I had a different post planned for today. But with the state of things today, I just couldn't do it. I couldn't pretend that nothing has changed. That all is right with the world.
I cannot fully articulate what I am feeling this morning. I cannot fully comprehend what happened yesterday. What it says about our country. What is says about the people who make up this country. The hurting. Dissatisfaction. Unhappiness. Anger. Disillusionment.
I think now, of all times, we must hold fast to hope. We must believe in love and truth and goodness.
I find encouragement in these words:
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.
The sun is shining here. Flowers still bloom in my garden this morning.
If ever there was a time to focus on gratitude, if ever there was a time for a Joy List, it is today.
I'm sending you love. I'm sending you hope. And now I'm going back to my painting table.
Focus on all that is magical and right in this world. Do your good work. Spread beauty. Spread love.