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Have We Forgotten?

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Have We Forgotten?

Maybe it’s time to take a break.

Between the lies from the White House, a raging virus that the president ignores, and peaceful protestors attacked by unidentified Feds, life looks very grim. The news reads like a horror story, corruption is rampant, and conspiracy theorists are hell-bent on destroying our beautiful country.

It’s all happening as we grieve the loss of one of the greatest Supreme Court Judges in American history, Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Even TV couldn’t make this up.

Take a deep meditative breath and remind yourself

that there’s still hope beyond Covid and

the Orange Man in The White House.

Beauty CAN and DOES emerge in bad times.

 

From north to south, Earth is a magical place.

 

 

From sunrise to sunset

there is always something new and beautiful to see.

 

 

 

People are beautiful, too.

They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.

Celebrate diversity – it’s our greatest gift.

 

From the sky above to the waters below, life thrives.

 

 

We have been given the gift of Earth.

How lucky are we?

 

 

Let’s not muddy the waters with rage and racism or leaders striving to be despots who control what we cherish the most. Let’s not taint the magic with fossil fuels and climate change deniers.

Have we forgotten that we’re all in this together? What happens on the other side of the world affects us; violence touches each of us; and attempts to close down the very essence of our democracy will close us down, too.

Perhaps most important is our legacy to the young people – our kids, grandkids, and future generations – who will inherit what we leave behind.

They deserve the best, not the worst.

They deserve the sun to rise on a new day filled with promises.

 

 We are the people.

 It’s up to you, me, and our fellow citizens to preserve what we have rather than electing leaders who aim to destroy us, seize power for themselves, rape the planet, and profit off of suffering.

It’s up to you, me, and our fellow citizens to confront climate change (not call it a hoax) and keep a clear mind about what democracy really means.

It’s up to you, me, and our fellow citizens to do everything in our power to contain Covid-19, support the scientists and workers fighting it, and ensure the future of all Earth’s living creatures.

If we don’t, who will?

 

Dr. Jeri Fink, author, photographer, traveler, and family therapist, challenges the creaky myths of aging. She believes that now is a creative, exciting time to grow and explore new ideas, people, and places. Visit Dr. Jeri at www.jerifink.com,   www.hauntedfamilytrees.com,   or   www.bookwebminis.com to enter her world of discovery, fun, and insights. Her fiction project, Broken, is a series of seven thrillers that defy tradition. She is presently working on Book Web Minis – a series of fun, fast and positive mini books (50-70 pages long) where readers partner with the experts. Check it out at www.bookwebminis.com

She tells us: “I challenge the art of writing by merging fact, fictional elements, interactivity, and photography into nonfiction mini books. I draw from my training in social work, experience in individual and family therapy, professional research, and passion for exploring positive psychology. My 32 published books, hundreds of articles and blogs, speaking engagements, and active online presence all reflect who I am today.”

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