Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. And as far as we have come, we still have a long way to go to reach true equality for everyone.
How did get this far? How did the conspiracy theories and lies take the upper hand and get people who claim to be patriots and love this country decide to attack it's democratic foundation? Things should never have gotten this far.
Democracy takes work. You have to show up. Decide who best represents your beliefs and values and cast your ballot. If you don’t, the extremes are going to decide the course of your country for you.
I can only chime into the German Chancellor's plea - as hard as it might be - for everyone to stay reasonable, especially during the holidays. Let's not give into the temptation of living in the moment for the sake of the future and actual lives.
This was originally posted in October, but DanVenture Travels post about having to be away from home struck a cord with me and allowed for a change in perspective relating to COVID-19. A lot of people (including me) have been kept from visiting their loved ones or even returning home due to travel restrictions. And it might be small price to pay to keep the pandemic in check, but it can be a burden nonetheless.