I woke up at 4 am today nervous, worried and frightened.
The news of election was not what I had hoped. My “team” didn’t win, I should be used to this feeling being a Hawkeye fan, but it still stung.
Using the same sports analogy, I explained the outcome to the kiddos. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose. It’s ok to be sad, but you need to be a good sport too. They then ran off to play sword fight, so I’m sure they are fine.
When it comes to day-to-day life we will be fine. Who is President will have no impact on the sun rising and setting, on what I will have for lunch or whether we are late to school for the gazillionth time this year.
Most of what happens around us is beyond anyone’s control, even the President. With the exception of lunch options and getting to school on time.
The bigger picture is life still goes on, and there is much to be grateful for.
My kids live in a safe neighborhood where they can walk by themselves to school.
They go to a GREAT school, with great teachers.
I can share my opinions without fear.
I can enjoy a cup of coffee and smile at the little boy hopping around the coffee shop pretending to be a frog.
I can run into old acquaintances and chat like no time has passed.
The lump in my breast was just extra boob tissue.
The sun is shining and it’s a wonderful day.
The worry has faded, the fear will subside and life is beautiful.