As you probably know, the U.S. presidential election is coming up. Mark and I have been following the debates, and I have to admit that I have been feeling emotional about this election. To me, Romney and Obama represent very different visions for the US moving forward. When the debates first began, I started getting into the mindset that the world was going to end if my chosen candidate doesn’t win. Okay, that’s a little exaggeration, but you get the idea. It’s a big deal to me.
As I started talking to Mark and sharing my ideas of moving to a different country (half jokingly) if my candidate doesn’t win, he helped me get my feet back on the ground and remember that no matter who wins, we can exercise our personal power by making decisions in our lives that support the causes we hold dear. The rest of this article is written by my wonderful husband. I wanted to share his thoughts in case you, too, have ever lost sight of the big picture during an election.
Election 2012: No Matter Who Wins
by Mark Rummel
No matter who wins this election, you can still make a difference in the areas that matter most to you. You can still recycle, compost, and use green energy. You can still share your values with your children by being awesome, loving parents. You can be a super-amazing employee or boss and help grow your personal income and the overall economy. You can get involved at a school in your area and be a part of improving education. You can live an even healthier lifestyle to lessen the burden on our healthcare system, whether it is ObamaCare or RomneyCare. You can get involved in a group locally or online that supports your views on just about anything and help spread that group’s message.
So, no matter who you decide to vote for this year, I encourage you to educate yourself on the candidates and the issues that matter most to you, vote for who you feel will best support creating the world you want to see, and then release! Go about your life as usual…be happy, be joyful, share your love and your unique gifts and talents with the world! You are amazing and you can make just as much difference in this world as the president of the United States. In many ways you can make an even bigger difference than the president. You can tell your spouse you love them, you can read a book to your children, or you could even invent something that revolutionizes education, or creates clean, inexpensive energy, or super-charges our economy – you can make a difference. Whether it is on a global scale or your small corner of the world – you can make a difference!
No matter who wins, I affirm that everything happens for the highest good of all. No matter who wins, I affirm that we remember that we are all part of one energy, and that the only way to bring more peace into our lives is to have the attitude of inclusion, rather than feeling like we are separate and working against people who believe differently than we do. As Mark suggested, let’s be informed about the candidates, vote for the candidate most in alignment with our vision for the future, and then release, knowing that we have done our part and that everything will unfold according to the highest good for all.
I affirm that we remember the difference we can make in the world, no matter who our elected officials are. In what way will you continue to make a difference no matter which candidate is elected? Please share in the comments below.
Sending you love and light,
Melanie Jade 🙂