Thank God the elections are close to an end (or ended) depending on when this is read. Yesterday (Tuesday, election day) was filled with nothing good. I just felt sick to my stomach most of the day and then when I went to vote I kept thinking “Really, am I really doing this?” I have never felt so dissatisfied in my voting practice. Apparently from my post yesterday I wasn’t alone, thank you for agreeing with me.
I wore this outfit yesterday to the polls. My husband took these photos and told me I looked rather “goth.” That statement made me laugh, but I think I looked rather “rebellious.” You see yesterday felt like dooms day to us both so black and red were only appropriate right? I wasn’t feeling the red, white and blue for once. The fact that this whole outfit looks rather frumpy and out of place brings satisfaction to me as I struck a rebellious cord and if you don’t care for this outfit then look elsewhere.
Am I proud of America? Sometimes, but lately not so much. There is a whole slew of reasons why I am not proud at the moment but then again it’s human nature to fall and give in to worldly standards. All I can do is pray for my children and their children as this nation and world get’s more and more corrupt.
Now to strike a different cord I will list a few things that I am grateful for in America. Now that I am easing your thoughts or notions of hating me I want to conjure the good qualities. One being I am grateful we can still pray in America to the true living God without being hunted for it. Secondly, I am glad that we are passionate about other people in need and have so many amazing organizations, churches or clubs out there helping out to build up others that are less fortunate. Lastly, I am glad for the freedoms we do have. We can worship in a church. Our children have the privilege of getting an education. We have better paying jobs than some countries, and more.
While it’s tough for me to do this I hope that each day I can learn to just be thankful for the country I am in even if it disappoints sometimes.
Now it’s your turn:
How are you feeling today? How do you feel about America?