So We Lost

So We Lost November 9, 2012

Similar to Mary Alice’s lovely sentiments, I found the following piece from Kirk Martin uplifting and encouraging in the wake of the election:

“You Lost the Election. What are YOUR next 4 years going to be like?

50% of you are really happy about the election. 50% of you are disappointed. And it’s okay to feel those emotions. But at the end of the day, I refuse to give power over my life and emotions to the election of a man or woman.

 No matter who is President, my choices will determine whether the next four years are the best years of my life.

  • I am going to become more emotionally mature.
  • I am going to grow closer to my spouse rather than drifting apart by being more vulnerable and patient.
  • I am going to develop a closer bond with my kids by being the calm, authoritative leader they can trust.
  • I am going to revel in the boundless love and mercy of a caring God who I’m getting to know better each day.
  • I am going to serve and help more people in need than ever before.
  • I am going to grow in wisdom and knowledge.
  • I am going to create a more dynamic organization that changes generations of families.
  • I am going to deal with those dark places in my soul and those blind spots that keep me from having healthier relationships with family and friends.
  • I am going to be grateful for the unexpected surprises, both good and bad, that cause me to grow.
  • I am going to make the next four years a time of caring for myself, for my family and for others like never before.
You ready? Let’s do it!”

I am praying that today is a take-charge kind of day, where we press on, loving the Lord and our families to the fullest measure.  Our love will then spill over to our communities and the rest of the world.  Forward progress starts with our own steps.

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  • What a positive, hopeful perspective! Thanks for sharing this.

  • Juris Mater

    Thank you, Bethany!! This is so encouraging.

  • Kellie “Red”

    Thanks for this B!

  • JMB

    I love this. Some of the best years of my life were during the Clinton Administration. I got married, had 3 of my four children, my husband started his own business, we bought and sold a home, moved into our current home. My children started school, we established friendships in our town and joined our parish. We traveled, we went to weddings and funerals. Daily life marches on.