were causing pollution.
I feel at ease when I know all people have equal treatment no matter their race, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
I feel secure when I know I live in a country that takes care of it's people and no one goes hungry or has to sleep out on cold and unsafe streets.
I feel less worry when I know that when my old body can't work anymore I have a source of income so I won't lose all that I have worked for in my life.
I feel pride when I look at my unique country that was made strong with people from all over the world and when we still respect and protect the original inhabitants.
I feel satisfied when I see people helping one another just because it is the right thing to do and not because they can get rich from it.

I feel despair when money collected in a community does not go back to making the school the best it can be but instead goes to a private corporations profit.
I feel fear when no one is there to stop a business from making the air and water unsafe for survival.
I feel embarrassed when we stick to using only fossil fuels when we know there are so many better alternatives.
I feel frustrated when a private sector business can outlaw plants that can be used to replace oil in manufacturing and as a natural effective and less harmful medicine.
I feel confusion when people want to make laws regarding what another person does with their own body that has no effect on another person or the planet.
I feel shame when people in my government try to make us afraid and want to use resources to build a wall against our neighbors.
I feel like I don't understand math when those in power want to use tax money to close off our world when we could use that money to make our roads, bridges and parks safer.

I laugh when people think that having more money means a person was more successful or somehow better than those who have less.
I stand up and shout when I see greed that makes people disregard the health and safety of another person or the planet.
I cry when people stop questioning and learning.
I remember that we are all made of the same stuff.
I love when we all love.

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Something I wrote this morning. [View all] logosoco Jan 2017 OP
Well said! samplegirl Jan 2017 #1
Yes! I was joking with my husband the other day logosoco Jan 2017 #2
Obama was thinking about it ... GeorgeGist Jan 2017 #3
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